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The 1964 Triumph Bonneville T120 650
This is a testament to the continuing process of refinement and development of the new unit construction Bonneville. Model designations were as before, with one important addition: the TT Special. Again, the T120R was the road version, the T120C was the off-road/street scrambler (what would later be referred to as an Enduro), and the TT Special was a specially-tuned Bonneville stripped of all lights and street equipment, intended purely to race.
TT racing popularity encouraged Johnson Motors to request a purpose-built model, based on the unit construction Bonneville. Designated T120CTT from 1963-1965, and T120TT in 1966-1967, the TT Special was produced by Meriden solely for the American market.
The first model, tested by Cycle World in May 1963, featured 12:1 pistons,
dual 1 3/16 inch AMAL Monoblocs, ET ignition, standard Bonneville 4.84:1
final gearing, and a 3.75-gallon fuel tank. Output was a claimed 52HP at 6500 RPM, or about two more than a std Bonny. Early 1963-64 TT Specials featured one high-level, straight exhaust pipe on each
1964 – One of 136 manufactured
Engine Number: T120C DUXXXXEngine Size: 650ccClaimed Output: 52hp @ 6,500 rpmTransmission: Four-speed gearbox in unit with engine1964 T120C TT Restoration By John Otto, a top Triumph restorer based in Louisville KYAll new Cadmium plating throughout ,bearings, bushings, blueprinted and rebuilt engine and transmission, all new chrome, new old stock ET (energy transfer) ignition, rebuilt tachometer, a stock east coast spec 64 T120C TT with special attention given to every detailJohn’s work is second to none and this bike showcases the craftsmanship and skill he brings to every restoration.For more details, specs or for the opportunity to own this world class vintage motorcycle, please feel free to contact Ed Staloff at 502-568-2666 or Ed@commoto.com