Triumph Bonneville T120
The Bonneville T120 was Edward Turner’s last production design at Triumph. With a 649cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) engine, the T120 was based on the Triumph Tiger T110 and was fitted with twin carburettors as standard.
Launched as “The Best Motorcycle in the World” in 1959, the Triumph Bonneville T120 was aimed mainly at the lucrative US market where enthusiasts were demanding extra performance. But it was just as popular in the UK with the “Ton Up Boys”. Ours is a 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120, benefiting from the later unit construction engine and stiffer frame, dispatched from the factory to its first owner in Huddersfield on June 10 1964. It’s sporty, rewarding, lighter and a bit quicker than the BSA.
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- Gears:Right foot
- Brakes:Twin shoe