Yesterday Triumph revealed their much-anticipated new Bonneville range, with a complete redesign and new liquid-cooled engines. Power and torque is up significantly on the previous range and the bikes come with traction control, ABS, 6-speed gearbox as standard. Rider modes are also standard on the larger-engined bikes.
There are 5 new bikes in the range and it is expected they will hit the showrooms early next year.
There are 2 engine sizes (900cc and 1200cc), all with 270° firing intervals which adds character to the sound. Ride-by-wire looks after engine management and fuel injection.
Let’s take a closer look at the new Bonneville range:
The Street Twin comes with the 900cc engine which develops 80Nm of torque at 3200 rpm – that’s 18% up on the previous model – and Triumph claim an increase of 35% fuel economy. Cast black wheels and and upswept brushed stainless steel exhaust system completes the Street look. Price of the Street Twin is expected to be around £7,400 and the bikes should be available late February 2016.
The Bonneville T120 comes with the new 1200cc engine which develops 105Nm of torque at 3100 rpm – that’s a whopping 54% more than the previous model. These bikes come with ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ rider modes and 3-mode heated grips. The peashooter exhaust system gives that classic 1960’s vibe and the T120 comes with brushed aluminum engine covers and bronze detailing. The T120 Black comes with blacked-out engine covers and machined aluminum detailing. Price of the Bonneville T120 is expected to be around £9,800 and the bikes should be available early May 2016.
The new Thruxton comes with a ‘high power’ version of the 1200cc engine which has a lighter crank, higher compression and a revised airbox. Peak Torque is 112Nm at 4950 rpm which is 62% higher than the previous model. Cafe racer styling abounds with twin upswept exhausts, reverse-megaphone chrome end cans, clip-on bars and flip-top Monza style fuel cap. The Thruxton also has 3 rider modes – Road, Rain and Sport. Price of the Thruxton is expected to be around £10,500 and the bikes should be available mid May 2016.
The new Thruxton R comes with the same engine as the Thruxton but also gets a set of Brembo braking hardware – twin floating discs, racing monobloc calipers and master cylinder. The upgraded suspension is fully adjustable Showa forks and Öhlins shocks at the rear. Cafe racer Styling elements include a polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap, clear anodised aluminium swingarm and reverse-megaphone brushed stainless steel end cans. Price of the Thruxton R is expected to be around £11,800 and the bikes should be available late June 2016.
The Bonneville has always been the ideal starting point for those wishing to create their own custom special. Triumph have recognised this and plan to offer over 470 accessories for the new range – everything from exhaust systems, bikini fairings, fender eliminator kits, LED indicators, tank straps, different handlebars and much more. They also plan to offer a number of ‘inspiration kits’ which can either be owner or dealer-fitted. For example, a Scrambler or Brat-Tracker kit will be available for the Street Twin, whereas T120 owners might opt for the Prestige kit which adds to the nostalgic styling vibe of the machine.
So there will be no shortage of ideas for riders keen to create their own unique custom Bonneville.
We are accepting advance orders for the new range now and expect to see them hit the showroom early next year. For more information, contact our sales team on 01784 420421 (Ashford) or 01708 752111 (Romford).
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