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New Triumph Bonneville family revealed

Three allnew versions Street Twin T120 and Thruxton with 900cc and 1200cc engines Ridebywire throttle traction control and riding modes as standard

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The Triumph Thruxton R in red


New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The Bonneville Street Twin in matt black

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 in red and silver

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 Black in... black

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The Thruxton

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
And the high-spec Thruxton R

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
There's a range of 'inspiration' accessory kits. The 'Track Racer' kit turns the Thruxton R into this.

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The 'Café Racer' kit turns the Thruxton R into this.

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
For the Street Twin there's a Scrambler kit...

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
...an 'Urban' kit..

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
And a 'Brat Tracker' kit.

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 with the 'Prestige' kit fitted

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The Thruxton R's clocks. See more detail shots in our mega gallery below.


THERE'S one motorcycle that hasn't been swayed by the huge trend in retro and traditional machines - because it invented it.

Triumph's Bonneville has been rocking its '50s image since, well, the '50s - many decades before the latest revival of turn-ups and key chains.

But there is new competition for the Bonnie, and the current 865cc, air-cooled, 68hp version was in danger of looking (ironically) a little left behind by upstarts like BMW's R nineT and Ducati's Scrambler. Hence the 2016 Bonneville has been one of the most eagerly awaited new bikes of year, ever since we saw it in spy shots.

The wait just ended. This is the all-new 2016 Triumph Bonneville, which comes in three guises, each with a different liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine.

There's the entry-level 900cc Street Twin; the 1200cc T120, styled to ape the 1959 original; and the top-of-the-range café racer-style Thruxton, also 1200cc.

Each has a different chassis design and distinct engine, and none shares a single component with the existing Bonneville range according to Triumph.

There's also a T120 Black, which is like the T120 but with different styling detail, and a Thruxton R (shown in our main image), which is an even-higher-spec version of the Thruxton featuring Brembo monobloc brake calipers, Showa big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres. If it looks familiar, that's because it featured alongside David Beckham in the recent short film Outlaws.

Triumph hasn't released full specifications yet, only torque figures. The Street Twin makes a claimed 59lbft at 3,200rpm, 18% more than both the previous Bonneville and Ducati's Scrambler according to Triumph. The T120 makes 77.4lbft at 3,100rpm, which Triumph says is 54% up on its predecessor and 9% more than Harley-Davidson's Sportster Forty-Eight.

The most powerful of the new range, the Thruxton, produces 82.6lbft at 4,950rpm, a claimed 62% improvement on the previous model and 25% more than the Norton Cafe Racer. It's still not quite on par with BMW's R nineT though, which makes a claimed 87.7lbft.

Each of the new Bonevilles has also been brought up to date electronically, with standard features including ride-by-wire throttle, ABS, slip-assist clutch for an easier lever pull, traction control that can be switched off, an LED rear light, an immobiliser with a chipped ignition key and a USB charging socket.

The T120 and Thruxton (unlike the R nineT) have riding modes. Both have 'road' and 'rain' modes while the Thruxton has a third 'sport' mode promising a 'more immediate throttle response'.

T120 and T120 Black also come with heated grips as standard.

Triumph hopes to tempt would-be customisers with accessory 'inspiration kits' to turn each of the 2016 Bonnies into something new.

Options for the the Street Twin are a Scrambler kit, including a high-level Vance & Hines exhaust, brushed aluminium components, and brown ribbed 'bench' seat; a 'Brat Tracker' kit including Vance & Hines slip-on cans, rear mudguard removal kit and a brown bench seat; and an 'Urban' kit, including a fly-screen, single leather pannier and Vance & Hines slip-ons.

For the T120 and T120 Black there's a 'Prestige' kit including Vance & Hines peashooter slip-ons, a ribbed and stitched black seat and chrome clutch cover.

For the Thruxton and Thruxton R there's a 'Track Racer' kit, including a cockpit fairing, clip-on bars and leather tank strap; and a 'Café Racer' kit, including a fly-screen, rubber knee pads and clip-ons.

