The Bonneville will surprise its world in more than one way. If the style has hardly changed since the 865 cm3 version, itself largely copied from the Bonnie of the Sixties, its level of quality has jumped and its technology has nothing to envy to many machines in many segments..
Now T 120, the Bonneville is no longer the placid machine with shortness of breath and limited muscle. Equipped with a large parallel twin of 1200 cm3, the English bike now sends more than 10 mkg. Hearty! With a respectable 80 horsepower topping the couple. And the box contains much more than a twin cylinder and pieces of steel. On board is shared an anti-skid, an ABS, a Ride-by-Wire system combined with two injection maps (Road or rain), an anti-theft system by coded key, an anti-dribble clutch, front and rear lights to LEDs, heated grips with triple configuration and a USB accessory socket.
The Black edition, as the name suggests, is black in color. But more only. The old series Black was satisfied only with a color. The 1200 is available in two volumes: Jet Black, and a pronounced Matt Graphite gray. To mark its difference, the T 120 Black is distinguished by a brown saddle and full black details: the rims, the engine finish, the exhausts, the headlight rim, the rods holding the mirrors and the front fender, the passenger foot controls and toe clips, turn signal housings and passenger handles.
Like the Bonneville T 120, the Black can be equipped with a lot of accessories and the Prestige kit for more charisma. He understands :
– An authentic chrome four bar tank badge
– A black stitched and ribbed saddle
– Transparent black LED flashing lights
– Vance conical mufflers & Chrome hines
– Handles "ball" black
– A chain guard, alternator and clutch covers as well as chrome throttle body covers.
In March 2019, Triumph launched a major recall campaign for its Bonneville and Street models manufactured between August 11, 2015 and January 13, 2019.
It is therefore the Bonneville T100, T120, Street Twin, Street Cup and Street Scrambler (or 68,686 motorcycles in the world) which were asked to go through the dealership for a problem of "clutch cable that could come in contact with the main harness wiring and damage it", with a risk of malfunction of the lighting and indicators as well as a loss of power.
Serial number ranges of affected models
e5 * 168/2013 * 00009 * 00
e5 * 168/2013 * 00011 * 00
e5 * 168/2013 * 00012 * 00
e11 * 168/2013 * 00260 * 00
e5 * 168/2013 * 00003 * 00
e9 * 168/2013 * 11259 * 00
More specifically concerned:
Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T100 Black from 2017 to 2019
Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black from 2016 to 2019
Street Cup year 2017 and 2018
Street Scrambler vintage 2017 and 2018
Street Twin from 2016 to 2018
The owners of the affected machines have been contacted by the manufacturer in order to proceed with the repair free of charge. To check if your motorcycle is affected by this recall, go here and enter its serial number. No information on the number of French motorcycles incriminated is specified.
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1200 BONNEVILLE T 120 Black 2016
Model marketed in
about 190 km / h
The technical aspect
Triumph 1200 BONNEVILLE T 120 Black 2017
- Tank: 14.5 liters
- Width: 785 mm
- Height: 1,125 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,445 mm
- Dry weight: 224 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(97.6 x 80 mm)
at 6550 rpm
at 3,100 rpm