Triumph Bonneville T120 ?€“ Fully Restored, Pre Unit Matching No's For Sale (1959)

Price: £15,995.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Ripon, United Kingdom
Make: Triumph
Model: OTHER
Type: Other
Year: 1959
Mileage: 100
Color: Blue
Engine size: 650
Description

We are pleased to offer this matching numbers Triumph Bonneville T120Date dispatched is 18/09/1959. Build 1959 for the 1960 model year - duplex frame etcThis machine was purchased by the previous owner as a restoration project which was completed in 2012. The inspiration was that of a production racer with reversed handle bars. moved foot rests. a one gallon oil tank and rear number sets. Finished in the correct two tone blue this T120 has covered only 100 miles since being restored and is supplied with a V5C registration document. the oldMoT test certificate and a file of invoices amounting to about £1000's spent on the rebuild between 2008 and 2012The Bonneville T120 was Edward Turner's last production design at Triumph. Launched in 1959 by Triumph as "The Best Motorcycle in the World". theBonneville T120 was aimed mainly at the lucrative US market where enthusiasts were demanding extra performance. but was developed so quickly that itwas not included in the 1959 Triumph catalogue. The original Triumph Bonneville was a 650cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) motorcycle manufactured byTriumph Engineering and later by Norton Villiers Triumph between 1959 and 1974. It was based on the company's Triumph Tiger T110 and was fitted withthe same twin 1 and 3/16 inch Amal monobloc carburettors as standard. together with the high-performance inlet camshaft. It was initially produced with apre-unit construction engine which enabled the bike to comfortably achieve 115mph without further modification. Later a unit construction model wasintroduced. which made it stiffer and more compact. including additional bracing at the steering head and swing arm. The steering angle was altered andimproved forks were fitted a couple of years later which. together with this increased stiffness. enabled overall performance to match that of the Bonneville'srivals. Later T120 Bonneville used a new frame which contained the engine oil instead of using a separate tank; this became known as the oil in frameversion. The T120 engine. both in standard configuration and especially when tuned for increased performance. was popular in caf?© racers such as Tribsasand particularly Tritons. Supplied with current MOT and TaxExport enquiries welcome

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