NAMED AFTER the salt flats in Utah where Triumph set the motorcycle world land speed record in 1956, Bonneville was the original British Superbike and a genuine motorcycle icon recognised the world over.
We are proud to announce the opening of a new chapter in the story of the most famous name and distinctive silhouette in motorcycling: the next generation of the iconic Triumph Bonneville. A family of five exciting new motorcycles with 100 percent authentic Bonneville character, style and presence, all featuring a class-defining level of performance, capability and quality, driven by an all-new Bonneville engine family.
The Street Twin is our most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high-torque 900 cc engine. With its unique character, distinctive sound, stripped-back styling and dynamic riding experience, the new Street Twin is the perfect Bonneville for today’s rider and the perfect starting point for personalisation.
The timeless style and iconic character of the original 1959 model is reborn in the classy and authentic Bonneville T120 and cool Bonneville T120 Black. Both crafted to the highest standard of detailing, quality and finish, and matched by the capability and performance of a truly modern classic. Powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200 cc high-torque engine, fed by beautiful, authentically styled, twin throttle bodies.
The new 1200 cc 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.
The Bonneville engine family is the new heart of the iconic British twin. Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, each new engine delivers more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery and a richer sound you can really feel and hear.
The 900 cc high-torque engine of the new Street Twin delivers a massive peak torque figure of 80 Nm at a low 3200 rpm, an amazing 18 percent more than the previous generation, delivered low down and across the whole rev range.
The 1200 cc high-torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black produces a massive peak torque figure of 105 Nm at a low 3100 rpm, more than 54 percent higher than the previous generation T100.
The game-changing 1200 cc high-power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine has immediate, exciting power delivery and a massive peak torque figure of 112 Nm at 4950 rpm, an amazing 62 percent higher than the previous generation Thruxton.
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 percent on the Street Twin alone.
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 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 rider-focused technology delivers an engaged and safer ride without compromising the style or character of the bikes. This includes 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.
With the launch of our new Bonneville custom accessories range, presenting more than 470 new, stylish, high quality accessories, it’s never been easier to create your own special. This includes new exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts from mudguard removal kits to bench seats and beautiful compact bullet indicators to name only a few.
To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of exciting ‘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 brat 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.
The interest and appeal of modern classic motorcycles is growing and evolving quickly. From the rider’s perspective, they want beautiful motorcycles with real character and traditional values combined with contemporary levels of refinement and capability. Our new Bonneville family takes the legendary story to the next chapter. They are what our customers have asked for and what the next generation of Bonneville should be — more beautiful, more powerful and more capable.
With all of the character and style of the iconic original, and the power, performance and capabilities modern riding demands, the new Bonneville family takes the legend into the 21st century.