The signature of Triumph Motorcycles boss Nick Bloor comes with each Triumph Bonneville T120 Ace and Diamond limited-edition model arriving in Australia in the next few weeks.
There will be 1400 Ace models at $18,450 and 900 Diamond Edition models at $18,150 (plus on-road costs). That compares with the current T120 retail price of $17,200.
However, each comes with a host of extras to justify the price, apart from Bloor’s signature.
The bikes were unveiled at the last November’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.
Triumph Australia Marketing Manager Dale McBride says customers had better be quick as there are only about 40 of each coming.
They follow the recent announcement of the upcoming 2.5-litre Rocket 3 TFC and Thruxton TFC.
The Ace is a tribute to the legendary Ace Cafe in London with styling based on the Bonneville T120 Black.
It comes in Matt Storm Grey paint scheme, with contrasting centre stripe and “Head Down, Hold On” design on the tank.
There are also Bonneville T120 Ace logos on the side panels and an Ace Cafe logo on the front mudguard.
Unique features include:
- Black intake covers
- Black engine badges
- Black bench seat
- Minimal rear fender (featuring Triumph’s fully homologated accessory) removal kit as standard.
- Minimal bullet LED indicators (dependant on market legislation)
- Black Triumph 4-bar tank badge.
Each of the 1400 Ace models will be signed by Nick Bloor, the current company CEO and son of John who resurrected the company in 1983.
They will also bear the signature of Ace Cafe boss Mark Wilsmore:
Triumph and the Ace Cafe go hand in hand for me, with decades of riders turning up at the cafe on the latest British Twin to chance their arm on the A406, and be top dog off the lights. This beautiful new Bonneville T120 Ace pays homage to those riders and our glorious shared history in style.
T120 Diamond Edition
The Diamond celebrates the diamond or 60th anniversary of the original Bonneville T120 in 1959.
It was the final motorcycle designed by Triumph’s chief designer Edward Turner and took its name from Bonneville Salt Flats where Triumph scored many world speed records.
The 2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition features a silver and white tank emblazoned with a subtle Union Jack.
The T120 Diamond Edition also features:
- Chrome 4 bar Triumph tank badges
- Chrome engine covers and badges
- Chrome chain guard
The limited run of 900 comes with a numbered certificate of ownership signed by Nick Bloor, Triumph’s CEO.
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