While we wait for Triumph to unveil their flagship ADV — the Tiger 1200, the company is giving us a handful of new motorcycles to talk about. The Hinckley based motorcycle manufacturer has introduced the Gold Line Editions for its Bonneville range of motorcycles. This comes after Triumph received a good reception for the Street Twin Gold Line.
The Bonneville T120, T120 Black, T100, Speedmaster and Bobber have been given a similar treatment as the Street Twin Gold Line which was based on the 2021 iteration of the bike, albeit in a new hand-painted black and gold style scheme. Sporting a hand-painted golden Triumph logo on the petrol tank painted in Sapphire Black with brushed knee recesses with golden pinstripes. When looked at from the top, the petrol tank has a graphite stripe at the centre accented by a golden line running parallel to it with a little break for the ‘gold line’ scripting. The side panels on either side have a golden Street Twin logo and the black cast aluminium wheels were accented with golden pinstripe. Additionally, the bike came with a certificate of authenticity and a personalised VIN number.
Let’s move on to the new unveils and see how Triumph has interpreted its Gold Line styling on the different Bonneville motorcycles in the range.
The T120 is a special motorcycle for the Triumph as it is the genesis of the massive brand that Bonneville is today. First appeared in 1959, this motorcycle, which was named after Bonneville Salt Flats where Triumph broke the land speed record and could do 193.2kmph (120mph for our imperial friends). Hence the T120 suffix. Since then, Bonnie's have come a long way as the T120 later became a go-to donor bike for its scrambler and cafe racer derivatives.
For the Gold Line Edition, the standard T120 receives Silver Ice paint complemented by Competition Green colour with the edges outlined by hand-painted golden stripes. This colour combination is present on the fuel tank and both side panels. The fuel tank sports a hand-painted ‘gold line’ logo near the filler cap while the side panels get a broad green stripe with new white and gold Bonneville T120 logos along with hand-painted gold lining. Both mudguards are finished in Silver Ice and there is also an optional fly screen (windscreen) available as an accessory.
On T120 Black Gold Line, the golden accents grab your attention thanks to the blacked-out engine, exhausts and other chassis components. When looked at from the rider’s perspective, the tank has Matt Silver Ice infills with hand-edged gold line detailing with the cursive ‘gold line’ logo on the right. And instead of brushed knee recesses like others, this one gets proper black rubber knee pads. The side panels get the same treatment with a black and gold logo design inscribed inside the matt silver stripe graphics. And obviously, a blacked-out motorcycle does indeed look meaner.
Both special editions are based on the standard 2021 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black. Meaning, they are powered by the same 1200cc parallel-twin which produces 79bhp and 105Nm. Apart from that, they have similar lightweight wired spoke aluminium wheels and the bike is suspended on the 41mm cartridge front forks and twin shock absorbers at the rear. In terms of equipment and features, it has cruise control and riding modes.
The T100 follows the same dual-tone styling as the T120 Gold Line. It has Silver Ice and Competition Green coloured fuel tank, both side panels, and front and rear mudguards. The side panels get the same broad green stripe with white and gold ‘T100’ scripted over it. And as an accessory, there is an optional fly screen is available.
The T100 is powered by a 900cc parallel-twin which is good enough to produce 64.1bhp and 80Nm and features all the updates given to the 2021 model.
Triumph has given the latest generation of the Street Scrambler a special Matt Pacific Blue and Graphite paint scheme with golden garnishing to call it the Gold Line. The Matt blue tank has contrasting Graphite stripe and brushed knee recesses, both of which are highlighted by hand-painted gold lining. And obviously, the Triumph tank logo is in gold. The mudguards are finished in Matt Jet Black, as are the side panels, which feature a new golden Street Scrambler logo. And as an accessory, there is a Matt Pacific Blue flyscreen and high front mudguard that will further add to the bike’s scrambling credentials.
It uses the same 900cc engine with the same engine tune as the 2021 model, you can read about other details here —
The Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition gets a Silver Ice finish fuel tank with Sapphire Black twin stripes at the centre with the ‘gold line’ logo placed adjacent to them. The knee recesses on the petrol tank are brushed and have hand-painted gold edges similar to what we have read so far. The Sapphire Black is carried across the side panels, which feature the Bonneville Speedmaster logo in hand-painted gold lining. The headlamp bowl and mudguards are also blacked out with an option of a short front mudguard as an accessory.
The Speedmaster has a BS6 compliant 1200cc engine that produces 76.9bhp and 106Nm and uses the same features from the 2021 Speedmaster.
For the new Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition, Triumph has decided to give it a more vibrant Carnival Red colour. The red on the fuel tank and mudguards are present in a similar way on the Speedmaster Gold Line with a twin stripe design and brushed foil knee pad graphics. The hand-painted gold lines go with the edges matching the golden Triumph tank logo and the ‘gold line’ badging. Similarly, the side panels are also painted in Sapphire Black with the bike’s name ‘Bobber’ written in gold parameterized with a golden stripe. A short front mudguard in matching Carnival Red is available as an option.
The Bobber here also uses the same engine and equipment list present on the 2021 model.
For more personalisation, all the above-mentioned motorcycles come with a certificate of authenticity and a unique VIN number. While there is no specific number available for the production units, these models will be on sale for one year only alongside the standard variants of the respective models.
Just like the Street Twin Gold Line Edition, all of these special edition motorcycles are expected to launch in India and once here, they will command an expected price premium of Rs 30,000 or Rs 40,000 depending on the model over their respective standard variant. One more noteworthy piece of information is that Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and XE Gold Line editions were also unveiled but sadly, they won’t be coming to the Indian shores.