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.

Triumph Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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.

Triumph Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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.

Triumph Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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.

Triumph Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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 Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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.

Triumph Bonneville T Ace
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace

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 TypeLiquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity1200 cc
Bore/Stroke97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio10.0:1
Maximum Power80 PS / 79 BHP (59 kW) @ 6,550 rpm
Maximum Torque105 Nm @ 3,100 rpm
Fuel systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustBlack 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final driveX-ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate assist clutch, cable operated
Gearbox6-speed
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheel32-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheel32-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tyre100/90-18
Rear Tyre150/70 R17
Front SuspensionKYB 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front BrakeTwin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Length2,170 mm
Width (Handlebars)785 mm
Height Without Mirrors1,125 mm
Seat Height785 mm
Wheelbase1,445 mm
Rake25.5 º
Trail105.2 mm
Dry Weight224 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity15 L
InstrumentsLCD 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 Consumption4.5 l/100km (63 MPG)
CO2 Emissions103.0 g/km

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