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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 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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Custom Triumph Motorcycles to be Revealed at The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

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The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, to be held April 10-12 (Friday-Sunday) in Austin, Texas, will be the site for unveiling two celebrities’ custom Triumph motorcycles. California-based Kott Motorcycles created a unique Triumph Thruxton for Ryan Reynolds, and Triumph of Westchester, N.Y. completed the rebuild of Jessi Combs’ Triumph Bonneville. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show features motorcycles on display by invitation only. This ...

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Triumph Announces 2014 Dealer of the Year Award Winners

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Triumph Motorcycles America has announced the recipients of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards, recognizing the top dealers in North America for their sale achievements and exceptional customer service. Southern California Triumph and GP Bikes, Inc. have been confirmed as the top retailers in the United States and Canada, respectively, while Triumph Manassas is the number one single-line Triumph ...

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XRx and Tiger 800 XCx – First Ride Review

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photography by Alessio Barbanti and Paul Barshon In late 2010, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Triumph pulled the covers off two all-new middleweight adventure tourers, the street-oriented Tiger 800 and off-road-ready Tiger 800 XC, and a few weeks later it hosted a world press launch for both bikes in Barcelona, Spain. Impressed by their torquey in-line triple, sure-footed ...

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2015 Triumph Rocket X Limited Edition – First Look Review

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Launched in 2004, Triumph’s Rocket III, with its 2,294cc in-line triple, has held the title of the largest-displacement mass-production motorcycle for a decade. When we strapped our 2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring test bike to Jett Tuning’s dyno, it made a pavement-buckling 137 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel, at just 2,000 rpm. Read our 2014 Triumph Rocket III ...

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