The June/July issue of Inside Motorcycles features a little bit of something for absolutely everyone on the motorcycle radar. We start with our cover bike, the stunning new Triumph Bonneville Bobber, the most authentic retro-custom production bike we've ever seen. Then we have two polar opposites on the riding spectrum: the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R and the Kawasaki Z125 Pro. One boasts 1,301 cc and 160 horsepower; the other comes in at 125 cc and 9.6 hp, but both have a target market and plenty of usefulness. Find out more in the June/July issue of IM!
On the touring front, long-time columnist and contributor Larry Tate reports back on a winter trip to Las Vegas where he and a friend roared around the arid southwestern US for a week. Race fans will like our championship racer spotlights on Vintage Road Racing Association No. 1 plateholder Paul Brubaker and Edmonton Road Racing Association ace Justin Knapik.
We also bring you tech articles on rolling resistance and tire chatter, as well as a look back at Ducati's 851/888 World Superbike machines of the late '80s and early '90s.
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:22 Published in Current Issue
Last week I had the good fortune of checking a few things off my life's to-do list in a very short period of time. I went to Daytona Beach during Bike Week, visited the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the first time, watched an AMA national flat track race (the season-opening Daytona TT), met a Daytona 200 winner ('72 victor Don Emde) and got to ride the all-new and highly anticipated 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
Oh, and I also got to test the revised Street Scrambler and the dangerously awesome 2018 Street Triple RS. Not a bad set of accomplishments for 48 hours in Florida!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:02 Published in Feature Stories
Triumph Canada made a stop at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, January 25 as part of its Brutal Beauty Tour, where hundreds of registered guests got to mix, mingle, drink and bench race amongst a slew of new Triumph models.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 13:35 Published in Industry News
- Dedicated new Scrambler chassis with commanding riding position, longer rear shocks,
wider handlebars, 19’’ front wheel, dual-purpose Metzler Tourance tires and uprated brakes.
- The critically acclaimed Street Twin 900cc Bonneville High Torque engine.
- Rider-focused technology for precision, control and safety, including ride-by-wire, switchable ABS (unique to the Street Scrambler), switchable traction control and a torque assist clutch.
- All new high level twin Scrambler exhaust in beautiful brushed stainless steel.
- The stripped back style, iconic silhouette, clean lines, and minimal bodywork of the Street Twin.
- Distinctive new Scrambler features, including an interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack, removable pillion pegs, ‘Bear Trap’ adventure style front pegs and bash plate.
- Premium finishes, including graphite engine badging and rugged aluminum headlight mount.
- Three exciting paint schemes and unique real brushed aluminum tank logo decals.
Fun, Accessible and Ready to Personalize
- With an accessible low seat height, great stand over and dynamic upright riding position
for sure handling and enhanced rider confidence and control.
- Built to personalize with over 150 accessories for even more rugged off road style
Get a First Look during Triumph’s Brutal Beauty Tour
- Brutal Beauty Tour to stop at over 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada, giving consumers a first look of the new Street Scrambler, as well as the entire new Bonneville family.
- Visit www.ForTheAdventure.com to find and register for each stop, ensuring a spot for the exclusive preview.
Joining the new Street Cup in the Street Twin line up for 2017 – the all-new Street Scrambler builds on the Street Twin’s position as the fun and accessible contemporary Bonneville and brings a significant update in capability and style to the iconic Triumph Scrambler.
Purposeful Scrambler Style
The all-new Street Scrambler has been developed to deliver more purposeful and beautiful Scrambler style with unique features and detailing.
Sharing the same contemporary custom styling principles as the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler has the iconic Bonneville silhouette combined with clean lines, minimal bodywork and modern finishes such as the elegant fuel tank with locking cap, black sculpted engine covers with the Triumph makers mark and engine badge, single throttle body with aluminum finisher and distinctive fined head and header clamps.
In-keeping with the name and heritage, the Street Scrambler is packed with distinctive and beautiful scrambler finishes including;
- Interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack as standard
- Removable pillion pegs and hangers
- Steel high grip ‘Bear Trap’ adventure style front foot pegs
- All terrain style bash plate
- Ribbed Alcantara-style twin seat with contrast stitching and Triumph embossed logo
- Aluminum headlight bracket and black headlight bezel
- Distinctive competition inspired number-board side panel
- New front mudguard mounts to suit the larger wheel
- Unique detailed dual compound rubber knee pads for enhanced grip
- New contemporary mirrors
The premium touch of the entire Bonneville range is present in the details, including unique gun-metal finish engine badges, real brushed aluminum tank logo decals, black headlight bezel and machined metal instrument dial face detailing.
