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Buffed: A Muscular Bonneville T120 from Old Empire

Buffed: A Muscular Bonneville T120 from Old Empire

A muscular custom Bonneville T120 from Old Empire Motorcycles
The phones ran hot at Old Empire Motorcycles after they released their T120 collaboration with Triumph last year. So the English workshop decided to build a more useable and refined version, with similar aesthetics—and creature comforts like lights.

Here it is, and very classy it looks too: a Bonneville that has signed up to the gym, and gained a sleeker, more muscular mien.

A muscular custom Bonneville T120 from Old Empire Motorcycles
A current-spec T120 was purchased and delivered to OEM’s headquarters in the historic country town of Diss. The chaps started the strip down, but with more care than usual: “The build brief was to keep mad modifications to a minimum,” says founder Alec Sharp. “We achieved the ‘line’ by dropping the front end and replacing the rear shocks with uprated Fox units.”

The back end was sliced and diced: a new hoop was made, and machined in sections to accommodate a Z-Flex LED light strip—which includes both the rear brake lights and indicators.…

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