2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Guide

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

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2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black : JET BLACK.

Introducing the 2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black…

Sophisticated and moody, the iconic T120 Black. All the Bonneville style and performance, making even more of a statement.

The definitive British motorcycle icon takes its torque-rich 1200cc twin performance, sophisticated set up and beautiful Bonneville DNA and significantly upgrades it for 2021, delivering a new benchmark for timeless character and easy riding capability. With a significantly enhanced handling set-up, courtesy of a major 7kg weight saving, new lightweight aluminium wheel rims and new higher specification Brembo brakes, plus new rider technology, including cruise control and enhanced riding modes and an even more responsive throttle, the Bonneville legend continues.

 

 

Engine and performance

The engine of the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black is Triumph’s signature 1200cc, high-torque British twin, which has been developed for an even better riding experience.

For 2021 the new T120’s engine mass has been reduced significantly through the use of a lighter crankshaft. Together with an optimised clutch and balancer shafts this has also reduced inertia, which provides the new generation with a notably more immediate and responsive throttle.

The T120 has been specifically tuned to deliver high torque, from low down in the rev range all the way through the mid-range, giving exhilarating performance throughout.

The 1200 twin engine delivers 105 Nm of peak torque at a very low 3500 rpm and its power peaks 80 PS at 6,550 rpm.

With its sensitively designed liquid cooling system, the upgraded 2021 engine exceeds EURO 5 requirements, giving lower emissions than the previous generation and excellent fuel economy.

Both the T120 and T120 black come with a very high service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometres helping to keep the ongoing cost of ownership low.

 

Enhanced Handling

The handling of the new T120 has been enhanced for 2021 with a 7kg weight saving. The all-new aluminium wheel rims (18’’ X 2.75’’ on the front and 17’’ X 4.25’’ on the rear) give a major reduction in unsprung weight and inertia, making the new T120 more agile and manoeuvrable when riding, and also when you’re moving the bike around at standstill.

The braking system has been improved with a higher specification Brembo front brake, with a twin disc set-up and 2 piston sliding calipers giving excellent stopping power and improved feel. Safety and control have also been maximised thanks to Triumph’s latest generation ABS and switchable traction control.

The combination of weight saving, new wheels and higher specification brake set-up makes the new T120 the best handling Bonneville T120 ever.

 

Enhanced Technology

The new T120 comes with higher specification technology compared to its previous version, with cruise control now fitted as standard along with enhanced riding modes.

The cruise control is set via a dedicated button on the handlebar, making it extremely user friendly for the rider as well as the selection of the riding modes. The rider can select between the Rain and Road riding modes, which will adapt the behaviour of the bike according to the riding conditions.

Other high spec rider focussed technology that come as standard include a torque-assist clutch, which reduces rider fatigue in heavy traffic or on longer journeys; an engine immobiliser incorporated into the key, a handy under-seat USB charging socket and the internal wiring ready to plug in the accessory fit heated grips.

The headlight incorporates this distinctive LED daytime running light, where market legislation permits, which makes it easier for the bike to seen by other road users.

 

Enhanced Style

The unmistakeable and iconic Bonneville silhouette and style have been further enhanced by a set of touches that blend the T120’s iconic style with Triumph’s latest premium features.

The twin clock set-up has a new premium 3D dial face with Bonneville branding and traditional typeface and colours.  The multi-functional digital display provides the rider with all necessary information, such as riding mode settings, cruise control status, gear position indicator and much more, and it is all controlled through the intuitive and easily accessible scroll button mounted on the handlebar.

The iconic sculpted Bonneville tank with knee pads carries a new 3-bar heritage chromed metal badge, adding a new styling touch to the already unmistakeable T120 design.

On the classic Bonneville T120, premium chrome finishes have been used throughout, maintaining the signature timeless style, including on the mirrors, mudguard stay, indicators, silencers, handlebars, headlamp bezel and filler cap. The seat is finished with contrast piping, a ribbed top and carries an embossed Triumph logo.

Alternatively, with the mean and moody Bonneville T120 Black you get a host of premium blacked-out details and components, including wheel rims, grab rail, engine covers, mirrors, headlamp bezel, indicators, and exhaust, plus a stylish brown bench seat with embossed Triumph logo.

