According to Hagerty Insurance : “The model years 1968, 1969, and 1970 were the high points for the Triumph T120R Bonneville. Before too long, it would be regarded as a living antique, but for the time being the bike was still fabled, potent and pure. Development slowed to a crawl in 1970, which is just fine for most aficionados. If there’s one must-have among classic British motorcycles, the 1970 Triumph T120R Bonneville is it.The Bonneville stood upright and had a narrow aspect, thanks to the compact, air-cooled 649cc parallel-twin engine and slender 2.5-gallon tank.The correct paint is silver with the red tone. Bordered with gold pinstriping, the silver flashed over the tank for an inspired factory-custom look. The obvious front and rear springs, twin-leading-shoe front brake, and beautiful downswept chrome pipes caused praiseful utterances. The small tank meant the Bonneville’s range was short, but it was a necessary sacrifice for the sake of style. New this year was a crankcase breather tube and the grab rail that now attached to the fender stay. ” This bike on offer is restored to perfection and would probably be rated at Judged Concours at 5 out of 5 .
Virtually all fasteners are original, most having the maker’s marks on the head. Original Pozi screws are used and have not been replaced with hex head screws. The ammeter is the proper Lucas unit and not a modern one. Several parts are nos. The seat is an RK Leighton. All handlebar controls are original and re-chromed. The fenders are stainless steel and for 1970 were only installed on USA TR6C and Canadian Bonnevilles. Hose clamps are original and cad plated. The original Ewarts petcocks are on the tank. The coils are original (resistance on spec), as is the horn relay, rear light unit and lens, and headlamp warning lights. The gauges were restored by Nissonger. The carburettor bodies are original but have new slides and internals.The engine, gearbox, clutch, brakes, forks and wheels have been totally rebuilt. The wheels have ss spokes. Bike is located on a Southern Gulf Island, BC Canada.