Exclusively for the Thruxton R there's an additional 'Performance race' kit which is 'specifically designed and developed for competition use and closed circuit racing'. Details have not been confirmed but Triumph's press release says: 'The Factory Race kit will take the standard engine performance to an even higher level, with more power, torque and lower overall weight.'

Triumph describes the basic Street Twin as its 'most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville' and says it's 'inspired by the new-wave custom scene'. It's got black engine cases, an up-swept brushed stainless steel exhaust system and cast wheels. As well as superior performance, Triumph says the new liquid-cooled engine offers 36% better fuel-economy than the old one. The Street Twin comes in red, silver and three choices of black: matt, 'Jet' and 'Phantom'.

The T120 is 'inspired by the legendary 1959 Bonneville and styled to incorporate more of the original’s iconic DNA,' according to Triumph. It's got brushed aluminium engine covers with bronze detailing, while the T120 Black has black engine covers with machined aluminium detailing. Both have a peashooter exhaust with a double-skin design that hides the catalytic converter behind a single, seamless section of pipe.

The T120 comes in black, red, red and silver or black and white. The T120 Black comes in black or 'Matt Graphite' and features exclusive styling detals including a dark brown seat and black rims, grab-rail and exhaust.

The Thruxton and Thruxton R – named after the 500-mile Thruxton endurance race series – have a ‘flat-on-the-tank ethos and streamlined sports silhouette' according to Triumph. The new eight-valve parallell-twin engine provides 'immediate and exciting power delivery' the firm says, while the dedicated chassis is set-up for sporty handling. Both versions have clip-on bars, fully-adjustable suspension and aluminium rims and swing-arm.

Styling details include a Monza-style filler cap, up-swept exhausts, and aluminium bar-end mirrors.

As well as higher-spec brakes and suspension, the Thruxton R has a polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap and clear anodised aluminium swing-arm.

The Thruxton comes in black, white with a black tank stripe or 'competition green' with a metallic gold tank stripe. The Thruxton R comes in red or silver.

Prices are to be confirmed.

See all the variants in our mega-gallery of the new Bonneville family below.

The liquid-cooled models replace every version of the existing Bonneville except the Scrambler, America and Speedmaster, which will be sold alongside the new range - at least until 2017, when our money says there will be a new liquid-cooled Scrambler too.

We should also expect a bobber edition at some point, since that's one of the machines we've seen in spy shots.

Triumph issued four press releases on the new Bonnies, one introducing the range and one on each of the new versions. In the interest of bringing every confirmed detail to those who want it, we've reproduced all the press releases in the following pages.

Click here to read Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville family


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New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 Black


HERE'S Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville family:


'Triumph Bonneville. Reborn.


The next generation of Triumph
Bonneville motorcycles
More beautiful, more powerful, more capable.


  • Introducing the next generation of the iconic Bonneville
    - with five exciting new Bonneville motorcycles.

    From the fun and accessible ridability of the new Street Twin,
    to the timeless style of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black
    through to the Thruxton and Thruxton R, the Triumph racing
    legend reborn.

    All with 100% authentic Bonneville character and truly modern
    capability and performance.

  • Powered by an all-new Bonneville engine family built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery, and a richer sound you can really feel and hear.

  • With a new ‘ground up’ chassis and suspension design unique to
    each Bonneville - delivering stunning handling, comfort and control.


  • Each model, a beautiful evolution of the iconic Bonneville styling
    – tighter and more crafted, with enhanced styling cues faithfully
    taken from classic Bonneville bikes of the past.

  • Named after the salt flats in Utah where Triumph set the motorcycle world land speed record in 1956, Bonneville was THE original British Superbike and a genuine motorcycle icon, recognised the world over.


We are proud to announce the opening of a new chapter in the story of the most famous name and distinctive silhouette in motorcycling: the Triumph Bonneville.


This four year project, that started from the ground up, called on an unprecedented scale of design, engineering and manufacturing skills.


The result - the next generation of the iconic Bonneville. A family of five exciting new motorcycles with 100% authentic Bonneville character, style and presence - all featuring a class-defining level of performance, capability and quality, driven by an all-new Bonneville engine family.


