Triumph has finally unveiled the third generation of the Bonneville family that consists of the Bonneville and the Thruxton models. For 2016, the company has expanded majorly on its offerings as well as upgrading pretty much everything on the base bikes.
For 2016, the Triumph Bonneville range is now equipped with two brand new liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engines and three different variants. The entry level motorcycle is the 900 cc cafë-styled Street Twin, followed by the Bonneville T120 and the T120 Black. Both the later bikes feature a different liquid-cooled 1200 cc parallel twin engine. To finish off the range is the 1200 cc high power Triumph Thruxton. While Triumph currently has not dived into the detailed specification of the motorcycles but they announced that the Street Twin produces about 80 Nm of torque as low as 3,200 rpm while the 1200 cc T120 and T120 Black made around 105 Nm of torque while the top of the line 1200 cc Triumph Thruxton produdes the maximum of the range at 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm, which is a striking 62% increase from the previous/current model.
The appeal of the sports classic British twins is the way they look and feel. While Triumph as done its best (and well) to maintain a classic look of these machines, the company is looking forward to enhance the riding experience on these motorcycles. For 2016, all these motorcycle variants will be available with ABS and Traction Control (meaning throttles are now ride-by-wire) and slip assist clutch as standard. Additionally, the T120, T120 Black, Thruxton R and Thruxton will get LED taillights and LED DRL headlights and a USB power socket along with an engine immobilizer.
Triumph has also prepared a long list of accessories for the new Bonneville and the Thruxton models which add up to more than 470 new parts that include everything from exhausts to cowls, custom seats to full body kits that can transform the Bonneville into a scrambler, tracker or cafe racer of your choice.
Triumph as currently restrained itself from announcing the prices, which the company is expected to announce by the first week of December followed by the new motorcycles hitting showrooms by the mid-first-quarter of 2016.