60th commemoration Sweater featuring the Bonneville T120
£24.99 Size Guide
Retro inspired illustration of launch material. With rider and pillion resplendent in Corker 'safety' helmets and Climax Goggles – a snapshot of a late 1950s early 60s couple. Film legends Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and Clint Eastwood went on to ride their Triumph Bonnevilles on and off screen. We've also got T-Shirts in the same design in either Grey, Navy or Red. As well as Graphite coloured sweat Jacket.
- Featuring 1960s press ad-style illustration of Triumph Bonneville T120
- Superb 3 colour silk screen print in a similar style to the '58 launch promotion with a small TT logo on arm
- Soft, heavyweight 80% cotton, 20% polyester Belcoro® yarn
- Great to wear with cosy fleece-finish inside (280gm/m2)
- Highly durable, great shape retention and machine washable at 40°
The plain facts:
- Launched as the Bonneville in September 1958 the 'year '59 model' commemorates Texan racer Johnny Allen and his team setting the 1956 world motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah
- The Triumph Bonneville T120 was an instant success in the US – not only because it offered a reliable, cost-effective means of transport at a time before car ownership was widely affordable
- The T120 model continued to be built until 1973.
- Why T120 – its top speed was reputed to be 120mph
And some rather more colourful, esoteric little snippets for the real enthusiast…
- Johnny Allen and his team set the 1956 world motorcycle land speed record with a spectacular average speed of 214.17 mph
- In the 1969 Isle of Man TT, Malcolm Uphill averaged 100 mph around the Mountain Course on a Bonneville – a first for a production bike
- Our '61 T120 laid claim to be the pinnacle of pre-unit Bonnevilles (so says The Classic Motor Cycle, Sept 2017) – you might not agree!
- A 21st century incarnation of the T120 has recently been introduced by Triumph – the legend lives on...