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Bikernet New Model Feature: The new Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

Reborn-- Timeless icons, beautifully evolved.

By Garrett Carter
3/21/2016


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• The timeless style and iconic character of the original Bonneville is reborn in the classy and authentic Bonneville T120 and effortlessly cool T120 Black. Both crafted to the highest standard of detailing, quality and finish, matched by the capability and performance of a truly modern classic.

• Powered by the all-new 1200cc ‘high torque’ Bonneville engine, fed by beautiful authentically styled twin throttle bodies. Built to deliver more torque lower down and across the rev range. Authentic peashooter exhausts deliver that genuine sound of a British twin.

• Both featuring an all-new chassis and suspension developed for refined all day riding every day, all day, with or without a passenger. Combining Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability with advanced levels of capability and comfort.

• Inspired by the legendary 1959 Bonneville and styled to incorporate more of the original’s iconic DNA. Both with a significantly higher level of finish, beautifully authentic detailing and standard of equipment that sets a new benchmark.

• The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are two of the five exciting motorcycles in the new Bonneville family - all with 100% authentic Bonneville character, truly modern capability and performance.


Like 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 torque delivery, it produces a peak torque figure of 77 ft.-lbs. at a low 3100rpm - an amazing 54% more than the previous generation. With a power output of 80HP at 6,550rpm, 18% up on the previous engine, the new 1200cc delivers much more power lower down and across the whole rev range, with 50% more power at 4,500rpm.

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 characterful, 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 – 13% better than the previous generation. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.

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.

Including:


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 offers increased and optimized control.

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 Accent Lighting
    Incorporating the latest in accent lighting that delivers a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.

LED Rear Light
    Built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.

Heated Grips
    High specification factory fitted heated grips, with a three-mode settings fitted as standard.
 
USB Charge Socket   Under seat mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices.

Engine Immobilizer   
 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 settings: 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, center 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, center stand, heated grips and innovative twin skinned chrome exhaust headers and peashooter style silencers - developed specifically to minimize 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 Color Options

The Bonneville T120 is available in four classic inspired color schemes:
- Jet Black
- Cinder Red
- Cranberry Red and Aluminum Silver, with hand painted coach lines
- Jet Black and Pure White, with hand painted coach lines

The T120 Black is available in two mean and moody paint schemes:
- Jet Black
- Matte Graphite

Pricing
T120
- $11,500 (Jet Black)
- $11,750 (Cinder Red)
- $12,000 (Cranberry Red / Aluminum Silver duotone, Jet Black / Pure White duotone)

T120 Black
- $11,500 (Jet Black)
- $11,750 (Matte 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.

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.

Engine and transmission
 

BONNEVILLE T120

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK

Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200cc

1200cc

Bore/Stroke

97.6mm x 80mm

97.6mm x 80mm

Compression Ratio

10.0:1

10.0:1

Maximum Power

79 hp @ 6550 rpm

79 hp @ 6550 rpm

Maximum Torque

77 ft.-lbs. @ 3100 rpm

77 ft.-lbs. @ 3100 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers

Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers

Final drive

X ring chain

X ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

6-speed

6-speed

 

Fuel consumption and emissions

Standard

EPA

 

Fuel Consumption

63 MPG

 

 

Fuel economy estimates are based on the EPA exhaust emission test procedure.

 

Chassis

BONNEVILLE T120

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK

Frame

Tubular steel cradle

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheel

32-spoke 18 x 2.75in

32-spoke 18 x 2.75in

Rear Wheel

32-spoke 17 x 4.25in

32-spoke 17 x 4.25in

Front Tire

100/90-18

100/90-18

Rear Tire

150/70 R17

150/70 R17

Front Suspension

Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel

Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brake

Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS

Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS

Rear Brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating
caliper, ABS

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating
caliper, ABS

 

Dimensions and weight

BONNEVILLE T120

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK

Length

 85.4 in (2170 mm)

85.4 in (2170 mm)

Width (Handlebars)

30.9 in (785 mm)

30.9 in (785 mm)

Height (Without Mirrors)

44.2 in (1125 mm)

44.2 in (1125 mm)

Seat Height

30.9 in (785 mm)

30.9 in (785 mm)

Wheelbase

56.8 in (1445 mm)

56.8 in (1445 mm)

Rake

25.5º

25.5º

Trail

4.1 in (105.2 mm)

4.1 in (105.2 mm)

Dry Weight

493 lbs. (223 kg)

493 lbs. (223 kg)

Fuel Tank Capacity

3.8 gal.

3.8 gal.

 

Standard equipment

BONNEVILLE T120

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK

Standard

Equipment

ABS

Traction Control

Ride-by-Wire

Riding Modes

Heated grips

Centre stand

Passenger grab rail

Immobilizer

LED rear light

ABS

Traction Control

Ride-by-Wire

Riding Modes

Heated grips

Centre stand

Passenger grab rail

Immobilizer

LED rear light


About Triumph
Triumph Motorcycles is the British premium, lifestyle brand, which produces a wide range of distinctive, cool, and authentic Modern Classic, Adventure, Sport, Cruiser and Touring motorcycles. Also the oldest continually produced motorcycle brand, the first Triumph was manufactured in 1902. The company's global headquarters are located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd. Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd., its North American subsidiary, is based in Atlanta, Ga., and is home to the motorcycle industry’s first 24/7 Customer Support team. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.

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