After the tragic story of the British motorcycle industry’s demise in the 1980s, the Triumph brand, at the hand of John Bloor rose from the ashes to become one of the great success stories. Announced in 1990, Bloor immediately tapped in to the company’s history with models named Daytona, Trident and Trophy. But it took a little longer for, arguably, the greatest name to find something suitably special. It took a further ten years for the new Bonneville to find the marketplace. Faithful to the original, it was a parallel twin configuration, oozing retro style, clipping so many of the design cues of the illustrious predecessor. True to Edward Turner’s original design the twin, first in 790cc, then 865cc, was mounted in a tubular steel chassis with traditional twin rear shock suspension. The capable, easy to ride/easy to own Bonneville is now about 20 years old and the hugely successful package looks like it is going to continue on for the next 20.
Green Day’s Tré Cool was born in Frankfurt, Germany to American parents and embarked on a music career at the young age of 12 when he was recruited to play drums by his neighbor Larry Livermore for the punk outfit The Replacements. In 1990, Cool was asked to fill in temporarily as Green Day’s. The rest is history.
Cool dropped out of high school to pursue music full time. How punk rock is that!?! Cool’s father was a huge supporter of the band, who converted a Bookmobile to a touring rig to transport the band. Dookie’s massive and unexpected success catapulted the band into lasting American and international music fame and a career that would span decades.
Tré Cool acquired this 2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 in February 2015, and after minimal use – only 654 miles – the bike has been on static display in his climate-controlled collection. It is presented in just about as-new condition, having been checked through in our shop. The bike is sold on a clean, clear title in our vendor’s name and Tré has offered a personalized autographed memorabilia item to accompany the sale.
Chassis no. SMT910K1XFT666527
Location: Glendale, California