With a dedicated chassis and suspension package for each new model and a carefully integrated package of rider-focused technology for enhanced confidence, control and performance, the new Bonneville family all ride and handle how
a class-leading, truly modern classic should.



The new Bonneville model line up
Five all new Bonneville models - all with 100% authentic character, beautifully enhanced styling and truly modern performance.



The Street Twin is our most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high torque 900cc engine. With its unique character, distinctive sound, stripped-back styling and dynamic riding experience, the new Street Twin is the perfect Bonneville for today’s rider and the perfect starting point for personalisation.


The timeless style and iconic character of the original 1959 model is reborn in the classy and authentic Bonneville T120 and effortless cool Bonneville T120 Black. Both crafted to the highest standard of detailing, quality and finish, and matched by the capability and performance of a truly modern classic. Powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful, authentically styled, twin throttle bodies.


The new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal. With genuine poise, power and performance, they are the ultimate modern classic café racers. Both with beautifully imposing and authentic styling, they have the power, braking, performance and handling to live up to their legendary name.



New Bonneville Engine family
The Bonneville engine family is the new heart of the iconic British twin.



Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, each new engine delivers more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery and a richer sound you can really feel and hear.


With three new engines:

The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin.


Delivering a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm – which is an amazing 18% more than the previous generation, delivered low down and across the whole rev range.


The 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black.

Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, it produces a massive peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – more than 54% higher than the previous generation T100.


The game-changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine.
With immediate, exciting power delivery and a massive peak torque figure
of 112Nm at 4950 rpm – an amazing 62% higher than the previous
generation Thruxton.



All with truly modern capability, including the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection system, and
liquid cooling that improves fuel economy by an amazing 36% on the Street Twin alone. In addition, the 1200’s all feature rider modes for enhanced responsiveness and control.




The unmistakable sound of a British twin

Each model has a totally new exhaust system and a unique exhaust note that matches its character, tuned to a level that you can feel and hear.


More Beautiful
Designed from original Bonneville lines, more refined, sharper, tighter and crafted, applying styling cues faithfully taken from the classic Bonneville bikes – like the 1968 Bonneville and the 1959 original.



They feature high quality finishes and a striking level of detailing to enhance their iconic looks, such as the beautifully crafted new Monza-style filler cap on the Thruxton.


An innovative approach to sensitively incorporating modern functionality, including the exhaust system on the T120 and T120 Black, which has an authentic and clean straight through design, achieved by an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run, through the cat box under the bike, and out again.


More capable
The inclusion of rider-focused technology has been implemented with care to deliver an engaged and safer ride, without compromising the style or character of the bikes - this includes ABS, traction control, slip assist clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and rider modes (T120, T120 Black, Thruxton R and Thruxton), distinctive LED rear lights on all models and LED DRL headlights on all the 1200s (where legislation allows), USB charging socket and an engine immobiliser.



A completely new, ground up chassis design unique to each motorcycle, incorporates all-new suspension and geometry, so all of the new models deliver stunning handling, stability and neutrality tailored to the style and character of each motorcycle, making them easier to ride for longer. This is particularly true when combined with the light action of the new slip assist clutch.


More ways to make your own Bonneville yours
With the launch of our new Bonneville custom accessories range, presenting over 470 new, stylish, high quality accessories, it’s never been easier to create your own special. This includes new exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, from mudguard removal kits, to bench seats and beautiful compact bullet indicators to name only a few.



To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for riders to create their own Bonneville custom, or to have fitted by their Triumph dealer as a complete set – from Scramblers and Brat Trackers, to Track racers and Café racers. This includes, for the first time, a full factory Thruxton R Race Performance kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.


An unparalleled bloodline

Named after the Utah salt flats where a Triumph 650 Twin streamliner,
piloted by Texan racer Johnny Allen, shattered the two-wheel world land speed record in 1956. First produced in 1959, the T120 Triumph Bonneville was the original British superbike and, thanks to its legendary handling, style, character and sheer individuality, it has become a genuine icon to riders the world over.



