4 years after Triumph’s 100th anniversary, the British fashion designer Paul Smith created 9 different T100 Bonnevilles, each with a custom paint job. Public response was strong enough that Triumph took two of the designs and created limited runs of 50 bikes each that were individually numbered on the tank. One was called “Multi-Union”, the other is what you see in front of you here: the “Live Fast”.
Tue Mantoni, Triumph’s Commercial Director at the time, said “Paul Smith and Triumph are cut from the same cloth; with long-standing British heritage, classic design style, and a global cult following.” Ignoring the total marketing bullshit of that statement, the changes were solely cosmetic so you still got the 865cc parallel twin that produced 61 horsepower, good for a 110 mph top speed.
This example is VIN: 5MT910K116J258154 and there’s not much to say considering the history, though it’s #29 of the 50 produced. For what it’s worth, I’ve sold a few “zero mile” bikes like this from this seller through Iconic and his bikes are very well preserved, so I’d highly recommend him.
Find this limited edition Bonnie for sale in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $2,600 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.