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Triumph Explorer 1200: How it compares to its rivals

MCN, 02 March 2012 14:34

The Triumph Explorer 1200 represents Triumph's first foray in to the ultra-competitive big adventure bike class, competing against bikes like the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure and new Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer. Video: Triumph Explorer 1200 first ride MCN editor Marc Potter rode the Explorer 1200 recently at the world launch in Spain and was impressed: "I have to say I am ...

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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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'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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Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

Guy Procter, 08 November 2011 13:09

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer will give its R1200GS rival a 135bhp mauling the firm has revealed. That makes the Explorer's all-new 1200cc+ motor 35% more powerful than its German rival's, at least for now, and on a par with the expected new Versys 1000. It also means it's the set to be the most powerful shaft-driven adventure tourer for the ...

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New Triumph ‘Steve McQueen edition’ debuts

Phil West, 24 October 2011 00:05

This special-edition version of the Bonneville, dubbed the 'Steve McQueen Edition' has just been unveiled by Triumph and will go on sale in 2012 – but only while stocks last. The bike has been designed to pay tribute to the late Hollywood star’s love of Triumph motorcycles and will be limited to just 1100 examples. It’s based on the current ...

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Triumph Tiger 800 gets the supermoto treatment

MCN, 15 September 2011 11:07

This supermoto version of Triumph's Tiger 800 is the latest special to be built by Jack Lilley Triumph of Ashford, Middlesex. It started life as a standard, new Tiger 800 to which Lilley has added a host of custom features. Wheels are 800 XC hubs laced to 17-inch Excel rims, it has a Speed Triple 1050 belly pan and front ...

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New Triumph Street Triple revealed

Guy Procter, 28 March 2011 13:23

Triumph has bumped the spec of its 675cc Street Triples gently upward while keeping hold of the prices. The new bikes get a de-chromed look, chunkier aluminium bars (previously just on the Street Triple R model) and of course ‘those’ headlights. The standard bike will cost £6649 on the road with the R set at £7349. The makeover also marks ...

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Triumph Thunderbird gets thumbs up from riders

Laura Kennerley, 14 July 2009 15:25

Triumph’s new Thunderbird cruiser is just as good as the reviews, according to the first people to ride it.   Triumph Thunderbird launch centre Scores of riders flocked to Jack Lilley Triumph in Ashford, Middlesex, to ride the 1600cc parallel twin cruiser on its launch weekend.     Video: Triumph Thunderbird details None of them had a bad word to say about ...

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Triumph announce Thunderbird prices

MCN, 14 May 2009 14:25

Triumph have revealed the pricing structure for the various incarnations of their new Thunderbird.  Triumph Thunderbird launch centre Read the Triumph Thunderbird first ride report Video: Triumph Thunderbird launch The price of the new Thunderbird varies from £9,499 to £10,394, depending on paint choice and ABS. The bike will be available in the following 4 versions: Thunderbird Non-ABS, single colour - £9,499Thunderbird ...

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Triumph release limited edition Daytona 675

Andy Downes, 01 May 2009 08:08

This stunning limited-edition Daytona 675SE is the latest model from Triumph – with pearlescent white bodywork, blue frame, swingarm and subframe costs just £150 more than the standard bike. The graphics and pinstriped graphite-coloured wheels are all new and unique to the 675SE which is mechanically identical to the standard 675 which was changed for this year and won the ...

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