Triumph Motorcycles has commenced bookings across India for its new Bonneville T120 motorcycle that has been priced at ₹ 8,70,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The British bike maker has started bookings across all 12 dealerships. The all-new Bonnie range was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year and goes back to its roots in terms of styling, while upgrading the mechanicals to modern times, complete with new electronics, rider aids and gizmos.
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At the outset, the new Triumph Bonneville T120 gets a larger 1200cc 'high torque' 8-valve, parallel-twin engine that produces 79bhp and 105Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. All that power can be tamed as well with Triumph providing multiple riding modes - Rain and Road; apart from the electronic aids including ABS, switchable traction control and liquid cooling. You also get Ride-by-Wire, fuel injection and a new engine management system on the new Bonnie, which allows for a liner power delivery.
More importantly though, the new Triumph Bonneville T120 retains most design elements from the original version of 1959. The distinctive classic lines make the model stand out, but there are plenty modern day bits too including a twin-pod instrument cluster with LCD display, LED DRL equipped headlamp, LED tail light and heated grips.
Speaking on the commencement of bookings, Triumph Motorcycles India, MD, Vimal Sumbly said, "The original Bonneville T120 has enjoyed a great legacy and character amongst its loyalists. We are sure the Indian customers will take to the new, modern yet authentic T120 with absolute zeal and pride. It comes with real pedigree, presence and performance yet retains its class. We look forward to exciting times ahead with our new range."
Triumph has introduced three motorcycles from the Bonneville family in India which includes the new entry-level Street Twin, T120 and the Thruxton R. The latter though will be launched later in the year and is by far the fastest road going Bonneville to come from the manufacturer. The T120 will be available in four classic colours including Cranberry Red, Jet Black and Pure White, with hand painted coach lines as well as Cinder Red.
Triumph India is also offering over 160 custom accessory options for the T120 inclusive of the Vance & Hines chrome peashooter style slip on silencers, beautiful stitched seats, chrome clutch, alternator and throttle body embellishers and an authentic 4-bar Triumph tank badge. There is also the 'Prestige inspiration kit' that riders can opt for and comes with Authentic chrome '4 bar' tank badge, ribbed and stitched black seat, compact LED indicators, chrome Vance & Hines peashooter slip on silencers, black 'Barrel style' handlebar grips; chrome clutch cover, alternator cover and throttle body embellishers.