You have heard of barn finds, this bike goes one step further, found in a river in the USA this T120TT is the first river find that we have ever come across! The bike wasn’t the easiest restoration we have ever done either, the river had rotted the t/c gearing and the pistons had seized, having to be drilled out. Basically the bike was in a bit of a state!
The Triumph T120TT Bonneville was a fairly limited edition, stripped down version of the T120C Competion Bonneville. Triumph, in conjunction with Johnson Motors in California developed the bike to race in TT races in the US. Just under 4000 were made, nearly all of which were sent to the US. The underslung exhaust system and lack of lights are the main features of the bike aesthetically
With many months of work by the Burton Bike Bits mechanic Dave, we think the bike is looking as good, if not better than it did when it left the factory! Many parts are available off the shelf from British Bike Bits, so if you fancy taking up a river find of your own, get in touch!