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EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Triumph revealed a new variant to its Thunderbird family with the all-new Thunderbird Commander. Revealed alongside the Thunderbird LT at the 2013 EICMA show, the Commander offers a brawnier, more chromed-out model to the line. Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage Like the LT, the Thunderbird Commander is powered by the 1699cc parallel-Twin engine used on the Thunderbird Storm.

EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

As we expected after reading California Air Resource Board documents, Triumph revealed a new LT version to its Thunderbird family, alongside the also-new Thunderbird Commander at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan. Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage The 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT adds a windscreen, additional lighting, removable leather saddlebags and a passenger backrest to the Thunderbird platform to provide light touring duties. The ergonomics are also different, with a new seat design that offers more lumbar support.

EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph America LT

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Just as it did with its Thunderbird family, Triumph revealed a new bagger to its America cruiser line at the 2013 EICMA show. Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage Originally revealed in CARB documents as the America Horizon, the Triumph America LT adds a deattachable windscreen, pillion backrest and leather saddlebags to turn the midsized America into a serviceable light tourer.  The America LT is powered by the same air-cooled 865cc parallel-Twin with a 270-degree firing interval as the regular America and the Speedmaster cruisers. Performance numbers are the same, with Triumph claiming 60 hp at 6800 rpm and 53 ft-lb.

EICMA 2013: Triumph Tiger 800XC SE

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

This special edition 2014 Triumph Tiger 800XC is a real looker. The new Volcanic Black paint is highlighted by red metallic highlights while the fire-red frame grabs your attention. Exhaust heat shields and  pillion grab rails are also black.

Q3 2013 US Motorcycle Sales Results

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Motorcycle and scooter sales in the U.S. in 2013 remain consistent with last year’s figures, according to data released by the Motorcycle Industry Council. Several manufacturers blamed poor weather for the poor start this year, and the rebounding sales in the third quarter helped to negate the slow sales from earlier in the year.

Triumph Raced Virtually Everything In 2013 – Video

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

You may not have realized it, but Triumph North America raced in everything from AMA road racing, AMA flat track, and FIM land speed racing in 2013. And because that wasn’t enough, it also teamed up with Ernie Vigil and Nick Apex to produce some of our favorite stunt riding videos, too. Couldn’t catch it all?

2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander, Thunderbird LT Models Outted in CARB Documents

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

An executive order released by the California Air Resources Board reveals two new additions to the Triumph Thunderbird cruiser lineup. Joining the base Thunderbird and the Thunderbird Storm (both of which have already received CARB certification for 2014) are two new versions, the Thunderbird LT and the Thunderbird Commander. According to the executive order, both new T-birds will be powered by a 1700cc engine designated as the ETDXC1.70KMM, the same engine family designation assigned to the parallel-twin engine powering the Thunderbird Storm.

What’s Old Is New Again – Video

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

There’s something distinctly cool about old British motorcycles. From the wire wheels, the minimal bodywork, and the exposed engines which give off a thunderous bark, I’ve always loved looking at old Triumphs, BSAs and the like from the 60s.  I’ve never owned one though. The reason is simple: old British bikes are needy little maintenance machines notorious for the odd oil leak.

Bonhams To Auction Wayne Pierce Family Collection Of Motorcycles Jan. 9, 2014, In Las Vegas

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

On January 9, 2014, during the fourth annual Las Vegas Sale of motorcycles at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Bonhams, the world’s largest auction house for cars, motorcycles and memorabilia, will be auctioning off over 50 motorcycles from the extensive Wayne Pierce family museum collection, all offered at no reserve. Among the machines is a first-year Harley-Davidson Sportster believed to be the 10th XL883 produced in 1957, a 1933 Harley VLE police bike that saw actual duty on the streets of Chicago before being cast in the 1987 Kevin Costner gangster movie, “The Untouchables,” and an authentic and unrestored 1947 Harley Knucklehead wearing period aftermarket accessories. Wayne “Pappy” Pierce started his Harley-Davidson dealership in 1957, run out of a one-room tin shed in DeKalb, Illinois.

Dainese Made To Measure Tour Starts This Weekend

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

In the fashion world, nothing fits quite like a well tailored suit. Dainese is applying this same ideal to the moto world by once again offering its custom tailored services to North America. The tour, called Fitnet, will start this weekend and make its way to six locations throughout the country, finishing on October 19.