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Video: 2013 Triumph Street Triple R first ride

The current Triumph Street Triple, the British firm’s best selling machine in the past five years (they’ve sold 50,000), weighs just 189kg, full of fuel and ready-to-go, which is bugger-all. This new version, available in dealers in the middle of November is lighter still. Weighing a piffling 183kg it’s going to strike fear into its main rival: the 211kg Suzuki ...

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  • 08 November 2012

Triumph unveil limited edition Super III Daytona 675

Triumph has revealed a limited edition Daytona 675 based on the yellow and black paintscheme of the iconic Daytona Super III which was launched in 1994. Only 75 of the limited edition bikes will be made. Each model will have its own hand-painted number on the tank, as well as additional parts such as a quick shifter, carbon cockpit in-fills, carbon ...

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  • 01 October 2012

Triumph Trophy 1200 first ride: "Hugely impressive"

Triumph’s new Trophy 1200 is currently being tested by MCN’s Phil West in Scotland and after completing 250 miles yesterday in the Highlands he is now riding the bike down to the Triumph factory in Hinckley. This is what he’s got to say: "It’s been 21 years since Triumph re-launched at Hinckley with their first new model, the original 1200 ...

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  • 07 September 2012

Video: Triumph Explorer 1200 first ride

Triumph is making no bones about gunning for BMW's best-selling R1200GS - its new Explorer 1200 is aimed squarely at giving the BMW a bloody nose. Triumph motorcycles for sale. And in every possible way, except for off-road ability and image, the Triumph is dynamically the better bike, and in some cases by a long way. Triumph has built a ...

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  • 29 February 2012

Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride

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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  • 24 February 2012

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

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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  • 02 February 2012

First ride: Triumph Speed Triple R

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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  • 24 January 2012

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

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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  • 23 December 2011

Video: Triumph Thruxton JVB Brit Bob ridden

Cologne-based JvB are kings in the art of creating specials with attitude, and this is their latest creation - the JvB Brit Bob. Based on a Triumph Thruxton, the Brit Bob has been lowered by 50mm, most of the rear-end clutter has gone, the subframe shortened and a specially designed rear mudguard and light fitted. Up front are JvB-designed mudguard ...

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  • 22 December 2011

Video: Triumph Speedmaster takes on rivals

Chugging between hedgerows, wind in your face, twin-cylinder engine thudding beneath you... it's easy to see why so many riders love the idea of cruisers. The looks, character and torque make the bikes appealing even to those of us still in love with sportier bikes. But many are put off bymassive engines making low power and high prices. But these ...

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  • 03 November 2011

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