Auto Expo 2016: New 2016 Bonneville motorcycles launched in India

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Triumph India extended its product line up with the launch of three new Bonneville series motorcycles. The motorcycles launched for the Indian market are the new Street Twin and Bonneville T120 while the Thruxton R was showcased and will be introduced very soon.

The Street Twin is a contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high torque 900cc engine. Aimed to deliver fun, engaging and easy-going riding experience, the Street Twin gets an all-new chassis and suspension – designed to bring Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality and agility, and deliver refined handling.

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The second motorcycle that was launched is the Bonneville T120. Powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200 cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful. authentically styled, twin throttle body. Inspired by the 1959, the Bonneville T120 features a slew 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.

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Also showcased at the Auto Expo was the all new 1200cc Thruxton R. The new Thruxton R’s chassis and suspension are aimed to deliver sharp handling. The new Thruxton R also features clip-on handlebar, fully adjustable suspension and 17 inch front wheel, for better handling and agility.

Here are the key features of the new Triumph Bonneville motorcycles:

ModelsStreet TwinT120Thruxton R
Engine displacement900cc1200cc1200cc
Torque80 Nm at 3200 rpm105 Nm at 3100 rpm112 Nm at 4950 rpm
Colours Available
  • Cranberry Red
  • Aluminium Silver
  • Jet Black
  • Matt Black
  • Lava Red
  • Cranberry Red/Aluminium Silver
  • Jet Black
  • Jet Black/Pure White
  • Diablo Red
  • Silver Ice
Key Features
ABSYesYesYes
Ride by wireYesYesYes
Traction ControlYesYesYes
Slip Assist ClutchYesYesYes
Fingertip Control ButtonYesYesYes
Rider ModesNoYesYes
LED Rear Light + DRL HeadlightNoYesYes
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)Rs 6,90,000Rs 8,70,000To be announced
Delivery to begin fromMarch 2016April 2016July 2016

New Bonneville Engine family

The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin delivers a peak torque of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm — which is 18% more than the previous generation. The new engine further benefits with Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system. The Bonneville Street Twin is engineered with a 270° firing interval for a smooth, linear power delivery through the five-speed gearbox.

The 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 has been crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the legendary 60’s Bonneville bikes, incorporating contemporary components to maintain that iconic engine’s silhouette. The 1200cc Thruxton spec engine that is claimed to be low inertia, high performance engine. The six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and a unique airbox.

Behind the new 1200 engines is a liquid cooled system which has been integrated with a target to minimise visual impact while achieving cleaner emissions and better fuel economy.

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