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2015 Triumph Tiger 800 first ride

Triumph’s new band of Tiger 800s are currently being put through their paces on and off-road in Spain by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions from sunny Marbella. "Triumph have decided to revamp their popular Tiger 800 range for 2015 by throwing a host of technological goodies at them and introducing an additional two upgraded ‘X’ models of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 18 November 2014

Video: Triumph Thunderbird LT group test

With the arrival of Triumph’s new ‘LT’ bagger version of its Thunderbird cruiser, never before have there been so many, truly credible alternatives to the all-dominant Harley-Davidson Road King. Moto Guzzi unveiled its hugely-impressive, all-new California 1400T in 2012, while the biggest threat of all to Harley, Indian, returned in the middle of last year with its own impressive offerings. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 09 April 2014

First Ride: Triumph 2014 Thunderbird Cruisers

Triumph’s two new 2014 Thunderbird-based cruisers, the ‘Road King’ style LT bagger and the fat, reto-styled Commander, are currently being put through their paces for the first time by MCN Executive Editor Phil West in the USA. The LT is possibly the more significant of the two bikes being aimed directly at one of Harley’s best sellers in America’s biggest ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 10 February 2014

Staff Blog: Triumph Street Triple R at Silverstone

  Two years ago, MCN Consumer Editor Tony Hoare almost died after an accident at Cadwell Park. He hadn't been back on track since, until he took his Triumph Street Triple R for a trackday on the International Circuit at Silverstone. brightcove.createExperiences(); BLOG13 | STREET13

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 10 September 2013

Staff Blog: In search of confidence

I’ve started to try and get to the bottom of the confidence issue I reported in the paper last week, which has left me with chicken strips on the Street Triple R’s Pirelli tyres. First step was to order some Dunlop Sportsmart tyres. I’m not blaming my drained  confidence on the standard Pirelli Diablo Corsas - but I’ve never ridden ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 June 2013

Staff Blog: Please don't kill me

Well that was the scariest, most bum-puckery, head-duckery moment I’ve had since I got back on a bike in the Spring. Casually riding south on the A1, thinking about whether to make one more overtake before reaching the exit that leads to the MCN office. Yes, there’s loads of room to pass a dawdling Audi. Check mirror, indicate, aim just ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 11 June 2013

Staff Blog: Passports at the ready

There’s always a tingle that comes with the thought of riding abroad. And, now the working day is coming to a close, I’m feeling the tingle. The sun’s shining, the TT commentary is piping out of the computer and I’m headed for Belgium on the Street Triple R. It’s not designed for touring, but you can go anywhere on anything ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 June 2013

Staff Blog: Fair-weather rider? I wish

This year I’ve been trying to turn myself into a fair weather rider. Honestly, it’s not me, it’s the bike  - I don’t mind riding in the wet and have done thousands of miles in the rain over the years. But the Street Triple R really doesn’t like the wet. The handling doesn’t inspire me to commute the long way ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 May 2013

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

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 12 February 2013

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