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2013 Triumph America

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The 2013 Triumph America has a lot to love. It comes with a classic design language, lots of chrome, a capable engine and is packed with a long list of modern features. At the heart of the 2013 Triumph America lies a traditional British parallel-twin which is the lightest in the class and delivers a maximum output of 60 hp @ 6800rpm and 72Nm Nm of torque at 3300rpm.

The 2013 Triumph America also features new ergonomics which put the rider lower and closer to the controls, for a more pleasant riding experience. The Triumph America weighs only 250kg being one of the lightest bikes in its class and has a comfortable seat height of 690 mm.

For the year 2013, Triumph has also updated the America’s chassis which now features new wheels and tires for improved handling and aesthetics.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph America.

Overview

Triumph America

The cruiser for those who go their own way.

It’s got the low seat. It’s got the classic chromed up cruiser style. It’s got the sound, but the Triumph America offers a unique alternative among the sea of wannabe clones. Traditional British parallel-twin. Lightest in class. Great to ride. Grabs attention wherever it goes.

America’s distinctive 865cc parallel-twin offers a laid back riding experience to match the classic minimalist cruiser look.

The America’s new ergonomics puts the rider lower and closer to the controls, for a fuss free riding experience. At 250kg ready to go and a low 690mm seat height, the America is one of the lightest bikes and easiest bikes to ride in its class.

The chassis for the America has also been updated with new wheels and tires for improved handling and aesthetics.

Features

Triumph America
  • 865cc Engine
    • Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270-degree firing interval 865cc Triumph engine delivers 61PS (60bhp) and peak torque 72Nm at 3300rpm.
  • Chassis
    • Low and lean. Confidence inspiring for new riders, with more than enough character to satisfied experienced cruisers.
  • Styling
    • Traditional cruiser styling with a twist. Small rims with beefy high wall tires ooze cruise, while the trademark Triumph parallel-twin stands proud at the heart of the America.
  • Accessories
    • Individualise your America further with a wide range of genuine Triumph accessories, including quick detach screens, sissy bar and leather panniers.

Specifications

Triumph America
Engine 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 liters (1.2 US gals)
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel FrontCast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0in
Wheel RearCast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0in
Tire Front130/90 R16
Tire Rear170/80 B15
Suspension FrontKYB 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and painted lowers, 120mm travel
Suspension RearKYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96mm rear wheel travel
Brakes FrontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes RearSingle 285mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/FunctionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Length2420mm (95.2in)
Width (handlebars)821mm 32.3in
Height without mirrors1141mm 44.9in
Seat Height690mm
Wheelbase1617mm (63.6in)
Rake/Trail33º/143mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency19.3 liters (5.1 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)250 kg (550 lbs)
Maximum Power61PS / 60bhp / 45 kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque72Nm / 53 ft.lbs @ 3300rpm
Fuel Efficiency48 City / 59 Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
MSRP$8,299

Quotes

Triumph America

Motorcycle ---- "The first-gen America rolled on cruiser-classic wire wheels, but the most current issue wears 12-spoke cast-aluminum wheels that project a more muscular appearance. Attached to the front wheel is a single 310mm brake disc clamped by a Nissin two-piston caliper, while a 285mm disc and Nissin two-piston caliper slow things from the back. The front caliper handily slows the bike from speed with crisp, authoritative braking action. Applying both calipers simultaneously to retard the America’s forward progress left me wishing that more cruisers in the market offered the same degree of feel and power as what the America provides."

Visordown ---- "If the engine’s a little disappointing, the rest of the Bonnie America is standard issue cruiser. Any journey over 45 minutes and your lower back will ache, the nape of your knees will be crying out for normal footpegs and your arms – which suspend most of your upper bodyweight against the windblast – will be calling time. Keep local, at around 60mph max, never stray onto a motorway, and you’ll be fine. It handles well enough, but the single front disc – stopping a motorcycle with a dry weight of 226kg – barely copes and needs a four-fingered squeeze back to the bar with a big stamp of rear disc thrown in to slow the thing down, sharpish. It’s marginal, and that’s being fair."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "The Triumph America has a light feel at the bars. Narrow and pulled-back, it’s easy to control the action of the front tire with just a little push. The America’s 41mm Kayaba fork is set out at a 33.4-degree rake angle but the bike turns in without much effort. You can get a decent amount of lean out of the America before you start scraping hard parts and it’s stable when angled over. Overall, the bike is very manageable, not aggressively sporty but very rider-friendly. "



1 comments:

I am getting ready to purchase my first motorcycle in over 30 years and am seriously looking at Triumph America since everything I have read says it is a good starter bike for someone who has ridden before but has not had a larger bike. I am not ready for a HD so would like input from those who own a Triumph America or have owned one for their input. Need pros & cons from actual owners not just reviews from motorcycles magazines.

Any input would be appreciated! Thanks!

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