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MD First Ride: 2007 Triumph Bonneville T100

There are 478 comments on the Motorcycle Daily story from Aug 11, 2006, titled MD First Ride: 2007 Triumph Bonneville T100. In it, Motorcycle Daily reports that:

The Bonneville Black and the Bonneville T100 are the first 2007 models Triumph has released.

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Ridge

Mountain View, CA

#21 Oct 24, 2006
Thomas - London wrote:
One thing I did hear about from somewhere, was an issue that had arisen over some wheel spokes breaking? Has anyone else come accross this as a problem with their Bonneville?
Some of the early bikes had a problem but I have not heard about any in the recent pass. Recalls are easy to look up and there are remarkably few compared to others. 2004 was the last year a Bonneville had a recall and it affected 1647 bikes, it was a weld in the rear suspension.

You can look up bikes from many manufacturers and do your own comparison. This site does not have warranty claim info.

Here is the website,

http://motorcycles.about.com/cs/motorcyclenew...
John - Widnes - UK

Sheffield, UK

#22 Oct 25, 2006
Thomas - London wrote:
One thing I did hear about from somewhere, was an issue that had arisen over some wheel spokes breaking? Has anyone else come accross this as a problem with their Bonneville?
I've also heard this, actually one of my friends had this happen, he got a report in MCN the other week, Triumph apparently have told dealers to check spokes when Bonnies are in for a service, not really good enough, eh?
They have apparently use a thicker membrane around the inner rim to protect the inner tube on later models, my mates bonnie is a 2003 model.
Michael

Skokie, IL

#23 Oct 31, 2006
Hello. I also just got my M licence after taking the MSF course. At 50, I also need comfortable upright seating for the butt and back. I just test drove a used Bonnie. The ride was great. I'm set on buying it. Please tell more about how to get more power out of the bike, although I think at 790cc it seemed powerful enough. How do you find it handles at high speed and wind??
Chicago
Ridge

Mountain View, CA

#24 Oct 31, 2006
Michael wrote:
Hello. I also just got my M licence after taking the MSF course. At 50, I also need comfortable upright seating for the butt and back. I just test drove a used Bonnie. The ride was great. I'm set on buying it. Please tell more about how to get more power out of the bike, although I think at 790cc it seemed powerful enough. How do you find it handles at high speed and wind??
Chicago
It handles well for a light bike, it is not made for sustained high speeds, get a beemer for that. Triumph off road or aftermarket pipes with a unifilter or other freer breathing filter, a snorkel removal and re-jetting will get you some more power fairly cheaply without touching the engine. A good dealer will know the details or read up on-line about it.
sideshow

United States

#25 Nov 4, 2006
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the difference between the bonneville and the t-100 is since the engine upgrade to 865cc on the bonny. Is it just the paint scheme and the tach? Just wondering which model to purchase. Thanks for the help.
Ridge

Mountain View, CA

#26 Nov 4, 2006
sideshow wrote:
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the difference between the bonneville and the t-100 is since the engine upgrade to 865cc on the bonny. Is it just the paint scheme and the tach? Just wondering which model to purchase. Thanks for the help.
On the 2006 models it was adjustable levers, a tach, paint scheme, more chrome and the bigger engine but as you mentioned they are all the same size now. I would have to look on the triumph site and compare specs to see if they still give it an edge with a little more HP.

Enjoy your new bike.
Folman

Denmark

#27 Nov 5, 2006
Thomas - London wrote:
One thing I did hear about from somewhere, was an issue that had arisen over some wheel spokes breaking? Has anyone else come accross this as a problem with their Bonneville?
It was a common problem with the last production runs before they shut down the old production. The new ones are fine - at least I have heard nothing else...
Sid

Australia

#28 Nov 7, 2006
Just to let you know fellas, I've ordered my '07 Back in Black Bonneville. I get delivery of it in 3 weeks. Just in time for the Oz Summer riding weather. yeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss s sweet!
Sid

Australia

#29 Nov 7, 2006
Ridge wrote:
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On the 2006 models it was adjustable levers, a tach, paint scheme, more chrome and the bigger engine but as you mentioned they are all the same size now. I would have to look on the triumph site and compare specs to see if they still give it an edge with a little more HP.
Enjoy your new bike.
New T100 just has more chrome and tizzed up tank, all other parts are the same. Hp is the same. better to buy bonny and do a sixty8 personal custom job on it.
Ridge

Mountain View, CA

#30 Nov 7, 2006
Sid wrote:
Just to let you know fellas, I've ordered my '07 Back in Black Bonneville. I get delivery of it in 3 weeks. Just in time for the Oz Summer riding weather. yeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss s sweet!
Congratulations!!!