Our five new Bonneville models draw on the distinguished and unbroken Triumph heritage of performance and style, from the Speed Twin 5T, the original 1937 500cc parallel twin that set the template for British motorcycling, followed by the 1949 Thunderbird 650, famously ridden by Marlon Brando in ‘The Wild One’, to the rip-snorting Tiger T110, the bike that the original 59 Bonneville eclipsed with its new twin carbs and class-leading performance.


The Bonneville played a major part in the creation of modern motorcycle motorsport and was a race winner ‘straight out of the crate’ – from Isle of Man TT wins, to flat track racing, to the International Six Day Trial and the Thruxton 500 series, where the racing Bonneville gained its legendary name.


In its early years, it inspired a sub-culture of teenage rockers and café racers, drawing attention and turning heads at coffee bars and burn-ups all over the country - becoming the ride of choice for stars and celebrities like Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Bob Dylan, and again today, chosen by a new generation of customisers and riders looking to own a real icon.


The future of the Bonneville, not a futuristic Bonneville

The interest and appeal of modern classic motorcycles is growing and evolving quickly, with many manufacturers bringing new models onto the market.


From the rider’s perspective, they want beautiful motorcycles with real
character and traditional values, combined with contemporary levels of
refinement and capability.

Our new Bonneville family takes the legendary story to the next chapter
- with a major injection of performance, and real riding capability, without losing the original character of the iconic Bonneville, and without becoming a techno reinvention with just a styling nod to the past.



They are what our customers have asked for and what the next generation of Bonneville should be - more beautiful, more powerful and more capable.


With all of the character and style of the iconic original, and the power, performance and capabilities modern riding demands, the new Bonneville family takes the legend into the 21st century.'


Click here to read Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville Street Twin


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Silver

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Jet Black

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Matt black

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And 'Phantom Black'


HERE'S Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville Street Twin:

'The new Triumph Street Twin
Built for fun. Built to ride. Built to make your own.



  • The new Triumph Street Twin is our most contemporary, fun and accessible
    new Bonneville. With its unique character, thrilling engine, distinctive sound, stripped-back styling and dynamic riding experience, the Street Twin is the perfect Bonneville for today’s rider.

  • Powered by the all-new 900cc ‘high torque’ Bonneville engine. Delivering much more torque than the previous generation, lower down and across the whole rev range, for a lively, exciting ride and sound you can really feel and hear.

  • With its new chassis and suspension, high level of capability, low seat height and incredibly accessible riding position, the Street Twin delivers refined, modern-day handling for real roads in the real world.

  • Designed with the spirit of individualism in mind, with clean lines, minimal bodywork, contemporary upswept silencers and a garage load of stylish accessories - it’s the perfect starting point for customisation.

  • The Street Twin is one of the five exciting motorcycles in the new
    Bonneville family - all with 100% authentic Bonneville character,
    and truly modern capability and performance.


Inspired by the new wave custom scene, the Street Twin takes the Bonneville
bloodline firmly into the 21st century, without losing any of its iconic character.



This is Triumph’s most contemporary new Bonneville; built to slot straight into
today’s rider’s lifestyle. It’s built for fun, built to ride with a smile, and built for
owners to customise.



Its combination of iconic Bonneville character, stunning looks, thrilling engine,
low seat height, dynamic handling and ease of personalisation makes the Street
Twin THE most accessible and desirable modern classic available today
– the Bonneville for every rider.



New 900cc ‘high torque’ engine
The unique character of the Street twin comes to life through the all-new 900cc
‘high torque’ 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine.



As the name suggests, it delivers a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low
3200 rpm, which is an amazing 18% more than the previous model, delivered where you want it - low down and across the whole rev range.


Benefitting from the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the Bonneville Street Twin is engineered with a charismatic 270° firing interval for an immaculately smooth, linear power delivery through the smooth six-speed gearbox.


