Next Generation Triumph Motorcycles Unveiled

0Bonneville-GroupIn London, England, Triumph Motorcycles just introduced five new Bonneville motorcycles. These new bikes are a result of a four-year development project from the ground up. A completely new, ground up chassis design unique to each motorcycle, incorporates all-new suspension and geometry for stunning handling, stability and neutrality tailored to the style and character of each motorcycle, making them easier to ride longer.

Starting out withthe fun and accessible rideability of the new 900cc Street Twin, to the timeless style of the now 1200cc Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, through to the significanly upgraded Thruxton and Thruxton R. It’s a range to cater for all tastes built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery with truly modern capabilities, including the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection system, and liquid cooling that improves fuel economy. Each model has a totally new and unique exhaust system note that matches its character.

1Thruxton1bisThruxton2ThruxtoncompetitionThe New 1200cc Thruxton And Thruxton R. They are the ultimate modern classic Café Racers and feature Triumph authentic classic styling. They offer the power, braking, performance and handling to live up to their legendary name.

3Thruxton-R3bisThruxton-RBuilding on the capability of the Thruxton, the Thruxton R is equipped with game-changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine. With a grunty power delivery and a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950 rpm – an amazing 62% higher than the previous generation Thruxton thanks to the new 8-valve engine.  The all-new ‘low inertia – high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique a higher specification. The Thruxton R featuresBrembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks, Ohlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres.  Other features include ABS, traction control, slip assist clutch, ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentically styled twin throttle bodiesthrottle and rider modes.

The Bonneville T120 And T120 Black.
Both keep the timeless style and iconic character of the original 1959 model. Powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful, authentically styled, twin throttle bodies. The 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black is built specifically for the modern classic riding style producing a massive peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – more than 54% higher than the previous generation T100. The exhaust system on the T120 and T120 Black, which has an authentic and clean straight through design, achieved by an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run, through the cat box under the bike, and out again. ABS, traction control, slip assist clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and rider modes.

5-Street-Twin5-bisStreet-TwinThe 900 cc Street Twin is the most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high torque 900cc engine.  The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin is delivering a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm – which is an amazing 18% more than the previous generation, delivered low down and across the whole rev range.

Triumph will also release ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for riders to create their own Bonneville custom, or to have fitted by their Triumph dealer as a complete set – from Scramblers and Trackers, to Track racers and Café racers. This includes, for the first time, a full factory Thruxton R Race Performance kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.

First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012.Building around 54,500 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India

25 Responses to “Next Generation Triumph Motorcycles Unveiled”

  1. 1 Sharkey Oct 28th, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Gorgeous retro styling… like the”monobloc” injection bodies and they finally fixed that exhaust pipe. Too bad for me I gotta wait until spring for a test ride… unless I find one on my winter travels

  2. 2 Pat h Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:03 am


  3. 3 Aloha-Terry Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I like the new style…it seems to fit what Triumph retro bikes should look and feel like. I will take ride on one of these for sure.

  4. 4 Mike Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I have been waiting years for this! The only thing the bonneville/thruxton line was missing was a bigger engine.

  5. 5 Scott Welch Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Excellent lineup. Some good competition for Harley & Indian

  6. 6 Dan Kessling Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:45 am

    The 900cc Street Twin for the boys. The 1200 cc Thruxton R for the men. I am having a Triumph envy. Thanks Cyril…

  7. 7 Woody's Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Very nice. I have no idea if there’s a big market segment for this type of bike, but if so, they are poised to take it.

  8. 8 Joshua Oct 28th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    No better looking modern Cafe Racers than these ones. Bravo Triumph.

  9. 9 Necron99 Oct 28th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Stunning! Always felt the previous Bonnie and its various incarnations were a bit bland and underwhelming. Nice to see the engine performance now where it should be.
    New Thruxton 1200 and 1200R is now a bike that can live up to its image.

  10. 10 Wild Hog Oct 28th, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Royal Enfield certainly has their work cut out for them in the U.S. and U.K market to compete with these offerings.

