New Triumph Bonneville range for 2021 | Seven new bikes!

2021 Triumph Bonneville range updated | Specs

Michael Mann talks to Triumph’s Miles Perkins about the 2021 Street Twin, T120, T120 Black, T100, Bobber, Speedmaster plus a limited-edition Street Twin Gold Line form Triumph’s 2021 Bonneville range.

 

Triumph has today announced not one, not two but seven updated models for 2021 to find space in dealerships among the Trident, Tiger 850 Sport, Speed Triple 1200 RS, all revealed for this calendar year. Specifically for this reveal, it’s the Bonneville range that receives our attention, and there are far more than just Euro 5-related engine tweaks.

The press release is packed full of adjectives to describe the timeless, classic, heritage, authentic, retro icons that are the T120, T120 Black, T100, Street Twin, Speedmaster and Bobber. And they’ve all been given a 2021 boost with enriched engineering, performance, handling, styling and detailing. “Ah, but that’s six models and you mentioned seven,” I hear you saying. That’s because there’s also a limited-edition Street Twin, called ‘Gold Line’, of which there’ll be just 1,000 available when they hit dealerships in May.

Destined for solo riding through the countryside, the Bonneville range and its use of the twin-cylinder powerplant combines laid-back charm, quintessentially British lure and a happy-go-lucky approach to the pure enjoyment of motorcycling. But that doesn’t halt the Hinckley-based R&D team from fine-tuning once in a while. Well, when Euro 5 emissions regulations come along, but it’s one of the most familiar names in UK motorcycling with a DNA that can be traced as back as 1959 and the first Triumph Bonneville.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Prices and Availability

For each of the seven new models from Triumph, the price and approximate time they’ll be in dealership are:

2021 Bonneville Model

Price from

Available from

Triumph T120 and T120 Black

£10,800

April

Triumph T100

£9,100

March

Triumph Street Twin

£8,200

March

Triumph Street Twin Gold Line

£8,800 (limited to 1000)

May

Triumph Speedmaster

£11,850

March

Triumph Bobber

£11,850

March

Each model has 10,000-mile service intervals as well as a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty which is available to be extended by one or two years.

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black details

For the new year, Triumph’s 1200cc and 900cc parallel twin ‘High Torque’ engines have been upgraded to become “way beyond Euro 5”, according to Head of Brand Management, Miles Perkins. And it’s the larger capacity variant that is used in the T120 and T120 Black that sees no increase in either peak power or torque but that really isn’t what this model is about. A lighter crankshaft and improved clutch and balancer shafts have reduced inertia, increased throttle response and contributed to the overall weight saving of 7kg.

Also helping to shed the pounds are the lighter weight aluminium wheel rims (18” at the front and 17” at the rear), while the 2021 model comes with higher spec Brembos and twin discs. Cruise control is new and has a one-button set-up on the left side of the handlebars, while the two rider modes, Road and Rain, have been ‘enhanced’ and the twin clocks get a new ‘premium 3D dial face’ and branding. There are two colour schemes to choose from: Cordovan Red / Silver Ice or Cobalt Blue / Silver Ice.

The T120 Black comes with blacked-out details including the wheel rims and engine covers, and it’s available in, er, Black or Black. Well, Jet Black or Matt Jet Black and Matt Graphite with silver lining.

116 accessories are available for the T120, including heated grips though they were fitted as standard on the 2016 model. These upgrades for 2021 are the first on the model since its resurgence back in five years ago and its focus is about evolution rather recreation.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black specification

New price

From £10,800

Capacity

1200cc

Bore x Stroke

97.6 x 80mm

Engine layout

Parallel Twin

Engine details

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank

Power

78.9bhp (58.8kW) @ 6550rpm

Torque

77.4 lb-ft (105Nm) @ 3500rpm

Top speed

Tbc

Transmission

6 speed, chain drive

Average fuel consumption

60.1mpg claimed

Tank size

14.5 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

190 miles

Rider aids

Cruise control, switchable traction control, USB socket, two rider modes

Frame

Tubular steel, twin cradle

Front suspension

41mm cartridge forks

Front suspension adjustment

n/a

Rear suspension

Twin RSUs

Rear suspension adjustment

Pre-load

Front brake

Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS

Rear brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS

Front wheel / tyre

Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 100/90-18

Rear wheel / tyre

Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 150/70 R17

Rake/Trail

25.5°/105.2mm

Dimensions

2170mm x 780mm x 1100mm (LxWxH)

Wheelbase

1450mm

Seat height

790mm

Kerb weight

236kg

Warranty

Unlimited miles / 2 years

Website

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/

 

Above: three colours in the T100 range

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T100 details

The headline with the 2021 T100 is the 18% increase in peak power, up to 64.1bhp from the 900cc Euro 5-meeting parallel twin which stretches its peak power up to 7400rpm from the 5900rpm on the 2017 model. Though peak torque remains the same figure, it too comes a little later at 3750 rather than the previous 3230rpm.

