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2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Review

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

 

GENUINE ATTITUDE.

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black: 

Built with all the iconic character, quality, performance and capability of the T120, the mean and moody Bonneville T120 Black takes the classic to a new level with real attitude, individuality and style.

Featuring an incredible level of detailing and sophistication, from the fully blacked-out high-quality details, including wheel rims, grab rail and engine finish, through to the dark brown seat and beautiful twin-skinned peashooter exhausts, the result is absolutely stunning.

The Bonneville T120 Black is a genuine motorcycle style icon.

 

THE ORIGINAL BRITISH SUPERBIKE

Named to celebrate the 1956 motorcycle land speed record smashing Triumph streamliner and built to deliver class leading performance, adding twin carbs to the snarling Tiger 110, the 59 Bonneville was born. A race winner straight out of the crate, Bonneville was there at the birth of modern motorsport, winning AMA Flat Track races, the Isle of Man TT, the International Six Day Trials and countless Thruxton 500 races, where it got its legendary racing name. Lusted after by a generation of 60’s teenage rockers it was first choice for famous bikers including the iconic movie star Steve McQueen.

 

BONNEVILLE ENGINE FAMILY

A new generation 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 three new engines – the 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin and Street Cup and Bonneville T100 and T100 Black – delivering 18% more peak torque than the previous generation, the 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black with over 54% more torque, and the game changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine which punches out over 62% more than torque the previous Thruxton 900.

All with truly modern capability, including ride-by-wire, for sharper responsiveness and liquid cooling for amazing fuel economy, 36% improvement on the Bonneville T100 alone.

 

NOW EVERYONE CAN BUILD THEIR OWN ICON

With our Bonneville custom accessories range presenting over 400 new stylish high quality parts, it’s never been easier to create your own custom. This includes exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, from tail tidys 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 building your own special or to have fitted by your Triumph dealer as a complete set all have been designed for individuality – including an aggressive city ‘Brat Tracker’ and more the more casual sporting ‘urban’ kit.

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Dark brown seat
•All-black detailing with black rims, indicators, mirrors, foot controls, grab rail, exhaust and engine finish

PLUS
•ABS
•Ride By Wire
•Switchable traction control
•2 Riding modes
•Torque-Assist Clutch
•LED DRL Headlight
•LED rear light
•Heated Grips
•USB charging socket
•Immobiliser
•Centre Stand
•Passenger grab rail

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Bonneville T120 Range

 

THE ULTIMATE MODERN CLASSIC

The timeless style and iconic character of the original Bonneville is reborn in the Bonneville T120 and 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 motorcycles. Both powered by the Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful authentic twin throttle bodies.

The stunning Bonneville T120 is a stylish and distinctive statement of Triumphs heritage. Combining the modern performance of the Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine with authentic styling, crafted to follow the silhouette and cues of the original Bonneville, the T120 is a timeless icon beautifully evolved.

A genuine style icon, with real pedigree, presence and performance. Building on the timeless looks of the Bonneville T120 the mean and moody T120 Black is transformed with a distinctive dark brown seat and blacked out details, including rims, grab rail, exhaust and a sophisticated paint finish in Matt Graphite or Jet Black.

 

SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED FUEL ECONOMY

Behind the 1200 Bonneville engine’s exterior is an advanced liquid cooling system sensitively designed to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – 13% better than the previous generation. This, combined with an extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.

 

THRILLING ENGINE

The authentic character of the Bonneville T120 comes to life through the 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 massive peak torque fiqure of 105Nm at a low 3100 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 next generation 1200cc delivers much more power lower down and across the whole rev range, with 50% more power at 4,500rpm. With the pin-point accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the six-speed Bonneville T120 is engineered with a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval for a smooth, linear power delivery.

 

BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND SOUND

The Bonneville 1200cc engine profile has been beautifully styled with a high level of detailing and finish to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the legendary 60’s Bonneville engine silhouette whilst incorporating contemporary components sensitively to maintain that iconic and authentic look.

With elegant pea-shooter style exhausts following a clean straight line header pipe run, the Bonneville T120 delivers the true sound of a British twin, a deep and rich note that truely matches its character, tuned to a level you would want and expect.

 

 

BONNEVILLE T120 BLACK – THE ORIGINAL STYLE ICON. A genuine style icon, with real pedigree, presence and performance.

T120 black

With all the character, detailing and finish of the T120, the Bonneville T120 Black brings a real attitude with a sophisticated dark brown seat and all-black detailing, including rims, grab rail, exhaust and engine finish. Available in 2 premium paint schemes, Jet Black or Matt Graphite, the Bonneville T120 Black is the new motorcycle style icon.

 

AUTHENTIC STYLING

Inspired by the legendary 59 Bonneville the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are styled to incorporate the original’s iconic design details and features. From the sculpted flowing lines of the tank, to the individual detailing of the lights, clocks and the iconic Bonneville silhouette, the T120 and T120 Black are timeless icons, beautifully evolved.

 

THE BEAUTIFUL BONNEVILLE T120

The Bonneville T120 features a wealth of detailing, including deep chrome multi-piece badges, grab rail, wheel rims and innovative twin skinned chrome exhaust headers and pea-shooter style silencers. Available in 4 premium classic colour schemes, Jet Black, Cinder Red or the twin paint options of Cranberry Red and Aluminium Silver or Jet Black and Pure White, both incorporating gold coach lines.

