Triumph Bonneville T120 launched in India at INR 8.7 lakhs

Triumph Bonneville T120 Jet black

Triumph Bonneville T120 launched in India at INR 8.7 lakhs

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 is perfectly in tune with today’s desire for authenticity, character and capability.

Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorcycles, India, said,

The original Bonneville T120 has enjoyed a great legacy and character amongst its loyalists. We are sure the Indian customers will take to the new, modern yet authentic T120 with absolute zeal and pride. It comes with real pedigree, presence and performance yet retains its class. We look forward to exciting times ahead with our new range.

With real pedigree, presence and performance, the authentic and classy Bonneville T120 is a beautiful evolution 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.

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.

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.

Vimal Sumbly on Bpnneville

Modern capability

The Bonneville T120 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.

The key features of Stylish twin clocks 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 is fully equipped for maximum comfort and real world practicality.

Original styling

Inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville, the new Bonneville 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.

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.

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.
  • 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, 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

 

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