TRIUMPH’S NEW T120 AND T100 LAUNCHED | MANUFACTURER NEWS
Iconic T120 and T100 receive a raft of changes for 2021
2021 BONNEVILLE T120 AND T120 BLACK
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.
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.
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.
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, which makes it easier for the bike to seen by other road users.
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 set Black and Matt Graphite scheme with hand-painted silver coach lining.
2021 BONNEVILLE T100
The perfect introduction to the iconic Bonneville family, the latest generation of Triumph’s authentic and original T100 incorporates its torque-rich and thrilling performance, confidence-inspiring handling and timeless Bonneville style with a significant upgrade to the
latest 900cc High Torque twin engine delivering 10PS more power and lower emissions. Add to that a lighter overall weight, higher specification brakes and suspension, the latest rider technology and sophisticated new detailing, and you get an even more beautiful and refined
The new Triumph Bonneville T100 features a high torque, 900cc twin-cylinder Bonneville engine, which has undergone significant updates for 2021, resulting in a lighter and more responsive powertrain.
The peak power is 10PS higher than the previous generation, at 65PS at 7,400 rpm, while peak torque is 80NM at 3750 rpm, with 80% of peak torque available all the way from 2000 rpm to 7000rpm, giving strong acceleration whenever it’s needed. The updates give the new 2021 Bonneville T100 increased power and torque from a low 3500rpm and all the way up to the rev red line, which is 500rpm higher than the previous version.
The new T100 engine also exceeds EURO 5 regulations and now has lower emissions and excellent fuel economy.
Thanks to the low inertia crank shaft, lighter balancer shafts, a thin walled clutch cover and a magnesium cam cover, the engine of the new T100 is considerably lighter than the previous version, significantly contributing to the 4kg weight reduction of the new 2021 Bonneville T100. This weight loss, combined with the higher power, translates into a remarkable improvement in the throttle response and ride.
A very high service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometres helps to keep the ongoing cost of ownership low.
The handling of the 2021 Bonneville T100 has been enhanced by the 4kg weight reduction, notably improving the bike’s agility.
The T100 also comes with a higher specification Brembo 2-piston front brake for excellent stopping power, with more bite and better feel.
The new higher specification cartridge front forks, combined with the twin rear shocks and the 32-spoke classically styled wheels, further enhance the T100’s agile and easy-handling feel for a confidence-inspiring ride.
The latest generation ABS and switchable traction control are sensitively and unobtrusively incorporated to maximise the rider’s safety and to ensure a smooth riding experience.
The comfort is ensured by a comfortable rider and pillion seat, perfect for short and longer rides, and a torque-assist clutch to reduce rider fatigue.
The seat is released via a key for easy access to the under seat USB and the seat height is an accessible 790mm. Together with T100’s narrow stand-over profile, this gives a planted and secure feel at a standstill.
The new 2021 Bonneville T100 is also equipped with a new instrument dial face, with Bonneville branding and a traditional typeface. The integrated, multi-function display is easily controlled through the handlebar mounted scroll button.
Reflecting the T100’s original Bonneville DNA, there are beautiful and authentic styling details throughout, from the contrast piping on the seat, to the knee pads on the signature Bonneville tank cut-outs, the steel rear mudguard, the chrome-finished mirrors, chrome handlebars, chrome headlamp bezel and chrome filler cap. The compact and elegant rear light is fully LED for power efficiency and stylish high visibility.
The new 2021 Bonneville T100 is available in three classic colours – the Lucerne Blue and Fusion White scheme, with hand-painted silver coach lines; a sleek, single tone Jet Black option or a second twin colour scheme, in Carnival Red & Fusion White, with hand-painted
silver coach lines.
The rider can personalize their T100 thanks to a range of 117 genuine accessories. These have all been developed and tested alongside the bike to ensure perfect integration and provide plenty of options to personalise the T100 according to the rider’s taste and needs.
Available within the accessory range, owners will find a wide catalogue of luggage, plus options for seats and screens. Internally wired heated grips add comfort and aid control in colder climates, while the cruise control option lessens throttle fatigue on longer journeys.
Further blacked out style with the black exhaust headers, rings and silencers can be adopted thanks to the list of available Genuine Triumph Accessories.