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2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition – First Look Review

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Triumph’s Thunderbird cruiser, powered by a convention-bucking parallel twin displacing 1,597cc, debuted for 2009, slotting between the Bonneville-based America and Speedmaster (both have a 865cc parallel twin) and the super-sized Rocket III (with its 2,294cc in-line triple). The Thunderbird’s accessory 1,699cc big-bore kit became standard equipment on spin-off models, including the blacked-out Thunderbird Storm, the muscle-cruiser Thunderbird Commander and touring-ready ...

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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XR and XC – First Look Review

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Triumph’s Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC adventure tourers, introduced for 2011, impressed us with their torquey in-line triples, good handling and versatility, earning Rider’s 2011 Motorcycle of the Year award. The street-focused Tiger 800 had cast wheels (19-inch front, 17-inch rear), and the off-road-oriented Tiger 800 XC had spoked wheels (21-inch front, 17-inch rear), allowing buyers to choose the model ...

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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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Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special Edition – First Look Review

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At the 10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, held October 12-14, 2014, at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, Triumph Motorcycles unveiled the Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special Edition, which will be available in North America by the end of the year. The limited-edition Thruxton made its U.S. debut at The Ace Corner, a café racer-themed hospitality area sponsored by London’s ...

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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 Motorcycles First Look Review

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On the heels of announced updates to the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler for 2014, at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Triumph Motorcycles introduced three new cruiser models (Thunderbird LT, Thunderbird Commander and America LT) and a special edition of its off-road-oriented middleweight adventure tourer, the Tiger 800XC SE. 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT and Thunderbird Commander Both new models are ...

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

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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

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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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