Triumph mark 10 years of work with Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with limited edition Bonneville T120

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Triumph Motorcycles and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride are celebrating 10 years of working together with a new Bonneville T120 Black DGR Limited Edition.

Priced at £12,595 and limited to 250 units worldwide, the bike is based on the standard £11,795 T120 Black and features the same 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank parallel twin and running gear – with a new understated black and white paint job.

“We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th-year anniversary of our unique relationship with the DGR,” Triumph’s Chief Commercial Officer Paul Stroud said. “From the beginning it was clear that the DGR and Triumph was a perfect fit.”

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride side plate logo

For those not familiar, the DGR began in Sydney, Australia in 2012 and encourages riders of classically styled bikes to dress up smart and take part in group rides across the world – raising funds and awareness for men’s health.

It’s generated more than $37million for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health, with over 90,000 bikers taking to the streets across more than 800 cities, globally. Triumph have been the DGR’s official motorcycle partner since 2014, and this new Bonneville special celebrates that commitment.

“When I first started it, there wasn’t a charitable element to it. It was ‘how do we break the stereotype that motorcyclists are negative people?’” Founder Mark Hawwa told MCN at the bike’s reveal. “[DGR] means more to people now after Covid – the fact that they can socially connect, and that part was missing over that period for all of us.

Distinguish Gentleman's Ride founder Mark Hawwa with the special Triumph Bonneville

“When you’ve got friends that are going overseas and they are sending you photos of stickers on bikes and support vehicles painted up in DGR branding, it’s pretty incredible,” he continued. “The goal for us is ultimately more rides in locations that we haven’t been and that’s where the relationship with Triumph and our other partners works really well.”

The new machine is dressed in a metallic black and white colour scheme said to be inspired by dressing ‘dapper’, with official DGR branding and logos on the tank and side panels. You also get gold detailing between the colour changes and around the edges of the side panels.

A deep brown seat completes the look, with each of the bikes sold with a numbered certificate, signed by Mark Hawwa and Triumph CEO Nick Bloor.

Riding the 2023 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black DGR Limited Edition

Hawwa continued: “For us, the synergy from day one was perfect. Ultimately, you’ve got an event that based around typically café racers, bobbers, choppers, classic motorcycles, and Triumph having such an amazing range of modern classics is what really cemented that deal.”  

But that’s not all, with edition 001 being presented as a prize to the highest fundraiser for the 2023 DGR ride. To take part and for more information, visit the website now.