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Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied

Andy Downes, 05 July 2014 11:30

This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the smallest impact on UK or European sales charts they are huge news in the American market and BMW is the ...

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Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

Phil West, 05 November 2013 09:30

Triumph is revamping its cruiser line-up for 2014 with two new ‘baggers’, a new Thunderbird variant called the Commander and updates to both the entry-level, Bonneville-based America and Speedmaster. Plus there’s a special edition version of the Tiger 800 XC. The star of the cruiser line-up is the Thunderbird LT (which stands for ‘Light Touring’). a ‘bagger’ version of the ...

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Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

MCN, 10 July 2013 07:00

Do not adjust your eyes…these two bikes are new Triumph cruisers, not Harley-Davidsons; one of which will be launched shortly as a rival to the Harley-Davidson Road King, the other has been disguised as a Harley Electra-Glide. Look closely and you will see the engine is the parallel-twin from the Triumph Thunderbird in both of these bikes – the engine ...

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Triumph release new colours and a Sprint GT special edition

MCN Staff, 04 June 2013 17:49

Triumph has announced special editions of its Sprint GT, Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple Models. The mid-range tourer, the Sprint GT, sees a host of new features including heated grips, touring screen, gel seat and top box/back rest pad, all fitted as standard. The remaining models all now sport a wider choice of paint schemes, with the Thunderbird now available in Lava ...

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Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

Simon Patterson, 30 November 2012 14:30

These exclusive spy shots show not one, but three new Triumphs currently being developed on the road - including an all-new Bonneville-based café racer, a road-ready 2013 Tiger update - dubbed the Tiger Sport 1050 - and a new addition to the Thunderbird cruiser range. The spied café racer is a Bonneville-based test mule, clearly sporting the latest spec suspension ...

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Poll: Which cruiser would you take for a test ride?

MCN, 27 June 2012 14:24

In next week's MCN there's a comprehensive buyer's guide and celebration of Triumph's Thunderbird. We want to get an idea of which cruisers (if any) the users of www.motorcyclenews.com would consider taking for a test ride. Let us know your thoughts below the poll. pollcomment

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2013 Triumphs get new colours

Liam Marsden, 16 May 2012 12:39

Triumph has unveiled new colours for several of the British manufacturer's line-up for 2013. The Daytona 675 gets a new Sulphur Yellow paint scheme with yellow pin stripes on the wheels. The front mudguard, dash and exhaust heat shield all get carbon fibre, while a quikshifter and billet levers will also be standard. The new price for the Daytona will ...

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Video: First appearance of Triumph Daytona 675R?

Samuel Pinney, 07 October 2010 12:13

Triumph has released a video showing their latest Triumph bikes that could show the new Daytona 675R. The video parades the 2011 model line-up including Speed Triple, America, Speedmaster and Thunderbird Storm as well as an unknown bike. The video was posted on the official Triumph Facebook page with the comment 'there's also a cameo appearance from a forthcoming Sports ...

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New Triumph Thunderbird paint scheme

Dan Aspel, 22 September 2010 17:14

Evel Knievel fans are in for a treat with this 2011 Triumph Thunderbird paint scheme. Triumph Thunderbird review Revealed in the factory tour portion of last Saturday’s Triumph Live event, the design is described as…  “Crystal White / Sapphire Blue with red/white/blue decals” We prefer the Thunderbird Knievel.

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Triumph Thunderbird gets hot-rodded

Michael Neeves, 30 April 2010 11:58

In standard trim the Triumph Thunderbird has a grunty 1597cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, beautiful steering and solid stability. Next week in MCN we reveal a Thunderbird that’s like that, but more so. Thanks to modifications by dealer Jack Lilley, this ABS-equipped Thunderbird ‘Hot Rod Special’ looks that bit meaner, has a meatier soundtrack and even sharper handling. Like most of ...

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