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Triumph Updates Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler for 2014

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Triumph has updated its line of modern classics—Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler—for 2014 with new color schemes, improved exhaust notes and an even better riding experience. “These updated bikes retain that iconic link to our heritage in terms of their conspicuous classical styling, yet are also superb examples of the innovation and attention to detail that go into every Triumph made,” ...

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2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Review

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When Triumph introduced its Tiger 800 and 800XC for 2011 and Tiger Explorer for 2012, the British manufacturer clearly wanted a slice of the rapidly growing adventure-touring market, with its sights set primarily on BMW’s popular GS line. The Tiger 800/XC compete head-to-head with the BMW F 650 GS and F 800 GS, respectively, and the Tiger Explorer competes with ...

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Carpenter Racing’s 240hp Triumph Rocket III Roadster for Sale

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Two-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Bob Carpenter is now selling his 240rwhp Triumph Rocket III performance package in new 2013 Triumph Rocket III motorcycles. The Carpenter Racing engine kit boosts the stock 2300cc Triumph Rocket III Roadster from 146bhp to 240+rwhp and is fully streetable for daily commuting. This street performance package has proven itself at the race track ...

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2013 Sport-Touring Comparison Test: BMW K1600GT, BMW R1200RT, Kawasaki Concours 14, Triumph Trophy, Yamaha FJR1300

2013 Sport-Touring Comparison Test: BMW K1600GT, BMW R1200RT, Kawasaki Concours 14, Triumph Trophy, Yamaha FJR1300

Sport touring, a hybrid category that blends the performance of sportbikes with the comfort of touring bikes, takes many forms. Some add a taller windscreen, bar risers and soft luggage to their GSX-R, while others bevel the pegs and scrape the belly pan on their Gold Wing. Between these two extremes are dedicated sport-touring motorcycles. In recent years, the space ...

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2013 Triumph Trophy SE – Road Test Review

2013 Sport-Touring Comparison Test: BMW K1600GT, BMW R1200RT, Kawasaki Concours 14, Triumph Trophy, Yamaha FJR1300

The Triumph Trophy SE is the only all-new model in this comparison, yet it seems strangely familiar. Its liquid-cooled, 1,215cc in-line triple is the same engine found in Triumph’s Tiger Explorer adventure tourer (though the Trophy has a taller sixth gear and recalibrated throttle-by-wire settings), and its styling, cockpit and features are eerily similar to that of the BMW R ...

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2013 Triumph Bonneville- Road Test Review

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When our Imperial Purple/Fusion White Triumph Bonneville was delivered, I was sure it was a mistake, certain that the bike was intended for the artist currently and formerly known as Prince. Other bold colors available for 2013 include Intense Orange/Phantom Black and Aurum Gold, or you can go with basic black or white. While Triumph busied itself expanding its lineup ...

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Triumph Announces Bonneville and Speed Triple Special Editions

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Triumph Motorcycles announced two special edition SE models of its iconic Bonneville and Speed Triple bikes. The new Special Edition Bonneville, with its characteristic 865cc engine, retro chrome styling and cast aluminium wheels, boasts an array of enhancements to create a hugely distinctive bike. The motorcycle has a bold red frame and distinctive Matte Black and Cranberry Red paint scheme. ...

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2013 Triumph Daytona 675 and 675R – First Look Review

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After failing to find success with its TT600, a sportbike with a 600cc in-line four-cylinder engine that competed head-to-head with well-developed offerings from Japan’s Big Four, Triumph launched the Daytona 675 in 2006, powered by a 675cc in-line triple, an engine configuration that has largely come to define the British manufacturer. The Daytona was updated in 2008, but it has ...

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Six Degrees of Temptation: Ridden and Rated Special

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When Victory fired off the invite for its 2013 Boardwalk model launch, we looked up from our meatball subs, wiped the marinara sauce from our chins and simultaneously exclaimed, “What!? It’s time for the 2013s already?” Heck, there’s still some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill and cheese weenies leftover from our Y2K party in the office fridge. About then we also ...

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Ridden & Rated: Triumph T100 Steve McQueen Edition

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We all recall Steve McQueen’s character Virgil Hilts jumping a motorcycle over a fence in the iconic 1963 WWII movie The Great Escape. And it doesn’t matter that, for insurance reasons, the jump was actually performed by McQueen’s friend and fellow racer Bud Ekins. McQueen was the real deal. He rode his modified 1963 Triumph Bonneville in the California dunes ...

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