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Triumph Unveils 2014 Modern Classics for North America

Wed, 02 Oct 2013

Triumph is introducing updating its line of Modern Classics, which in 2014 includes not only the Bonneville, T100, Thruxton and Scrambler, but a new blacked-out T100 and a Bonneville Special Edition. The freshened bikes feature new color schemes, machined cooling fins and new mufflers. Bonneville - With a 17” cast front wheel, the 2014 Triumph Bonneville sports a rider-friendly seat height of just over 29 inches.

Öhlins USA Suspension Cirkus of Speed Tomorrow, September 28

Fri, 27 Sep 2013

Rain or shine, the second annual Öhlins USA Cirkus of Speed will take place tomorrow, Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Did we mention it’s free?

Bonneville from a parallel universe

Fri, 20 Sep 2013

This is the Triumph Speed Twin Concept, a bike commissioned by Triumph to show what the Bonneville might have evolved into, in a parallel universe. I love the concept. Designed by Roy Norton and Tom Kasher who were on a placement at a design studio, I get the impression the pair are into motorcycle and not just designers.

Twin-Engined Triumph Rocket Streamliner To Challenge Motorcycle Land-Speed Record At Bonneville

Thu, 29 Aug 2013

The 1,000-horsepower Castrol Rocket is currently undergoing testing for its upcoming assault on the land speed record of 376.156 mph, set in 2010, by Rocky Robinson with the Ack Attack streamliner. The goal: a 400-mph-plus record-breaking run. The 25-foot long x 2-foot wide x 3-foot high streamliner was constructed in cooperation by Hot Rod Conspiracy and Carpenter Racing and will compete in the Division C (Streamlined) – Type V (5) Spark Ignition, Over 2,000cc to 3,000cc class. Powering the Rocket are two heavily modified Triumph Rocket III engines. Each Carpenter Racing built engine was reduced from 2,294cc to 1,485cc (2,970cc total) to meet the 3,000cc maximum total displacement class rule requirement. While piston size remains the same stock 4-inch bore, stroke was reduced from 3.75 inches to 2.4 inches and redline increased from 5,750 rpm to 9,000+ rpm. There’s also one Garrett GT2876R ball bearing, liquid-cooled turbocharger per engine.

Öhlins USA Cirkus of Speed Is Saturday, September 28

Tue, 27 Aug 2013

Rain or shine, the second annual Öhlins USA Cirkus of Speed is Saturday, September 28, 10:00am to 3:00pm, in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Need reasons to come? First of all it’s free, including “Police Rodeo” star Ben Wolfe, of Lock & Lean, performing precision motorcycle riding.

Blind Man To Race Motorcycle At Bonneville Salt Flats Using GPS – Video

Mon, 26 Aug 2013

The Bonneville Salt Flats represents unique challenges, where man-made machines try and go faster than ever before. It’s a demanding event for both man and machine, which provides stories of ultimate triumphs or devastating failures. The 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, which takes place throughout this week, will provide another such story of triumph or sorrow, as a blind man will attempt to race down the famous course.

Upcoming 2014 Triumph America Horizon Now to be Called the America LT

Mon, 26 Aug 2013

Back in March, we broke the story of a new variant on the Triumph America for 2014 that had received an executive order from the California Air Resources Board. The CARB document, dated March 14, identified the new model as the Triumph America Horizon. Based on the name and Triumph’s current product offerings, we inferred the new model would be a new touring variant of the 865cc America cruiser.

Speed Freaks Converging On Bonneville Salt Flats This Week For 2013 BUB Speed Trials

Mon, 26 Aug 2013

The Bonneville Salt Flats can mean only one thing: speed. For 2013 that time has come again, when motorcycles of all shapes, sizes and engine displacements come together for the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. The event started Saturday, Aug.

2014 Triumph Bonneville, Bonnevile T100, Thruxton and Scrambler Receive Minor Updates

Thu, 22 Aug 2013

Triumph has updated its modern classics lineup for 2014 with minor styling updates for the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler. Otherwise, all three models return unchanged mechanically with some new colors (the colors listed below were announced for the U.K. market; Triumph may have different options for the U.S.) The 2014 Triumph Bonneville receives a new pillion grab rail and a new vinyl seat with improved filler material to improve rider comfort.

Dainese Offering Free Back Protectors With Purchase Of D-Dry Or Gore Tex Jackets

Fri, 16 Aug 2013

From now until November 17th 2013, participating Dainese dealers in the U.S. and Canada will be offering a free back protector with the purchase of a Dainese D- Dry or Gore-Tex jacket. Dainese created the first back protector over 30 years ago in an effort to promote safety in riding.