Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

Ace and Diamond limited-edition versions of the Triumph T120 Bonneville have been released to tantalise us and take away the breath of diehard Bonne fans.

The Ace is a tribute to the legendary Ace Cafe in London and the Diamond is a chromed model with a subtle British flag on the tank.

Only 1400 Ace models will be released and 900 Diamond models.

Triumph Australia Marketing Manager Dale McBride says “our allocation and pricing hasn’t been determined from Triumph”.

“It looks like a Q2, 2019 release,” he says.

Expect to pay a premium over the current T120 price of $17,200 (plus on-road costs).

The bikes were unveiled at the recent EICMA motorcycle showing Milan where many expected the new 1200cc Speed Twin with mag wheels would be unveiled.

Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models
Triumph Speed Twin spy shot

It would be the first T120 without spokes and we expect it may be unveiled in the next few weeks after recent spy shots surfaced.

Instead, Triumph surprised with these two stunners at the show.

T120 AceTriumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

This dark cafe racer model is a tribute to the legendary London cafe were ton-up boys made their name in the 1950s.

While the bikes ridden then included many British brands, cafe MD Mark Wilsmore says Triumph is the perfect fit.

“Triumph and the Ace Cafe go hand in hand for me, with decades of riders turning up at the cafe on the latest British Twin to chance their arm on the A406, and be top dog off the lights,” he says.Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

“This beautiful new Bonneville T120 Ace pays homage to those riders and our glorious shared history in style.”

The tribute bike has blacked-out intake covers, engine badges, and bench seat with matt Storm Grey paint and contrasting striping on the tank with Ace Cafe graphics.Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

T120 DiamondTriumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

The Diamond celebrates the diamond or 60th anniversary of the original Bonnvelle T120 of 1959.

It was the final motorcycle designed by Triumph’s chief designer Edward Turner and took its name from Bonneville Salt Flats where Triumph scored many world speed records.

The 2019 Triumph Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition features a silver and white tank emblazoned with a subtle Union Jack.Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

It also comes with polished-chrome engine covers and chain guard plus chromed traditional tank badges.Triumph releases Ace and Diamond T120 models

Which is your favourite? Leave your comments below.

  1. Did the Triumph designers actually bother to look at any pictures of genuine cafe racers from the 50’s/60’s period before they came up with this awful abomination Ace Cafe model? Flat paint, black rims, flat two up ‘brat’ style seat, almost no chrome or polished parts. It looks nothing like a Cafe Racer from that period and everything like a current yuppie wannabee scenester bike! At least the T120 Diamond looks way closer to the real deal! Still not sure about the Union Jack paint but a decent solo seat is about all it needs to at least look respectable. When Indian Royal Enfield designs a Cafe Racer (Continental 650 GT) that nails the traditional British Cafe Racer look way better than British Triumph does, then it is time to look at your design team Mr Bloor!

  2. I like the Bonneville T120 Diamond Edition, a bike that I would sit in the garage to look at and feel special riding. Good looking bike!

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