2016 Triumph Bonneville and Triumph Thruxton range revamp
Triumph have revealed a new generation of Bonneville models, with new engines, new chassis and new suspension. The headline act is the beautiful new 1200cc Thruxton R.
Triumph has overnight introduced the next generation of the iconic Bonneville – with five new Bonneville motorcycles. Starting out with accessibility of the new 900cc Street Twin, to the now 1200cc Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, through to the significanly up-specced Thruxton and Thruxton R, it really is a range to cater for all tastes.
Powered by an all-new 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 a new ‘ground up’ chassis and suspension design unique to each Bonneville – delivering handling, comfort and control.
This four year project, that started from the ground up and has resulted in the next generation of the iconic Bonneville with a family of five new motorcycles with authentic Bonneville character, style and presence and driven by an all-new Bonneville engine family.
With a dedicated chassis and suspension package for each new model and a package of rider-focused technology for enhanced confidence, control and performance, the new Bonneville family all ride and handle how a class-leading, truly modern classic should.
The new Bonneville model line up
Five all new Bonneville models with modern performance.
The Street Twin is the most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high torque 900cc engine.
The timeless style and iconic character of the original 1959 model is reborn in the classy and authentic Bonneville T120 and effortless cool Bonneville T120 Black, powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful, authentically styled, twin throttle bodies.
The new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal. With genuine poise, power and performance, they are the ultimate modern classic café racers. Both with beautifully imposing and authentic styling, they have the power, braking, performance and handling to live up to their legendary name. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the Thruxton R is equipped to a higher specification with Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks, Ohlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres.
The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin – Delivering a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm – which is an amazing 18% more than the previous generation, delivered low down and across the whole rev range.
The 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black – Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, it produces a massive peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – more than 54% higher than the previous generation T100.
The game-changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine – With a grunty power delivery and a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950 rpm – an amazing 62% higher than the previous generation Thruxton thanks to the new 8-valve engine. This all-new ‘low inertia – high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique airbox. Triumph’s latest generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentically styled twin throttle bodies is also a feature of the new Thruxton R.
All with truly modern capability, including the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection system, and liquid cooling that improves fuel economy by an amazing 36% on the Street Twin alone. In addition, the 1200’s all feature rider modes for enhanced responsiveness and control.
Each model has a totally new exhaust system and a unique exhaust note that matches its character, tuned to a level that you can feel and hear.
The exhaust system on the T120 and T120 Black, which has an authentic and clean straight through design, achieved by an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run, through the cat box under the bike, and out again.
The inclusion of safety aids such as ABS, traction control, slip assist clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and rider modes (T120, T120 Black, Thruxton R and Thruxton), distinctive LED rear lights on all models and LED DRL headlights on all the 1200s (where legislation allows), USB charging socket and an engine immobiliser.
A completely new, ground up chassis design unique to each motorcycle, incorporates all-new suspension and geometry, so all of the new models deliver stunning handling, stability and neutrality tailored to the style and character of each motorcycle, making them easier to ride for longer. This is particularly true when combined with the light action of the new slip assist clutch.
Triumph will also launch a new Bonneville custom accessories range including new exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, from mudguard removal kits, to bench seats and compact bullet indicators to name only a few.
Triumph will also release ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for riders to create their own Bonneville custom, or to have fitted by their Triumph dealer as a complete set – from Scramblers and Trackers, to Track racers and Café racers. This includes, for the first time, a full factory Thruxton R Race Performance kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.
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