Thursday, February 18, 2010

1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R

This 1970 Triumph Bonneville is the latest Bike I have restored, completed and sold last December, this was the result of many hours spent in the Shop getting things right. The 1970 Bonneville is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the famous British Twin, this was the last year the 650cc was offered in it's traditional form before undergoing major changes for the '71 season that can only be described as a bad mistake. The Bonneville was introduced in 1959 and underwent changes on a yearly basis, by 1970 they had it sorted, excellent handling, braking and engine improvements that were truly beneficial.

1970 Bonnevilles were finished in Astral Red with Silver Scallops lined in Gold.


Handsome lines compliment this classic Roadster.



Twin Leading Shoe Front Brake provides plenty of stopping power.



Underseat view displays Battery Storage area.


Scallops were introduced in this fashion on Tanks in 1969, a clear American influence.

4 comments:

  1. Stunning restoration Jonnie! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I'm the proud owner of one these beauties which has been converted to the T120RT,and beat a 1975 750 Bonnie easily ( up hill)

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  3. an amazing restoration as I purchased one in 1970 in NEW ZEALAND brand new and rode for three years .the photos are exact as they certainly bring back great memory's in a error when triumph made great bikes, well done Jonnie
    NOEL HUDSON old biker

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