The all-new Street Scrambler is available in three exciting paint schemes;
- Jet Black
- Matt Khaki Green
- Korosi Red and Frozen Silver with jet black hand painted coach lining and unique tank decals
There’s been a major step forward from the previous generation Scrambler in regards to engine, exhaust and rider focused technology - all combining to give more performance and a better riding experience from the new Street Scrambler.
Fitted with the critically acclaimed 900cc Bonneville high torque engine, the Street Scrambler delivers much more torque and power low down and in the mid-range, perfect for around town and light off-roading. A key update to the original Bonneville engine platform, the 900cc engine features a charismatic 270° firing interval for smooth, linear power delivery from the slick five-speed gearbox.
Enhanced throttle response from Triumph’s ride-by-wire fuel injection and cutting-edge liquid cooling system have been carefully integrated into the unique style of the Street Scrambler. This reduces fuel emissions and significantly improves fuel efficiency whilst providing smooth and precise drive for a higher level of control and rideability. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.
The all new, more compact, high level twin Scrambler exhaust in beautiful stainless steel delivers a unique scrambler soundtrack, authentic scrambler style and features an intricate header run that cleverly integrates the cat box and is finished off with brushed stainless steel silencers with stylish contrasting black heat shields.
The stunning authentic Scrambler look comes complete with contemporary capability for maximum precision, control and safety and a wealth of advanced rider focused technology including:
Enhanced rideability, safety and control, from a single throttle body.
A unique feature on the Street Scrambler that reinforces its capability is switchable ABS, accessed via the instrument menu.
This is the latest generation anti-lock braking system – introducing a new level of safety and control yet remaining unobtrusive and with minimal visual impact.
Switchable Traction Control
Switchable traction control, accessed via the instrument menu,
helps to maximize rider safety and control.
Torque Assist Clutch
Designed to reduce clutch lever effort for the rider, bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch and making it easier to ride, and for longer
For cleaner and more fuel-efficient riding (up to 36% better fuel economy).
LED Rear Light
Incorporated into the classic design, it creates a distinctive light pattern with enhanced power efficiency.
Thatcham approved immobilizer with a transponder incorporated into new key.
USB Charging Socket
Mounted underneath the seat for convenient charging of essential devices.
Stylish Twin Clocks
Feature packed clock cleverly incorporating a digital menu system for fingertip control while riding.
- Rev counter
- Gear position indicator
- Two trip settings
- Service indicator
- Range to empty
- Fuel level
- Average and current fuel consumption
- Traction control settings
With a dedicated new Scrambler chassis and suspension the Street Scrambler has had a major upgrade to its capability and has been given more dynamic Scrambler poise.
Just like the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler chassis set-up is tuned to deliver a neutral and predictable ride. This, combined with the same confidence inspiring evolution to “stand-over” ergonomics for maneuverability and seat height considerably lower than the previous model, makes it a really accessible and fun bike for every type of rider.
Contributing to the commanding riding position and signature silhouette are the new model specific front forks and rear suspension units, which raise the back end for additional ride height, wider tapered aluminum handlebars and classic larger sized wire spoke wheels. The new Street Scrambler comes with a large 19’’ wheel on the front and 17’’ wheel on the rear both of which have stylish steel blacked out hubs and rims.
A further increase in specification comes from the new high value 2-piston sliding axial Nissin calliper with machined branding.
Add Even More Scrambler Style and Capability
Just like the Street Twin, the new Street Scrambler has been designed with personalization at its heart and has more than 150 accessories to deliver more rugged off road focus, more style and more everyday usability.
The off-road accessories include, adjustable rear piggy back FOX shocks with threaded preload adjustment and 24 position compression damping, black glass-filled nylon headlight grill with a pressed steel matt black finish bezel, and a forged and machined aluminum handlebar brace in a black anodized finish (fitted with a stylish black or brown vinyl bar pad embroidered with the Triumph logo).
For even more style the accessories range include slip on Vance and Hines single exit silencers, a traditional scrambler twin bench seat and 70mm diameter bar end peep mirrors in anodized black or clear aluminum with a laser etched Triumph logo.
