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Retrospective: Triumph T140 Bonneville 750: 1973-1988

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This 750 Bonneville had a pretty good run—under three entirely different managements. First was the traditional factory at Meriden, followed by the workers’ strike and the setting up of a genuine worker-owned cooperative, and finally the Les Harris Bonnies. It was, with constant upgrades over the years, the same bike, same frame, same engine, same name on the tank, and ...

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2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT and Commander – Road Test

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Triumph’s return has succeeded because the company is producing excellent motorcycles, from eager sportbikes to first-rate dual-sports to an exquisite line of modern classics. It’s also building cruisers, and its Bonneville-based customs have been best sellers. But it wasn’t until the introduction of the liter-class Thunderbird in 2009 that the cruiser lineup really made heads turn. In the tradition of ...

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Triumph Launches 24/7 Customer Support

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Triumph has launched the industry’s first 24/7 customer support initiative. Triumph’s new customer support covers the U.S. and Canada and provides tech support, motorcycle advice and can facilitate roadside assistance. The service will operate 365 days a year, including all holidays, and can be reached at (888) 284-6288 or via a Live Chat button on shop.triumphmotorcycles.com. “Like us, Triumph owners ...

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2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring Road Test

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Bigger is better. Go big or go home. There’s no replacement for displacement. Super size me! We were using those phrases a lot about 10 years ago. Back then, a gallon of gas cost about a buck-fifty and the players in the cruiser market were battling to see who could build the biggest and baddest. Hot on the heels of ...

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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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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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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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Road Test: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer

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After my exhilarating but brief ride on the all-new Triumph Tiger Explorer at its press launch in Spain (Rider, May 2012, and on ridermag.wpengine.com), I waited impatiently for the Explorer to arrive in the U.S., eager to spend quality time together and see if we had the chemistry for a longer-term relationship. The attraction was still there—the tall, robust Triumph’s ...

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Comparison: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer vs. 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

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The open-class adventure touring segment has grown from a class of one—the BMW R 1200 GS/Adventure—to a class of five in recent years, with the introduction of the Ducati Multistrada 1200, Moto Guzzi Stelvio, Yamaha Super Ténéré and Triumph Tiger Explorer. We compared the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and Yamaha Super Ténéré in January (also available on ridermag.wpengine.com). The ...

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