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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bonneville T100 custom motorcycle

Bonneville T100 custom motorcycle

BONNEVILLE T100 CUSTOM

Triumph Bonneville T100
In France earlier this year, I was struck by the popularity of the Triumph Bonneville. Many were lightly customized, but none were as smart of this T100, and shows how Triumph’s ‘modern classic’ can be transformed by an amateur with solid workshop skills and an eye for good aesthetics.
Triumph Bonneville T100
CrΓ©pelle’s bike is a 2007-model Bonneville T100, which in stock form puts out around 67 hp. So he upgraded the engine with a Mecatwin Best Power kit, which includes new mufflers and internal parts to modify the Keihin carburetors, the air box and the exhaust air injection system. It adds 13 extra horses to the back wheel and a solid slab of extra torque throughout the rev range.
Triumph Bonneville T100
The headlamp and instruments are from the Italian Triumph accessori specialist Best For Britts [sic], and CrΓ©pelle trimmed the rear frame to fit a seat built by Montpellier-based Sellerie Concept. Bobbed fenders are matched to chunky Firestone rubber, and CrΓ©pelle painted the Bonneville himself to his own design.
“I’ve had 21 motorbikes before this one,” he says, “and this is the only one I’ve wanted to keep.” If I had it in my garage, I’d be happy to keep it too.
Triumph Bonneville T100