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2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike Review

The special editions of the new Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T100 Bud Ekins for 2020 are based on the everlasting Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T100 and honor Bud Aiken, a true motorcycling icon. Bud, a professional stuntman and high-end motocross and desert racer, also owned Triumph’s largest U.S. dealership in Sherman Oaks, California, where he was a personal friend and riding companion of many Hollywood Enlightenment. Became, including Steve McQueen, Paul. Newman, and Clint Eastwood.

As genuine Triumph Special Edition bikes, each Bud Aquinas Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T100 come with a certificate of authenticity, which includes a unique explanation of the extraordinary story of Bud Aiken and on it, Triumph CEO Nick Bilour and Bud—signed by Aiken’s daughters Susan and Donna Aiken.

The T100, Triumph’s classic 1959 inspired by Bonneville, is already a modern classic with a unique personality and original Bonneville DNA. Extraordinary feats are remembered as one of Bud Aquinas’ top desert racers, Hollywood’s stunt rider, and the most prominent American Triumph dealer of the 1960s with this entertaining and accessible 900cc Twin Powered Special Edition.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike – Features and Price

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike

1200cc High Torque Engine

The 1200cc high-torque 8-valve parallel Bonneville twin engine brings to life the true character of the Bonneville T120.

Designed specifically for the current classic ride style, it produces a peak torque output of 105Nm at less than 3,100 rpm – an incredible 54% higher than the previous Air Cold Bonneville T100 generation.

Triumph’s latest Generation Ride by Wire Fuel Injection and Engine Management technology provides accurate and fast throttle response to the six-speed 1200cc Bonneville engine, designed for feature-packed, linear power delivery with a charismatic tone 270 ° firing interval.

The engine profile is expertly designed to combine the essential hereditary style elements of the classic 1960’s Bonneville motorcycles, as well as gently incorporate existing components to preserve this famous engine silhouette.

Behind the 1200-engine Slack Body is a state-of-the-art liquid cooling system that has been carefully integrated to provide low emissions and improve fuel economy as well as reduce its visual effects – 13 from the previous Air-Cooled Generation. Percent better. It, coupled with a 10,000-mile (16,000-km) service period, significantly reduces the total cost of ownership.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike

Finally, the stunning peashooter-type exhausts adhere to a clean ‘Street Line Run,’ achieved through a dual-skin design that hides the pipe in the cat’s cage and goes out again. It features the authentic voice of a British twin, with a deep and rich exhaust tone that perfectly complements the T120 character and a set at the level you would like and expect.

Modern Capability

The Bonneville T120 combines everything from the Bud Ekins Edition T120’s state-of-the-art capabilities and a wealth of rider-focused technology to offer excellent control, safety, and enhancement to riders’ confidence – all in the classic Bonneville mood. And we are maintaining character.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike

Relaxed and Refined Handling

The Bonneville T120’s chassis and suspension are designed for a quiet and smooth ride every day, every day, alone or with a plane.

Triumph’s ride dynamics, combined with its neutrality, agility, and durability, are combined with a comfortable seat and suspension ride for an exciting yet easy ride. The Bud Ekins Bonneville T120 Special Edition is fully equipped for the best comfort and real-world utility, with its comfortable ride position, center stand, and passenger-catching rail.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike

Original Styling

The new Bonneville T120, inspired by the classic ’59 Bonneville ‘, is designed to incorporate original DNA and popular stylistic gestures, trim and amenities.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike

The T120 is an everlasting symbol, wonderfully crafted from the overall design of the Bonneville to the carved flowing lines of the fuel tank, the highly carved markings, the lights, and the beautiful twin clocks.

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike – Technical Specifications


Type Liquid-cooled, eight-valve, SOHC, 270-degree crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
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 Chromed 2 into two exhaust systems with twin silencers
Final drive X-ring chain


Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch, cable operated
Gearbox 6-speed

2020 Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins SE Triumph Modern Classics Bike


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
Front Tyre 100/90-18
Rear Tyre 150/70 R17
Front Suspension KYB 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm of rear-wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310mm of discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 255mm of the disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS


Width (Handlebars) 785 mm
Height Without Mirrors 1,125 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1,445 mm
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 105.2 mm
Dry Weight 224 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L


Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analog speedometer, analog tachometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average, and current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, throttle mode status display, heated grip status (accessory) and cruise control ready – controlled by a handlebar-mounted scroll button (addition).
Fuel Consumption 4.5 l/100km (63 MPG)
CO2 Emissions 103.0 g/km

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