This year Triumph celebrates 50 years from when the first Bonneville was produced and in order to mark the half of century of existence on roads around the world, the British manufacturer has created two brand new limited edition models, one designed by Belfast, and the other by Ewan McGregor.
The first is black painted and features gold pinstriping and Triumph announced to sell a few models till the end of this year.
The second one is copper-plated and the fact that Ewan McGregor designed it makes it one off and will be auctioned for raising funds for UNICEF.
It seems that the model that has taken the Triumph name around the world never stops bragging about its great and long existence and we can say it once again: “It’s a Bonneville!”
The British-built three-cylinder machine saw off competition from its supersport-class rivals at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain. The Triumph set faster lap times than the four-cylinder machines from the Japanese manufacturers which, combined with the testers’ favourable comments, gave the Daytona 675 a clear advantage.
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The Assen track appears threatening in front of Triumph Italy BE1 Racing so the team meticulously prepares the now imminent start of the fourth round of Supersport season, especially after the good impression it left at Valencia.
Built in 1949, the Dutch track is considered the highlight of motorcycle racing because of the medium and high speed that riders are needed to coquet with.
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Roger Allmond is a passionate bike builder who thinks that the standard Rocket ||| is simply not enough for the most demanding of you out there so it practically built a new, lower and shorter bike which retains only the Rocket ||| powerplant.
It doesn’t have a name yet, but with the six months that were required for its building, it definitely has background. Already commissioned by Bennets Insurance, the unique Rocket retains from the original bike the engine and fuel injection system, the wiring and the shaft final drive. It looks radical and futuristic but we reckon that its looks speak for the way it performs.
Team Triumph BE1 Racing Italy managed to obtain a top ten placement at the third round of World Supersport championship. Australian Mark Aitchison, initially on the 21st place is the author of this great performance after a fierce comeback.
Italian Ivan Clementi, which until the fall situated among the best racers also confirmed to be able to get in this top, but during the fuss of the early rounds he closed the front while entering the curve ending up on the ground. It’s a pity (...) > Full story
The beautiful footage is captured using Hardmount camera and offers us and alternative for those Youtube and LiveLeak videos that determined authorities in Great Britain to threat with the confiscation of the bikes, cameras and computers which were used at encouraging others to ride bikes unsafely and show how the law is defied. If you haven’t already hit the play button to see the girls, I invite you to do so and share your impressions with us. Enjoy!
Triumph intends to attack the market segment in which Harley Davidson is undisputed leader and it intends on doing this with the new Cruiser. The bike’s engine will apparently displace 1500cc and not 1820cc or 1920cc as previously announced, but we shall wait and see if the model completes the purpose for which it was created
Tour in style and comfort this year with the Rocket III Touring now available at your local dealership.
Authentic custom-touring style with all new frame, wheels, tank, lights, bars and footboards. Suspension tuned for touring provides sumptuous ride quality. Low seat and centre of gravity makes for easy handling. Full size quick release screen, huge 36 litre panniers, and clean as a whistle shaft drive help you arrive relaxed yet ready to go.
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Take a ride to the dark side with Triumph’s Matt Black Speed Triple.
Triumph Motorcycles has introduced a mean and moody Matt Black colour option to further accentuate the popular Speed Triple’s aggressive, stripped down looks and make it stand out even further from the crowd.
The 1050cc 2008 Speed Triple is the sharpest yet, featuring a raft of chassis refinements including radial-caliper four-piston Brembo front brakes, Magura tapered bars, an all-new subframe and (...) > Full story
Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is celebrating that spring is finally here with some fantastic offers at their Sports Open Weekend during the 29th – 30th March 2008 at your local dealership.
Triumph dealers are offering the opportunity to see the new bikes and test ride key models in their urban sports range. The new Speed Triple, with its reshaped iconic headlights and new wheels, will be part of the showroom launch. In addition you will be able to test ride the all new Rocket III Touring with (...) > Full story