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.
Computer games have their small monsters in the closet, but Hollywood beats them all. There can be no bigger proof than the scene in Mission Impossible 2 in which Ethan Hunt races around on a Triumph and competition soon arrives on a Suzuki.
Bullets, burnouts, jumps, everything was there for a box-office success. You don’t see this being done any more, but you can’t really say you loved it, don’t you?
Triumph has its own special way of celebrating its entry in the World Supersport Championship as Together with the Scuderia SC Team, it has created the Garry McCoy World Supersport replica of the Daytona 675.
The bike not only celebrates the first year for Triumph racing in the World Supersport Championship, but also the Triumph-SC partnership so the new approach towards this bike had to be a little different. In fact, they’ve made it look like a racing bike with headlights, two seats and mirrors, something that puts Triumph on the map.
Because we are talking about a street bike, the Garry McCoy replica was kept “pretty much” the same. I am here referring to the tuning cylinder head and gas flowing, camshaft inlet and valve kit. Though it is improper said the same as he power commander Dynojet increases performance and Termignoni full titanium race system deals with the extra power, making the bike sound as good as it looks. It still had to remain stable through the corners so the FG Gubellini was the perfect solution for the question mark appearing in the minds of Triumph engineers.
Of course, it had to feature the Garry McCoy replica paintwork and Triumph SC decal kit and there have also been added carbon parts such as the front and rear mudguards and frame protections.
So if you were considering on buying a Triumph Daytona 675, you can now have the tuned-up and special painted version for 14,000 euros. Isn’t that great? But what if you already have a Daytona and wish to upgrade it like this? No problem at all as the kit can also be sold separately for 3,500 Euros, but you’ll have to deal with the mounting in this case.
In this article we’re going to have a closer look at what the motorcycle manufacturers are planning for us next year. Since model years are different in parts of the world,we’re not going to call them 2009 or 2010 model, but just “next year”. You’ll understand.
In four months, world’s biggest motorcycle exhibition (Intermot in Germany) opens its doors, and we’ll be seeing many new models. Here’s our stab at what we think (hope) to see.
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