Can a Triumph sound like a Harley?

Published: 19 June 2007

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