1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R
In the opinion of most Bonneville experts by 1970 Triumph had nailed the design of their flagship model. After over a decade of modifications these bikes were the last of the line, before the introduction of the oil-in-frame T140. As a result these bikes are prized by owners and restorers alike. We particularly like the twin-leading shoe brake on these bikes that was introduced in 1968, and offers, we believe one of the best front brakes of the era.
The colours for the 1970 models were astral red, with a silver stripe outlined in gold. These look very fetching on the smaller, peanut shaped US tank.
This particular matching numbers bike was imported by DR Classic Motorcycles Ltd in 2014, from Canada where it had been the subject of a cosmetic restoration. The new speedometer shows a mileage of only 20 miles since the restoration.
When we acquired the bike, we decided that it needed a full mechanical restoration, which we have now carried out. Below is a summary of the work that has been done Windmill Garage, experts in the restoration of classic motorcycles:
Barrels rebored and new pistons supplied
Reconditioned cylinder head fitted with new valves, guides etc
Engine stripped and cleaned
Gearbox stripped and cleaned
Various engine parts replaced as necessary including main bearing, gear bearings, gear sprocket etc
New wiring loom
New final drive chain
We have receipts for a total of £3050 in labour and parts which give full details.
The bike now looks stunning, and rides exactly as a rebuilt bike should do. This is a wonderful chance to own a piece of British motorcycling history! The bike comes with an MOT and is ready to ride away.