As far as a modern-day classic machine goes, this offers more than most with simplicity in mind, it’s low and narrow, classy and stylish and can even be converted into an A2 licence friendly bike with a simple kit from your dealer. And then back to full whammy if or when your licences adheres.

Lighter weight engine internals contribute to the 4kg weight saving while the front forks and brakes both reap gains in their specification. It too comes with a new instrument face and is available in three colour schemes; Lucerne Blue / Fusion White, Jet Black or Carnival Red / Fusion White while you can select from 117 official accessories. That’s not a typo – 117.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville T100 specification

New price

From £9100

Capacity

900cc

Bore x Stroke

84.6 x 80mm

Engine layout

Parallel Twin

Engine details

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank

Power

64.1bhp (47.8kW) @ 7400rpm

A2 conversion kit: 46.94bhp (35kW) @6750rpm

Torque

59 lb-ft (80Nm) @ 3750rpm

Top speed

Tbc

Transmission

5 speed, chain drive

Average fuel consumption

68.9mpg claimed

Tank size

14.5 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

219 miles

Rider aids

Switchable traction control, USB socket

Frame

Tubular steel, twin cradle

Front suspension

41mm cartridge forks

Front suspension adjustment

n/a

Rear suspension

Twin RSUs

Rear suspension adjustment

Pre-load

Front brake

Single 310mm disc, Brembo 2 piston axial caliper, ABS

Rear brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS

Front wheel / tyre

32 spoke, 100/90-18

Rear wheel / tyre

32 spoke, 150/70 R17

Rake/Trail

25.5°/104mm

Dimensions

2170mm x 780mm x 1100mm (LxWxH)

Wheelbase

1450mm

Seat height

790mm

Kerb weight

228kg

Warranty

Unlimited miles / 2 years

Website

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/

 

Above: Street Twin and Gold Line edition

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin and Gold Line details

30,000 Street Twins have been sold since its inception in 2015 making it Triumphs biggest selling modern classic. And for 2021 the model comes in two guises; the standard Street Twin plus a ‘Gold Line’ edition, limited to just 1,000 bikes.

The latest edition 900cc High Torque engine, is as you’d expect compliant with the Euro 5 regulations and therefore feature lower emissions but still the same performance as before with peak power of 64.1bhp @ 7500rpm and peak torque of 59 lb-ft @ 3800rpm, though an A2 licence kit is available on this model too.

As with all of Triumph’s modern classics, the focus is with style and comfort over performance, so a new bench-style seat for 2021 contains deeper foam which increases the seat height of the bike by 5mm, up to 765mm, over the 2019 version. Styling-wise, there’s new cast wheels, bodywork, side panel and brushed aluminium headlight brackets as well as the tank badge. Two riding modes (Road and Rain) remain, as do neat touches like the LED rear light, switchable traction control and a USB charging socket under the seat. 120 accessories should keep you busy on the configurator fine-tuning your new buy which is available in Cobalt Blue, Matt Ironstone or Jet Black. 

To make the model even more desirable, Triumph has introduced the limited-edition Gold Line with a unique Matt Sapphire Black paint scheme with hand-painted gold detailing by one of only five expert Triumph painters in the world. Only 1,000 will be available and each has a certificate of authenticity.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin and Street Twin Gold Line specification

New price

From £8200 (Gold Line £8800)

Capacity

900cc

Bore x Stroke

84.6 x 80mm

Engine layout

Parallel Twin

Engine details

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank

Power

64.1bhp (47.8kW) @ 7500rpm

A2 conversion kit: 46.94bhp (35kW) @7000rpm

Torque

59 lb-ft (80Nm) @ 3800rpm

Top speed

Tbc

Transmission

5 speed, chain drive

Average fuel consumption

68.9mpg claimed

Tank size

12 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

181 miles

Rider aids

Two riding modes, switchable traction control, USB socket

Frame

Tubular steel, twin cradle

Front suspension

41mm cartridge forks

Front suspension adjustment

n/a

Rear suspension

Twin RSUs

Rear suspension adjustment

Pre-load

Front brake

Single 310mm disc, Brembo 4 piston axial caliper, ABS

Rear brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS

Front wheel / tyre

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke, 100/90-18, Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp

Rear wheel / tyre

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke, 150/70 R17, Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp

Rake/Trail

25.1°/102.4mm

Dimensions

2095mm x 780mm x 1100mm (LxWxH)

Wheelbase

1450mm

Seat height

765mm

Kerb weight

216kg

Warranty

Unlimited miles / 2 years

Website

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster details

If I were to buy any of the modern classic Triumph’s, it’d be the Speedmaster for style alone, although I find the seat particularly comfortable on the press launch back in 2018. Nevertheless, for 2021, the 1200cc High Torque engine has the obligatory Euro 5 upgrade and retains the familiar 270-degree firing order as has the rest of the Bonneville range, though in this case a deliberate lift in the mid-range brings the peak torque lower than before, now at 3850rpm. What’s more, 90% of its torque is available through to 5750rpm so it won’t run out of puff too early.