And a set of 116 genuine Triumph accessories are available for the T120 range, enabling riders to personalise their motorcycles.

The T120 is available in 3 stylish colour schemes, including a Jet Black single colour option, or a choice of two twin colour schemes; Cordovan Red and Silver Ice, and the Cobalt Blue and Silver Ice, both of which feature hand-painted gold lining.

For the T120 Black, there is a choice of Jet Black or a sophisticated Matt Jet Black and Matt Graphite scheme with hand-painted silver coach lining.

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

  • Updated EURO 5 compliant 1200cc High Torque twin engine
  • More responsive and lower emissions

– ENHANCED HANDLING

  • 7kg lighter
  • New lightweight aluminium wheel rims
  • New higher specification Brembo brakes and twin discs
  • More dynamic, agile and neutral ride

– ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY

  • New cruise control fitted as standard
  • Enhanced road and rain riding modes

– ENHANCED STYLE AND DETAILING

  • New instrument face and branding

– 116 ACCESSORIES

NEW BONNEVILLE T120
Enhanced performance, handling and technology, timeless Bonneville design DNA: The definitive British motorcycle icon, beautifully evolved.

The original silhouette and style of the legendary Bonneville, with a premium modern finish. Enhanced capability. Uncompromised character.

TIMELESS BONNEVILLE DESIGN DNA
Beautifully evolved for a new generation, today’s Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are modern icons, with all the spirit of the 1959 original.

1200CC HT ENGINE
The famously torque-rich Bonneville motor features a new, lighter crank for improved response.

ENHANCED HANDLING
A total 15 lb weight saving with lighter wheels and improved Brembo brakes deliver even more spirited agility and surefooted confidence.

HIGH SPECIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
Beautifully integrated technology includes enhanced riding modes, advanced ABS, switchable traction control and new standard fit cruise control.

ICONIC STYLING
Premium hand-finished paintwork with new tank badges provide a class-leading finish, while new instrument faces add to the beautiful touches.

 

 

BONNEVILLE 2021 BRITISH ICONS. BEAUTIFULLY EVOLVED. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE CAPABILITY. MORE STYLE.

Triumph’s legendary modern classic motorcycle family has been evolved for 2021, with a host of significant updates across the line-up, including enhanced performance, capability and style.

From the timeless classic Bonneville T120, T120 Black and T100, to the stylish and contemporary custom Street Twin and new Street Twin Gold Line limited edition, the laid-back Bonneville Speedmaster cruiser and the pure custom Bonneville Bobber, each one has been beautifully evolved.

1959 BONNEVILLE T120. The original British Superbike.

When the Bonneville T120 was launched in 1959 it changed the motorcycle world, not just because of its stunning looks, but also because it redefined what performance and motorcycling was all about. The combination of its twin cylinder and twin carburettor performance, its step change in handling and a new and unique blend of British design with 50’s Americana made the T120 a global success, where it went on to play a huge part in the explosion of 1960’s teenage biking culture in the UK, and across the world.

This legendary Triumph was famously named after the 1956 motorcycle land speed record breaking ‘Texas Cee-Gar’ streamliner Triumph, which smashed the world record hitting 214.4mph at the home of speed, the Bonneville salt flats in the USA, piloted by Texan racing legend Johnny Allen.

With a performance advantage, due to its parallel twin Triumph engine in a unique new twin carb set-up, and lightweight Triumph chassis, this original Bonneville T120 became the starting point for many of the modern classic motorcycle styles available today, where riders in the 60’s modified the T120 to create the first Bonnie café racers, custom roadsters, cruisers, bobbers and desert sled scramblers. Each of those custom bike styles went on to become iconic motorcycles in their own right, which continue today – all from that original 59 Bonneville DNA. These original customs become the bike of choice for famous motorcyclists across multiple generations, who used the Bonneville to race, ride and personalise including American movie legend Steve McQueen.

