2015 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.
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2015 Triumph America LT
Engine:Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Horsepower @ RPM:61
Torque @ RPM:53
Energy:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
2015 Triumph America LT Key Features:
• Comfortable all day riding position with a sumptuous, scalloped seat, wide footboards, pulled back handlebars, and excellent wind protection.
• Detachable high level tour wind shield for weather protection
• Stylish showerproof leather panniers
• Pillion back rest / Sissy Bar
2015 Triumph America LT Features and Benefits:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long, low and stable like a cruiser should be.
Everything about the America’s chassis is focussed on balance and we’ve 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.
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.
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.
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 we’ve 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.
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.
At the back, the America LT’s generous leather panniers are showerproof and come with metal buckles over durable, easy-to-use plastic clips.
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 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.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers|
|Final drive||X ring chain|
|Oil capacity||1.2 US Gallon|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3in|
|Rear Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0in|
|Rear Tires||170/80 B15|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96mm rear wheel travel|
|Brakes front||Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Brakes rear||Single 285mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Instrument display and functions||Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information|
|Height without mirror||1480mm|
|Tank capacity||5.1us gallon|
|Max power ec||61BHP @ 6800|
|Max torque ec||72NM @ 3300|
|Fuel Consumption urban||48us mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 56mph/90kph||59us mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 75mph/120kph||56mpg|
|Color||Pacific Blue / Sapphire Blue|
“Able to go across the country or just to another town the Triumph America LT is ready for the long runs with an 865cc parallel-twin air cooled engine. It has been given a large headlight, chrome tank console housing and filler cap, and hand-painted tank and mudguard coachlines among others that display the classic style. The Triumph America LT has raked out forks, twin rear shocks, and stops from the single disc brakes on both the front and the rear.” ----- Motorcycle USA
“The 2015 LT (Light Touring) is based on the current edition of the 865cc parallel-twin cruiser that sports a low, 27.1-inch seat height, comfortable pull-back wide handlebars, and a lightweight of 551 lb. The 2015 version is upgraded with a wide range of factory-fitted touring accessories as standard. These include a taller, detachable windscreen, and aluminum footboards with a heel / toe gear shifter for additional comfort. Leather saddlebags with metal buckles over easy-to-use security clips are provided, along with a passenger backrest. Powering the 2015 Triumph America LT is at the 865cc DOHC parallel twin with uneven, 270-degree fire order for a unique feel. The engine also used in the Speedmaster and Triumphs classic models produces 60 horsepower at 6800 rpm, and 53 ft.-lb. of torque.” ----- Autobase