Triumph barely finished launching their brand new 2009 Thunderbird 1600 model and designer guru Oberdan Bezzi has already come up with its own interpretation of the refined English custom. Powered by a larger displacement engine (1700cc), being fitted with superbike suspensions and wheels, while also featuring new aggressive design lines, the Italian designer’s concept drifts away from the original design and closer to that of the Star VMAX , which reminds us once again that this last has no potent contender to fear of. Imagine the chances for this concept to be even considered for production.
Triumph Motorcycles is an iconic British motorcycle manufacturer that started production in 1902. Triumph made its mark and gained recognition by winning races.
Because we know what state of mind this special edition 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 induces, we’ll resume to saying that only 350 examples will be sold in the US while Europe is sure to get a greater number as it has first been announced for sale on the old continent. White painted and built on a blue frame, this bike here is a great example of the exquisite British taste. Hell, it’s even better than the Italian one, if you ask me, as it addresses to the average buyer and starts at $9,999.
How could possibly a crashed motorcycle reveal to have benefited of excellent stopping power if it ended up pretty much redesigned by another traffic participant? Well, the whole point is that the rider of this Triumph Tiger did react in time to prevent a crash and the bike did performed just as supposed in such cases, but the car driver coming from behind either reacted too late or, just as happens in most cases, the vehicle’s brakes had simply too much weight to stop in the respective critic distance and boom…the rider gets tossed around by the force of the impact and messes up the mirrors on his way over the bike, but let’s hope he’s safe and sound.
Some riders simply can’t deal with the fact that they can only ride their motorcycles when the weather outside allows it and that’s how we end up seeing those same riders soaked and then on the verge of pneumonia. And even those riders find alternative solutions to their commuting and/or racing needs when dealing with ice covered surfaces, but the most consistent of those few left give another meaning to “alternative solutions”.
This here is a Triumph Daytona 675 especially modified to be raced on ice tracks. While the aftermarket exhaust and the absence of the headlights is nothing out of the ordinary for any racing bike, the spiked wheels look well out of place given the type of bike. It won’t lean as much as a regular shoed version, but it does the trick.
We recently started focusing on the 2009 Triumph lineup and the many references to the British manufacturer’s heritage had to eventually be sustained with a history lesson. This video offers the wonderful opportunity to see some of their most notorious motorcycles as we’re being taken through the company’s ups and downs.
The Italians from blog triumph che passione with the help of Pio have imagined a British power cruiser perfectly suitable to compete with the 2009 Yamaha VMAX. In their vision, the Triumph Rocket III RR also develops 200 horsepower and it is fitted with suspensions and brakes taken straight off the Daytona model and modified to match the cruiser.
All possible extra weight is eliminated and the bike reduced to its bare essence. An Arrow exhaust with titan silencers will be fitted as well as Brembo brakes with huge wave discs.
No doubt about it, these guys ca really work with their computers and create an exact result of their imagination, but we reckon that this is what the Triumph Rocket III RR will remain.
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph upgrades their Speed Triple 1050 with a multitude of carbon fiber pieces and calls it a limited edition model. This exclusive naked motorcycle relies on the very same 1050cc inline-triple engine powering the standard Speed Triple with its 130 bhp while the Brembo brakes and Showa suspensions are also there.
The Speed Triple Carbon limited edition model additions are purely cosmetic so the only color matching the carbon fiber flyscreen, cowl, infill panels, heat shield and front fender was matt black. The handlebars have also been black painted and the mirrors were anodized.
Only 55 such bikes are available for the price of $11,800 so contacting your local dealer now would be an inspired move if you’re caught up by this unique model.
The English site Performance Bikes has created the latest hypothesis – a very accurate one, if you allow – regarding the 2010 Triumph Daytona 1050. Basing on the fact that Triumph will use the three-cylinder engine currently powering the Speed Triple and Tiger models, they designed basically a sharper Daytona 650 on steroids.
Indeed, the 2010 Triumph Daytona 1050 is expected to look much like his middleweight brother and the rendering, although very realistic, is a little exaggerated. For instance, those Audi-like headlights do look good, but would never light the bike’s way into the night while the passenger seat is rather narrow, but apart from that it shouts out loud the Triumph name.
With a single-sided swingarm –and the implicit Speed Triple wheel –, narrow body and two beautiful colors, this is one very good overall image of what Triumph will be adding to their lineup in 2010.
Triumh apparently quit doing promotional videos for each motorcycle separately and now it tries a general, old and new, sport and cruiser thing which apparently catches pretty well, at least to the young fans of this brand. This is the latest and a very good example which I invite you to check out.
Having introduced the 2009 range of sport and naked bikes, Triumph now presents a promotional video inviting riders to go their own way. The video features the new Street Triple R among a multitude of choices: Daytona 675, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Tiger and Sprint ST.