Triumph’s biggest selling Thruxton special edition ever was the ‘Ace’, so it’s no great surprise that they’ve rekindled the relationship with the world-famous London café to create a special edition T120 Bonneville for 2019 bearing its name and branding.
The Bonneville T120 Ace is distinguished by its light-absorbing blackness – from the Storm Grey paintjob to the wealth of blackness of the 4-bar tank badges, wheel rims, intake covers and engine cases and badges, bench seat and exhausts.
Mark Wilsmore, Managing Director of Ace Cafe, says: "Triumph and the Ace Cafe go hand in hand for me, with decades of riders turning up at the cafe on the latest British Twin to chance their arm on the A406, and be top dog off the lights. This beautiful new Bonneville T120 Ace pays homage to those riders and our glorious shared history in style."
It’s a rolling matter-absorbing black hole. It wouldn’t be complete without some branding, though – which comes in the form of the Ace Café side cover decals, and one on the tank that says ‘Head down, Hold on’. 1400 will be built, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Triumph and the Ace Café.
The Ace will be joined in 2019 by a 60th anniversary special ‘Diamond Edition’ (above). Just like the Ace, it’s a completely stock T120 which has been dressed differently. It gets a one-off white and silver union flag paintjob, chrome 4-bar tank badge, engine covers, chain guard, rims, grab rail, exhausts and badging. 900 will be built, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph CEO, Nick Bloor.
Prices aren’t confirmed, but we believe both will be sub-£11,000.
- Engine 1200cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
- Performance 79bhp / 77.5ftlb
- Weight 224kg (dry)
- Seat height 785mm
- Price £10,995 (est)
- Tank 15l
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