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Show This Reconditioned 1965 Triumph Bonneville T120R the Love It Deserves

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A classic Bonneville is the archetypal symbol of Britan’s motorcycling industry at its peak. In our day and age, English manufacturers like Triumph or Norton are way past their prime, but the good old times will never be forgotten. If you’re feeling nostalgic every now and again, you may want to consider acquiring a vintage icon that’ll delight your eyesight whenever you step into the garage.

On that note, let us introduce you to a revamped 1965 Triumph Bonneville T120R we found on Bring A Trailer. Bidding for this sexy beast will be possible until Saturday afternoon, and you’d need something in the neighborhood of seven grand to best the current bid (for now). Before you wander off, we encourage you to join us for a short analysis of what we’re dealing with here.

For starters, Bonnie’s fuel tank wears a coat of youthful paintwork, as do both fenders and side panels. As of 2018, the forks have been treated to a fresh set of springs, while the rear shocks and tires were replaced with modern alternatives. In terms of powertrain upgrades, you will find a Boyer Bransden electronic ignition module, dual Amal Concentric 930 carbs and a new clutch mechanism.

Now, let’s go ahead and remind ourselves about the machine’s general characteristics. The ‘65 MY Bonneville comes equipped with a four-stroke 649cc parallel-twin powerplant that packs a compression ratio of 8.5:1. When the crank turns at 6,500 revs per minute, the air-cooled engine is capable of delivering 46 ponies to a four-speed constant-mesh transmission, which spins the rear wheel via a chain final drive.

In the end, this whole shebang translates to a top speed of 115 mph (185 kph). Triumph’s flagship phenom will tip the scales at just 364 pounds (165 kg) on an empty stomach, while its wheelbase measures 55.2 inches (1,403 mm). To conclude, we’d say this retro gem is definitely worth every last penny!

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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