Triumph Inspires Young Designers
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Eighteen students took part in Triumph’s ‘Accessories’ project, which asked them to design and create an alternative lifestyle product based on components from the Bonneville T100.
According to MCN, Nick Orme won for his design of a corkscrew using parts of the Bonneville’s right-hand twist grip. Second place went to Wa Ya-Lin for her fruit bowls made from the T100 wheels, while third place went to Elena Matayas for her innovative use of mirrors to create a jacket and helmet stand.
“We were impressed with all of the entries but Nick’s design, which used a Bonneville brake lever, master cylinder and handlebar grip, really stood out,” said Chief Engineer at Triumph Stuart Wood to the aforementioned source. “His corkscrew was an innovative use of motorcycle parts that created a lifestyle product we could really see customers buying.”
Other items on display included furniture, cookware, household appliances, audio equipment and even pet toys. You can check out some of the designs at the following link.
The current Bonneville T100 model uses a 865cc parallel-twin double overhead camshaft engine that delivers 68 hp, and comes with modern fuel injection, with retro touches that include dummy pushrod tubes and positioning of the ignition key. Peashooter silencers, classic two-tone color options and spoked steel wheels (with a larger 19” front) are also included.
Completing the 1960s look are rubber fork gaiters, knee pads and classically styled handlebar mounted speedometer and rev counter, which includes a clock and trip information. Modern disc brakes, suspension and steel cradle frame accompany the exhaust that features stainless steel headers and twin chromed silencers.
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