Sunday 10 April 2016

Friday bike updates

Firstly, some more details of the new Triumph T120.

T120 Black
Engine1200cc, liquid-cooled, 8 valve, parallel twin
Max Power79 bhp (59 kW) @ 6550 rpm
Max Torque77.5 ft-lbs (105 Nm) @ 3100 rpm
Frame / SwingarmTubular steel cradle / Twin-sided, tubular steel
SuspensionFront: Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel

Rear: Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
BrakesFront: Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS 

Rear: Single 225mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Wheels/Tyres32 spokes
Front: 18” x 2.75”, Pirelli Phantom Sports comp 100/90-18

Rear: 17” x 4.25”, Pirelli Sports comp 150/70 R17
DimensionsLength: 2170mm
Width: 785mm
Height: 1125mm
Wheelbase: 1445mm
Seat height785mm
Fuel tank capacity14.5 litres
Weight (Dry)224kg

£9600 = 11,900 Euros = US$13,500 As taxes, etc, vary per country, a better comparison is against the price of other bikes. The T120 costs about £700 less than a BMW R 1200 R, which makes if fairly competitively priced.

Next is the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

I read an article on an Australian website that the Himalayan doesn't pass the latest emissions regulations. This means that although it can be sold in the rest of India, it can't be sold in New Delhi!
The article mentioned that it would be able to be sold in Australia, but not Europe or North America.
I don't know if this is some marketing ploy, but I find it hard to believe that a company would develop a new engine that couldn't be sold in their own capital city, let alone other lucrative markets! No doubt we'll hear more later, but the article suggested that the price in Australia would be around AUS$7000 =  £3700 = 4600 Euros = US$5300. Again local taxes could vary the price the Himalayan is sold at, if indeed it appears for sale at all!


  1. 50kg overweight! ;¬)

  2. Although the T120 is a bit heavier than I would like, it’s not bad compared to similar bikes.
    BMW R1200R – 223 kg
    Harley Davidson 1200 Custom – 266Kg
    Yamaha XVS 1300 – 293 Kg
    Only really skimpy bikes are significantly lighter:
    KTM 1290 Super Duke – 189 Kg
    Ducati Monster 1200 – 209 Kg
    So I don’t think Triumph have done too badly.

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