Triumph Thruxton R 1

As previously written, Triumph Malaysia, via official distributor Fast Bikes, have announced a price re-positioning of its 2016 Bonneville T120, T120 Black and Thruxton R models. The retro-styled Bonneville T120s are reduced in price from RM79,900 to RM72,900, a drop of RM7,000 while the sportier Thruxton R goes from RM91,900 to RM83,900, a reduction of RM8,000.

The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, as well as the Thruxton R – with new liquid-cooled 1,200 cc parallel-twin engines that are Euro 4 compliant – were launched in May this year, as part of Triumph’s “Sport Classic” range. The range also includes the RM55,900 2016 Triumph Street Twin, which comes with a liquid-cooled 900 cc parallel-twin engine but does not fall under the price re-positioning.

Both the Bonneville and Thruxton R engines are improved over the previous air-cooled versions used in the T100 and Thruxton 900. In the T120s, the engine produces 79 hp and 105 Nm of torque at 3,100 rpm – 54% more torque than the previous generation, while the Thruxton R gets 96 hp and 112 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm, 62% more torque than last year’s version.

A new Matte Black colour option is available for the Thruxton R and the Street Twin at an additional cost of RM1,000, while the Bonneville T120 Matte Graphite and two-tone Cranberry Red/Aluminium Silver and Jet Black/Pure White colour schemes will also command the same premium. Standard colours for the 2016 Thruxton R – Diablo Red and Silver Ice – remain, while the 2016 Bonneville T120 retains the Jet Black and Cinder Red paintwork. The T120 Black comes in any colour you want, as long as it’s black.

Customers who have already purchased the Bonneville T120, T120 Black and Thruxton R need not fret as Triumph has considered the fact owners might be slightly miffed at having the models discounted so soon after introduction. “As part of our Triumph Customer Care Plan, we will offer current Thruxton R and also Bonneville T120 customers an in-store credit voucher that is equivalent to the price difference,” said Datuk Razak Al-Malique Hussain, chief executive officer of Fast Bikes.

GALLERY: 2016 Triumph Bonnevile T120 and T120 Black

GALLERY: 2016 Triumph Thruxton R