British Customs Press Release: British Customs is honored to be included in the Triumph Motorcycles booth at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. The manufacturer has poured some heart and soul into its display by showcasing a handful of modified builds from companies like British Customs. The “Vintage Vendetta” (Triumph Speedmaster) and the “Dirt Bike” (Triumph [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
British Customs Press Release: British Customs has added the Air Box Elimination Kit for 2010-2013 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 and 1700 cruisers. The Air Box Kit for Thunderbirds joins the British Customs Induction Series, which includes similar kits for other Triumph cruisers like the America and Speedmaster, as well as the Triumph Modern Classic line of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Three-Cylinder Middleweight Naked Bikes – Comparison Test Milan motorcycle show is an experience like none other.
Photographer : Drew Ruiz
This trio of triples absolutely represents the modern evolution of what we used to just call “motorcycle.” They are essentially denuded sporty bikes meant to engage our bodies in a human-friendly stance and offer great all-around performance. Some more than others. The big news here is Yamaha’s FZ-09, a displacement-busting big middleweight powered by an [...]Read Full Post | Comments(21)
2013 Naked Middleweights Comparison Test Review Featuring these naked standards: Brutale 675, Street Triple R, V7 Stone, CB500F and SFV650.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Looking to get naked? You’ve come to the right place. These five bikes represent the great diversity and big fun to be had in the ever-expanding naked-bike class. As the new Yamaha FZ-09 demonstrates with its 847cc Triple, the term “middleweight” is broader than ever. But don’t forget about bikes like the Honda CB500F, a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
Years sold: 2007-2012 MSRP new: $10,699 (2007) to $13,399 (2012) Blue Book retail value: $6305 (2007) to $11,090 (2012) Basic specs: A 1050cc, dohc inline-Triple engine making a claimed 114 hp and 74 ft.-lb. of torque powering a 436-lb. (also claimed) streetbike with an upright riding position and a dual-headlight quarter-fairing. Why it’s desirable: Though [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
K&N Performance Filters Press Release: K&N releases a new OE Replacement High-Flow Air Filter for the Triumph Trophy SE Touring Bike. This K&N High-Flow Air Filter was designed and manufactured in the USA with the high-quality materials in order to provide the Triumph Trophy long air filter service intervals with low intake restriction and increased [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Guy Spangenberg
For riders who love sport-touring, this has gotta be the golden age. A decade and a half ago, motorcycles that could unravel a zigzag backroad nearly as well as a sportbike yet make open-road travel almost as enjoyable as a full-blown touring rig were few and far between. But today, about a dozen bikes can [...]Read Full Post | Comments(27)
2013 Middleweight Sportbike Comparison Test CW selects four middleweight motorcycles that prove sometimes more is actually more.
Photographer : Fran Kuhn
Yeah, we admit it: We like how the middleweight category has grown larger and more diverse with its mix of Twins, Triples and Fours. And it takes only a slight bit of creative accounting to see these four bikes as competition for the 600s that have traditionally ruled the class. It would take a very [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
LeoVince USA Press Release: LeoVince USA is now carrying the new Factory R EVOII slip-on for the 2013 TriumphStreet Triple and Street Triple R. A full line of carbon fiber case covers is also available for the two updated Triumphs. The Factory R EVOII is available as a slip-on with a carbon or titanium canister, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2014 Triumph Explorer XC – First Ride Hightailing it around the Scottish Highlands on the Brit’s newest adventure bike.
Photographer : Alessio Barbanti
It’s all about the whiskey and the wool here in the Scottish Highlands…and of course, the wide-open spaces that nurture the requisite barley and sheep. Those same rolling hills and lush glens are also brilliant for adventuring. Just ask James Bond. And Triumph Motorcycle’s product manager, Simon Warburton, who’s invited us to the top floor [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)