Higher spec front suspension hosts bigger diameter 47mm Showa cartridge forks should offer a more comfortable front end feel where as enhancements have also been made to both the rider (wahoo!) and pillion seats. The rider’s seat now has separate lumbar support while the pillion seat is 11mm thicker and the twin-seat set-up can easily be switched to a single seat.

The single, round clock has a new face, cruise control is fitted as standard and all the high-spec features from the 2018 model remain such as LED daytime running light, two rider modes, switchable traction control while two new colour schemes, Red Hopper and Fusion White / Sapphire Black, slot in alongside the Jet Black that’s carried over. 79 official accessories grace the Speedmaster range including a set of flat bars to replace the swept-back beach style standard version.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster specification

New price

From £11,850

Capacity

1200cc

Bore x Stroke

97.6 x 80mm

Engine layout

Parallel Twin

Engine details

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank

Power

76.9bhp (57.5kW) @ 6100rpm

Torque

78.2 lb-ft (106Nm) @ 4000rpm

Top speed

Tbc

Transmission

6 speed, chain drive

Average fuel consumption

60.9mpg claimed

Tank size

12 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

160 miles

Rider aids

Two riding modes, cruise control, switchable traction control, USB socket

Frame

Tubular steel, twin cradle

Front suspension

47mm Showa cartridge forks

Front suspension adjustment

n/a

Rear suspension

Mono-shock RSU

Rear suspension adjustment

Pre-load

Front brake

Twin 310mm disc, Brembo 2 piston sliding axial caliper, ABS

Rear brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding axial caliper, ABS

Front wheel / tyre

Wire 32-spoke, MT90B 16

Rear wheel / tyre

Wire 32 -spoke, 150/80 R16

Rake/Trail

25.3°/91.4mm

Dimensions

2225mm x 910mm x 1055mm (LxWxH)

Wheelbase

1500mm

Seat height

705mm

Kerb weight

263kg

Warranty

Unlimited miles / 2 years

Website

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/

 

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber details

The Bobber is back and better than before, though its stablemate, the Bobber Black, is no more. The big-selling modern-classic not only has the Euro 5-spec High Torque 1200cc parallel twin to fire it along but it’ll go for longer thanks to the much bigger fuel tank, up from 9.1 litres to 12 litres which should be good for at least 150-miles.

Other significant upgrades include the dramatic reduction in size of the front wheel, down from 19” to 16” with a fatter Avon tyre to accompany it along with a set of chunkier 47mm Showa forks. A new single button-operational cruise control system is now standard while new instrument styling and engine, cam and sprocket covers finsihes with a black powder coat enhance the overall look of the 2021 Bobber. A full LED headlight with daytime running light is another enhancement while two new colours, Matt Storm Grey/Matt Ironside as well as Cordovan Red join the Jett Black option in the range. The Bobber has 77 official accessories to choose from when it arrives in dealerships next month.

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber specification

New price

From £11,850

Capacity

1200cc

Bore x Stroke

97.6 x 80mm

Engine layout

Parallel Twin

Engine details

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank

Power

76.9bhp (57.5kW) @ 6100rpm

Torque

78.2 lb-ft (106Nm) @ 4000rpm

Top speed

Tbc

Transmission

6 speed, chain drive

Average fuel consumption

60.9mpg claimed

Tank size

12 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

160 miles

Rider aids

Two riding modes, switchable traction control, USB socket

Frame

Tubular steel, twin cradle

Front suspension

47mm Showa cartridge forks, 90mm travel

Front suspension adjustment

n/a

Rear suspension

Mono-shock RSU

Rear suspension adjustment

Pre-load

Front brake

Twin 310mm disc, Brembo 2 piston sliding axial caliper, ABS

Rear brake

Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding axial caliper, ABS

Front wheel / tyre

Wire 32-spoke, Avon Cobra AV71 16 x 2.5”

Rear wheel / tyre

Wire 32 -spoke, Avon Cobra AV72, 150/80 R16

Rake/Trail

25.4°/92mm

Dimensions

2220mm x 800mm x 1024 - 1055mm (LxWxH)

Wheelbase

1500mm

Seat height

690 - 700mm

Kerb weight

251kg

Warranty

Unlimited miles / 2 years

Website

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/

 

Above: accessorised Bobber, Speedmaster and T120

 

2021 Triumph Bonneville accessories

Well, it wouldn’t be modern day Triumph if there weren’t a portfolio full of official accessories with which to decorate or protect the motorcycle. With a total of 320 of them across the range, the categories in which they fit are protection, performance, comfort, style, luggage and security. They all come with a two-year warranty and can be seen on the official web-based Triumph configurator – several can be seen on the pics above.

 

STOP PRESS - COMING SOON! 2021 Triumph Scrambler 1200 and Street Scrambler

And this new Bonneville range is not the last we’ve heard from the British marque for 2021 because as well as the Trident, Tiger 850 Sport, Speed Triple 1200 RS there’s more.

Three updated Scramblers will be announced in April, beginning with the new 2021 Scrambler 1200 XC and XE on 13th April, followed by full details of the new 2021 Street Scrambler on 20th April 2021. Stay glued to BikeSocial for all the information.

 

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