Triumph Bonneville, Reborn 29 October 15
This four year project from Triumph, 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 new motorcycles with a dedicated chassis and suspension package for each new model and an all-new Bonneville engine family built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with more torque and more immediate power delivery.
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 their 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 poise, power and performance, they are 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 with three new engines:
The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin delivering a peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm – which is 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 is 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 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine with immediate, power delivery and a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950 rpm – 62% higher than the previous generation Thruxton.
All with Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection system, and liquid cooling that improves fuel economy by 36% on the Street Twin alone. In addition, the 1200’s all feature rider modes for enhanced responsiveness and control. 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.
The new bikes are designed from original Bonneville lines, applying styling cues taken from the classic Bonneville bikes – like the 1968 Bonneville and the 1959 original. Features that include a new Monza-style filler cap on the Thruxton, 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.
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.
With the launch of the new Bonneville custom accessories range, presenting over 470 new, stylish, high quality accessories, Triumph make it 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 even easier, they have 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.
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