2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Video Review

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick

For 2016, the ground-up new Triumph Bonneville comes in two visually disparate color options: the T120 and T120 Black. There are no performance differences between the two unless you consider back-in-black badassness to be a performance advantage. Both models begin with a base model price of $11,500, rising in $250 increments according to paint options.

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 First Ride Review

The fuel-injected, liquid-cooled parallel-Twin powering the new Bonneville is defined by its torque production, which is plentiful, and placed very low in the rev range. Triumph engineers scrutinized every detail of the Bonneville to deliver a nicely packaged, modern interpretation of a classic icon. The Bonneville comes equipped with ride modes, traction control, ABS and heated hand grips. Cruise control is an available option. In addition to the Thruxton and Thruxton R, and Street Twin, the two T120s bring the Bonneville family count to five ranging in price from $8700 ( Street Twin) to $14,500 ( Thruxton R).

For more information go to TriumphMotorcycles.com.

Helmet: Bell Bullitt Matte Metallic Titanium
Jacket: Roland Sands Design Zuma Timber

Tom Roderick
Tom Roderick

A former Motorcycle.com staffer who has gone on to greener pastures, Tom Roderick still can't get the motorcycle bug out of his system. And honestly, we still miss having him around. Tom is now a regular freelance writer and tester for Motorcycle.com when his schedule allows, and his experience, riding ability, writing talent, and quick wit are still a joy to have – even if we don't get to experience it as much as we used to.

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  • Alexander Pityuk Alexander Pityuk on Mar 23, 2016

    Nice video. Good music, cool fotage. Liked your genuine smile, when you were talking about all the improvements.

  • Starmag Starmag on Mar 29, 2016

    Less or no music please. Louder exhaust volume on more moving footage. (Footage? In digital? Whateva.) The two tones look sweet.