For everyday usability there are internally wired heated grips available along with a steel fabricated center stand kit, an auxiliary power socket and cockpit mounting kit and highly durable engine bars.
* Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers are governed by local market legislation
Triumph Motorcycles is the British premium, lifestyle motorcycle brand, which produces a wide range of distinctive, cool, and authentic Modern Classic, Adventure, Sport, Cruiser and Touring motorcycles. Also the oldest continually produced motorcycle brand, the first Triumph was manufactured in 1902. The company's global headquarters are located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd. Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd., its North American subsidiary, is based in Atlanta, Ga., and is home to the motorcycle industry’s first 24/7 Customer Support team. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.Triumph-Motorycles.ca
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 16:50 Published in Industry News
"Brutally beautiful, the new Bonneville Bobber is a genuine factory custom. It perfectly encapsulates the minimalistic styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine Bobber," says the Triumph website.
Here's a bike that looks like it was customized in a garage 30 years ago but has traction control, ride-by-wire, riding modes, fuel injection and ABS. Well done, Triumph. Slow clap.
Read the rest of the press literature from Triumph below:
Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers all the hallmarks of a real bobber. With clean lines and low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels, with wide rear wheel and that all important hard tail look.
An all-new chassis, suspension and frame deliver a supremely confident, dynamic and comfortable category defining ride. With an innovative elegantly engineered adjustable seat and clock position to suit the rider and riding style. The stunning ‘swing cage’ hard tail set-up and hidden mono-shock suspension make the bobber as dynamic and thrilling to ride as it is to look at.
All electronic components are hidden from view so as not to compromise its clean lines. Rider focused technology and the signature Bonnie straight-line ‘hidden cat box’ exhaust run, are all neatly incorporated without interfering with the Bobber’s stunning looks.
At the heart of the Bobber is a category-leading, high-torque Bonneville 1200cc engine with a dedicated Bobber tune for even more torque and power low down and twin slash cut sawn off peashooter silencers and unique twin airbox and filters to surround the rider in a pure Bonneville hot rod sound.
The Bonneville Bobber has over 150 additional accessories available to enhance its beauty further and make it truly unique.
Friday, 21 October 2016 13:44 Published in Industry News
@cdnsuperbike • (April 29, 2016)-Two-time Mopar CSBK Superbike national champion Michael Taylor of Toronto, ON, confirmed his return to the national motorcycle road racing tour, aboard a Triumph 675R Daytona triple in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike class.
Friday, 29 April 2016 11:44 Published in News
Semi Q race action for the Super Hooligans support Flat Track class at the Indian-backed event at the Superprestigio of the Americas debut at the Orleans Casino arena in Las Vegas November 21. The RSD Harley-Davidson of Hollister, California's Helder Alvernaz (# 74) leads Geoff Cain of Woodstock in the U.K. on a Triumph (# 45) and Thomas Finell of Anaheim, CA on another Harley (# 22) during the opening heat. Russ Brown-backed Alvernaz went on the claim tenth in the eight lap Feature race.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:54 Published in News
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 15, 2014) - Danny Eslick's return to the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class couldn't have been more spectacular. The native of Broken Arrow, OK, and a two-time series champ won pole and then outlasted the competition to take the 73rd Daytona 200. Eslick, aboard a Riders Discount Racing Triumph, won Triumph's first Daytona 200 since 1967 by 10.975 seconds.
Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:42 Published in Reports, Results & Points
All Canadian Triumph Retailers, Friends of Triumph & Daytona 200 enthusiasts: IT ALL STARTS TODAY!
The AMA Pro Road Racing schedule begins this Saturday with the Daytona 200 at Daytona International Speedway. There are seven Triumph riders in this year’s race that include Apex Manufacturing/Castrol/Triumph riders Jason DiSalvo (the 2011 race winner) and Elena Myers, the first female to win a professional motorsports event of any kind at Daytona International Speedway.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:11 Published in Reports, Results & Points
1,000 hp Castrol Rocket streamliner and Jason DiSalvo to appear at Motorcycle Show - Toronto for only Canadian appearance, Feb 21-23
TORONTO (December 30, 2013) – The world’s most technologically-advanced streamlined motorcycle, the Castrol Rocket, will make its only Canadian appearance at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto (February 21-23, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place) along with 2011 Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo – the man who will attempt to ride the Rocket into the world motorcycle land speed record books.
Monday, 30 December 2013 10:43 Published in Industry News