New renders show Brixton 1200cc engine they hope will rival Triumph Bonneville

Brixton Motorcycles continue progress on their 1200cc Bonneville T120 rival, and here are the engine renders that show the parallel-twin.

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BRIXTON Motorcycles has had their 1200cc parallel-twin machine in the works for a couple of years now - we first saw it at the 2019 EICMA show - and the Triumph Bonneville T120 rival is no doubt nearing its release. 

Now, renderings of what is said to be the final engine unit have been circulating, giving us a greyed-out glance at what should be the final design of the large capacity unit. This is also along with patents & intellectual property docs filed by Gaokin, the Chinese manufacturer behind the Austrian Brixton brand.

It’s not far off the 2019 EICMA concept, with the parallel-twin renders confirming the air-cooled guise despite being liquid-cooled - just like the Bonnie. The main liquid-cooling clues here being the water inlet & outlet pipes visible in front of the cylinder head and at the lower portion of the engine case. 

We also get a look at the SOHC on top of the cylinder head, and the ride-by-wire setup with throttle bodies that have their own electrical connection & actuators, alongside a touch of classic 60s British twins styling with the splayed-out headers. 

You may be wondering how it’s confirmed that the Gaokin renderings are confirmed as destined for the T120 rival. Simply, one of the engine covers has Brixton prominently centred on the design. 

When can we expect the Brixton 1200cc model?

Brixton isn’t in a rush for this to be hitting dealers. With pandemic restrictions, supply shortages and shipping concerns, it may be towards the end of this year before we have any idea on a reveal. It can’t be too far away though, it’s already been a couple of years…

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