 

Capability

 

LED Rear light

LED rear light, incorporated into the classically inspired and stylish tail set-up, bring a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.

 

Engine Immobiliser

A security device that integrates a transponder into the T120 key, linked to a receiver in the ignition system, that prevents the engine from running if the correct key isn’t used.

 

USB Charging Socket

An under-seat USB socket is provided so you can charge up your essential devices.

 

ABS

The contemporary safety standard, Triumph’s anti-lock braking system sets the standard for control to the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black.

 

Ride-by-wire

The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black’s electronic ride-by-wire system enhances throttle control, responsiveness, safety and feel.

 

Riding Modes

Linked to the ride-by-wire system the two selectable Mode options ‘road and rain’ provide the rider with real control and safety.

 

Traction Control

Taking advantage of the sophisticated ride-by-wire system the T120 and T120 Black incorporates a switchable traction control system that optimises the delivery of its class leading torque.

 

Torque Assist Clutch

Bringing a light touch and feel to the clutch control of the T120 and T120 Black, the torque assist clutch system makes it easy to ride, and ride longer.

 

Heated Grips

High specification factory fitted heated grips, with a 3-mode setting, come as standard on the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black.

 

Fingertip Controls

The T120 switchgear presents a simple fingertip control scroll button for easy access to the key features on the beautiful digital clocks.

 

Twin Feature Clock

Stylish feature-packed twin clocks (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces cleverly incorporating a digital menu system accessed by a handlebar mounted scroll button. Key features include: gear position indicator, heated grip status, odometer, two trip settings, service indicator, range to empty, fuel level, average and current MPG, clock, access to turn off traction control features.

 

DRL Headlight

A contemporary standard, the Bonneville T120’s headlight incorporates the latest in daytime running lights (DRL), delivering a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.

 

Comfortable and Practical

With a relaxed riding position, comfortable seat, heated grips as standard, centre stand and passenger grab rail the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are fully equipped for maximum riding comfort and real world practicality.

 

Dynamic Handling

Both of our Bonneville T120 models feature a chassis and suspension, set-up and developed for relaxed and refined riding everyday, all day, alone or with a pillion passenger. Combining Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability with advanced levels of comfort and control, for an engaging, yet easy-going experience.

 

Comfortable and Practical

With a relaxed riding position, comfortable seat, heated grips as standard, centre stand and passenger grab rail the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are fully equipped for maximum riding comfort and real world practicality.

 

PRESTIGE ‘INSPIRATION’ KIT

The beautiful Prestige inspiration kit is a great starting point for designing your own special or to have fitted as a complete set. With the highest level of detailing and more heritage presence, the kit features an authentic chrome 4 bar tank badge, ribbed and stitched black seat, compact LED indicators, Chrome Vance & Hines pea-shooter slip on silencers, Black ‘barrel style’ handlebar grips, chrome clutch and alternator cover and throttle body embellishers.

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers and indicators are governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph dealer for availability.

 

Accessories

Over 160 Stylish accessories

With over 160 stylish and high quality accessories for the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, it’s never been easier for you to create your own special. Including Vance & Hines chrome pea-shooter style slip on silencers, beautiful leather stitched seats, chrome clutch, alternator and throttle body embellishers and a stunning authentic 4 bar Triumph tank badge to name a few.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11800 to $12050 
USD

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parrellel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 97.6 / 80 mm
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 80 Hp (59kW) @ 6,550 rpm
Max Torque EC 77.4 FT-lbs (105 Nm) @ 3,100 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tires 100/90-18
Rear Tires 150/70 R17
Front Suspension KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip status, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.
Width Handlebars 30.9 in (785 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5º
Trail 4.14 in (105.2 mm)
Dry Weight 494 lbs (224 Kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US Gallon
CO2 figures ** EUR4 Standard: 103.0 g/km

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $13200 to $13450 CDN

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parrellel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 97.6 / 80 mm
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 80 Hp (59kW) @ 6,550 rpm
Max Torque EC 77.4 FT-lbs (105 Nm) @ 3,100 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tires 100/90-18
Rear Tires 150/70 R17
Front Suspension KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip status, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.
Width Handlebars 30.9 in (785 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5º
Trail 4.14 in (105.2 mm)
Dry Weight 494 lbs (224 Kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US Gallon
CO2 figures ** EUR4 Standard: 103.0 g/km
**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £10100 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parrellel twin

Capacity               1200cc

Bore Stroke        97.6 mm / 80 mm

Compression      10.0:1

Max Power EC   80 PS/ 79 Bhp (59 kW) @ 6550 rpm

Max Torque EC 105 Nm @ 3100 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust                Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers

Final drive           x ring chain

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox               6-speed

Frame   Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm            Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheels     32-spoke 18 x 2.75in

Rear Wheels       32-spoke 17 x 4.25in

Front Tyres         100/90-18

Rear Tyres           150/70 R17

Front Suspension             KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instrument Display and Functions             LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip status, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.

Width Handlebars            785 mm

Height Without Mirror   1125 mm

Seat Height         785 mm

Wheelbase         1445 mm

Rake      25.5º

Trail       105.2 mm

Dry Weight         224 Kg

Tank Capacity    14.5 L

Fuel Consumption **     4.5 l/100 km

CO2 figures **   EUR4 Standard: 103.0 g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

 

 

 

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