Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

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Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021
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Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

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Triumph will raise its T120 models over the Euro 5 hurdle for model year 2021.

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In the 1,200 cubic twin you will still find a horsepower, which now means 80 horses at 6,550 tours.

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The maximum torque remains at 105 Nm, but is only 400 revs later at 3,500 tours. The speed range is the broadest among the Bonneville models.

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The T120 Black has black paint or a powder coating on the parts that are chrome or brushed on the T120. Including the entire exhaust system and the engine.

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The T120 comes in three lacquer versions.

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The T120 Black has two designs to choose from.

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The choice of paint does not change the price of 12,550 euros.

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Biggest plus of the new: seven kilos less weight, thanks to aluminum rim rings instead of steel.

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The weight is now 217 kilograms.

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The tank lines of the bi-color painting are drawn by hand.

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The new cockpit design with a clear scale. In the black, these parts are kept a little darker.

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The standard cruise control is also new. It is operated with just one button.

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It stays with the halogen headlights.

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In the High-Torque Twin, the centrifugal masses of the crankshaft, clutch and balance shafts have been lightened, which allows it to rev up faster.

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The Black can also be ordered in a matt two-tone finish.

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A brown seat is the only non-black part on the T120 Black.

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The 1,200 twin was allowed to keep its injection in the carburettor optics.

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The Brembo calipers at the front are new, they replace floating calipers from Nissin.

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Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021

Triumph Bonneville T120 Black 2021
The new center of the Modern Classic family

The British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is not only bringing its iconic T120 to the Euro 5 level for the 2021 model year, but is also making it even lighter and better braking.


Jens Kratschmar

02/23/2021

In this article:

  • T120, Euro 5 and seven kilos away
  • The classic all-rounder
  • Black is beautiful
  • Technology, colors, accessories and prices
  • Conclusion

She has had them all. The Bonneville. Presley, Gere, McQueen, even the great Evel Knievel drove a Triumph Bonneville at the beginning of his career. Back then it was one of the fastest iron on two wheels, today the T120 is at least one of the most beautiful. Triumph is preparing to improve even this with the update of the T120 and T120 Black to the Euro 5 standard.

T120, Euro 5 and seven kilos away

First a look at the performance data: The engine of the T120 promises a wide speed range full of pressure. After lightening the centrifugal masses on the crankshaft, clutch and balance shafts, and strengthening the cooling system, the Euro 5 engine still delivers 80 hp at 6,550 rpm, but only pushes its 105 Nm to the lightened crankshaft 400 rpm later at 3,500 rpm. Makes a simple calculation: nevertheless 3,050 revolutions of powerful torque surfing – a good half of the entire speed scale. In addition, the weight saving of seven kilograms fits in with the predecessor, which is specified with 224 kilograms. This diet is based a little on the lightened mass of the engine, but a lot on the new 18 inch rims at the front and 17 inch at the rear. Here Triumph uses aluminum instead of steel for the rim rings of the spoked wheels for the new T120, which significantly reduces the rotating and unsprung masses of the bike. Result: easier handling, better acceleration, less effort when braking. Everything is very welcome.


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The high-torque twin has been lightened with the flywheel masses of the crankshaft, clutch and balance shafts, which allows it to rev up quickly.

The classic all-rounder

Or the all-rounder among the classics. At least with Triumph. If the broad usable speed range describes the equally broad area of ​​application of the T120, the moderate ergonomics, the non-binding design and the everyone’s favorite paintwork clearly show: The Triumph Bonneville T120 should be able to do everything that a modern-classic motorcycle should be able to do. It has neither the extremes of the bobber nor the baroque charm of the Speedmaster, but clearly shows the little 900 twins who is the boss at the table when it comes to performance. The new Brembo calipers at the front, which bite into two 310 mm discs, match this performance.


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The Brembo calipers at the front are new, they replace floating calipers from Nissin.

Black is beautiful

If you still want a T120 with a more rugged style, then it is worth taking a look at the T120 Black. It is matt where the T120 shines. It’s black, where the T120 is bursting with chrome. Including the rims, handles, engine covers, mirrors, headlights, indicators, exhaust and you haven’t seen everything. Separated from this, it has a brown bench seat with an embossed Triumph logo.


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The T120 Black has black paint or a powder coating on the parts that are chrome or brushed on the T120. Including the entire exhaust system and the engine.

Technology, colors, accessories and prices

That logo can also be found in the center of the halogen headlight that Triumph chose for the T120 instead of LED lighting. A differentiator to the Bobber and Speedmaster. Triumph draws from the full with the cockpit: Depending on the color scheme, the T120 and T120 Black have new double round clocks for the speedometer and engine speed, each with a digital field for the on-board computer displays. New: the cruise control will be standard on the T120 models from 2021. ABS and disengageable traction control were there before.


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The new cockpit design with a clear scale. In the black, these parts are kept a little darker.

The T120 will come in 2021 with the well-known colors Jet Black, Cordovan Red & Silver Ice and Cobalt Blue & Silver Ice. The T120 Black is available in two finishes: Jet Black and Matt Jet Black & Matt graphite.


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It stays with the halogen headlights.

At 12,550 euros plus ancillary costs, the Euro 5 version of the Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black cost exactly 200 euros more than in 2020. The new models will be available from dealers from May 2021.

Conclusion

With the T120, Triumph has moved wonderfully between the streams of the Modern Classic world since it was released in 2016, without diluting its identity. It is not a cafe racer, it is not a cruiser or a bobber. It’s just plain classic.

With the update to Euro 5, the next chapter is opened, the update of the brakes can only be correct and seven kilos less weight – mainly due to rotating masses – can only be good.

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