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2016 Triumph Tiger Sport – Not (Yet) for U.S. Consumption

2016 Triumph Tiger Sport

The Tiger name has a long history at Triumph, with early models dating back to the 1930s. In the modern Hinckley era, Tigers have been adventure bikes, starting with the Tiger 900 that debuted in the U.S. for 1994 with a 19-inch front wheel, spoked rims and long-travel suspension. By 2007 Triumph had abandoned off-road pretense in favor of a ...

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2016 Triumph Speed Triple R – First Ride Review

2016 Triumph Speed Triple R

Triumph’s Speed Triple has always been more Sex Pistols than Rolling Stones, more rebellious punk rock than mainstream rock-’n’-roll, a streetfighter that has been offered in such in-your-face colors as Nuclear Red (hot pink) and Roulette Green (think fluorescent antifreeze). But like most hellraisers, the Speed Triple eventually grew up. (It turns 22 this year, old enough to buy its ...

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2016 Triumph Street Twin | First Ride Review

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Photography by Alessio Barbanti and Matteo Cavadini At Milan’s EICMA Show last November (2015), Triumph presented five new parallel-twin motorcycles powered by all-new liquid-cooled engines—one 900cc model, and four 1,200cc big twins. These collectively represent the next generation of its iconic Bonneville family of retro models, one of the core products of its model lineup. Read about updates to Triumph’s ...

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Interview: Stuart Wood, Triumph’s Head of Engineering

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John Bloor himself aside, Triumph’s head of engineering Stuart Wood, 51, is almost certainly its longest serving employee, a 28-year company veteran who joined the design team in 1987, three years before the appearance of the first three- and four-cylinder models bearing the revived British brand’s historic badge. He was there when the born-again Bonneville made what for many customers ...

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Triumph Announces U.S. Pricing for New Bonneville Models

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Triumph Motorcycles announced the pricing of the new Bonneville range during the global Street Twin press ride on Tuesday. The five new models—Street Twin, Bonneville T120, Bonneville T120 Black, Thruxton and Thruxton R—were launched in London and then showcased for the first time at EICMA, Milan. All five new Bonneville models have been developed from the ground-up and are powered ...

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Triumph Expands Tiger Explorer Line to Six Models for 2016

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Triumph’s full-size Tiger Explorer adventure bike line has been updated for 2016, with six models to choose from, three geared toward street riding (XR, XRx and XRt) and three toward off-road riding (XC, XCx and XCa). All are powered by the same liquid-cooled, 1,215cc in-line triple with shaft drive that now makes more horsepower and torque thanks to a new ...

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Triumph Revamps Bonneville Lineup for 2016

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Triumph has announced an all-new Bonneville lineup for 2016, with five models: the new Street Twin, the Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black, and the Thruxton and Thruxton R. All models feature new, more powerful engines, new chassis and suspension, and enhanced “classic” styling. The four-year, ground-up redevelopment project required an unprecedented amount of design, engineering and manufacturing, Triumph says. ...

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Rider Comparo: 2015 Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler

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Photography by Kevin Wing Most of the time, an awful lot of brainwork goes into researching the purchase of a new motorcycle. Facts, figures, statistics, capacity, performance, road manners and so much more all weigh in when answering that one key question: “What’ll she do?” However, pure function can sometimes take a back seat to preferred form when we choose a ...

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Middleweight Touring Cruisers: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Star V Star 950 Tourer, Suzuki Boulevard C50T, Triumph America LT

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Baggers, with their broad fairings and hard saddlebags, are popular these days, but classically styled cruisers with windshields and leather saddlebags have been mainstays of the touring world for decades. For this comparison test, we assembled a quartet of middleweight metric cruisers available from the factory as touring-ready models. All four are 2014 models (none will change for 2015 except ...

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2014 Triumph America LT

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BRITISH INVASION Although the reborn Triumph showed its first models at the Cologne, Germany, show in 1990, it wasn’t until 2001 that it resurrected the Bonneville, the storied marque’s best-known model. Later that year, Triumph introduced its first purpose-built cruiser, the America. They shared an engine platform—an air-cooled, carbureted 790cc parallel twin—but little else. The Bonneville’s 360-degree firing order was ...

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