The Distinguished Gentleman’s Bonnie – Highway Rider Journal

Triumph has introduced a limited-edition T120 Bonneville the have a good time it’s reference to the Distinguished Gents’s Experience, the Australian charity occasion which has unfold world-wide since its beginnings in Sydney means again in 2012.


There might be simply 250 examples produced.

Based mostly on the present T120 Bonnevile, the DGR machine options “a classy DGR metallic black and white paint scheme, that includes official DGR branding with a customized brand on the tank and facet panels, gold detailing and distinctive brown seat, each comes with a numbered certificates, signed by DGR founder Mark Hawwa and Triumph CEO Nick Bloor – with version 001 being introduced to the best fundraiser for the 2023 trip.”
If you need one, clearly you’ll must be fast and begin the method by begging in an e mail to
OK, you don’t need to beg, however I’d recommend you be well mannered – these might be extremely collectable machines, though I’m positive there might be quite a few examples world wide that are solely ridden on DGR rides.
The ride-away worth in Australia is $23,750. They’re anticipated to land in September…

From the press launch:


The Distinguished Gentleman’s Experience (DGR) unites lots of of hundreds of basic and classic model bike followers all around the world to lift funds and consciousness for males’s well being. Based in Sydney Australia in 2012, the DGR was created by Mark Hawwa as a beautiful new approach to convey collectively bike fans, targeted on a typical trigger for good. Rising yr on yr, the DGR immediately spans the world with greater than 90,000 riders taking to the streets in additional than 800 cities, with greater than $US37m ($A55.56m) raised for prostate most cancers analysis and males’s psychological well being so far.

Triumph grew to become the official bike companion of the DGR from 2014, bringing a dedication to extend consciousness, develop participation and finally improve fundraising in assist of this worthy trigger. Everybody concerned at Triumph is proud to have performed a key position, in collaboration with Mark Hawwa and his group, in rising this unbelievable neighborhood. From offering monetary assist and sources which have helped to lift the profile of the DGR globally, to rewarding its individuals, sharing the eagerness and drive that has made the DGR the world’s largest on-road charity motorcycling occasion.

One in every of Triumph’s most vital contributions has been in rising consciousness and motivating fundraisers world wide, by offering bikes from Triumph’s Fashionable Traditional vary as rewards for the highest fundraisers. In earlier years, this has included distinctive bikes, similar to a one-of-a-kind Triumph Thruxton RS DGR Version and a customized ‘1959 Legends’ Triumph Bonneville T120 and matching Gibson Les Paul Commonplace guitar, awarded to the 2022 trip’s highest fundraiser as a part of a collaboration between Triumph and Gibson.

This yr marks the tenth yr of this unbelievable partnership and represents an enormous milestone for Triumph and the DGR. To have a good time this landmark anniversary and assist make the 2023 DGR occasion the largest and most profitable so far, Triumph has created 250 unique Bonneville T120 Black Distinguished Gentleman’s Experience Restricted Version bikes.

Designed with a classy DGR metallic black and white paint scheme, that includes official DGR branding with a customized brand on the tank and facet panels, gold detailing and distinctive brown seat, each comes with a numbered certificates, signed by DGR founder Mark Hawwa and Triumph CEO Nick Bloor – with version 001 being introduced to the best fundraiser for the 2023 trip.

Moreover in celebrating 10 years collectively, Triumph is thrilled to strengthen its relationship additional by changing into an official clothes companion of the DGR, with an all-new limited-edition vary of way of life clothes to have a good time the annual occasion, created to lift extra funds for males’s well being.

Your entire Triumph neighborhood, from its community of sellers and followers internationally, to its employees, designers and engineers are dedicated to proceed to develop the attain and affect of the DGR in assist of this unbelievable trigger for good.

Collectively we are going to make 2023 the largest and most profitable DGR but.

DGR founder Mark Hawwa

“If anybody had mentioned 10 years in the past that we’d be celebrating a decade of partnership with Triumph Bikes, I might have laughed. That first yr of signing with Triumph has all the time been a spotlight for me. It felt thrilling, and that pleasure nonetheless carries on yearly. Triumph has turn into like a household to me and to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Experience. They’re captivated with getting classic-styled bikes out for a trip and utilizing the machines we like to make a optimistic affect for our trigger. That pleasure and fervour has now been introduced collectively in a product that speaks to our journey collectively. We’re past proud to launch the Bonneville T120 Black Distinguished Gentleman’s Experience Restricted Version bike, to have a good time what now we have achieved collectively and to proceed doing extra of what we love.”

TRIUMPH Chief Industrial Officer Paul Stroud
“We’re delighted to be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of our distinctive relationship with the DGR, which is an extremely vital partnership for Triumph and the hundreds of Triumph DGR followers internationally. From the start, it was clear that the DGR and Triumph was an ideal match, with a shared ardour for bikes, model and using for the individuals you like, one thing that’s far more than sponsorship. Everybody concerned over the previous decade of the DGR, from the Triumph and DGR groups, to our sellers, the military of DGR organisers and trip hosts, and the legions of riders who passionately assist this glorious occasion and trigger must be justifiably pleased with the affect their efforts have had. With the launch of the brand new DGR version of our Bonneville T120 Black, our ambition is to mark this glorious event with one thing really particular which, for me, epitomises the spirit of the DGR and delivers a brand new approach to delight riders and have a good time this unbelievable trigger.