The look of the new 900cc engine has also been beautifully crafted, with stylish black engine cases and a very high level of detailing. Incorporating contemporary engine components alongside signature features from the iconic Bonneville engine to enhance that authentic Bonneville silhouette.


The all-new upswept brushed stainless steel exhaust system of the Street Twin has been developed and tuned carefully to look great and deliver the unmistakable sound of a genuine British twin, with a rich, fruity note to match its lively character, tuned to a level you can feel as well as hear.


Significantly advanced fuel economy
Behind the new 900 engine’s stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – an amazing 36% better than the previous generation Bonneville.


Dynamic Handling

The Street Twin’s fun, engaging and easy-going riding experience comes courtesy of an all-new chassis and suspension - designed to bring Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality and agility, and deliver refined and intuitive handling.


Combining a user-friendly low seat, more substantial seat foam, greater suspension travel, a more natural riding position, slim waist profile and fantastic 'stand-over' ergonomics, the Street Twin is our most accessible Bonneville ever.


Modern capability
The Street Twin sets a new standard of modern capability, with a wealth of rider -focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence, integrated sensitively and without compromise, to maintain its authentic Bonneville style and character.

Including:



ABS
The Street Twin’s variable anti-lock braking system
enhances rider confidence, safety and control.

Traction control
Taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system, the


switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the Street Twin’s amazing torque.


Slip assist clutch Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to

make it easier to ride, and ride longer.


Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.

LED rear light
Incorporated into the classically-inspired tail set-up,


bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.


USB charge socket Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders

can charge up their essential devices.


Engine immobiliser With a transponder integrated in the new Street Twin key.


Stylish single clock Feature packed single clock, incorporating a digital
menu system.

Key features include:
- 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: tyre pressure monitoring system and heated grips.



Switchgear New, elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the clock.



Stripped back styling
The Street Twin is an exciting contemporary take on the original Bonneville silhouette, with stripped-back styling, clean lines and minimal bodywork.

Its stylish details and finishes include:


- Cast wheels, finished in black with pinstripe detailing
- Elegant fuel tank with contemporary decals and stylish chrome filler cap
- Compact indicators
- LED rear light with distinctive light pattern
- Compact headlight with a signature Triumph bulb cap cover badge
- Elegant upswept brushed stainless steel silencer
- Sculpted black side panels, with contemporary Street Twin graphics
- Minimal black painted mudguards.


Exciting and contemporary colours

The Street Twin comes in five exciting colour schemes:
- Cranberry Red, with tank and wheel strips
- Aluminium Silver with tank and wheel strips
- Matt Black
- Jet Black.


- Phantom Black


New custom accessory range
Literally designed with personalisation in mind, the Street Twin is built to make your own.
With the launch of the new Bonneville accessories range, with over 150 new stylish ‘dealer fit’ accessories for the Street Twin, it’s never been easier to create your own custom. This includes a garage full of custom inspired parts, including: bench seats, fly screens, new exhausts from Vance & Hines, real mudguard removal kits, ‘Ace’ style handlebars and beautiful compact bullet indicators.



To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of three exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for riders to design their own Street Twin custom, or to have fitted as a complete set – the stripped-back Scrambler kit, an aggressive city Brat Tracker kit and casual sporting Urban kit.


The Scrambler inspiration kit


Bringing a distinctive off road style, the Scrambler kit features a host of
new Street Twin accessories.

Including
- Brushed high-level Vance & Hines exhaust system (off-road use only)
- Rear mudguard removal kit with compact rear light
- Brown ribbed bench seat


- Brown ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
- Compact LED indicators
- Brushed aluminium sump guard.'



Click here to read Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black


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The T120 in black


New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 Black in 'Jet Black'

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 Black in 'Matt Graphite'

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 in black and silver

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 in red

New Triumph Bonneville family revealed
The T120 in red and silver


HERE'S Triumph's press release on the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black:


'The new Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black
Timeless icons, beautifully evolved.



  • 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 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 sillouette. 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.

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 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.


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 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.



