Triumph gave their swashbuckler Tiger 1200 machine two special editions for 2020
When the Brits’ launched the Tiger 900 recently with more power, aggressive modern styling, brilliant standard specs, and new state-of-the-art riding enhancements, it was the big brother 1200’s stars to shine next.
But Triumph decided to have a swansong attempt instead and has added some fancy trinkets to make their mid-range 1200 XCx and XRx posher and special. It’ll include new paint jobs inspired by the world’s more arid climates and locations, and some fancy equipment that takes the functionality quotient of the already capable machines to new levels.
2020 Triumph Bud Ekins Bonneville T120 Special Edition
Triumph has been the oldest British motorcycle manufacturer that has a rich 115 years of heritage and has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them, and now they are coming up with a limited run of their Bonneville T120 and T100 models.
Commemorating a motorcycle icon, Triumph gave their retro Bonneville machines a southern California special, courtesy - the top racer in the 1950s - Bud Ekins. Celebrating the top motocross and desert racer, Hollywood stuntman and one of Steve McQueen’s closest friends, the British manufacturer gave the T120 a visual exercise with its beautiful California-inspired paint scheme and a range of dedicated individual details and touches.
Triumph celebrates the Spirit of ’59 with these limited edition Bonnevilles
Triumph has been the oldest British motorcycle manufacturer that has a rich 115 years of heritage and has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and now they are coming up with a limited run of their Bonneville T120 and T100 models.
Celebrating Triumph’s “Spirit of ’59” campaign, the brand has unfurled 59 examples of both the Bonneville models with fresh colors that take you back to the T120 Bonneville 650 bike of 1959, the era that announced the beginning of a cultural explosion that lives on in every Triumph Modern Classic.
This might look like a subtle way to modify the Triumph Speed Triple, but it is actually a production special edition model that the British motorcycle company created and on which a new logo is being introduced. The bike will go on sale in Italy this summer and while technically it is unchanged from the standard Speed Triple, visually it is a whole different story. To begin with, the matte olive drab color gives it that serious appearance and another thing you’ll notice is the different "Triumph" and "Speed Triple" lettering.
This means Triumph gets rid of their traditional logo with the swoopy R in the subtle attempt to approach things in a more modern way and this particular Speed Triple SE shows precisely this. The bike now still looks aggressive and powerful but quite honestly we thing Triumph did just what they thought a customer would ask his tuner to turn his Speed Triple into (visually, of course) and we like it…a lot.
Triumph’s 2010 model range has two new Special Edition models, the Daytona 675 SE and Thunderbird SE.
The British manufacturer’s high spec middleweight supersport bike, the Daytona 675 SE stands out both from the standard model and from the previous SE model thanks to new flank graphics, white striped wheel, race-inspired brake and clutch levers and a host of carbon parts from Triumph’s accessories catalogue. This bike will hit dealerships on March 1st and have a price tag of $12,700.
In what the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird SE is concerned, it comes with standard ABS and gets the all-new Carnival Red color. Various genuine Triumph accessories are available for this model too. Expect to find the 2010 Thunderbird SE in dealerships from early March with an MSRP of $18,900.
Apart from the above mentioned, both bikes are technically unchanged from their standard siblings.
While this Triumph Speed Triple SE might look like a standard model with a racy look achieved with the use of a flyscreen, seat cowl and a red/white stripe or red/black stripe color scheme, we would have to say that this show bike is actually meant to promote Triumph’s partnership with Ohlins.
The British Speed Triples will come with Swedish suspension components in 2010. The modified internals in the forks and shocks offer greater damping capabilities while the rear shock gains a five percent softer rear spring. The changes will reduce fork dive, offer greater suspension control and also stand for more comfortable rides.
Hmm, this is a rather facile way of upgrading an already great roadster and it doesn’t all fall in the hands of Triumph.
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.
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.
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!”