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Staff Blog: The long way home

“The ride to work is going to be a blast on the nimble triple – and the ride home again is going to be even better. Dear A1, you’ll not be seeing much of me.” The grey and red Triumph Street Triple R in the shed outside work has my name on it. Figuratively, not literally of course. I’ve got ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 April 2013

Video: Triumph Daytona 675R first ride

Triumph took the biking world by storm in 2006 with the Daytona 675, which stuck two fingers up to the Japanese. It was a winner on the road, and the track with one of the best-loved motorcycle engines ever. Seven years on, the 600 market has dwindled, but will the new Daytona 675R seduce us again? We travel to its ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 December 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 September 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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 January 2012

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 December 2011

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger hits Spain

After being enthralled by the round-the-world tales in our free Adventure supplement a couple of weeks ago I was inspired to do something similar on the Tiger 800. The journey needed to be epic and daring, the destination exotic and unusual. One night over dinner all options were examined with my partner and pillion, Nicola. Would it be the Road ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 September 2011

Hooligan Triumph Street Triple R café racer special

This Street Triple R is the latest in the line of brilliantly-executed specials created by Triumph dealer Jack Lilley. Designed to mimic the café racer style, it actually looks uncannily like any number of RD350LC and YPVS specials that terrorised the streets in a haze of two-stroke smoke back in the 80s. That bellypan, those low LSL clip-ons and the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 26 August 2011

Video: Triumph Daytona 675 buying guide

In our latest video buying guide we look at the Triumph Daytona 675. The 675 put the Hinckley firm back on the shortlist of many UK sports motorcycle riders, who hadn't seen the previous middleweight Daytonas as an alternative to the Japanese 600s. We said that "silky, compact handling, allied to kick-ass engine power and a howling exhaust note, make ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 08 August 2011

Triumph Bonneville America - First Ride

The Bonneville America is Triumph's alternative take on the entry-level middleweight cruiser. The America pairs the Bonneville 800 engine and tubular steel twin loop/dual rear shock chassis with custom style forks, wheels, teardrop tank etc. From the saddle the America's friendly and welcoming. The seat height is so low no novice should be daunted; the riding position is easy and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 20 April 2011

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