1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057

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Lot 313
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville
Registration no. 646 YWJ Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057

Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 10,120) inc. premium
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville
Registration no. 646 YWJ
Frame no. D13057
Engine no. T120R 13057
Testing a T120 Bonneville in June 1961, Motor Cycling found that Triumph's range-topping sportster possessed abundant vitality: 'With exceptional top-end performance goes extraordinary vigour and tractability at low and medium speeds - a combination which makes it perhaps the fastest point-to-point roadster produced in Britain today.' The USA had long been Triumph's most important export market and to cater for local tastes, T120R and T120C models were offered there, the former having a more raised handlebar when compared to its European counterpart while the latter catered for the American rider's passion for off-road motorcycling. This matching numbers, US-specification T120R Bonneville was first registered in the UK on 1st July 2012 following its restoration in this country. We are advised that the machine's renovation included an engine rebuild involving a bottom-end overhaul; re-sleeving the cylinders back to standard; and refurbishing the cylinder head with new valves, guides, etc (bills on file). Other parts renewed include the wheels, chains, sprockets, clutch, alternator, oil pump and carburettors, all components used being correct for the 1961 model year, while the speedometer and rev counter were overhauled. Only some 500-or-so miles have been covered since the rebuild's completion and so the machine is only partly run in. Described as in generally excellent condition, this beautiful pre-unit Bonneville is offered with the aforementioned bills, VMCC dating letter, current road fund licence, MoT to June 2015 and V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • The registration number is 646 YUJ. The Engine Number is T120RD13057.
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1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
1961 Triumph 649cc T120R Bonneville Frame no. D13057 Engine no. T120R 13057
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