‘THE BIKE I DREAMED OF’

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I re­mem­ber the first time I saw a Bon­neville T120 – it was in the late ’60s and I was 14. I used to watch the lads on their café rac­ers at the But­tery bar in Nor­wich, com­pletely in awe of them and their bikes – es­pe­cially the Bon­nie T120, promis­ing my­self one day I’d own one. Fifty years on, I had owned nu­mer­ous dif­fer­ent bikes, but never a Bon­neville T120 – un­til now. A friend of mine, one of the old rock­ers who fre­quently vis­ited the But­tery bar of my teens, bought this 1970 T120 to add to his vast col­lec­tion of classic BSAS 18 months ago. It stood in his con­ser­va­tory and every time I vis­ited him I would al­ways ask him to sell it to me – and the an­swer would al­ways be no… un­til a month ago.

So here it is at last – I have the Tri­umph Bon­neville T120R that I’ve dreamed of own­ing for so many years.

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