Triumph's new R1200GS rival nears completion

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This image is the best picture yet of the all-new Triumph Adventurer 1200. The inline three-cylinder adventure bike was spotted in production-ready trim undergoing final tests ahead of its November launch.

The new Triumph will go head-to-head with the all-conquering and class-defining BMW R1200GS adventure bike when it goes on sale early in 2012, and is expected to cost around £10,500 – the same as the current base R1200GS.

The Adventurer has an inline three-cylinder motor with a capacity though to be between 1150cc and 1180cc, according to insiders. Insiders estimate it will produce around 140bhp, with class-leading torque.

MCN exclusively revealed back in March 2009 that Triumph was designing an all-new 1200cc three-cylinder adventure bike rival to the GS, and a new tourer which will probably be called the Trophy.

Read more about Triumph’s GS rival in the September 7 issue of MCN, on sale now.

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