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The new Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

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The New Triumph Bonneville T120 And T120 BlackLike the iconic original Bonneville T120, that enjoyed global success thanks to its heart-stopping looks and game-changing performance, with their poise, elegance and attitude, the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are perfectly in tune with today’s desire for authenticity, character and capability.

With real pedigree, presence and performance, the authentic and classy Bonneville T120 and mean and moody T120 Black are beautiful evolutions of a timeless icon.

New 1200cc ‘high torque’ engine 
The authentic character of the Bonneville T120 comes to life through the all-new 1200cc ‘high torque’ 8 valve, parallel twin engine.

Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with immediate and exciting power delivery, it produces a peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – an amazing 54% more than the previous generation.

With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the six-speed 1200 Bonneville engine is engineered with a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval for a smooth,
linear power delivery.

The engine profile has been beautifully crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the legendary 60’s Bonneville bikes, sensitively incorporating contemporary components to maintain that iconic engine silhouette. The finish has also been taken to a new high standard, with brushed aluminium engine covers, with elegant bronze detailing, on the T120, and black engine covers with machined aluminium detailing on the T120 Black.

Behind the new 1200 engines stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency.

Finally, all-new elegant peashooter style exhausts, follow a clean ‘straight line run’ achieved through an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run through the cat box and out again. Delivering the true sound of a British twin, with a deep and rich exhaust note that truly matches the T120’s character, tuned to a level you would want and expect.

Modern capability  
The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black set a new standard of capability in modern classics, with a wealth of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence – integrated sensitively and without compromise to maintain the authentic Bonneville style and character.


ABS – Triumph’s variable anti-lock braking system bringing a new level of safety and control to the Bonneville.

Ride-by-wire – For enhanced throttle responsiveness, safety, feel and fuel economy.

Traction control – Taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system the switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the T120’s amazing torque.

Two rider modes – Linked to the ride-by-wire system the two selectable rider mode options ‘road’ and ‘rain’ provide the rider with greater control and safety.

Slip assist clutch – Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.

LED rear light – Built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.
With an integrated number plate light.

Heated grips – High specification factory fitted heated grips, with a three-mode settings fitted as standard.

USB charge socket – Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices.

Engine immobiliser – Transponder integrated into the new T120 key.

Stylish twin clocks –  Feature packed clocks (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces, cleverly incorporating a digital menu system.

Key features include:
– Heated grips setting
– Rider mode setting – road or rain
– Gear position indicator
– Odometer
– Two trip settings
– Service indicator
– Range to empty
– Fuel level, average and current MPG
– Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
– Clock

Additionally riders can add accessories which would also then be accessed via the clock display, including cruise control.

Switchgear – New elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the new twin clocks.

Relaxed and refined handling

Both of our Bonneville T120 models feature an all-new chassis and suspension set-up, developed for relaxed and refined riding every day, all day, alone or with a pillion.

Combining Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability with a more comfortable seat and greater suspension travel for an engaging, yet easy-going ride. With their relaxed riding position, heated grips as standard, centre stand and passenger grab rail the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are fully equipped for maximum comfort and real world practicality.

Original styling
Inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville, the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black have been crafted to incorporate more of the original’s DNA and iconic styling cues, detailing and features.

From the overall Bonneville silhouette, to the sculpted flowing lines of the fuel tank, the intricately detailed badges, lights and stunning twin clocks, the new T120 and T120 Black are timeless icons, beautifully evolved.

The Bonneville T120 features a wealth of original detailing and a new level of standard equipment, including deep chrome multi-piece badges, grab rail and wheel rims, centre stand, heated grips and innovative twin skinned chrome exhaust headers and peashooter style silencers – developed specifically to minimise heat discoloration and deliver that authentic ‘straight through’ pipe run.

With all the character, detailing and finish of the T120, the new Bonneville T120 Black brings even more style and attitude – with a sophisticated dark brown seat and all-black detailing, including: black rims, grab rail, exhaust and engine finish.
Premium colours options

The Bonneville T120 is available in four classic inspired colour schemes:

– Cranberry Red and Aluminium Silver, with hand painted coach lines
– Jet Black and Pure White, with hand painted coach lines.

– Jet Black
– Cinder Red.

The T120 Black is available in two mean and moody paint schemes:

– Jet Black
– Matt Graphite.

New custom accessory range
The Bonneville T120s are already guaranteed to stand out in a crowd – now with the launch of our new Bonneville custom accessories range you can make them even more distinctive and personal.

Presenting over 160 new stylish, high quality accessories for the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, encompassing a garage full of custom inspired parts including: Vance & Hines chrome peashooter style slip on silencers, beautiful stitched seats, chrome clutch, alternator and throttle body embellishers and an authentic 4-bar Triumph tank badge.

To make it easier, we’ve also created the stunning Prestige ‘inspiration’ kit to use as the starting point for riders to design their own T120 custom, or to have fitted as a complete set.

The Prestige inspiration kit

Bringing even more detailing and heritage presence, the Prestige kit features a host of high quality T120 accessories.

– An authentic chrome ‘4 bar’ tank badge
– Ribbed and stitched black seat
– Black LED bullet indicators with clear lenses
– Chrome Vance & Hines peashooter slip on silencers
– Black ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
– Chrome chain guard, clutch cover, alternator cover and throttle body embellishers

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers, rear mudguard removal kits and indicators are governed by local market legislation.

Joining the ranks of iconic Triumph Bonneville motorcycles stretching back to the game-changing T120 of 1959, Triumph proudly presents the next chapter of the Bonneville story with the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black – proud statements of Triumph’s past and present – timeless icons, beautifully evolved.

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