The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (aka the DGR) has been raising funds for male health issues ever since 2012, and Triumph has been partnered with the event for a decade now. To celebrate that team-up, Triumph has now released a special-edition bike, the T120 Bonneville Black Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Edition.
The DGR is a group ride that has local branches around the world, with participants dressing up in snappy attire and heading out on parade as they raise pledges for charity. Likewise, the T120 Bonneville Black Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Edition is a dressed-up version of the standard Bonnie. There’s a metallic Phantom Black and Crystal White paint scheme with a dark brown seat for a classy retro look. There are no splashy graphics here, but there is a relatively discreet DGR logo on the tank and side panel, and gold pin striping.
Mechanically, the machine is the same as the 2022 Triumph T120 Black. Changes to this platform last year included aluminum rims, new Brembo brakes, Showa cartridge fork and re-tuned engine with 79 horsepower at 6,550 rpm, and 77 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. See more details here.
Only 250 of these DGR bikes will be made, and of course each will come with a numbered certificate of authenticity with the bike’s VIN and DGR Edition number; the certificates will be signed by Nick Bloor (Triumph’s big boss) and by Mark Hawwa of the DGR. If you want the first bike in the series, you’d better get busy; Triumph says machine #001 will be presented to the rider who raises the most funds for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
Speaking of which: If you want to join in on this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, you can find details on the Canadian version of the event here.