2009 Triumph Bonneville T100 50th
Triumph is introducing an exclusive limited edition
of its legendary Bonneville model to celebrate 50
years of the iconic twin-cylinder machine.
Based on the standard Bonneville T100 model, the
Triumph Bonneville T100 50th Anniversary pays homage
to its 1959 namesake with a unique paint scheme and
Each Bonneville 50th Anniversary will come in a
special two-tone Meriden Blue/Exotic Orange combination,
complemented with hand painted gold pinstripes. The
livery echoes the ‘Tangerine Dream’ design
that proved such a talking point on the 1959 originals.
Only 650 Bonneville T100 50th Anniversary edition
bikes will be produced, echoing the engine capacity
of the original Bonneville, and each will be individually
numbered and identified with a brass plate on the
handlebar clamp. In addition, each bike comes with
a certificate of authenticity signed by John Bloor,
owner of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.
Other features of the Bonneville 50th Anniversary
include a unique seat with white piping and a gold
Triumph logo, special Bonneville 50th Anniversary
logos on the side panels and a chromed cam cover.
Triumph is also introducing a comprehensive line of
special edition Bonneville 50th Anniversary clothing,
consisting of a top quality casual jacket (which features
a reproduction of the very first Bonneville advertisements
printed in the lining), a zipthru fleece and two T-shirts.
A range of accessories, including a limited edition
print, will also be available to celebrate the Bonneville
The Bonneville legend was born when Triumph named
its sporting new model to commemorate breaking the
motorcycle speed record at the famous Bonneville Salt
Flats. Since creating a stir at the 1958 Earl’s
Court show in London, the Bonneville has become a
modern classic. The original Bonneville was the fastest
bike around and synonymous with the rebellion and
independence of its heyday, made famous as the motorcycle
of choice by Hollywood legends. Although the latest
Bonneville shares the name and timeless looks of the
original, it features a modern chassis and fuel injected
865cc twin-cylinder engine.
The 21st century Bonneville has lost none of its
star appeal, counting screen heroes George Clooney,
Nicolas Cage and Ewan McGregor among its list of celebrity