2014 Triumph America LT

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The Triumph America LT is the touring-oriented version of the standard America model. At its heart you will find the same 865 cc, air cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, engine which features machined fins, chrome covers and jet black barrels and crankcases. The engine breaths through a pair of wide exhaust pipes and is fueled by a 5.1 gallons fuel tank. In terms of power the unit delivers a maximum output of 61 hp at 6800 rpm and 72 Nm of torque at 3300 rpm. The engine is mated to a five speed transmission.

Among the features offered by the Triumph America LT you’ll find high-quality aluminium foot boards and removable skid plates, water proof leather panniers, a pillion backrest and a tall wind-shield.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 Triumph America LT can be yours for no less than $ 9499.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Triumph America LT.

Overview

Triumph America LT

From a cross-town hop to an intercontinental tour, the America LT will take you there in style. Based on the engine, chassis and legendary styling of Triumph America, the LT adds a layer of touring capability and an enviable range of factory fitted extras designed to make those longer distances a breeze. All the while maintaining the traditional deep chrome and polished detailing demanded of a classic cruiser, of course.

2014 Triumph America LT Features and Benefits:

Triumph America LT

Styling:

Engine
Striking machined fins pick out the distinctive parallel twin shape, while chrome engine covers are offset against jet-black barrels and crankcases. A pair of wide, dramatically splayed exhaust pipes dominate the LT’s front three-quarter profile with their classic ‘header-run’ following a straight line from the throttle bodies through to the headers. Triumph parallel twin heritage for all to see and admire.

Chassis
Swept-back classic styling, characterised by details such as the dramatic slab top yoke, centre-mounted white-faced speedo, large single headlight, chrome tank console housing and filler cap, and hand-painted tank and mudguard coachlines.

Engine:

Triumph America LT

Performance
Built to be ridden, not just to look good. The America’s 865cc parallel-twin puts out a healthy 61PS with strong torque at low revs, peaking at 72Nm at just 3300rpm. Ideal for urban cruising at low revs but with enough muscle for serious long distances at motorway speeds, even with a passenger or luggage on board.

This vertical twin is a true original. Drawing on Triumph heritage from fifties and sixties parallel twins and coupling that with modern technology and build standards, the engine in the America has a laid-back riding character that’s unique to the cruiser world.

Configuration
Straight away people notice the America’s unmistakably British style. Its pair of cylinders stand upright and proud and make a powerful statement. And, being air-cooled there’s no radiator to spoil the view.

Chassis:

Triumph America LT

Suspension
With forks raked out at a shallow angle and feature polished shrouding and silver legs that match the chrome springs and covers of the laid-down, twin rear shocks. The America’s suspension works hard to provide laid-back comfort and road feedback in true cruiser style.

Handling
Long, low and stable like a cruiser should be.

Everything about the America’s chassis is focussed on balance and Triumph has matched each component carefully to maintain that steady, intuitive feel.

As a result, it’s agile enough for an exciting ride when the road gets interesting and is more capable through the corners than most of its rivals.

It’s so well-balanced that it is ideal for inexperienced riders as well as a satisfying cruise for those with a lot of miles behind them.

Brakes
Never too sharp or intimidating, braking is looked after by single discs front and rear to provide plenty of stopping force, whilst maintaining the overall balance of the chassis so every moment of your ride is confident and controlled.

Wheels and Tyres
The cast aluminium wheels are small in diameter. 16 and 15 inches front and rear and fitted with chunky, deep sidewall tyres for a classic cruiser look and a more comfortable cushioned ride.

Seat Height
A seat height of just 690mm makes the America easy to control when gliding through traffic or parking. In fact, the set-up suits many riders that find other bikes too tall. Whatever your height though, easy positioning of the bars, seat and footrests means you’ll quickly find your most relaxed and comfortable cruising posture.

Riding Position
As a pure unadulterated cruiser, your riding position should be upright, laid back and spacious. But never at the expense of comfort and sheer riding pleasure. So the America’s bars hang high and wide but are also pulled back so that the controls are closer to you. And Triumph has set the footrests far enough forward for comfort, without being too much of a stretch. Putting you in firm, confident control of your bike during busy urban riding or long-distance travel.

Footboards
High-quality aluminium foot-boards and removable skid plates come with a classic heel/toe gear shift, positioning the rider’s feet for maximum comfort and control.

Saddlebags
At the back, the America LT’s generous leather panniers are showerproof and come with metal buckles over durable, easy-to-use plastic clips.

Windshield
The tall wind-shield deflects the worst of the weather and is easily detachable (via a pair of spring-loaded levers at each side of the screen) to achieve a completely alternative look.

Back Rest - Sissy Bar
Triumph added a pillion backrest to add all day comfort for your passenger too.

Warranty and Service:

Triumph America LT

Overview
Triumph confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that Triumph give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The America carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.

Specifications

Engine typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity865cc
Bore90mm
Stroke68mm
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 capacity1.2 US Gallon
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 4.0in
Front Tires130/90 R16
Rear Tires170/80 B15
Front SuspensionKYB 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and painted lowers, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKYB 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 and functionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Length2420mm
Width handlebars920
Height without mirror1480mm
Seat height690mm
Wheelbase1617mm
Rake33º
Trail143mm
Tank capacity5.1us gallon
Wet weight270 kilo
Max power ec61PS @ 6800
Max torque ec72NM @ 3300
ColorsPacific Blue/Sapphire Blue
Base price$9,499

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