The bike that started it all
The original 1959 Triumph T120 Bonneville
Wesley Hall, National Motorcycle Museum restoration expert:
“The Triumph Bonneville is one of the most loved bikes of all time. And this 1959 model is the most collectable because it was one of the first. It’s the ultimate collector’s item. There was nothing else around at the time that could match it for speed, power and braking. They boasted a claimed 115mph top speed, a telescopic fork, and nice little touches like a shift light integrated into the speedo. They’re pretty famous for the twin-carb cylinder head too, as it was the first year they had been used on a production Triumph, which increased acceleration. Being a classic fan, I still prefer the current T100 over the new Street Twin as it’s more true to the original.” Fancy winning this bike? Turn over to find out how...