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Triumph Bonneville

Manufacturer: Triumph
Model: T120R Bonneville
Condition: Excellent
Engine: 649cc
Year: 1968
Price: Sold

This is a bike we know well. Looked after by Classic Bike Workshop over a number of years, it's been brought up to a mechanical and electrical standard above that of which it left the factory in 1968. The one UK owner's insistence on preserving originality over restoration has resulted in a machine with subtle improvements you can't see like modern ignition and charging systems expertly fitted with the original wiring harness to the factory specification in a way that is undetectable. Look under the seat and you see 1968 Bonnie. Look at the footrests and you see used footrests, not shiny new ones (can't promise they are 1968 rubbers but they could be). Look in the headlamp and you will find clean uncluttered wiring using connectors as fitted in 1968, nothing more or less. Look in the engine and you'll find new Hepolite pistons and rings, new valves adn guides and new oil of course. Original Dunlop rims haven't been re-chromed and are in superb condition. Original decals and patina can be seen all over (apart from the Bud Ekins sticker which is just a bit of hero-worship indulgence). The fuel tank has been re-painted beautifully to original spec but to our knowledge nothing else has been re-painted. It starts first kick every time as long as the ignition is on and the carbs tickled. It idles smoothly and performs just exactly like a '68 Bonnie did in 1968 and that is quite enough for our roads. Brakes work very well, lights good enough as standard, it's a gem. A good paperwork file includes invoices from Classic Bike Workshop and unusually a stack of USA history including the Title documents. Wants riding, showing off, enjoying as a period machine that is unlikely to let you down because it's comfortable in its own skin. Love them like this! Bargain price to give everyone a chance to own such a sweet machine, don't even think about making an offer unless it's for more than advertised.