The America is just made for the open road. It feels planted and rides easy. For 2007 the jet-black, parallel twin motor has been cranked up to 865cc to give the bike more torque. And more torque means fewer gear changes - just what is needed for relaxed cruising.
The riding position puts the rider at the centre of the universe with a low, sofa of a seat that lets feet be planted firmly on the ground when coming to a stop. The pillion gets a exceptionally comfortable riding experience too with a roomy seat.
Spinning a beefy, 170/80-section rear tyre (crowning a new-for-2007 cast 15 inch rim) through a five-speed gearbox the engine fires its heartbeat out through a pair of deep-chrome reverse cone silencers. Heavy duty, wide set telescopic forks add substance and a solid look to the America’s raked front end, as does the new 18in cast front wheel, shod with its 110/90 tyre. Disc brakes front and rear matched to twin-piston calipers take care of the stopping duties.
Cruising is all about the essence of freedom and individuality and the America provides both. It’s also ready to further personalise, with the simple addition of luggage and extra chrome work. There are also entire custom painted body kits to mark out a personal identity.
The need to ride and explore lies deep within the human soul. The open road beckons, waiting to be ridden and the America is a relaxed and enjoyable passport to two-wheeled freedom.
Why not go along to your Triumph dealer and test ride your ticket to freedom?
With its wide bars, forward set pegs and relaxed, parallel twin power the America mixes classic British engineering with style from the highways of the USA.
For 2007, the America receives the following changes:
- Increased engine capacity from 790cc to 865cc
- Reverse cone silencers
- New cast wheels
- Adjustable clutch and front brake levers
- Black engine with chromed covers
- Restyled chain cover, pillion footrest hanger and upper fork shrouds
- Revised, more comfortable pillion seat
- Four new paint schemes - Phantom Black; Phantom Black/Sunset Red; Phantom Black/Tornado Red; Pacific Blue/New England White
Type: Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Bore/Stroke: 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Fuel System: Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition: Digital–inductive type
Primary Drive: Gear
Final Drive: X ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Frame: Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm: Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels: Front: Alloy 12-spoke 18 x 2.5in; Rear: Alloy 12-spoke 15 x 3.5in
Tyres: Front: 110/90 18; Rear: 170/80 15
Suspension: Front 41mm forks; Rear: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes: Front: Single 310mm disc, 2 piston calipers; Rear: Single 285mm disc, 2 piston calipers
Length: 2420mm (95.2in)
Width (Handlebars): 960mm (37.8in)
Height: 1170mm (46.1in)
Seat Height: 720mm (28.3in)
Wheelbase: 1655mm (65.2in)
Weight (Dry): 226kg (497lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
(measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power: 55PS (54bhp) at 6750rpm
Maximum Torque: 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 4800rpm