Triumph Bonneville T120 Black: Same Price, Other Options
Here are five capable motorcycles you can buy instead of the retro roadster and at the same price
Triumph has launched the Bonneville T100 and T120 Black in India. Other than the new colour scheme and blacked-out elements, the Bonneville T120 Black gets a brown seat and that too at no extra price over the base T120. The Triumph Bonneville T120 Black is a good bike to have if you are into retro performance motorcycles. Its 1200cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor delivers 80PS and 105Nm and gets electronic rider aids like ride by wire, rider modes and traction control. For the price of the Bonneville T120 Black though, there are other capable motorcycles you can buy. Here’s the list.
Harley Davidson Forty Eight Special (Rs 10.28 lakh):
For around a lakh more, you can opt for a proper old-school looking chopper. The Forty Eight Special gets 80’s styling, a peanut tank and tallboy handlebars. It has a 1202cc air-cooled V-Twin that offers a glorious soundtrack and delivers 97Nm of torque at a low 3500rpm. While it offers oodles of style, its tiny fuel tank and thirsty motor means you won’t cover more than 100km between tankfuls. Get more details here.
BMW F 900 R (Rs 9.9 lakh):
BMW’s modern naked roadster is the third most affordable BMW you can buy in India but it packs in features like all-LED headlamp and a colour-TGT instrument console. The all-new bike gets a 895cc liquid-cooled parallel twin motor that delivers 105PS and 92Nm. Electronic rider aids include traction control, two riding modes -- Road and Rain -- and dual-channel ABS. It gets 43mm forks, a semi-adjustable monoshock, and radially mounted Brembo brakes. More details about BMW’s newest Roadster here.
BMW F 900 XR (Rs 10.5 lakh):
For around Rs 50,000 more, you can opt for the BMW F 900 XR adventure tourer. It shares its motor and frame with the BMW F 900 R but gets BMW S1000XR-type styling, longer travel suspension, and touring-spec tyres. The BMW F 900 XR makes sense if you want a tourer that can handle a bit of rough road action. Check out more details about the F 900 XR here.
Kawasaki Ninja 1000 (Rs 10.79 lakh):
The Kawasaki Ninja is another great touring option and for 2020, the BS6 version gets extra goodies like a colour-TGT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity. Its 1043cc inline-four motor makes 142PS and 111Nm and gets rider aids such as two power modes, three-level traction control system, cruise control, a bi-directional quickshifter, and an IMU-based cornering ABS. It gets adjustable suspension, radially mounted brakes, and Bridgestone Battlax S22 radial tyres. Get more details about the Ninja 1000 here.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 (Rs 10.99 lakh):
For around a lakh more, you can get yourself a full-sized adventure tourer with two extra cylinders. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 shares the Ninja 100’s 1043cc in-line 4-cylinder motor but in a lower state of tune to make performance more accessible. It still delivers an impressive 120PS and 102Nm. The 2020 motorcycle has LED headlamps, colour-TFT instrument console, and an adjustable windscreen. It gets adjustable longer travel suspension but has smaller 17-inch wheels with road biased touring tyres. Check out more details about the Kawasaki Versys 1000 here.