2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace Limited Edition
Triumph pulled the covers of the Bonneville T120 Ace Limited Edition late last year and Australian stocks of a model which will see a run of only 1400 units are arriving now. The bike is a homage to the first generation of cafe racers, as well as the iconic Ace Cafe in London. Pricing for the T120 Ace is $18,450 plus on-road costs.
This special edition features a host of special features, such as the blacked out urban ‘traffic light racer’ theme, including a matt Storm Grey/Ace Cafe stripe paint scheme and graphics.
Also featured is the ‘Head down – Hold on’ tank graphic design, as well as black four bar Triumph tank badges, black intake covers and engine badges and a black bench seat.
The minimal fender set-up is thanks to the removal kit fitted as standard in most markets, with bullet LED indicators as standard fitment.
The 2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace will be a limited run of 1400 worldwide, each of which will come with a numbered certificate, signed by both Nick Bloor and modern Ace Cafe founder Mark Wilsmore.
Naturally the T120 Ace is based on the Bonneville T120 Black, with the 1200cc High Torque twin Bonneville engine, dedicated chassis and suspension set-up for relaxed riding every day, all day, alone or with a pillion.
The character of the Bonneville T120 comes to life through the 1200cc High Torque eight-valve, parallel Bonneville twin engine, built specifically for the modern classic riding style, and producing a peak torque figure of 105Nm at just 3100 rpm – 54% more than the previous generation.
Accurate throttle response is provided by Triumph’s latest generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, with the six-speed 1200 Bonneville engine engineered for a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval.
Behind the 1200 engine’s exterior sits a liquid cooling system, integrated to minimise visual impact while achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – 13% better than the previous generation. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 16,000km dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.
Peashooter style exhausts, follow a clean ‘straight line run’ achieved through a twin skin design that covers the pipe run through the cat box and out again. It delivers the sound of a British twin, with a deep and rich exhaust note that matches the T120 character.
The Bonneville T120 Ace also shares all of the T120 Black’s rider-focused technology to deliver control, safety and rider confidence, while maintaining the authentic Bonneville style and character.
Triumph’s variable anti-lock braking system (ABS) brings a high level of safety and control to the Bonneville, alongside the ride-by-wire system and switchable traction control system.
Two riding modes are linked to the ride-by-wire system, with the two options ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ providing the rider with greater control and safety for varied road conditions. The torque assist clutch also brings a light touch and feel to the lever for everyday ridability.
The T120 Ace also incorporates daytime running lights (DRL) that delivers a distinctive light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability (in most markets). The LED rear light is built into the classically inspired tail set-up, with an integrated number plate light.
Other standard features include heated grips with a three-mode settings, while an underseat USB socket provides for riders needing charge up their essential devices.
A transponder integrated into the T120 key it matched to an engine immobiliser, boosting security, with stylish twin clocks packed with features and boasting 3D dial faces, cleverly incorporating a digital menu system. Elegant switchgear presents simple controls for easy access to the key features on the twin clocks at a rider’s fingertips.
|Bonneville T120 Ace Specifications|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6 x 80 mm|
|Maximum Power||80 PS / 79 BHP (59 kW) @ 6,550 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||105 Nm @ 3,100 rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers|
|Final drive||X-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch, cable operated|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheel||32-spoke 18 x 2.75in|
|Rear Wheel||32-spoke 17 x 4.25in|
|Rear Tyre||150/70 R17|
|Front Suspension||KYB 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel|
|Front Brake||Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Width (Handlebars)||785 mm|
|Height Without Mirrors||1,125 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Dry Weight||224 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15 L|
|Instruments||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip status, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.|
|Fuel Consumption||4.5 l/100km (63 MPG)|
|CO2 Emissions||103.0 g/km|