Triumph’s Bonneville range might grow with two new 900cc models
The news of Triumph introducing two new models namely Bonneville T100 and the Street Cup started the doing rounds when the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) disclosed that the company has filed new vehicle certification documents for the same. Now that we are almost sure let’s divulge into more details, the distinct Bonneville range is reputed for its classic retro styling and advanced engineering. Reports suggest that both the new machines are powered by the same engine as the Street Twin, which means that both the units are water-cooled, 900cc, 55bhp, parallel-twin tuned for delivering maximum torque.
Triumph’s current Bonneville T100 is fueled by an air-cooled, 865cc, parallel-twin DOHC unit that churns out a maximum power of 60 PS and peak torque of 61 Nm. Going by the spied images, it looks like the updated model has just ditched the old engine and introduced the Street Twin’s liquid-cooled, 900cc unit that delivers power of 55 PS and torque of 80 Nm. The styling however remains retro with wired wheels resembling that of the T120. So maybe the company plans to diversify the ‘Modern Classic’ range by just updating the current T100 with a slightly powerful engine.
The current Bonneville T100 can be spotted on the Indian streets as well, but the Street Cup remains a mystery till date as we do not possess any spy shots nor do we have any information on the specifications. But we do have a wild guess that the name ‘Cup’ refers to the Triumph’s cup races in the past just like the Thruxton Cup or the Street Triple Cup. Another view is the name ‘Street’ points out its resemblance with Street Twin and the word ‘Cup’ hints at the bike being a scrambler or a café racer model. It is also being speculated that the Street Cup might be positioned in between the 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R and the Street Twin. We have mentioned all possibilities, till we get back with more information of the mystery bike, stay tuned to Motorcruze.
Source – Motorcycle.com