Press Release – New Triumph Bonneville T120


The Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

The press launch for the new Triumph Bonneville T120 took place in Portugal and the bike has already received rave reviews.  Here’s Triumph’s press release about the new bike. 

Triumph Bonneville – Reborn.  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, which enjoyed global success thanks to its heartstopping looks and game-changing performance, 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 1,200cc ‘high torque’ engine

The authentic character of the Bonneville T120 comes to life through the all-new 1,200cc ‘high torque’ 8 valve, parallel twin engine.

Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with immediate and exciting torque delivery, it produces a peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3,100 rpm – an amazing 54% more than the previous generation. With a power output of 80PS at 6,550rpm, 18% up on the previous engine, the new 1,200cc delivers much more power across the whole rev range, with 50% more power at 4,500rpm.

With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-bywire fuel-injection and engine management system, the six-speed 1,200 Bonneville engine is engineered with a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval for a characterful, 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 silhouette. The finish has also been taken to a new high standard, with brushed aluminium engine covers, and elegant bronze detailing on the T120, and black engine covers with machined aluminium detailing on the T120 Black.

Behind the new 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 – a 13% improvement compared to the previous generation. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.

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.


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.


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 offers increased and optimised control.

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 DRL headlight – Incorporating the latest in daytime running lights (DRL) that deliver a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability, (where legislation allows).

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.

Heated grips – High specification factory fitted heated grips, with 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.


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 iconic styling cues, detailing and features. From the overall Bonneville silhouette, to the sculpted flowing lines of the fuel tank, 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

– Cinder Red

– Jet Black

The T120 Black is available in two mean and moody paint schemes:

– Matt Graphite

– Jet Black


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 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.


– An authentic chrome ‘4 bar’ tank badge

– Ribbed and stitched black seat

– Black LED bullet indicators with clear lenses

– Chrome Vance & Hines peashooter slip on silencers

– Black ‘barrel style’ handlebar grips

– Chrome chain guard, clutch cover, alternator cover and throttle body embellishers


Bonneville T120 fitted with the ‘Prestige’ Inspiration Kit


T120 £9,600.00 OTR

T120 Black £9,600.00 OTR

Colour charge

Metallic £150.00 (including VAT)

Matt £150.00 (including VAT)

Twin colour £300.00 (including VAT)

Prestige inspiration kit £1,300.00 including supply, fitting and VAT

The T120 and T120 Black will be available in dealer showrooms at the end of April.

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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