For 2022, and only for 2022, Triumph is releasing “Gold Line” editions of eight of its modern classic motorcycles. Heeding customer requests for better colors, Triumph has painted a couple of these bikes in brights like Carnival Red and Baja Orange. Silver paint still abounds, though.
Because you’re wondering, yes, all eight of these Gold Line Editions are hand-pinstriped but otherwise-stock 2022 model year bikes. There is the occasional interesting tank knee pad or wind screen available. But if you’re here looking for an upgraded suspension, or a fancy seat, or maybe a little bit of extra fancy lighting, you’re out of luck.
I’ve said it before, aesthetics do sell motorcycles. We’ll buy something just because it is extremely pretty. These motorcycles are, admittedly, prettier than their stock, non-limited counterparts, but they don’t perform any better.
If you are, however, thinking that you’d like to watch a suspiciously good-looking guy exclaim repeatedly and a bit breathlessly about the talent of Triumph’s in-house painters, this is your lucky day. The writers really broke out the thesaurus on this one.
In order of price, high to low, the eight 2022 Gold Line bikes are as follows:
The Scrambler 12oo XE Gold Line comes painted in a Baja Orange / Silver Ice combo and starts at $16,500.
The Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line gets dressed up in Carnival Red and Storm Grey, and pricing begins at $15,100.
Next are two proper Bonnevilles, the Bobber and the Speedmaster. The former receives a Carnival Red / Sapphire Black combo and the latter a slightly less-exciting Sapphire Black / Silver Ice paint job, and both start at $14,200.
The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black Gold Line editions both start at $13,100. They got blinged out in a Silver Ice / Competition Green combo and, of course, Matte Sapphire Black and Matte Silver Ice, respectively.
Last, the Street Scrambler Gold Line gets a Matte Pacific Blue treatment at $11,950, and the Bonneville T100, like its T120 brother in silver and green, starts at $11,450.
The Gold Line edition fancy paint job is between a $750-$800 upcharge versus the non-special-edition price. You’ll have to judge for yourself if it’s worth the premium.