Looking for a great Cruiser? Bonneville and Harley-Davidson® both make some nice Cruiser category motorcycles. In this guide, we will look at the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron™ 883 and the 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120. Then, you can be the one to decide which bike you prefer. Spoiler alert, we like the Harley Iron™ 883 best. Still, both bikes are really cool and worth considering.
Cruisers are Perfect for Urban Versatility
Cruisers are great for those who want a versatile riding experience with lots of swagger. It is easy to roll through town and see the sights on one of these multi-purpose motorcycles. Head out on the highway for a bit of light-duty touring whenever you feel like it or cruise to the boardwalk. You can easily leave town or stay in city limits with a powerful Cruiser leading the way. Additionally, many Cruiser motorcycles cater to those seeking comfort, agility, and cool looks. Many modern Cruisers have muscular designs with subtle details for an aggressive yet laid-back aesthetic.
Reviewing the 2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron™ 883
First, let's take a look at the 2021 Iron™ 883 made by Harley-Davidson®. The 2021 Iron™ 883 has a gorgeous drag-strip-inspired design with low-rise handlebars and old-school garage-built vibes. It features an aggressive forward riding position that puts you in total control of the road ahead. This motorcycle also has a blacked-out look with room for stripped-down customization. The legendary profile of his bike is hard to miss! The low-balanced build and mid-mount foot controls add versatility and comfort. All in all, this is the perfect H-D® Cruiser motorcycle for urban riders who want iconic style and a great V-twin powertrain.
Great Harley-Davidson® Revolution Powertrain
The 2021 Iron™ 883 is powered by an air-cooled Evolution V-twin engine. This 883cc engine offers precision middleweight power with superior handling and lots of torque. You can blast off or wind your way through back alleyways easily on this Cruiser. This engine also creates a rich and throaty sound that is sure to satisfy your soul.
Drag-Strip Vintage Style
The look and feel of this bike were inspired by the iconic drag strip motorcycles of a bygone era. Its low-rise slammed-back blacked-out drag-style handlebars help to create a garage-built aesthetic that is hard to miss. You will be put in an alert forward position for an aggressive and thrilling ride. Additionally, this motorcycle comes in four street-ready urban-optimized old-school paint options. The paint colors are Deadwood Green, River Rock Gray Denim, Black Denim, and Snake Venom.
Hard-Wearing Blacked-Out Finishes and Spoked Wheels
This motorcycle also comes with a range of black finishes. You will find these hard-wearing black finishes on the exhaust pipes, bars, and machined nine-spoke wheels. These nine-spoke wheels are dark black from rim to rubber and create a contemporary mechanical look.
Reviewing the 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120
The Triumph Bonneville T120 is a dynamic and agile old-fashioned-looking motorcycle with a range of dark finishes and a stylish, unique design. This motorcycle has a powerful engine and comes in a couple of different color options.
If you have been looking for a motorcycle with nostalgic British-inspired design elements, this might be a good bike to consider. It gives off 1940s vibes and has a very charming feel. This motorcycle is agile and responsive, which creates an entertaining ride. The fueling and throttle responses may give you trouble from time to time. Some riders report that you may need to adjust how you ride to avoid certain issues. Still, this is a fun little bike with a lot of character.
2021 Harley-Davidson® Iron™ 883 vs 2022 Triumph Bonneville T120 Final Thoughts
For most motorcyclists, the 2021 Iron™ 883 is the best choice. The 2021 Iron™ 883 is easy to service and even easier to customize. It has a stripped-down design and many standard features that make it a very good long-term investment. The Iron™ 883 can blast through urban streets and has been crafted to give you an unforgettable ride. Although the 2022 Triumph Bonneville is a cool bike, most would agree that it is not as efficient or versatile as the Harley-Davidson® Iron™ 883.
Take a test ride at Tampa Bay Harley-Davidson®!
If you have not made your mind up about the Iron™ 883 yet, we encourage you to contact our Harley-Davidson® dealership. We have been proudly serving riders in and near Brandon for years. We can easily answer any questions that you have about the Iron™ 883 or regarding any of the Cruisers we have for sale. We are here to help you at every stage of your riding journey!