Improvements made to the iconic British bikes include performance, refinement, comfort, and specifications.
The story of the Bonneville began in 1959 with the original T120. This bike revolutionized the way motorcycles were made and went on to become a British icon. The popularity of the Bonneville soared and many models were launched throughout the years. When the bikes were reintroduced again in 2001, they reintroduced the world to a modern version of the British classic motorcycle. Since then, over 3,67,000 Bonnies have been sold making it the most popular motorcycle line-up from Triumph.
In 2015 the line-up was revised with many improvements and introduction of new models. Now, the British manufacturer from Hinckley has once again updated the Bonneville lineup with the new EU5/BS6 emission norms. Improvements include better performance, better comfort, more refinement, and higher specifications. Let’s take a look at the new 2021 Bonneville family.
The T120 is the flagship model in the Bonneville lineup. Updates have been made to the 1,200cc twin to make it more responsive. These includes reduction in mass and inertia that will also allow for better efficiency. Despite the new Euro5 engine, power has still been updated. The T120 now produces 78bhp @ 6,550rpm and 150Nm@3,500rpm of torque. The 2021 Bonneville T120 also gets a few design updates including lightweight aluminum rims and a new instrument 3D dial. Higher spec Brembo brakes have also been added as well as enhanced riding modes and traction control settings. There will also be a total of 116 accessories available.
The lower spec Bonneville gets the same 1,200cc twin as before but power figures have been pumped up by 7bhp to 64bhp@7,400rpm and 80Nm@3,750rpm of torque. The engine also gets new updates to make it more responsive and rev higher. The new T100 is also lighter by 4kgs and will feature new cartridge forks and new Brembo brakes. It will also get a new instrument cluster and a total of 117 accessories are on offer.
The Street Twin is the best-selling model in the Bonneville family. Over 30,000 have been sold since 2016. The 900cc twin will now be Euro5 compliant but without any loss of power. An output of 64bhp@7,500rpm and 80Nm@3,800rpm is available. The Street Twin will also get new cast wheels, side body panels, an improved bench seat and brushed aluminum headlight bracket, and 120 accessories will be available. A limited-edition Street Twin called the Gold Line will also be available with only 1,000 units on sale.
The Speedmaster will also now get the new Euro5 1,200cc twin engine. Power is rated at 77bhp and 106Nm. Triumph has also said that the Speedmaster will have better handling and improved font suspension. A new rider and pillion seat has also been introduced as well as new instrumentation. A total of 79 accessories will be available for the Speedmaster.
The modern-retro Bobber also features the new and improved 1,200cc twin that produces 77bhp and 106Nm of torque. It also sports a larger 12-litre fuel tank, high spec Brembo brakes, new Showa forks, 16-inch fat front wheel, new LED light with DRLs, adjustable foot pegs, and new blacked-out styling. Added rider aids include new riding modes, torque assist clutch, ABS with switchable traction, and single button cruise control. A total of 77 accessories will be on offer.
All the new motorcycles will come with 16,000km service intervals and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty. Prices for the new Bonneville motorcycles have not been announced for India yet, but we do expect these motorcycles to be offered from March onwards. You also might be wondering why the Thruxton and the Speed Twin are not a part of the new line-up, and that’s because the Thruxton was already updated last year and the Speed Twin was only recently launched. Triumph has also mentioned that the 2021 Scrambler 1200 XC and XE, as well as the 2021 Street Scrambler will be revealed in April this year.