The 2021 Triumph Bonneville range was only recently unveiled and now the bikes have already made their way to Indian shores. The line-up consists of the Street Twin which is priced at Rs 7.95 lakh, the limited-edition Street Twin Gold Line which costs Rs 8.25 lakh, the Bonneville T100, priced at Rs 9.29 lakh, the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, both of which cost Rs 10.65 lakh and the Bonneville Speedmaster which will set you back Rs 11.75 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). The updated Bonneville Bobber was also showcased along with these bikes but we expect that to be launched later this year. All the bikes now get BS6-compliant engines along with a host of visual and mechanical updates
The gateway into Triumph’s modern classic range is the Street Twin, which for 2021 gets a handful of visual changes in form of new cast wheels, a redesigned seat, new bodywork and brushed aluminum bits. The transition to BS6 means the 900cc HT twin cylinder engine puts out 64bhp at 7500rpm and 80Nm at 3800rpm, that is 1bhp less than the outgoing model. The Gold Line is a limited run (1000 units worldwide), special edition of the Street Twin which gets a bespoke black and gold paint scheme with the gold bits being hand painted. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity and a unique VIN number. It is also the first special edition Bonneville to ever be sold in India.
The 2021 Bonneville T100 has undergone some weight shedding in an attempt to make it sportier and the weight savings come from a lighter crankshaft and balancer shafts, a thin-walled clutch cover and magnesium cam cover resulting in a loss of 4kg. Unlike the Street Twin, the T100 makes more power now: 9.8bhp to be exact, making the total output 64bhp at 7400rpm and 80Nm at 3750rpm. The engine on the T100 also has a higher redline with the rev-ceiling being raised by 500rpm. Visually, the engine and the cam cover are now powder coated in black and the instrument cluster is slightly reworked as well. Other performance updates include updated cartridge forks and higher spec Brembo brakes.
The Bonneville T120, like the T100 has also lost weight in its 2021 avatar and the 7kg loss comes courtesy the lighter crankshaft and new, lighter aluminium wheels. It also gets updated electronics in form of cruise control and riding modes now coming as standard equipment. The engine outputs of the T120 stand at 79bhp at 6550rpm and 105Nm at 3500rpm. The T120 Black is mechanically identical to the standard T120 but as the name suggests gets the blacked-out treatment on the engine, exhaust and instrument cluster.
The 2021 Bonneville Speedmaster uses the same 1200HT engine as found on the T120 but is in a slightly different state of tune, making 77bhp at 6100rpm and 106Nm at 4000rpm. The major change on the Speedmaster for 2021 is on its chassis front as it now gets beefier 47mm Showa cartridge forks replacing the 41mm KYBs found on the outgoing models. The bike also features a reworked seat setup and instrument cluster.
Triumph has been on a roll with its launches in India this year starting with the mighty Speed Triple 1200 RS and then the Tiger 850 Sport. The portfolio is now stronger with the BS6 range of Bonneville bikes now being available in the country. But Triumph doesn’t stop there as were merely days away from the launch of the much awaited Trident 660 on April 6.