1961 Triumph Bonneville T120R - Pre unit, Matching Numbers
Sale price: £13995 ≈ $15577 ≈ €15879 ≈ ₿0.778 btc
Item location: Ripon, UK
We are pleased to offer this matching numbers Triumph Bonneville T120r
Date dispatched is 03/12/1960.
This machine was purchased by the previous owner as a fully road going Bonnie in 2013 with the intention of using the summer of 2014. after very little time sat in the garage due to poor weather he decided to completely strip and fully restore it. this was completed summer this year.
Finished in the correct blue over grey this T120 has covered minimal miles since being restored and must one of the finest available on the market today.
A file of invoices amounting to around £3000 of parts spent on the rebuild.
Photographioc record of restoration.
A small list of what has been done during the restoration.
NEW STAINLESS WHEELS AND SPOKES
REPLACED SWINGARM BUSHES
REPLACED FRONT AND REAR WHEEL BEARINGS
ALL SPROCKETS REPLACED INCLUDING REAR
ALL CHAINS REPLACED
ALL CLUTCH PARTS REPLACED INCLUDING SRM CLUTCH PRESSURE PLATES
NEW 12V STATOR AND ROTOR
NEW 12V REG/RECT
NEW MONOBLOCK CARBS
CYLINDER HEAD REFURBISHED INCLUDING NEW GUIDES/VALVES/SPRINGS/COLLETS
NEW FORK OIL SEALS AND HOLDERS
THE SPEEDO AND TACHO REFURBISHED
TIMING SIDE COVER HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO INCLUDE AN OIL SEAL TO STOP OIL PRESSURE LOSS
NEW OIL PRESSURE INDICATOR
The Bonneville T120 was Edward Turner's last production design at Triumph. Launched in 1959 by Triumph as "The Best Motorcycle in the World". the Bonneville T120 was aimed mainly at the lucrative US market where enthusiasts were demanding extra performance. but was developed so quickly that it was not included in the 1959 Triumph catalogue. The original Triumph Bonneville was a 650cc parallel-twin (two-cylinder) motorcycle manufactured by Triumph engineering and later by Norton Villiers Triumph between 1959 and 1974. It was based on the company's Triumph Tiger T110 and was fitted with the same twin 1 and 3/16 inch Amal monobloc carburettors as standard. together with the high-performance inlet camshaft. It was initially produced with a
pre-unit construction engine which enabled the bike to comfortably achieve 115mph without further modification. Later a unit construction model was introduced. which made it stiffer and more compact. including additional bracing at the steering head and swing arm. The steering angle was altered and improved forks were fitted a couple of years later which. together with this increased stiffness. enabled overall performance to match that of the Bonneville's
rivals. 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 frame version. The T120 engine. both in standard configuration and especially when tuned for increased performance. was popular in café racers such as Tribsas and particularly Tritons. Supplied with current MOT and TaxExport enquiries welcomeExplore your purchasing power through flexible payment plans designed specifically for this sector.