If I had my choice I would have taken a black and red bonnie like mine with everything else blacked out. I am glad I sprang for the difference for the extra power and the adjustable levers etc. but I think if I bought it now I would save the money since the only real difference is the chrome and the paint.

Hope you guys get some rain soon.
Ray

UK

#31 Nov 9, 2006
I bought my 2005 Bonneville to recreate the feeling i used to get on my old Triumph twin i used to ride in the 70's. It has done that with the added bonus of brakes that actually work and a fantastic leap forward in torque and smooth running, i just get on it and ride and ride (7,000miles in 6 months)
Minor moans: No tacho (199 is far too much) no mainstand as standard (175), i had one fitted as part of the purchase deal. You need to take the tank off to change the plugs and the emission tubes get in the way. You can only undo the rear wheelspindle nut with an open ended spanner as the exhaust gets in the way,(take the exhaust off to get a socket on the nut, i don't think so)
I have made up some special tools for the above problems but it's these sort of minor details that shuld have been thought of.
Bottom line? fantastic and easy to ride, what real motorcycling is all about. Excellent value for money although some of the accessories are costly the service items are relatively inexpensive. Good on tyres.55mpg and 100mph quickly reached. No such thing as hills (all torque)Would i buy another one? Definitly!
Gregory Baker

Beaverton, OR

#32 Nov 11, 2006
Loving the 2006 T-100 Bonneville...added Triumph retro pipes for a better sound...I hear there is an aftermarket peashooter that even sounds better than the Triumph retro...go by a harley if ya like...goood ole boys with Harleys will recognize your bike when they stop at the light...but they have what everyone else has, you have a great ride, fun that others should try. Triumph is doing well, for a reason...The Bonney is no crotch rocket but plenty fast for this ole man.
joolz b

UK

#33 Nov 14, 2006
Love my bonnie 1st big bike and the best present I ever bought myself
john mc gowan triumph

UK

#34 Nov 15, 2006
i am 73 years of age have had machless norton &
hondas and after some 25 years i sudenly had the erge to go back to m/cyclying and purely on the of chance visited my local t/ dealer and sitting in the midle of the show room floor was all black bonnie i was smiten out came the cheque book and 2 years later here i am back in the sadle absolutly fab done 6000 mls dry only a great m/cycle for the decerning, its the hinkley mod roll on the next dry day looking forward to 2007 tt & gp two happy years
Murray

Burwood, Australia

#35 Nov 24, 2006
Sid wrote:
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New T100 just has more chrome and tizzed up tank, all other parts are the same. Hp is the same. better to buy bonny and do a sixty8 personal custom job on it.
What is to decide between getting a standard Bonnie or an America?
John- Austin TX

Austin, TX

#36 Nov 24, 2006
I've had my bonnie for a year and have over 20,000 miles. No spoke problem or any problem at all. Does great at city riding or riding all day long. Then again, I modified my seat a bit for more comfort.
I don't have a lot experience with different bikes, but I do know that I love the bonnie. I look and look at other bikes to compare, but it looks like I made a great choice.
Spider-Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

#37 Nov 26, 2006
In a country infested with Japanese bikes and a handful Harleys and Beemers, I think there are only 3 Bonnies here. No kidding. 1 still in the showroom.(Something is seriously wrong with the riders here). However, 1 of it would be mine in a few days time. I can't wait for it man!!!!
john mc gowan triumph

UK

#38 Dec 5, 2006
any bonie riders that would like to visit me in
TT OR GP you will be very welcome for a cupa

47 scarlet road castle town iom
Frank UK

UK

#39 Dec 5, 2006
Thomas - London wrote:
One thing I did hear about from somewhere, was an issue that had arisen over some wheel spokes breaking? Has anyone else come accross this as a problem with their Bonneville?
Hi Thomas, I hear this about the Bonnie America not the Standard Bonnie. From 2007 they now have alloys instead of the breaky spokes.
Frank UK

UK

#40 Dec 5, 2006
john mc gowan triumph wrote:
any bonie riders that would like to visit me in
TT OR GP you will be very welcome for a cupa
47 scarlet road castle town iom
John, if your looking to ride with other folks here in the UK go to ...
http://www.smugglers.org.uk/
Tell 'em Cybersausage sent you.

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