Triumph Thruxton R 2

An informal announcement was made by Triumph Malaysia to local media that prices for the retro-styled 2016 Bonneville T120 and Thruxton R models will see a price reduction in August. This came about after negotiations by Triumph Malaysia with the Hinckley works in the UK.

While full details will soon be forthcoming, Triumph Malaysia assures customers that the discounts are “substantial”. Existing customers who have purchased the 2016 Bonneville T120, T120 Black and Thruxton R need not fret, as Triumph Malaysia will be extending the equivalent discount in store credit as a goodwill initiative from Triumph’s customer care plan.

The new 1,200 cc engine is a parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, with eight-valves, SOHC and a 270-degree crank. Fuelled by multi-point sequential fuel injection, the new Euro 4 compliant twin powers the T120, T120 Black and Thruxton R, as well as the recently released 2016 Street Twin in 900 cc guise.

As installed in the T120 versions, the engine produces 79 hp and 105 Nm of torque at 3,100 rpm – 54% more torque than the previous generation T100. In the Thruxton R, the rider has 96 hp and 112 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm available. For the Thruxton R, the engine now produces 62% more torque than last year’s version.

The 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black currently retail for RM79,900, while the Thruxton R goes for RM91,900. Colours for the T120 are Jet Black, Cinder Red, Cranberry Red/Aluminium Silver and Jet Black/Pure White. The Thruxton R comes in either Diablo Red or Silver Ice, with a matte black option available soon for an extra RM1,000. The 2016 Triumph Street Twin retails for RM59,900 but will not fall under the discount plan.

GALLERY: 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

GALLERY: 2016 Triumph Thruxton R