2012 Triumph America

The irony of a British bike manufacturer naming one of their bikes "America" isn’t lost on us, but what isn’t ironic is the fact that the Triumph America is one bad-ass machine.

As the bike that offers the most accessible entry point into Triumph’s cruiser range, the America delivers an authentic cruising experience with a distinctive Triumph twist attached. In terms of its design, the America’s was styled as a classic laid-back cruiser, with the 16" front and 15" rear cast alloy wheels sporting high-walled tires to complement the deeply valanced front fender, pulled-back handlebars, and feet-forward controls for a traditional low and laid-back cruiser look. The seat height is 27.1" and, together with a weight of just 550 pounds, the America is a fun ride wherever and whenever. With neat touches such as the easily accessible sidestand and friendly ergonomics, it’s no wonder the America attracts such a wide variety of riders searching for a cool-looking yet fun and easy-to-ride motorcycle.

As far as power is concerned, the Triumph America is powered by an 865cc air-cooled DOHC parallel-twin engine with a 270º firing interval and producing an output of 60 brake horsepower at 6,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 53 lb/ft of torque at 3,300 rpm.

Find out more about the Triumph America after the jump.

Engine and Transmission

Triumph America
TypeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity865cc
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5-speed
Oil Capacity4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

Triumph America
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels
FrontCast aluminum alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0in
RearCast aluminum alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0in
Tyres
Front130/90 R16
Rear170/80 B17
Suspension
FrontKayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds,
120mm travel
RearKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
96mm rear wheel travel
Brakes
FrontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
RearSingle 285mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/
Functions
Analogue speedometer with odometer, trip information and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Triumph America
Length2420mm (95.2in)
Width821mm (32.3in)
Heightwithout mirrors 1141mm (44.9in)
Seat Height690mm (27.1in)
Wheelbase1617mm (63.6in)
Rake/Trail33.4º/143mm
Fuel Tank Capacity19.3 litres (5.1 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)250kg (550lbs)

Performance and Fuel efifciency

Triumph America
Maximum Power61PS / 60bhp / 45kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque72Nm / 53ft.lbs @ 3300rpm
City48 MPG
Highway59 MPG

Quotes

Ultimate Motorcycling----“A mechanically-close relative of the Triumph Streetmaster, the 2012 America is an intuitive ride, with ergonomics that place the rider in an all-day comfortable, slightly laidback seating position. The handlebars sweep back so that your hands fall naturally to the grips for effortless steering. Footpegs are modestly forward, with shift and brake levers well placed under the toes for easy access with minor foot movement. Operation of the foot controls is intuitive.”


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