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2016 Triumph Bonnevilles star at Island Classic

Triumph 2016 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black sticky throttle faulty
Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

The 2016 Triumph Bonnevilles will be on display at the 23rd annual International Island Classic events at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from January 22-24.

Triumph Australia will show the 900cc Street Twin and the 1200cc T120 Black and Thruxton R which were unveiled at the Sydney Motorcycle Expo in November.

Despite having all the mod cons such as ABS, traction control, engine modes and more, the bikes have retained their retro looks and should fit in with the Classic event where there are bound to be many older Bonnevilles and Thruxtons on track.

Thruxton R, Street Twin and Bonnevile T120 Black at the Phillip Island Classic
Thruxton R, Street Twin and Bonnevile T120 Black


Triumph Australia says the estimated arrival dates and prices (plus on-road costs and subject to change) for the new models should be:

  • Bonneville Street Twin (900cc): $13,700, February
  • Bonneville T120 (1200cc): $17,500, April
  • Bonneville T120 Black (1200cc): $17,500, April
  • Thruxton (1200cc): $18,700, May
  • Thruxton R (1200cc): $21,100, April

Phillip Island Classic

Meanwhile, the Classic will feature riders from Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand and, for the first time, Ireland, competing for the perpetual Phil Irving trophy.

Solo classes will be held for bikes dating back to pre-WWI, right through to Vintage (1920-1945), Classic (1946-1962), Post Classic (1963-1972), Forgotten Era (1973-1982) and New Era (1983-1990) division.

Visitors will also be able to show their own classic treasures in the Shannons Parade Lap.