With simply 250 obtainable worldwide, this gorgeous and distinctive restricted version of
Triumph’s most iconic bike has been created to have a good time the landmark
10-year anniversary of the partnership between Triumph and the DGR, to assist
make the 2023 DGR the largest and most profitable so far.


o Trendy and distinctive customized Distinguished Gentleman’s Experience version paint scheme.
o Subtle monochrome metallic Phantom Black and Crystal White two-tone paint scheme follows a particular ‘gown swimsuit’-inspired design, drawing inspiration from ‘dressing dapper’ for dinner.
o Lovely gold gasoline tank stripe detailing and painted by hand gold pinstriping on the facet panels, impressed by the DGR’s dapper clothes and accent model, such because the basic gold pocket watch or tie-pin.
o Customized DGR 2023 gold script brand featured prominently on the gasoline tank and facet panels.
o Elegant brown stitched bench seat with pillion strap, enhancing the classic customized look.

o Restricted to simply 250 DGR version bikes worldwide.
o Every bike coming with a collector version numbered certificates of authenticity that includes the bike’s VIN reference and DGR version quantity, hand signed by the DGR’s Mark Hawwa and Triumph’s Nick Bloor.
o Version quantity 001 might be introduced to the best fundraiser for the 2023 DGR.

o All the latest-generation Bonneville T120 Black’s specification, with its considerably enhanced dealing with, high-specification Brembo brakes and rider know-how.


Considerably up to date in 2021, the definitive British bike icon takes its torque-rich 1200cc twin efficiency, subtle arrange and exquisite Bonneville DNA to an all-new degree, setting a brand new benchmark for timeless character and simple using functionality. With a considerably enhanced dealing with set-up, courtesy of a serious 7kg weight saving over the earlier technology, new light-weight aluminium wheel rims and new higher-specification Brembo brakes, plus new rider know-how, together with cruise management and enhanced using modes and an much more responsive throttle, the Bonneville legend continues.
Engine and efficiency
The engine of the T120 Black is Triumph’s signature 1200cc, high-torque British twin, which has been developed for a fair higher using expertise. The newest-generation T120’s engine mass has been diminished considerably by way of using a lighter crankshaft. Along with an optimised clutch and balancer shafts, this has additionally diminished inertia, which offers the brand new technology with a notably extra fast and responsive throttle. The T120 has been particularly tuned to ship excessive torque, from low down within the rev vary throughout the mid-range, giving exhilarating efficiency all through. The 1200 twin delivers 105Nm of peak torque at a really low 3500rpm and its energy peaks 80PS at 6550rpm. With its sensitively designed liquid-cooling system, the engine exceeds EURO 5 necessities, giving decrease emissions than the earlier technology and glorious gasoline economic system.
The T120 Black comes with a really excessive service interval of 16,000 kilometres serving to to maintain the continuing price of possession low.

Dealing with
The trademark confidence-inspiring trip of the T120 has been enhanced with a 7kg weight saving over the earlier technology. The aluminium wheel rims (18 x 2.75-inch on the entrance and 17 x 4.25-inch on the rear) give a serious discount in unsprung weight and inertia, making the brand new T120 extra agile and manoeuvrable when using, and in addition once you’re shifting the bike round at standstill.
The braking system has high-specification Brembo entrance brakes, with a twin disc set-up and two-piston sliding calipers giving glorious stopping energy and improved really feel. Security and management have additionally been maximised because of Triumph’s newest technology ABS and switchable traction management.
The mix of weight saving, new wheels and a higher-specification brake set-up makes the latest-generation T120 the best-handling Bonneville T120 ever.

Rider Expertise
The Bonneville T120 Black comes high-specification know-how, with cruise management fitted as commonplace together with enhanced using modes.
The cruise management is ready by way of a devoted button on the handlebar, making it extraordinarily consumer pleasant for the rider in addition to the choice of the using modes. The rider can choose between the Rain and Highway using modes, which is able to adapt the behaviour of the bike to the using situations.
Different high-spec rider-focussed know-how fitted as commonplace embrace a torque-assist clutch, which reduces rider fatigue in heavy visitors or on longer journeys, an engine immobiliser included into the important thing, a useful underseat USB charging socket and inner wiring able to plug within the accent match heated grips.
The headlight incorporates a particular LED daytime-running mild, the place market laws permits, which makes it simpler for the bike to seen by different street customers.


The unmistakeable Bonneville silhouette is enhanced by touches that mix the T120’s iconic model with Triumph’s newest premium options.
The basic twin clock set-up has a premium 3D dial face with Bonneville branding and conventional typeface and colors. The multi-functional digital show offers the rider with all crucial info, similar to using mode settings, cruise management standing, gear place indicator and far more, all of which is managed by way of the intuitive and simply accessible scroll button mounted on the handlebar.
The enduring, sculpted Bonneville tank with kneepads carries a three-bar heritage chromed steel badge, including a particular styling contact to the already unmistakeable T120 design.
The imply and moody Bonneville T120 Black encompasses a host of premium blacked-out styling particulars and elements, together with wheel rims, seize rail, engine covers, mirrors, headlamp bezel, indicators, and exhaust.
Greater than 100 real Triumph equipment can be found for the T120 vary, enabling riders to personalise their bikes.