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Comparison Test: 2016 BMW R nineT vs. 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black

Neo-retro vs. modern classic—the BMW R nineT and Triumph Bonneville T120 Black are two different approaches to creating a simply beautiful, traditional motorcycle. While the BMW puts an emphasis on sport and custom components, the Triumph is a modern exemplification of the bike that ruled the 1960s. (Photos: Kevin Wing)

Almost as quickly as the technology is developed, motorcycle manufacturers are endowing many of their sport, touring and adventure motorcycles with beneficial but often complex and confusing electronic features. Whether or not this has created the groundswell of interest in less-complicated bikes with classic or neo-retro styling that plucks our heartstrings is hard to say. The leading edge of the ...

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Rider Comparo – 2016 Honda VFR1200X vs. 2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRt vs. 2016 Yamaha Super Ténéré

This trio of 1,200cc, shaft-driven, 600-plus-pound adventure bikes can take you almost anywhere you want to go, within reason. (Photos: Kevin Wing)

Over the past decade, adventure tourers have matured into a diverse segment of the motorcycle market. These days you can buy one or more models from nearly every major manufacturer, with the American OEMs being notable exceptions. Calling them “adventure” tourers suggests they’re ready for the backcountry, like two-wheeled Jeeps. But, except for dedicated dual-sports, only a select few are ...

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2016 Triumph Street Twin – Road Test Review

Quick handling, light weight and good cornering clearance make the Street Twin an able companion in the corners.

In the 1960s and ’70s, Triumph sold more motorcycles in the U.S. than in the rest of the world combined. A great many of those bikes were the iconic Bonnevilles, which were launched in 1959 to commemorate Triumph’s 1956 world speed record. By the time the company closed its doors in 1983 and industrialist John Bloor bought the Triumph name, the ...

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2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer XCa – First Ride Review

Triumph brings stellar credentials to the ever-growing adventure-touring category with a whole family of bikes that perform extremely well off-road and for sport-touring too. (Photography by Alessio Barbanti, Matteo Cavadini & Paul Barshon)

Today’s adventure-touring segment already offers a dizzying selection, to which Triumph now adds a whole family of next-generation 2016 Tiger Explorers. Three focus on street riding (XR, XRx and XRt), and two XC versions gear up for off-road adventure (XCx and XCa). The mid-level XRx and XCx models can be equipped with shortened suspension and an adjustable low seat (30.9 ...

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Triumph Launches Spring Unchained Consumer Program

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Triumph Motorcycles America invites riders to break free from winter and gear up for riding season with the Spring Unchained promotion. The popular consumer incentive is being offered for the second consecutive year. Customers can receive up to $1,000 with the purchase of a new model year 2015 or prior Triumph motorcycle. This promotional offer is effective immediately and will ...

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Triumph to Auction Chris Pratt's Jurassic World Scrambler in Support of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

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On July 23, 2015, Triumph Motorcycles will auction the iconic Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors in the film will be sold by eBay to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Triumph’s nominated fundraising partner, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Three Scramblers were customised ...

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Triumph Announces Owner Loyalty Program for Summer Riding Season

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Triumph Motorcycles America is offering current Triumph motorcycle owners up to a $1,000 voucher with the purchase of a new Triumph Cruiser model. The Triumph Cruisers included in this promotion are the Thunderbird, Thunderbird Commander, Thunderbird Commander LT, Thunderbird Storm, Rocket III, Rocket III Touring, America, America LT and Speedmaster. “Triumph owners are some of the most loyal consumers, ranking ...

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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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Triumph Releases 2015 Special Editions

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Triumph Motorcycles has released a trio of Special Edition motorcycles for 2015, including the Bonneville T214 Land Speed Limited Edition, the 2015 Street Triple Rx Special Edition, and the Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition. The limited-edition Bonneville celebrating Johnny Allen’s 1956 land speed record set at the Bonneville Salt Flats was made to commemorate 100 years of land speed record setting ...

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