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Beautiful Bonneville

To conclude the fist week of Classic Motorcycle Month here at Chubb Collector Car, we've found you a stunning example of a 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R. With a quick scroll through the photos, we could tell this bike is the real deal. Everything is perfect, right down to the information placards and a squeaky-clean under side. If classic motorcycles are your thing, you'll certainly appreciate this machine. We found the bike on eBay Motors,  located in Dallas Texas.

You really have to admire the simplicity of these old Triumphs:  Nothing but engine, frame and wheels. The controls, body and electrics appear secondary and they certainly don't consume the bike's overall design as with many of today's motorcycles. Its clear a lot of time and care was taken to restore this Bonneville back to its original glory. You can see all lovely detail yourself in the  eBay Motors listing. Here's what the seller says about the bike: 

The bike has matching vin and frame numbers and was completely disassembled with the frame powder coated by Miller Powder Coating. The engine work was completed by Super T Specialties who has been tuning British bikes since 1966. The new engine parts include: sludge trap, 9 to 1 Pistons, wrist pins, primary chain, Barnett clutch, valve springs, rocker arms, inlet and exhaust camshaft and drive train, etc. A letter from Super T with the complete engine work performed is available. All of the Cadmium hardware has been replayed by Billmark Co.- Fort Worth, Texas. The original parts re-chromed by Chrome Reflections consist of but not limited to: wheels, handlebars, P clamps, air filters, fork dusk excluder's, points cover, shift lever, kick starter, tack drive etc. The Olympic Flame, Silver and White trim paint was acquired from Don Hutchinson Cycle and applied by Tony Morrow Autobody.

Experts believe the Triumph Bonneville will continue to grow in value and popularity as a classic.  Now may be the right time to get your hands on one - you'll undoubtedly be making an investment. Next week we'll focus on an American motorcycle brand we're sure everyone will know.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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