Bonneville T120: 60th celebration Men’s cosy light graphite jacket in 'launch' advertising style
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Launched in September 1958 – so we're into its 60th year! Film legends Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and Clint Eastwood rode their Triumph Bonnevilles on and off screen. Our illustration features rider and pillion on their 1961 Triumph Bonneville T120, resplendent in their Corker 'safety' helmets and Climax Goggles – a snapshot of a late 1950s or early 1960s couple.
- Soft, heavyweight 80% cotton, 20% polyester Belcoro® yarn, with cosy fleece-finish inside
- Great to wear – with features like 100% cotton inner (280gm/m2)
- Embroidered Blue TT logo on front
- Highly durable, great shape retention and machine washable at 40°.
The plain facts:
- The Triumph Bonneville T120 was launched in 1959 to commemorate Texan racer Johnny Allen and his team setting the 1956 world motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
- The bike continued to be built until 1973
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.
- The Triumph Bonneville T120 was an instant success in the US – not only because its popularity with film stars massively boosted its image and appeal, but because it offered a reliable, cost-effective means of transport at a time before car ownership was widely affordable.
- 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 featured T120 rumoured to be the pinnacle of Pre-Unit Bonnevilles (so says The Classic Motor Cycle, Sept 2017). Pre-Unit = Gears and engine as separate 'unit'
- 21st century incarnation of the T120 has recently been introduced by Triumph