2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition Guide

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition: RARER THAN A GIBSON EXPLORER GUITAR.

Introducing the 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition…

Building on a shared passion for beauty, precision and performance, and inspired by the shared historical significance of the iconic 1959 Les Paul Standard and equally iconic 1959 Bonneville T120, the outcome of this unique partnership is a stunning one-of-a-kind custom edition of today’s generation of each legendary model.

Created to support The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, in its global charity efforts for men’s mental health, prostate cancer awareness and fundraising, the 1959 Legends custom edition Les Paul Standard Reissue and Bonneville T120 feature a host of beautiful hand-detailed custom touches, designed and applied in Triumph’s factory workshop.

Legendary design DNA, class-defining premium finish and detailing with truly modern capability. The latest generation T120 Bonneville has been evolved for pure riding pleasure.

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.

Capability with character, the T120 is lighter, better handling, and more responsive than ever. A genuine motorcycle icon, beautifully evolved.

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

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

For model year 2023, the legendary Bonneville T120 comes in three colours, with a stylish Triumph Jet Black, and a sophisticated Cordovan Red and Silver Ice scheme, plus a stunning new Aegean Blue and Fusion White option, with hand-painted gold line detailing on the tank. The new heritage-inspired colour scheme also features Aegean Blue mudguards, and Jet Black side panels and headlight bowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
  • TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES & GIBSON CREATE A ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM GUITAR AND MOTORCYCLE FOR THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 127 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, and KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands.

ABOUT THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) unites hundreds of thousands of classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by Mark Hawwa. After inspiration from a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage motorcycles, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community, and to raise funds for a cause important to every rider.

DGR raises funds for its charity partner, Movember, and is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs. Together, we have funded key research and community programs to help men make better connections with mates and lead happier and healthier lives.

Since its first year in 2012, our global community has raised over $31m USD for men’s health. The event operates in over 900 cities and 114 countries around the world.

FEATURES
Engine 1200cc “High Torque” parallel twin engine with 270° firing interval
Clutch Torque assist clutch
Traction Control Ride-by-wire throttle with switchable traction control
Riding Modes 2 riding modes (Road and Rain)
Suspension 41mm cartridge forks, twin rear suspension units with preload adjustment
Brakes Twin Brembo front calipers and Nissin rear caliper, with ABS
Wheels Lightweight 32-spoke wire wheels with aluminum rims
Instruments Twin clocks with analog speedometer and tachometer, and multi-function LCD displays
Lighting Headlight with LED DRL (market specific), LED rear light.
Cruise Control Cruise control with single button operation
USB Charge and Mobile Phone Storage Under seat USB charging socket
Immobilizer Immobilizer transponder built into the key
Seating Twin seat with 31.1” seat height
Service 10,000 miles/12 months service interval, whichever comes first

 

TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES & GIBSON – CUSTOM COLLABORATION
Announcing an exciting new partnership that brings together two iconic global brands, Gibson and Triumph Motorcycles, with a unique collaboration based on the legendary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar and the equally legendary 1959 Triumph Bonneville T120 motorcycle.

With a shared ambition to support the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and its global charity efforts for men’s mental health and prostate cancer awareness and fundraising.

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Triumph and Gibson Partnership

  • Inspired by the shared historic significance of the year 1959, with the legendary 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, the ‘holy-grail’ of guitars, and the equally iconic original 1959 Triumph Bonneville T120, the original British superbike and arguably the most famous name in motorcycling
  • Celebrating the timeless connection between music and motorcycle culture,
    and the passion that Gibson and Triumph designers share for beautiful design,
    precision, performance and world-class craftsmanship
  • Driven from a mutual ambition to support the global charity efforts of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, uniting motorcyclists through fundraising to support men’s health

 

Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue – 1959 Legends Custom Edition

  • A genuine guitar icon, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is the ultimate Gibson classic, and an accurate clone that’s authentic in every detail, from its iconic sunburst finish to the look and feel of each part and its incredible trademark tone.
  • The 1959 Legends Custom Edition features unique Triumph design detailing, including hand coach-lined pickguard, inspired by the Bonneville’s trademark engine fins, and etched pick-up covers, branded truss rod cover and reissue switch backplate.
  • Along with the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue certificate of authenticity, the Legends Edition also comes with its own one-of-a-kind certificate signed by Triumph CEO, Nick Bloor, and Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands.

 

Triumph Bonneville T120 – ‘1959 Legends Custom Edition’

  • The latest generation of this genuine motorcycle legend, the Bonneville T120, combines timeless character and style, with class defining modern capability
    and performance
  • The 1959 Legends Custom Edition features unique Gibson design detailing, including beautifully unique hand-painted sunburst paint scheme, featuring Jet Black painted guitar neck and headstock shape, edged with hand-painted coach lining, plus a host
    of branded touches.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

  • The 1959 Legends guitar and motorcycle will together be offered as the highest fundraiser reward for the 2022 ride
  • The 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride represents a major milestone in Triumph’s sponsorship, marking 9 incredible years of support, with over 100,000 riders in over 900 cities across the world, raising over $31million USD for men’s mental health and prostate cancer awareness.

