Triumph Motorcycles Australia will release eight new Gold Line Edition variants across its Bonneville modern retro range in December, with each limited-run bike sporting a unique colour scheme and various exterior accessories.
The Triumph Bonneville Gold Line Editions will only be offered for the 2022 model-year in an effort to uphold the bikes’ value and exclusivity, however, they are not limited to a particular number of units.
Pricing for the new special editions come at a roughly $1200-1700 premium over the models upon which they are based, with the entry-point T100 Gold Line Edition checking in from $19,190 rideaway, up $1240 over the standard bike.
2022 Triumph Bonneville Gold Line Edition pricing:
Triumph Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition – $19,190 (+$1240)
Triumph Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition – $19,490 (+$1150)
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition – $23,790 (+$1700)
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition – $23,790 (+$1700)
Triumph Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition – $22,090 (+$1590)
Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition – $22,090 (+$1590)
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition – $24,690 (+$1600)
Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition – $26,090 (+$1600)
Triumph has yet to reveal special edition versions for its 2022 Thruxton RS and Speed Twin, however, it may unveil more limited-run variants in the coming months.
No mechanical changes have been made for 2022 as the Bonneville range saw significant updates earlier this year.
As previously reported, the mainstay Bonneville T120 and its T120 Black sibling this year adopted changes to meet Euro5 emissions requirements, yet also see improved performance thanks to a lighter crankshaft.
The 1200cc twin-cylinder engine develops 59kW and 105Nm, and Triumph says that an optimised clutch and balancer shafts has resulted in more immediate throttle response.
Handling has been improved thanks to a seven kilogram weight saving with new lightweight aluminium wheels, while higher-spec Brembo brakes, enhanced rider modes and standard-fit cruise control round out the major changes.
The smaller Bonneville T100 underwent similar updates, but it notably received a 7kW boost to power compared to its 2020 predecessor.
More specifically, the T100’s 900cc twin-cylinder engine now develops 48kW and 80Nm, and new lightweight internal components contribute to an overall four kilogram weight reduction.
While the Bonneville Speedmaster cruiser shares much with the T120, its 1200cc engine features its own tune for higher torque low down in the rev range.
The Speedmaster’s new engine produces 57kW and 106Nm, and is backed up by a unique liquid-cooling system, stainless steel exhaust and two rider modes, Road and Rain.
Updated this year for the Speedmaster is higher-spec Showa front forks and preload adjustable monoshock, full LED lighting, an updated seat and refreshed instruments.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber uses the same 57kW/106Nm 1200cc engine as the Speedmaster, but features its own ‘stripped-back’ styling and exterior details.
New for the Bobber in 2021 is a new 16-inch ‘fat’ front wheel, ‘chunkier’ forks, and a larger 12-litre fuel tank which is said to provide 33 per cent more range compared to its predecessor.
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