The new Triumph Bonneville T120 has made its way into the Indian market and has been priced attractively at Rs 8.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Bonneville T120 is said to be a beautiful evolution of a timeless icon.
Both of Bonneville T120 models feature an all-new chassis and suspension set-up, which have been developed to offer relaxed and refined riding experience, alone or with a pillion. The motorcycle is claimed to come equipped with 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.
The design of the new Bonneville T120 is inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville. The new T120 has 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 is a timeless icon, beautifully evolved.
Triumph Motorcycles also says that Bonneville T120 features a wealth of original detailing and a new level of standard equipment. The list of equipment include 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.
The new T120 comes equipped with a new 1200cc high torque, 8 valve parallel twin engine. The engine is said to deliver a 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 270° firing interval for a smooth, linear power delivery. The engine profile has been crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the legendary 60’s Bonneville bikes. The finish has also been taken to a new high standard, with brushed aluminium engine covers, with bronze detailing, on the T120.
Behind the new 1200 engine’s stylish exterior sits the latest liquid cooling system, integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency. An all-new peashooter style exhausts, follow a clean ‘straight line run’ achieved through an twin skin design that covers the pipe run through the cat box and out again.
The Bonneville T120 has been designed to deliver 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.
The new Bonneville comes equipped with:
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’samazing 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.
LED DRL headlight: Incorporating the latest in daytime running lights (DRL) that delivers a distinctive signature light pattern and enhance power efficiency for long term durability. (Where legislation allows).
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 integratedinto 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.
Switchgear: New switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the new twin clocks.
Key features include:
- Heated grips setting
- Rider mode setting – road or rain
- Gear position indicator
- Two trip settings
- Service indicator
- Range to empty
- Fuel level, average and current MPG
- Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
Additionally riders can add accessories which would also then be accessed via the clock display, including cruise control.
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 Bonneville T120s will also get optional custom accessories range that will make the motorcycle stand out from the crowd and let owners make their motorcycles even more distinctive and personal. With over 160 new stylish, high quality accessories, the Bonneville T120 gets a garage full of custom inspired parts. The optional accessories include 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.
Triumph Motorcycles also offers the 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 brings even more detailing and heritage presence with a host of T120 accessories including:
- Authentic chrome ‘4 bar’ tank badge
- Ribbed and stitched black seat
- CompactLED indicators
- Chrome Vance & Hines peashooter slip on silencers
- Black ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
- Chrome clutch cover, alternator cover and throttle body embellishers
The availability of the Vance & Hines silencers, rear mudguard removal kits and indicators are governed by local market legislation.
Here is the complete technical specification list:
|Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270 degree crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6mm x 80mm|
|Maximum Power||80 PS/ 79 Bhp (59 kW) @ 6550 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||105 Nm at 3100 RPM|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers|
|Final Drive||X ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Ride by wire|
|Passenger Grab Rail|
|LED Rear Light + DRL Headlight|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheel||32-spoke, 18 x 2.75in|
|Rear Wheel||32-spoke, 17 x 4.25in|
|Rear Tyre||150/70 R17|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear travel wheel|
|Front Brake||Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS|
Specifications: Dimensions and Weight
|Width (Handlebars)||785 mm|
|Height without mirrors||1125 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Wheel Base||1445 mm|
|Dry Weight||224 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 L|