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Old 11-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What year T100 was the Centennial derived from?

Hey history buffs...

Any idea what year T100 influenced the 2002 T100 Centennial?

I am trying to assemble prints ads for the 2002 Centennial and an ad for the vintage T100 that influenced the design.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would eliminate any of the T100Cs, because they were single carb high pipers. The twin-carb T100R was produced from 1967 to 1974, but none had a Lucifer Orange and silver paint job. Two variants are shown below; the original '67 model and a slightly updated version from '72. Do bear in mind that all T100Rs were 490cc bikes and that they were also called "Daytonas" due to their success on the track of the same name (back in the day, road racing machines were limited to 500ccs). I used the 1968 T100R as a muse for my '03 T100 when I repainted a few years back...


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Thanks so much for that !!

Every time I look at vintage T100s I think I might need to get a grey topped seat and a convex headlight for mine.
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I honestly don't know, but based strictly on looks (IE: color scheme) my guess would be a '69 T102R.

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Boy, the Centennial sure does look like that !!
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I honestly don't know, but based strictly on looks (IE: color scheme) my guess would be a '69 T102R.

According to the Rask Cycle site, the 1969 T120R paint scheme was Olympic Flame and Silver Sheen w/white pinstripes. Seems like a pretty good match to me...
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Strictly speaking, the 2002 T100 Centennial was not influenced by any (Meriden) T100 500cc twin. The use of the name T100 as applied to the Hinckley Bonnevilles started in (and is a reference to) Triumph's centennial year, 2002, the company having been formed 100 years earlier in 1902. I have had many an old duffer ask me why my bike says Bonneville T100 on the side, when back in the day they were a completely different range of bikes. As has been said, the '69 T120R looks a more likely influence.
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