Harley-Davidson® of Tampa is your one-stop shop for all things Harley-Davidson® in the Greater Tampa area. That includes one of the largest and most diverse inventories of H-D® motorcycles anywhere in the region. Our location also boasts an excellent collection of pre-owned bikes. We have a state-of-the-art service department, and our parts department offers an amazing selection of parts, accessories and gear. One of our most popular motorcycles is the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™. It is an affordable bike and considered an excellent option for beginners but also beloved by experienced enthusiasts. A motorcycle that is often compared to the Iron 883™ for various reasons is the T120. With that in mind, let us compare the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™ vs 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 and see how they measure up when it comes to performance, the ride experience, customization and much more.
Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™
Many enthusiasts agree that the Iron 883™ is the perfect first bike for the new rider interested in Harley-Davidson®, and many motorcycle magazines and websites have picked the Iron 883™ as the ideal beginner motorcycle regardless of whether the focus is the H-D® brand. The 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™ that is now available at Harley-Davidson® of Tampa has done nothing to alter that perception. The Iron 883™ is blacked out and stripped down and features an iconic low profile. Other characteristics include a forward riding position and mid-mount foot controls. In marketing, Harley-Davidson® emphasizes the 883cc Air-Cooled Evolution V-Twin engine, middleweight power and precision handling and says that this is the perfect bike for urban riders who desire classic style and the iconic H-D® rumble.
Triumph Bonneville T120
The 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 has recently arrived in the Tampa area. This is the most popular bike made by the British company, and it often gets compared to H-D® motorcycles because it has a nostalgic style that while not the same is at least in the same classic realm. Triumph refers to the new Bonneville T120 as the definitive British motorcycle icon, beautifully evolved. In marketing, the brand emphasizes the enhanced performance, handling and technology and accentuates what it calls the timeless Bonneville design DNA. Triumph offers the Bonneville T120 in a number of different editions. There is the standard model. The Black edition replaces most of the chrome with blacked-out accents, and both of those editions are available in a Gold Line variant with hand-painted detailing.
Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™ vs Triumph Bonneville T120
We would be remiss not to mention the Iron 1200™. It is essentially the same motorcycle as the Iron 883™ but with a larger displacement engine that probably makes it a better direct comparison to the Bonneville T120. If the upper performance is a deciding factor for you, then you will definitely want to go and make that comparison instead. Nevertheless, we know based on Internet data that many consumers do compare the Iron 883™ to the new 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120. Toward that end, we will put the performance discussion aside and focus more on style, ride experience and so forth.
The first thing that jumps out when comparing the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron 883™ vs 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 are the aesthetics. It is not a bold statement to say that the Iron 883™ is the more attractive motorcycle. Nobody does style quite like Harley-Davidson®. While there are surely similarities since both designs are rooted in that classic look, the Triumph design is much more perfunctory. Another important point is the feel and sound. The Iron 883™ is just on another level in that regard. Other issues to consider have to do with the Harley-Davidson® network. Customizing your Iron 883™ and getting it serviced and repaired are easy anywhere in the U.S., and the same cannot be said for the T120.
Test-Ride the Iron 883™
Harley-Davidson® of Tampa is proud to be the premier H-D® dealership serving the Greater Tampa area, and the new Iron 883™ is available right now in our showroom. You can see it in person today. If you would like to schedule a test-ride, you can schedule using the scheduling tool on our website, or you can call our dealership. You can also shop the Iron 883™ online. Our entire inventory is perusable through our website, and we provide tools to help with financing preapproval and much more!