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Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride

Marc Potter, 24 February 2012 08:21

MCN Editor, Marc Potter, is at the world launch of the Triumph Tiger Explorer and here are his first thoughts. "Triumph admits it is aiming the Tiger Explorer squarely at the BMW R1200GS, and claims higher spec for less money, better handling, more luggage carrying capacity and at 135bhp, more power from the three cylinder all-new 1215cc engine. "I’m about ...

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2013 Triumph Trophy spied in finished form

MCN, 23 February 2012 12:00

This exclusive spy shot of Triumph's all-new Trophy 1200 is the first to show the bike in final form - most of the details are complete and the bike is nearing production readiness. The Trophy has been developed alongside the Tiger Explorer, and features the same 1251cc three-cylinder engine and all-new-shaft-drive transmission. However, the more complex Trophy wraps the motor in a ...

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Triumph Explorer 1200: What do you want to know?

Marc Potter, 16 February 2012 12:11

Next week MCN is riding the new Triumph Explorer 1200 at its world launch in Spain, and we want to put your questions to the Triumph team who built the bike. The new 139bhp three-cylinder adventure bike uses an all-new engine, chassis and shaft-drive system which Triumph hopes will put it ahead of the best-selling BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS ...

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Triumph Speed Triple R: The harder you ride, the better it gets

MCN, 02 February 2012 11:15

Triumph has added a dynamic new dimension to the hugely popular Speed Triple by giving it the 'R' treatment. For an extra £2500 over the standard version (£8799), which was released (and heavily revamped) in 2011, you get Ohlins suspension, lightweight forged aluminium wheels, Brembo monobloc brakes, a host of cosmetic goodies and a 2kg reduction in weight. It also ...

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First ride: Triumph Speed Triple R

MCN, 24 January 2012 11:36

Triumph’s new-for-2012, uprated Speed Triple R is currently being tested by MCN in southern Spain. These are Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves’ first impressions: “I'm at the launch of the new Triumph Speed Triple R at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain. Compared to the standard Speed Triple, the £11,299 R version has Ohlins front and rear suspension, Brembo monobloc ...

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2012 Triumphs at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

MCN, 23 January 2012 10:41

The new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and Speed Triple R will head Triumph's stand at this year's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, on February 2-5. The Triumph Tiger Explorer - aimed squarely at the BMW R1200GS - features an all-new 1215cc three-cylinder engine producing a claimed 137bhp and goes on sale in March, priced at £11,149. The new Speed Triple R makes the ...

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Redesigning the Trumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

MCN, 28 December 2011 11:30

The all-new Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer - directly targeted at the BMW R1200GS - went through a major, late transformation to end up as we see it now. MCN was given exclusive access to Triumph's designers and management at its Hickley HQ in Leicestershire to get the full story of the 1200cc adventure bike's development. And we were stunned not ...

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'We wanted to create the ultimate Speed Triple'

Phil West, 26 December 2011 15:00

Triumph’s imminent new ‘R’ version of its best-selling super naked is much more than a cosmetic update, MCN can now reveal – in fact it’s been conceived to be “the ultimate Speed Triple”! So, where previous ‘R’ Triumphs, like the Street Triple and 675 Daytona, benefit mostly from uprated suspension and brakes, the new Speed Triple R goes significantly further ...

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New street scrambler from Spirit of the Seventies

Gary Pinchin, 26 December 2011 10:00

No matter which angle you view this latest build by Kent-based Spirit of the Seventies, the aesthetics stop you in your tracks. But that’s only to be expected when you have two arty types, Tim Rogers and Kevin Taggart, steering the company - one a professional photographic, the other a graphics designer, and both sharing a deep passion for building ...

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Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger’s stripes well earned

Ped Baker, 23 December 2011 11:00

Riding a motorcycle from Peterborough to Brussels and back in a day in November is no picnic. The 600 miles aren’t the issue, but being cold is. Even with good riding kit, draughts start to creep in and on a long trip, once you’re cold, you’re cold for a long time. To prepare the Tiger I wired in a connector ...

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