This T100 without a doubt is one of the most beautiful Bonnevilles we've featured on the blog. Every single detail looks just in the right place. Sure, nothing can take away that special shapes and curvy visual lines that every Bonneville can easily be recognized by, but the guys from Dime City Cycles managed to change just enough for the bike to gain a totally different personality.
The bike is just gorgeous and you wouldn't probably believe if I said that this is not even a full custom and I'm not kidding. Surprised? Well, the trick is DCC's CR kit wich requires less work, but the final result as you can see, deserves the loudest applause.
Everything started when Webb and Jeff from Gulfcoast Morotcycles, came across DCC's tasty modern Triumph custom which immediately cought their attention. The bike was so cool, that the guys couldn't help but chat how it would be great to have one of those for sale through their dealership, but too bad it's a full custom and it wouldn't be possible. That's when Herm came up to them and dissipated that uncertainty with the Dime City CR parts catalogue.
Some time later DCC received a starter bike to work with - "shiny white T100 waiting for some new shoes and fancy new outfit". After a short discussion about details, the guys were given "free reign" to create a breathtaking one-off "cafe" that you see in the pictures.
Let's take a look what "433 BONNE" was equipped with. Starting from the front end, the first noticeable part is the SPEED bars instead of the regular clip-ons. They serve the same purpose, but need less reworking. Initialy, DCC wanted to get everything low to keep the proper visual lines, therefore they used Low-Pro headlight ears and installed a gouge cluster with speedo and 1.9" tach unit. The bars are outfitted with retro barrel grips and fitted with DCC's adjustable levers.
For the most efficient breathing a British Customs airbox eliminator kit was installed. Exhausts go out through the British Customs 2-into-1 exhaust pipes with the new Cone Engineering "Quiet-core" Muffler wich gives the bike a pretty quiet idle.
Particularly great amount of time DCC devoted to the seat. It was designed to be both - beautiful and practical. To get it done, the guys had to make a few prototypes before and only after a few thorough fittings they made a final item that can be easily bolted on and taken off saving an option for the standard seat.
For better handling a pair of Progressives 412 series dampers were chosen. A bulky rear fender was replaced by British Customs fender with a classy cat eye taillight. Also, a great idea was to fit classic Triumph knee pads and install two shiny chrome tank badges so the bike would remind of those Twins that "tore through the streets of London in the 50's and 60's".
As DCC team admit, they couldn't be happier with the final result, so were Webb and Jeff from Gulfcoast Motorcycles. You can find more picture of this Bonneville T100 "433 BONNE" on DCC's website.
Images by Erick Runyon