Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia launched two limited-edition models today, namely the Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition and the Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace Café.
Both are special commemorative models and were launched as a pair earlier this year. Although they are Bonnie T120 twins, each boasts distinctively different stylistic cues, lending to that good twin/bad twin adage.
The duo are powered by the 1200cc, liquid-cooled, HT (High Torque) parallel-Twin which features a 270o crankshaft spacing.
It’s called the Diamond Edition because it commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Bonneville, which made its appearance in 1959 Bonneville T120. The “T120” name is hallowed in Triumph’s history as it was the first bike to hit 115 mph (185 km/h) in stock form and 120 mph (192 km/h) with slight modifications.
The legendary Ace Café in London is considered the birthplace of the café racer. Legend has it that the riders there will challenge each other to race on a street circuit and return to the venue before a song ends on the jukebox. Hence, probably why the bike is “blacked out” for that mean, stripped down, hopped-up and “Head Down – Hold On” attitude.
Please check out Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia’s website for more information.
The Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition will soon arrive in Malaysia.
The model commemorates the 60th anniversary of the legendary 1959 Bonneville T120. It replaced the equally legendary TR6 which won many races including the Baja rally and was the bike used in “The Great Escape.”
At the time, the Bonneville T120 was one of the fastest production motorcycles on the planet. It already hit 115 mph (185 km/h) in stock form while slight modifications would see 120 mph (193 km/h) or more. That was how its “T120” name was derived.
As such, the current Bonnie T120 Diamond Edition carries many important features, such as:
It’s not just a matter of a pretty paint scheme and chrome, however. Only 900 will ever be built. Each bike will be accompanied by a numbered certificate, signed by Triumph CEO, Nick Bloor himself.
Only four are available in Malaysia from mid-June 2019. Please follow Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia for more updates.