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Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport first ride

We're riding the mountain roads near Barcelona on the new £9599 Tiger 1050 Sport, Triumph's adventure-styled sports tourer. It's an updated version of the Tiger 1050 that's been with us since 2007 and has another 10bhp, more torque, more stable steering geometry and better comfort. It has 120 new parts, including new swingarm, wheels, bars, seat and styling. With all the ...

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  • First rides & tests
  • 12 February 2013

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

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 ...

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

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 23 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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  • First rides & tests
  • 03 November 2011

Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is one factory streetfighter that delivers the goods. Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale. It's plenty fast enough, in fact you can hit 150mph if you can hang on. Find the Golden Triumph at MCNbikesforsale.com and win £1,000 Plus it sounds ...

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  • First rides & tests
  • 27 July 2011

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - The first month

I've now had the Tiger 800 for a month and when it's not being thrashed on a group test or chasing Ross Noble across the UK, I've been riding it on my 30 mile commute every day. Here's what I've discovered so far… The engine is a gemThere's not much more that can be said about Triumph's triple cylinder engine. ...

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  • 03 June 2011

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC v BMW F800GS

MCN’s test of the new Triumph Tiger 800XC against BMW’s established performer F800GS has shown the Hinckley factory has yet another hit motorcycle in its expanding range.   Our road trip to South West Wales involved 450 road miles and a day off-road on the same terrain used by the World rally Championships – an arduous test for any factory-sponsored rally ...

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  • 27 January 2011

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