PHANTOM™ Sportscomp on the Triumph Bonneville range
The historic partnership between Pirelli and Triumph is renewed with the new Triumph Bonneville range fitted with original equipment PHANTOM™ Sportscomp tyres. To celebrate the collaboration of the two historical international motorcycling brands and especially to honour two models, PHANTOM™ and Bonneville, which have made history in the world of two wheels, Pirelli and Triumph have created a special edition based on the new Street Twin. The Triumph Street Twin by Pirelli presents the livery used by the Bonneville in 1977, the year of birth of the Pirelli PHANTOM™ Sportscomp, with some elements of customisation as the legendary Pirelli graphic logo "Scudetto and Stella" on the front fender and the tread pattern of the PHANTOM ™ Sportscomp on the tank. PHANTOM™ Sportscomp was selected by the Hinckley based manufacturer as original equipment for the new Twin Street, Bonneville T120 and T120 Bonneville Black. Pirelli has worked closely with Triumph engineers in identifying the new 100/90 - 18 M/C 65H TL front and 150/70 R17 M/C TL 69H rear sizes as ‘best fit’ for the new line of Bonneville motorcycles. Now the PHANTOM™ Sportscomp is part of a line of historical tyres in the Pirelli Sport Classic range, a perfect mix of vintage looks and contemporary technology. Among the strengths of this tyre are the easy handling and change in direction, stable and predictable behaviour under acceleration and braking, the high capacity of power transmission to the ground and the regular wear combined, to excellent mileage. In addition to the 100/90- 18 front and 150/70 R17 rear as original equipment of the Triumph Bonneville family, the Sportscomp range is also available in 120/70 R17 TL 58V front and 180/55 R17 TL 73V rear plus in the same sizes but with a (W) speed index which allows its use for customisation in the classic/vintage style of all sport and naked bikes requiring a speed index in brackets.