The Bonneville is a whole lot more than it used to be. For starters, it’s no longer a single bike. This year alone Triumph added five updated bikes to the range. There is the T100, the T120 as well as the T120 Black. Then there’s the Speedmaster and our favourite, the Bobber. Gone is the basic spec instead it’s been replaced with standard fitments which include 1200 and 900cc engines, a ride by wire throttle and riding modes. LED lighting is fitted all round the bikes and there is a multi-function LCD display hidden in the middle of the old school analogue speedo.
The hardware is top drawer as well. The stopping comes compliments of Brembo and Nissin calipers on the front and back. Cruise control is now a standard feature and the ignition key even has a transponder built into it. Just because it looks like a classic doesn’t mean that it has to perform like one! The T120 is also available in a moody ‘Black’ version but there are hundreds of official factory made accessories available from the dealer network. Details such as the badging on the rear of the seat on the Bobber set the range apart from other brands.