Triumph announces 2021 Bonneville range updates - but there is more to come!

Triumph has updated the majority of the Bonneville range, with the T100, T120, Street Twin, Bobber and Speedmaster gaining revisions for 2021

2021 Bonneville range

TRIUMPH has updated the range of bikes the British brand is probably most famous for, as almost all the Bonneville motorcycles receive updates for 2021.

2021 Triumph Bonneville model range

Evidently, the order of the day for many of the 2021 model bikes is gaining Euro5 certification, although there is much more going on with the range, including a new limited-edition bike!

2021 Triumph Street Twin – from £8,200, available March

The entry point into Triumph Bonneville ownership is with the Street Twin range of 900cc machines. For 2021 the bike has been given some comfort upgrades, with a 10mm thicker seat and new foam padding structure for added enjoyment on longer rides.

The styling of the bike has also been updated, with Triumph adding new cast wheels, brushed aluminium headlight brackets, new side panels, and revised throttle body covers to the bike for this year.

On top of this, the new model is now Euro5 compliant and as before available as an A2 compliant machine.

The 2021 Street Twin is available in three colour options – Cobalt Blue, Matt Ironstone, and Jet Black.

2021 Street Twin Gold Line limited edition - £8,800, available May

For those looking for something a bit more special from the Street Twin range, Triumph is now offering a limited edition version of the 2021 Street Twin called the Gold Line.

The bike is strictly limited to 1000 units worldwide, with less than 100 likely to be reserved for the UK. It features a Matt Sapphire Black paint scheme with Triumph heritage logo and hand-painted gold lining and a brushed aluminium decal gracing the side of the fuel tank.

Custom details are also found on the Gold Line’s wheels, with machined spoke detailing and gold pinstriping, as well as the new side panel which includes a custom Street Twin logo.

On top of the limited edition detailing and finish, the Gold Line features all the MY2021 updates that the standard Street Twin.

2021 Bonneville T100 - £8,200.00 - available from March

The big news with the T100 is a significant increase in engine performance and a large reduction in the bike’s weight. The updated, Euro5 compliant, 900cc High Torque engine now produces 10PS (9.8bhp) more than the outgoing model, while the bike has also shed 4kg in weight over the previous machine. The introduction of aluminium wheel rims and a new crank, thin-walled clutch cover, and a magnesium cam cover have helped to achieve this.

The T100 also gains an improvement in handling for this year, thanks to revised cartridge forks, Brembo twin-pot brakes, and updated for this year traction control and ABS systems. The cockpit of the new bike has also been refreshed slightly, with a new instrument dial face.

The new 2021 Bonneville T100 is available in three classic colours – the Lucerne Blue and Fusion White scheme, with hand-painted silver coach lines; a sleek, single tone Jet Black option or a second twin colour scheme, in Carnival Red & Fusion White, with hand-painted silver coach lines.

2021 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black – From £10,800, available from April

For 2021 the new T120’s engine mass has been reduced significantly through the use of a lighter crankshaft, optimised clutch, and balancer shafts, all of which have reduced inertia and the overall weight of the bike. The internal engine changes coupled with the use of new aluminium wheels rims help the new bike to achieve a significant 7kg weight saving. Triumph states that this weight loss, mated to the engine's lower internal inertia provides a more immediate and responsive throttle.

The bike also gains an updated set of Brembo calipers upfront that are matched to the latest generation ABS settings for improved safety.

Both the T120 and T120 Black now come fitted with Triumph’s slick one-touch cruise control system as standard.

Styling for 2021 has also been changed on both bikes, with the new heritage badging adorning the classically styled tank of the bike, with the T120 wearing classic chrome finishes throughout and the T120 Black coming finished in moody blacked-out finishes.

The T120 is available in 3 colour schemes: Jet Black single colour option, two twin colour schemes; Cordovan Red and Silver Ice, and the Cobalt Blue and Silver Ice, both of which feature hand-painted gold lining.

For the T120 Black, there is a choice of Jet Black or a sophisticated Matt Jet Black and Matt Graphite scheme with hand-painted silver coach lining.

2021 Bonneville Speedmaster - £11,850, available from March

For this year, the Speedmaster has received extensive engine updates which have reduced the bike’s internal inertia for a claimed smoother and fuller delivery. Torque is 78lb-ft at 3,850rpm, and the 1200cc Euro5 engine is claimed to produce over 90% of its torque up to 5,750rpm. Power is now 77bhp, up from 76bhp.

The handling of the new Speedmaster has also been improved for 2021, with new 47mm Showa cartridge forks replacing the 41mm KYB items on the previous model.

Rider and pillion comfort has been increased for this year, with the rider’s seat gaining a separate lumbar support cushion and the pillion seat gaining 11mm thicker foam for better long-distance comfort.

2021 Bonneville Bobber - £11,850, available from March

The big news with the Bobber is that the model as a whole is switching to the fatter front end with its better-performing twin disc braking setup. From speaking to Triumph’s product team at the reveal event last week, the main thinking behind the move was that demand for the more retro machine with its slimmer front wheel just wasn’t as high as the modern take on the retro design.

That does though mean that there is only one model of Bonneville Bobber available to buy, the Bobber Black has almost been absorbed into the new model.

With that fatter front end, you will also receive a chunkier and better-performing suspension set up too, which sees 47mm non-adjustable front forks arriving on the updated model.

Like the Speedmaster above, the updated Bobber gains a reduction in internal inertia, with 78lb-ft of torque on offer and 77bhp. The biggest and some riders would say, most important change to the Bobber for this year is the inclusion of a new, larger fuel tank. The 9 litre tank from the previous model has been ditched in favour of a much more distance-friendly 12 litre item. This should provide the bike with more than 160 miles of range or around 33% more than the previous bike.

The new 2021 generation Bobber comes in three distinctive colour options, with a new Matt Storm grey and Matt Ironstone scheme, a new Cordovan Red scheme, and a classic Jet Black option.

2021 Bonneville Scramblers…

The eagle-eyed amongst will have noticed that the Scrambler range of bikes is missing from the list. And you’d be right, although there is more to come from them too. Triumph has advised those machines, the Scrambler 1200 XC and XE and Street Scrambler, will be getting the 2021 treatment on the 13th and 20th of April, respectively.

For more details on the new range of 2021 Triumph Bonneville machines, head to: triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

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