  11. 11 SIGFREED Oct 28th, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    112Nm < 5000 rpm.., oookay, not bad. Real competition for Ducati and even some of the Japs going pseudo classic.

    Eg the Monster 1200 gives similar numbers, but continue to ~125Nm at 7250 rpm; in a machine with a dry weight of ~400lb (claimed).

    Fair enough – the Monster is not a bona fide "Modern Classic", but the 'new' Bonneville' going water-head is not all together 'classic' either (irrespective how well you attempt to disguise it). The Monster still has some 'classic' underpinnings and can be given a more traditional look with a few bits and pieces (eg round mirrors, better looking pipes, etc).

    So I think it is a worthy comparison (albeit the audiences may be slightly different). On the topic: I think decent power and handling will draw a wider audience for the Bonneville (particularly those growing out of crotch-rockets).

    All said (or not) – it looks very promising (**pricing will confirm the notion). The anglophiles should be in for an early X-mas. Let it be added, a four year project, that is not bad in itself.

    For me please, I will take the 1200R, with a Dunstall full fairing, in english racing green – thank you kindly…

    **PS: If the price is right and it has hot gained weight, it could also be keen competition, for the Sportster and the Scout.

  12. 12 Blackmax Oct 28th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Very nice !!!
    Always liked Triumph thought my taste runs toward
    Thunderbird, Storm & Rocket 3
    They are going to sell some bikes to some folks

  13. 13 James just another crazy kiwi Oct 28th, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Those are very nice MotorCycles,

    Triumph the way I hoped the Bonnie would look like when they first came out in 2001.

    They are now real opposition for Sporster ,Scout and other retro bikes out there.

    Radiator is not obtrusive and the Bread Box tank is very cool , still with out side seams but what the hell.The headers now flow properly.

    What a wee Gem !!!

    High pipe TT on the way ? lets hope so.

  14. 14 nicker Oct 28th, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    1 liter parallel twin, great idea…. 🙂

    Too bad about the radiator…. other wise i’d snap one up in a NY second…. 🙁
    (must be another capitulation to the emission Gods…)


  15. 15 don forbess Oct 29th, 2015 at 6:34 am

    When is Triumph going to get with the current times and get rid of that stupid chain rear drive? Something that antiquated takes away from current technology. Such a shame too, since they are really nice looking scooters!

  16. 16 Jeff Duval Oct 29th, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Well then… Jolly good 🙂 Me next custom project will be a Thruxton 1200R and there will be ways to hide that rad and make it kewler too. Well done Triumph! (unlike Norton that keeps trying to reinvent themselves and compete in fields they cannot win…) Honni soit qui mal y pense too 🙂 …

  17. 17 djones Oct 29th, 2015 at 8:39 am


  18. 18 Steve Berg Oct 29th, 2015 at 8:47 am

    very nice of trying to make such a big draft hole with the mufflers pointed out to the side

  19. 19 Brad Kelley Oct 29th, 2015 at 10:55 am

    A Scout or a Bonneville? I hesitate.

  20. 20 rags Oct 29th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    great looking bike

  21. 21 Iron Horse Oct 29th, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hard to believe that when the MoCo and Indian went with liquid cooling, almost every comment was negative about it. Now that Triumph has embraced it, there are only on or two nay-sayers in the bunch.

    Personally, if it takes a little liquid cooling to get a bigger, more powerful and longer lasting engine, then I’m all for it.

  22. 22 nicker Oct 29th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    “…get rid of that stupid chain rear drive? Something that antiquated takes away from current technology…”

    Why not take your thought to its logical conclusion…… which would be:

    “…get rid of that stupid motorcycle and buy a car…”


  23. 23 Axel Oct 31st, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    What’s with the ridiculous amount of clearance over the back tire? Only a dirt bike needs that much suspension travel. It looks terrible.

  24. 24 nicker Nov 1st, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    “… ridiculous amount of clearance over the back tire? …”

    (please wait till someone sits on it)


  25. 25 mike corbin Nov 2nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Extremely correct, I`m getting one ! Santa, please ?

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