2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond
For 2019 Triumph celebrate 60 years of the iconic Bonneville Twin, which first broke cover in 1959 and continues to hold a cult status to this day. Alongside the T120 Ace limited edition, Triumph have also announced the T120 Diamond, with just 900 to be available around the world. Pricing is yet to be officially confirmed but Triumph Australia have indicated that like the Bonneville T120 Ace, the T120 Diamond limited edition should be around 18-19k, +ORC.
The T120 Diamond features a unique colour scheme and heavy use of chrome with the latest generation powerplant and electronic safety systems.
2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond features
- Snowdonia White and Aluminium Silver ‘union flag’ tank scheme
- Bonneville T120 ‘Diamond’ side panel branding
- Chrome 4 bar Triumph tank badges
- Chrome engine covers and badges
- Chrome chain guard
- Limited run of 900 worldwide
Each T120 Diamond will come with a numbered certificate, signed by Nick Bloor, Triumph CEO and is based on the Bonneville T120, featuring rider-focused technology for control, safety and confidence, with the 1200cc High Torque twin Bonneville engine.
A dedicated chassis and suspension set-up, offers relaxed and refined riding alone or with a pillion, while styling is inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville.
Born in 1959 and named after the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats, the original T120 set a benchmark for style, capability and handling, and today’s generation aims to take the legend to an even higher standard.
1200cc High Torque engine
The character of the Bonneville T120 comes to life through the 1200cc high torque eight-valve, parallel Bonneville twin engine. Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, it produces a peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – 54% more than the previous generation powerplant.
With the accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the six-speed 1200cc Bonneville engine is engineered with a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval for characterful, linear power delivery.
The engine profile has been crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from the legendary ’60s Bonneville bikes, sensitively incorporating contemporary components to maintain that iconic engine silhouette.
Behind the 1200 engine’s exterior sits a liquid-cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact while achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – 13% better than the previous generation. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.
Finally, elegant peashooter style exhausts follow a clean ‘straight line run’ achieved through a twin skin design that covers the pipe run through the cat box and out again. It delivers the true sound of a British twin, with a deep and rich exhaust note that truly matches the T120 character, tuned to a level you would want and expect.
Modern Bonneville capability
The Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition shares the T120’s advanced standard of capability, with a wealth of rider-focused technology to deliver control, safety and enhanced rider confidence – integrated without compromise to maintain the authentic Bonneville style and character.
Triumph’s variable anti-lock braking system brings a new level of safety and control to the Bonneville, alongside ride-by-wire for enhanced throttle responsiveness, safety, feel and fuel economy.
Traction control takes advantage of the ride-by-wire system, and offers increased and optimised control, alongside two riding modes which are linked to the ride-by-wire system, with ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ providing the rider with greater control characteristics for different situations.
A torque assist clutch also assists in bringing a light touch and feel to the clutch to make it easy to ride, and ride longer, while a DRL headlight incorporates the latest in daytime running lights, delivering a distinctive light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.
LED rear lights are also features, and built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency, with an integrated number plate light.
High specification factory fitted heated grips, with a three-mode settings also ensure comfort in cool weather, while a underseat USB socket is provided so riders can charge up their essential devices on the run.
Other standard features include a engine immobiliser with transponder integrated into the T120 key, stylish twin clocks packed with features apart from the speedo and rev counter, with eye catching 3D dial faces, and cleverly incorporating a digital menu system.
Additionally riders can add accessories which would also then be accessed via the instrumentation display, including cruise control, and switchgear provides simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the dash.
Relaxed and refined
The Bonneville T120 features a chassis and suspension set-up developed for relaxed and refined riding every day, all day, alone or with a pillion. Combining Triumph’s ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability with comfortable seat and suspension travel for an engaging, yet easy-going ride.
With its relaxed riding position, heated grips as standard, centre stand and passenger grab rail, the T120 Diamond Edition is fully equipped for maximum comfort and real world practicality.
|Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6 x 80 mm|
|Maximum Power||80 PS / 79 BHP (59 kW) @ 6,550 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||105 Nm @ 3,100 rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Chrome 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers|
|Final drive||X-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch, cable operated|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheel||32-spoke 18 x 2.75in|
|Rear Wheel||32-spoke 17 x 4.25in|
|Rear Tyre||150/70 R17|
|Front Suspension||KYB 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel|
|Front Brake||Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Width (Handlebars)||785 mm|
|Height Without Mirrors||1,125 mm|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Dry Weight||224 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15 L|
|Instruments||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip status, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.|
|Fuel Consumption||4.5 l/100km (63 MPG)|
|CO2 Emissions||103.0 g/km|