1971 Triumph Bonneville,Trades w/4 Wheels Considered - $3950 (Melbourne)
Very rare,one of 200 special Triumphs built in 1971 to have the qualifications for 1972 AMA racing.
This Triumph is A rare T120RV, a 5 speed Bonneville from 1971 with matching engine and frame numbers. The T120RV was released in the US in 1972, to permit Triumph to use them in American Motorcycle Association production-based racing. But a few were built in late model year 1971 to qualify for early 1972 AMA Races. In order to qualify, all bikes had to be built in the same basic form as they would be raced. To meet this requirement Triumph had to produce 200 of them before they qualified.
The Engine/Frame number, T120RV GE25457 is coded as follows: The 'T120R denotes this is a 650cc Bonneville, 'R' for a road bike, the 'V' five speed. The first 'G' in the engine and frame number represents June and the 'E' is for 1971 production. As you can see it has the original and correct Triumph logo printed behind the engine serial number, for 1969 and later models.
With the exception of the stamping on the engine case, there were no external differences between the 4- and 5-speeds. They had the same final drive ratios and sprockets, and the 5-speeds were significantly quicker.Ready To Ride/or Restore 11,000 miles, runs perfect,no smoke,no leaks,starts within 3 kicks in the morning and after that it's 1 kick all day.Trades with 4 wheels Considered,Call 321 431 0825