In the modern era at Triumph’s R&D center in Hinckley the Bonneville evolution has continued since its re-introduction into the line-up in 2001, with a focus on maintaining that original essence and iconic signature design features, from the timeless silhouette to their signature British twin torque rich performance and sound, married to truly modern capability and a ride to match its legendary looks. With a commitment and promise to always deliver today’s Bonneville’s, this new 2021 generation once again takes a step forward with Triumphs class leading handling, premium finish and thrilling performance – all designed to deliver today’s Bonneville.

 

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

BLACKED OUT FINISHED

Imposing presence, with a tough blacked-out finish, from its engine to its sweeping twin-skin exhaust, and classic wire-spoked wheels, the dark and moody T120 Black is the definition of sophisticated style.

 

1200 CC HT TWIN ENGINE

The 1200cc parallel twin retains all of its power, torque-rich performance, and trademark sound and charismatic 270° firing interval, while gaining a sharper, more responsive delivery.

 

ENHANCED HANDLING SET-UP

Weight savings totalling 7kg include lighter aluminium wheel rims to deliver improved agility and acceleration. High-quality suspension ensures modern handling and rider comfort.

 

HIGHER SPECIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

Beautifully integrated modern technology includes cruise control, ride-by-wire, switchable traction control, ABS and two riding modes, improving your ride without compromising your style.

 

BEAUTIFUL TWIN DIAL INSTRUMENTS

Striking, yet easy-to-read in all light conditions, the premium new 3D dial faces deliver all of the key information with precision and clarity.

 

BRAKES

The latest generation ABS with twin-piston Brembo floating front calipers and 310mm discs give superb feel and power for confident braking.

 

CRUISE CONTROL

Simple, single-button cruise control is now fitted as standard, enhancing comfort and reducing fatigue on longer journeys.

 

ENHANCED RIDING MODES

The T120’s incredible versatility is enhanced by Rain and Road riding modes that now adjust both throttle response and traction control settings, to suit the riding conditions.

 

DEDICATED CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

The Bonneville’s legendary chassis and suspension set-up blends easy, confident handling with a relaxed riding position and low 31.1 in seat height. Now 15.5 lb lighter, it’s more agile and maneuverable than ever.

 

PRACTICALITY & COMFORT

The relaxed riding position makes the T120 as perfect for commuting as it is for weekends spent exploring. And with a dual seat that offers all-day comfort, it’s just as much for fun for two-up riding and touring.

 

ACCESSORIES

With 116 Genuine Triumph Accessories to personlize your ride; all designed and tested to the same high standards as our bikes, including the same 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty.

 

BEAUTIFUL DETAILS

Crafted and refined details such as the new 3-bar classic tank badge and classic machined engine fins, plus hand-painted coach lining on the twin color scheme options, are faithful to the iconic 1959 Bonneville.

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 12500 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ 13,450 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 10,800 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6
Stroke 80
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 79 HP @ 6550 RPM
Max Torque EC 77.4 LB-FT @ 3500 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 torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, with twin cradles
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 2.75” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 4.25” x 17”
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 30.7 in (780 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.7 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57.1 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 4.1 in (105.2 mm)
Dry Weight 520 lb (236 kg) Wet Weight
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
CO2 Figures EPA Procedure CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 40 CFR Part 86 Subpart F. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6
Stroke 80
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 79 HP @ 6550 RPM
Max Torque EC 77.4 LB-FT @ 3500 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 torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, with twin cradles
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 2.75” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 4.25” x 17”
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 30.7 in (780 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.7 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57.1 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 4.1 in (105.2 mm)
Dry Weight 520 lb (236 kg) Wet Weight
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
CO2 Figures EPA Procedure CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 40 CFR Part 86 Subpart F. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6 mm
Stroke 80 mm
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 80 PS / 78.9 bhp (58.8 kW) @ 6550 rpm
Max Torque EC 105 Nm @ 3500 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 torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, twin cradle frame
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 18 x 2.75 inches
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 17 x 4.25 inches
Front Tyre 100/90-18
Rear Tyre 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 780 mm
Height Without Mirror 1100 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1450 mm
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 105.2 mm
Dry Weight 236 (WET WEIGHT) kg
Tank Capacity 14.5 L
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 l/100km)
CO2 Figures 107 g/km EURO 5 CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

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