The T120 model, first produced by Triumph Engineering in 1959, was named Bonneville in honour of a speed record set by a Texan biker, Johnny Allen (this record was not recognised by the Federation Internationale Motorcycliste, and Triumph even fought on his behalf in court).
Allen powered his speed vehicle, "Cee-Gar," with the engine of a modified Triumph Thunderbird 650 cc engine that consumed a fuel mix of 80% methanol and 20% nitromethane. This vehicle on September 6, 1956, achieved a speed of 345 km/hr at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA.
Produced during the years 1959-1975, the Triumph Bonneville T120 had a 650 cc air-cooled engine. The bikes soon became so popular that they were exported abroad in large numbers. At first, the American public did not accept this model, but after the passage of some time, the Bonneville was sold in large numbers.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3.5 x 3|
|Color||Blue / Silver|