Can a Triumph sound like a Harley? Published: 19 June 2007 Has Triumph managed to capture the Harley essence? Triumph spent a lot of time in the development of its America Cruiser to try and make it sound as much like a harley as possible. The firm selected a specific firing order for the parallel twin engine that bucks the normal trend for that kind of cylinder layout, specifically so it could make the engine sound like a big American v-twin. Check out the sounds of the two bikes below to see if you think they succeeded and get the June 20 edition of MCN for a roadtest of the Triumph America and and in-depth technical analysis of exactly how and why triumph went down this route. Leave a comment at the bottom of the page and let us know if you think Triumph has managed to catch the Harley essence. Click play to hear the Harley sound Click play to hear the Triumph America sound By Angus Farquhar Other pages you might like ... NewsArticles VideoVideos MCN Fleet: Can Triumph Thruxton R soak up distance? I’m someone who hates getting up early – especially on a Sunday morning, the temple of the sacred... On the road with the Stranglers The Stranglers are one of Britain’s longest-surviving rock bands, pre-dating punk and still playing... New Triumph Thunderbird is “awesome” Triumph’s new Thunderbird cruiser is just as good as the reviews, according to the first people to... Keeping it real - ish I’ve been in therapy. Spent a couple of days last week ripping bits off my ’91 Harley Sportster. MCN's Bonnie Triumph MCN's long term test 2001 Triumph Bonneville is in the care of British Superbike reporter Gary... Triumph reveal stunning Bonneville Bobber for 2017 Triumph have shocked the world with their glut of exceptional new modern classics over the past... The Dawn of a whole new era HARLEY-DAVIDSON isn’t a name that generally conjures up excitement and 140mph bikes. In fact think... Used buying guide: Triumph Tiger The Tiger is the unsung hero of the Hinckley triumph range. Where the iconic Speed Triple is the... The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Mark Richardson, drummer with British band Skunk... Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war Do not adjust your eyes…these two bikes are new Triumph cruisers, not Harley-Davidsons; one of which... First ride: Bobber Black keeps true to Triumph tradition It’s funny how fashions change and new trends quickly become the established norms. Take the bobber... Triumph Bonneville Bobber: What's it like to ride? I’ve already fallen for Triumph’s new Bobber. It’s a unique offering in the range, and absolutely... Raceblog: Harley one-make series for BSB? How about a Harley-Davidson XR1200 racing series as a support class for the 2009 BSB championship? I... MV Agusta F3: How it could have looked, how it does sound MV Agusta’s radically small, sexy and advanced new triple – which is heard for the first time in... Triumph confirmed as new Moto2 engine supplier Triumph have finally confirmed the intense rumours that have been coursing through the MotoGP... Video: Triumph tease sound of new Moto2 engine British firm have released our first listen to what will become the sound of the Moto2 class from... Video: You're doing WHAT on a Harley? Think Harley-Davidson and an image of cruising along Route 66 springs to mind. Stunt rider Lee... Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple... Video: Triumph takes on Harley with its Rocket III Touring Triumph is hoping to take on Harley in its home ground with the new Rocket III Touring and you can... This gin has Harley-Davidson parts in it You can now buy gin bottled with, and flavoured by actual Harley-Davidson engine parts. No, we're... Share this article ... Advertisement Has Triumph managed to capture the Harley essence?