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  1. 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander | FIRST RIDE

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  2. What Is Burning Man?

    Text and photos by Reg Kittrelle As an aging, quasi-hippie with a suspicious view of humans as a species, I’ve always viewed Burning Man through a very skeptical lens. Despite this, I decided to attend this annual event held in the Nevada desert. Encouraged by waves of apathy and head scratching ...    Read more

  3. Triumph Upgrades Its Classics For 2014

    The defining characteristic of a classic motorcycle is that it’s fixed in time, and doesn’t ever change. While that’s true for older Triumphs, it doesn’t apply to the latest generation of Bonnevilles, T100s, Thruxtons, and Scramblers, all of which are getting upgrades for 2014. The Bonneville is up first, with redesigned ...    Read more

  4. Triumph Tiger Sport | Spied

    The prototype’s hacked-off fuel tank is purely for practical purposes, allowing Triumph to move the bars or alter the bike’s headstock without hitting the tank. What’s next for the Tiger 1050? Will it replace the Sprint GT? Fit into the Tiger line as a “Sport” model? So many questions! WORDS: Ben ...    Read more

  5. Triumph Street Tracker | Spied

    The prototype's hacked-off fuel tank is purely for practical purposes, allowing Triumph to move the bars or alter the bike's headstock without hitting the tank. WORDS and PHOTO: Ben Purvis Triumph has been caught experimenting with a prototype that combines the basic Bonneville engine and chassis with Speed Triple componentry to produce ...    Read more

  6. Triumph To Build 250cc Twin In India

    England and India haven’t always enjoyed the best of relations, but Triumph is hoping all is forgiven as it makes plans to open a factory to build 250cc twins on the subcontinent. The proposed facility in Narasapur, near the city of Bangalore, is set to be up and running by ...    Read more

  7. Encouraging Signs at the Long Beach IMS

    PHOTOS: Andrea Wilson, Ari Henning Just as nature slowly restores itself after a cataclysmic event, our little corner of the motorsports landscape has green shoots inching up through the dark forest floor. Haven’t seen them? I have, most recently at the International Motorcycle Show that just rolled through Long Beach, CA. ...    Read more

  8. 2013 Triumph Daytona 675/675R | FIRST LOOK

    Triumph’s Daytona 675 has never suffered harsh criticism or dismissal. It’s long been a favorite due to its sharp looks, excellent handling, and the broadband power. The bike that debuted in 2006 was simply outstanding, and Triumph has kept the supersport at the forefront with conservative updates. The bike underwent ...    Read more

  9. Another Kawasaki Press Launch, Another Road Trip On A Triumph

    A little less than a month ago Editor in Chief Marc Cook rode a Triumph Explorer north to Healdsberg, CA, for the Ninja 300 intro, choosing to ride instead of fly. When I was assigned the ZX-6R press launch in Chico, a bit farther ...    Read more

  10. 2013 Triumph Street Triple & Street Triple R | FIRST LOOK

    Triumph revealed the new 2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R at the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany. Triumph first brought out the Street Triple back in 2007 as an option to the Speed Triple 1050. Using a re-tuned version of the 675cc in-line three-cylinder engine from the Daytona 675, ...    Read more

  11. Ride or Fly?

    Most of the journalists attending Kawasaki’s press launch of the Ninja 300 in Healdsburg, California, came by air, sashaying through the Charles M. Schultz airport in Sonoma and whisked to the event hotel in an air-conditioned minivan. Probably there were refreshments. Kawasaki's press-relations people are good like that. I wasn't among ...    Read more

  12. Triumph Tiger Explorer XC | First Look

    Triumph has expanded the Explorer line to include a new XC variant. As the company did with the Tiger 800, there are now two versions, a more street-oriented example and the new XC, intended to be more worthy off road. Here's more about the new model:   WORDS + PHOTO: Triumph Triumph Motorcycles increases ...    Read more

  13. Triumph Bonneville T100 Anniversary

    Words: Aaron Frank Photos: Triumph Excepting a few years of suspended animation in the ’80s and early ’90s, Triumph is the world’s oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturer, beating Harley-Davidson by one year. This year marks the British firm’s 110th anniversary, celebrated with this limited-edition Bonneville T100 decked out in Aluminum Silver/Khaki Green paint ...    Read more


    *UPDATE (09/03/12): Pricing for the US market has been released. The Trophy SE will start at $18,999 and dealers should begin receiving units in January 2013 WORDS: Kevin Hipp PHOTOS: Triumph Triumph is set to release a new touring motorcycle into the North American market in January of 2013. The new 2013 ...    Read more