 

Gibson and Triumph 1959 Legends inspiration

Celebrating the shared historic resonance of the year 1959, the custom collaboration project honours the two iconic products central to each brand’s story – the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard and the 1959 Triumph Bonneville T120, both considered to be the holy-grail of their worlds, and both still manufactured and sold today.

A genuine guitar icon, and a priceless music legend, the 1959 Les Paul Standard is the ultimate Gibson classic. And the Custom Shop 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue is more than just a tribute, it’s an authentic and accurate clone. Matched to that, the ultimate classic motorcycle icon, the legendary 1959 Bonneville T120, delivered ground-breaking performance, making it the original British superbike. While today’s equivalent, the category-leading Bonneville T120 combines that timeless character and style, with modern capability and performance.

Inspired by the shared 1959 history and the enduring connection between music and motorcycle culture from the birth of rock and roll to the teenage café racer and beyond, Gibson and Triumph set out to create a unique custom edition to highlight and support the incredibly important fundraising aims and passion of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

 

Triumph Factory Custom Detailing

Reflecting the passion that Gibson and Triumph designers share for beautiful design,
precision, performance and world-class craftsmanship, the 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue and Bonneville T120 were chosen to be hand-customised by Triumph’s world-leading design team at the Triumph factory workshop in Hinckley, the global HQ and home of Triumph.

Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue – 1959 Legends custom design detailing:

  • Unique Jet Black scratch plate with hand-painted coach lining to celebrate the signature machined engine cooling fins of the classic Bonneville T120
  • Elegant Triumph logo laser etched into the lower pickup cover
  • Unique hand-painted Jet Black pickup cover surrounds
  • Low-profile electroformed metallic gold Triumph badge applied to the headstock
  • Beautifully cast, painted and hand-finished reissue switch backplate on the back of the guitar, featuring the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” partnership logo, designed to echo the Bonneville T120 alternator cover badge design

 

Triumph Bonneville T120 – 1959 Legends custom design detailing:

  • Beautiful and unique custom paint scheme to match the Iced Tea Burst finish of the guitar, featuring Jet Black painted guitar neck and headstock design on the top of the tank, edged with hand-painted coach lining, showcasing the expert skills of Triumph’s custom paint team
  • Low-profile electroformed metallic gold “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” badges applied to the tank, side panels and front mudguard
  • Laser etched fuel filler cap featuring Gibson logo
  • Custom brown real leather seat, designed to match the leather guitar case, with additional detailing including diamond stitching, embroidered Triumph logo and custom pick holders
  • Bespoke alternator badge featuring intricate detailing and the “Triumph Gibson 1959 Legends” logo

 

Certificate of authenticity:

  • Bespoke 1959 Legends Editions certificate, signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, and Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands.

 

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites hundreds of thousands of classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012, the ‘dress dapper’ themed ride aims to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community by raising funds for a cause important to every rider.

Since its first year, the DGR’s global community has raised over $31m USD for its charity partner, Movember, and now operates in over 900 cities and 114 countries around the world.

This year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will take place on Sunday 22nd May with pre-registration already open to riders across the world, and official registration and fundraising starting on 28th March.

 

Gibson 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Gibson Les Paul is practically synonymous with rock and roll, becoming the go-to axe for countless guitar heroes including Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, and Guns N’ Roses’ Slash. It’s as versatile an instrument as it is iconic, and in the right hands can wring thunderous riffs, molten solos and warm, clean tones from it in equal measure.

Known as the Holy Grail of Guitars, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard represents the pinnacle of electric guitar innovation during Gibson’s enduring golden age. The Gibson Les Paul Standards from 1958 to 1960 are among the most collectible vintage guitars in the world, with the Gibson 1959 model as the most highly coveted of all. No specific Gibson guitar carries more intrigue and gravitas than the 1959 Les Paul Standard. Rare and highly-collectible, it has become the most iconic guitar in history, (under 650 were made), and before long, it was adopted by some of the world’s greatest guitarists–Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Rick Nielsen and Jason Isbell, to name a few.

“It’s just a beautiful guitar and a fantastic instrument, and obviously it was adopted by dozens of hugely influential players,” says Mat Koehler, Senior Director of Product Development, Gibson Brands. “Guitar gods all favored this model. So, when you put that all together, it’s no wonder why the values are large fractions of a million dollars for originals.”

 

1200CC 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 AND 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.

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.

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.

BONNEVILLE T120 RANGE IN NUMBERS
1959 GENESIS
1200 CC BONNEVILLE TWIN
77.4 LB-FT PEAK TORQUE
116 ACCESSORIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $  USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £ (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 Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome 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)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
Wet Weight 520 lb (236 kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 L / 100km)
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.

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition – 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 Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome 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)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
Wet Weight 520 lb (236 kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 L / 100km)
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.
SERVICE
Service Interval 10,000 miles/12 months service interval, whichever comes first

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Gibson Les Paul 1959 Edition – 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 Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome 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
Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Wet Weight 236 kg
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.
SERVICE
Service Interval 10,000 miles/16,000 Km or 12 Months, whichever comes first

 

 

 

 

 

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