First Look Review: 2017 Triumph T100 and T100 Black

Street Twin engine + T120 chassis = T100

T100 and T100 Black
The 2017 Triumph T100 and T100 Black come in a few new color schemes, including Aegean Blue and Fusion White (left), Jet Black(right), and Intense Orange and New England White (not shown).Triumph Motorcycles

The Triumph Bonneville family keeps getting bigger. And better. Along with the new Street Cup Triumph announced at Intermot today, the British firm has unveiled the T100 and T100 Black. With the T120 frame wrapped around the smaller 900 engine from the Street Twin, the new T100s should offer a "lighter more accessible" option for riders that like the look of the classically styled T120, but want something a little lighter and tamer.

T100 side view
The T100 side view, as seen in Intense Orange and New England White.Triumph Motorcycles

The T100 and T100 Black feature Triumph’s new 900cc engine, the same powerplant found in the Street Twin and Street Cup, helping shed a few pounds compared the T120 and its 1200cc engine. The new T100 and T100 Black also feature new paint schemes reminiscent of the past-generation Bonnevilles. The T100 will be offered in Aegean Blue and Fusion White, Intense Orange and New England White, and Jet Black. The T100 Black will be offered in Jet Black and Matte Black.

T100 front three quarter
The T100 front three-quarter view, in the Intense Orange and New England White color scheme.Triumph Motorcycles

The T100 and T100 Black get improved chassis dynamics over their predecessors with longer rear shocks and cartridge front forks. Both models will be equipped with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tires, which were custom designed for the Bonneville family. To continue the heritage look, the T100 and T100 Black will come with classic pea-shooter silencers, designed to deliver a distinctly British exhaust note.

T100 rear three quarter
T100 rear three quarterTriumph Motorcycles

Just like other Bonnevilles, the T100s have ride-by-wire throttle, ABS, and traction control. The 5-gear transmission will get the same torque-assist clutch as the rest of the Bonneville family. Twin gauges show speed and RPM along with other general bike info, the same as on the T120.

T100 gauges
T100 gaugesTriumph Motorcycles

No pricing has been announced yet, but the T100 and T100 Black are likely to cost more than the Street Twin, but less than the T120.

To further customize the T100s, there will be over 150 accessories available to consumers, including heated grips, center stand, grab rail, and cruise control. For more information on the new T100 and T100 Black, and to peruse the plethora of Triumph accessories, visit www.triumphmotorcycles.com.

Triumph T100 seat
T100 seatTriumph Motorcycles
T100 rear lights
T100 rear bullet lights.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 peashooter exhaust
Triumph T100 peashooter exhaust.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 overhead
The T100 overhead view, in the Intense Orange and New England White color scheme.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 mirrors
T100 mirrors and cockpit.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 blue and orange
The new T100 is offered in Aegean Blue and Fusion White (left) and Intense Orange and New England White (right).Triumph Motorcycles
T100 headlight
T100 headlight and bullet turn signals.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 side view
T100 side view in Aegean Blue and Fusion White.Triumph Motorcycles
T100 side view
T100 side view, in Jet Black.Triumph Motorcycles