Including:


- Authentic chrome ‘4 bar’ tank badge
- Ribbed and stitched black seat
- Compact LED indicators
- Chrome Vance & Hines peashooter slip on silencers
- Black ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
- Chrome 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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HERE'S Triumph's press release on the new Thruxton and Thruxton R:


'The new Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R
The legend is back


  • Introducing the all-new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R, both with beautifully imposing and authentic Triumph modern classic sports styling and all the poise, performance, braking and handling to live up to their legendary name.

  • Powered by the game-changing 1200cc ‘high power’ Thruxton spec. engine, with immediate and exciting power delivery, the instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire system and a truly thrilling exhaust note.

  • With a dedicated chassis and fully uprated suspension for stunning handling and agility, and on the Thruxton R, a higher specification of equipment taking the ride to the next level.

  • Both a striking and imposing evolution of the iconic Thruxton racer with the same ‘flat-on-the-tank’ ethos and streamlined sports silhouette. Crafted with styling cues from classic Thurxton’s of the late ’60s and featuring an incredible level of detailing, including a uniquely beautiful new Monza-style filler cap.

  • Named after the legendary 500 mile Thruxton endurance race series and the Triumphs that dominated it, and which broke the first 100mph lap at the Isle of man TT, the Bonneville ‘Thruxton’ racers inspired a generation of teenage café racers and custom special builders.

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


Out of all the members of the new Bonneville family, the new Triumph Thruxton
and Thruxton R have the most to live up to. Their name is about as legendary as it gets, even for an icon like the Bonneville. Back in the 1960s and ’70s it was synonymous with Triumph’s racing success across the world and most notably at the Isle of Man TT, and it inspired a generation of teenage café racers and custom specials.



The all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R more than just look the part, they really
deliver out on the road too.



The breath-taking new Thruxton returns the café racer to its heritage performance roots, with all the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, and the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic styling.


The more contemporary Thruxton R is simply the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic you can buy. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the Thruxton R is equipped to a higher specification with Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres. The legend is back.


Together, their uncompromisingly elegant and imposing lines are perfectly matched by the quality of their design, detailing, power and performance, and the incorporation of contemporary technology into a ride that’s as poised as it is exhilarating.


This combination of head-turning style, spine-tingling performance and unparalleled heritage and character is what makes the new Thurxton’s the real deal and the ultimate modern classic café racers.


New ‘Thruxton’ spec. 1200cc engine
The legendary character of the Thruxton comes to life through the 1200cc ‘high power’
8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine.



This all-new ‘low inertia - high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique airbox. With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentically styled twin throttle bodies, the Thruxton spec engine delivers a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950rpm - an amazing 62% more than the previous generation.


Beautifully styled, with a very high level of finish and detailing, the new engine, exhaust and throttle bodies incorporate cues from the original racing Thruxtons, whilst carefully integrating contemporary components to maintain that authentic look.


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.


The unmistakable sound of a British twin

A pair of new twin upswept exhausts with reverse-megaphone end cans that deliver a thunderous, rich bass exhaust note to match their powerful presence and performance. Finished in chrome on the Thruxton and brushed stainless steel on the Thruxton R.


Dynamic Handling

The new Thruxton chassis and suspension is all about sharp handling that really delivers on its café racer looks. With sporting ergonomics, clip-on bars, fully adjustable suspension and 17inch front wheel, for stunning handling and agility, combined with Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability, the new Thruxton delivers a truly engaged and thrilling ride.


To deliver the high performance handling dynamic of its sports-orientated focus, the new Thruxton R benefits from cutting-edge chassis components and settings.


Including:
- Twin floating Brembo discs
- Racing Brembo monobloc callipers
- Brembo master cylinder
- Race bred, fully-adjustable Showa big piston forks
- Fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks
- Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.


Modern capability
The new Thruxton and Thruxton R feature a full suite of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence – sensitively integrated and without compromise to maintain its authentic Bonneville style and character.

Including:



ABS
Triumphs variable anti-lock braking system bringing


a new level of control to the Thruxton and Thruxton R.


Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.

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

Slip assist clutch
Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to


make it easier to ride, and ride longer.


