2005 Triumph Bonneville T100 Cafe Racer


Here’s a fairly unique motorcycle due to the modifications it has received. According to the seller, it started its current life as a salvaged-titled 2005 Bonneville T100. However, it has undergone a lot of modifications which make it fairly unique for such a late-model Triumph.

First up and most obvious on the list of modifications are the polished alloy seat and tank. These are both very nice looking pieces that are supposedly from The Tank Shop in the UK. I personally think that the seat could have been made slightly shorter and the bike would look a bit better, but that’s personal opinion only.

Next up are those cool mufflers slung under the bike. From D&D, they supposedly help the bike achieve 58 WHP on the dyno with carb jetting being done as well.

Lastly, the suspension appears to have been gone through with the addition of a longer set of ultra cool shocks with reservoirs. The front end has been fully Race-Teched with the addition of springs and gold-valve emulators. Overall the bike is about 2 inches higher off the ground with better sorted suspension all around. I have done something similar to my own motorcycle, and it really makes a huge difference in the handling.

The long and the short of it is that this is a nicely built cafe racer that should handle the twisties nicely while providing a reliable ride what with it being built in 2005. If you can live with the fact it’s been salvage titled (and if you think you can get it registered in your state), consider bidding on this bike. The current price is $3K with 2 days left and four bidders…


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4 comments so far

  1. paul on

    Nice bike. Tank logo?? Triton?? Wheres’s the ‘ton’ as in Nor’ton’ on the bike??? Is there something hidden under the seat? Maybe a Norton sticker??

    • caferacers on

      Lighten up my friend. It’s no more silly than trying to convert a Sportster into a cafe racer. In fact, this bike was manufactured in the same year as my bike!

  2. Paul on

    Yeah, but at least yours still says “Sportster’ on the tank not ‘Sportston’ or ‘Trister’ or ‘Nortster’ or ‘Sportumph’ or ‘Trisport’ or… wait for it….’SportyNorty’…wait, wait..even better…’Snorty’

    Have a nice day..

  3. Gee Tron on

    Hey Paul, you’re a dick. Nice looking bike. Making some modifications to my Bonneville along those lines.


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