The America is your passport to freedom. At its heart is a handsome 790cc, air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that delivers smooth easy-going power and a rhythmic, laid-back soundtrack with every twist of throttle. Wide pull back bars, low 28-inch seat height, forward-set ’highway’ style foot controls and powerful disc brakes further reduce effort while adding to the America experience.
Custom touches abound. Deep chromed slash-cut mufflers, two-tone paintwork and meaty 15-inch, spoked rear wheel give the America an individual appeal, perfect as is or ready for further personalisation.
Based around the iconic Bonneville the America builds on a fantastic package. The basic architecture of the America’s 790cc, twin-cylinder engine is as the Bonnie but a 270° firing interval - rather than 360° - gives a loping exhaust note and mellow power delivery that’s big on easy-going drive and heavy with character.
Spinning a fat, 170/80-section rear tyre (crowning a meatily-spoked 15-inch rim) through a five-speed gearbox the engine fires its heartbeat out through a pair of deep-chrome slash-cut mufflers. Heavy duty, wide-set telescopic forks add substance and a solid look to the America’s raked front end, as does the 18in front wheel, shod with its 110/80 tyre. Disc brakes matched to twin-piston calipers take care of the stopping duties.
The America’s a great place to embark upon a motorcycling career, but as a true cruising motorcycle it’s also built to cover ground. Its relaxed riding position, with forward set ’highway’ pegs, wide raked-back handlebars and low 28-inch seat height aids rider comfort and control, also makes the America extremely manageable in all situations - especially for riders with limited experience. Even those with many miles under their belts, however will be impressed with the chassis’ surefooted ability and confidence-inspiring handling.
The America’s also been made to be admired and from its slab-style top yoke to chromed shock absorbers it’s the very essence of cruiser chic - but with something a little different; a sense of style and heritage very much its own. This bike simply isn’t like the clone-like mass of everyday cruisers. Centrally mounted above the teardrop-shaped 16.6 litre fuel tank is a deep-chromed instrument console matching classic-style Triumph tank badges. A white-faced, chrome-bezelled speedo sits rakishly above the single headlight and with a nod to the past the pillion footrest hangers echo the lines of the trademark toolboxes of pre-war Triumphs.
2006 Triumph America Specifications
- Type - Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270 degree firing interval
- Capacity - 790cc
- Bore/Stroke - 86 x 68mm
- Compression Ratio - 9.2:1
- Fuel System - Twin carburetors with throttle position sensor and electric carburetor heaters
- Ignition - Digital - inductive type
- Primary Drive - Gear
- Final Drive - X ring chain
- Clutch Wet, multi-plate
- Gearbox - 5-speed
- Frame - Tubular steel cradle
- Swingarm - Twin-sided, tubular steel
- Front Wheel - 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
- Rear Wheel - 40-spoke, 15 x 3.5in
- Front Tyre - 110/90 18
- Rear Tyre - 170/80 R 15
- Front Suspension - 41mm forks
- Rear Suspension - Chromed spring twin rear shocks with adjustable preload
- Front Brakes - Single 310mm disc, 2 piston calipers
- Rear Brakes - Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
- Length 2420mm (95.2in)
- Width (Handlebars) - 960mm (37.8in)
- Height 1170mm (46.1in)
- Seat Height - 720mm (28.3in)
- Wheelbase - 1655mm (65.2in)
- Rake/Trail - 33,3 degree/153mm
- Weight (Dry) - 226kg (497 lbs)
- Fuel Tank Capacity - 16.6 liters (4.4 gal US)
- Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
- Maximum Power - 62PS (61bhp) at 7,400 rpm
- Maximum Torque - 60Nm (44ft.lbf) at 3,500 rpm
- Jet Black, Graphite Grey/Silver, Mulberry Red/Graphite