Rider modes Linked to the ride-by-wire system the three

selectable rider mode options, road, rain and sport,

that provide greater control and safety, and, in 'sport' mode, a more immediate throttle response.


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).


USB charge socket Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders

can charge up their essential devices.


Engine immobiliser Transponder integrated into the 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:
- Rider mode setting – road, rain or sport
- 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: heated grips and cruise control (available on the Thruxton only).



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



Café racer styling
With all of the brooding presence and poise of the original Triumph racers, the all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R take the modern classic sports bike to a new level with tighter lines and an imposing stance.



Beautiful detailing

Both feature a unique fuel tank incorporating a ‘flip top’ Monza style cap (a first on any modern production bike), authentic bullet seat and stunning lightweight aluminium bar-end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm.


The Thruxton R also features a host of higher quality details with an additional painted seat cowl, amazing polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap and clear anodized aluminium swinging arm.


Colours

The Thruxton comes in three exciting colour choices:
- Jet Black
- Pure White, with a black tank stripe


- Competition Green, with a stunning metallic gold tank stripe

The Thruxton R comes two exciting colour choices:
- Diablo Red
- Silver Ice.



Building your own Thruxton special
The original Thruxton racers inspired a generation of stripped-back and hand built ‘one-off’ café racers. With the launch of our new Bonneville accessories range, featuring over 160 accessories for the Thruxton and Thruxton R alone, it’s never been easier for riders to create their own special. This includes a garage full of custom inspired parts, including: sculpted cockpit fairing, exhausts from Vance & Hines, rear mudguard removal kit, lower clip-on handlebars and beautiful compact bullet indicators.



To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of three exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for customers to design their own custom, or to have fitted as a complete set – from the full-on Track Racer kit, to the Café Racer kit and a thrilling Thruxton R performance race kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.


The Track Racer inspiration kit

Bringing the final touches to the Thruxton or Thruxton R, the Track Racer
kit features a host of competition-inspired accessories.

Including
- Sculpted cockpit fairing with lower clip-on handlebars
- Single painted seat cowl (only for the Thruxton as already standard on Thruxton R)
- Rear mudguard removal kit with compact light
- Compact LED Indicators
- Vance & Hines slip on silencers


- Knurled handlebar grips
- Leather tank strap.



The Café Racer inspiration kit
Bringing the full-on café racer style to the Thruxton of Thruxton R.



Including:
- Rear mudguard removal kit with compact light
- Vance & Hines exhausts
- Lower clip-on handlebars
- Short tinted Fly-screen
- Compact LED Indicators


- Single painted seat cowl (only for the Thruxton as standard already on Thruxton R)

- Signature Triumph rubber knee pads

- Knurled handlebar grips

- Leather tank strap


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


And for the very first time…

Performance race kit for the Thruxton R
In 2016 we will launch a unique Triumph race kit only for the Thruxton R, that’s
been specifically designed and developed for competition use and closed circuit racing.



The Factory Race kit will take the standard engine performance to an even higher level, with more power, torque and lower overall weight.



With more performance, more poise and more pedigree, the new Bonneville Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal - modern classic sports bikes with ultra-authentic café racer styling, a serious engine and the handling capability to live up to their legendary name.


The Brat Tracker inspiration kit

Bringing a more aggressive city custom style, the Brat Tracker kit features a host
of new Street Twin accessories.

Including:
- Brushed Vance & Hines slip-on silencers
- Rear mudguard removal kit with compact rear light
- Black ribbed bench seat
- Compact LED indicators
- Black ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
- Brushed sump guard.


The Urban inspiration kit

Bringing together a casual style with an aggressive urban riding stance,
the Urban kit features a host of stylish Street Twin accessories.

Including:
- ‘Ace’ style handlebars
- Brushed Vance & Hines slip-on silencers
- Compact LED indicators
- Short tinted fly-screen
- Signature single pannier, in waxed cotton and leather.


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


Bursting with genuine ease-of-use, go anywhere, good-time ride-ability, the Street Twin is a fun and practical all-rounder - with real style and that legendary original Bonneville character.
'




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