Triumph

Motorcycles Tom Cruise rode as Captain Maverick and Ethan Hunt are now nothing short of icons

from https://www.financialexpress.com/ Top Gun 2 is set to release on 26 June next year. That is still a lot of months before Captain Maverick’s glory takes over our screens. So, until then, here’s a look back at the coolest Tom Cruise motorcycle moments that have been and well be. Top Gun is about to relive on our screens soon and we can’t wait to see Maverick being nothing but magnificent behind the joystick of a fighter jet or behind the handlebar of a pretty iconic Kawasaki. Yes, Top Gun 2 movie trailers have confirmed that Kawasaki GPZ900 will be back on the silver screen. Tom Cruise is one of the most revered motorcycle people in Hollywood. The other hotshot motorcyclist would be Keanu Reeves but let’s just focus on the Cruise missiles for now. Kawasaki GPZ900R – Top Gun Tom Cruise has been doing it for decades – including motorcycles in his films. Years before a lot of us were even born, Cruise rode the Kawasaki GPZ900R for the big screen as Captain Maverick in Top Gun 1986. If you like motorcycles, this one is every bit of a celebrity as Mr Cruise is and we’ll also see it in the upcoming Top Gun 2. Kawasaki H2 – Top Gun 2 Sticking with Top Gun 2. As the GPZ900R was the fastest production motorcycle back in 1986, Maverick had to ride the fastest production motorcycle in today’s day and age. Hence, the supercharged Kawasaki H2. The other good thing about seeing these motorcycles share the screen with Tom Cruise is that he does most of the riding himself. BMW R nine T Scrambler – Mission Impossible Fallout The chase scenes make up a huge of reasons why we love Mission Impossible films. MI: Fallout had Cruise riding a BMW R […]

Motorcycles Tom Cruise rode as Captain Maverick and Ethan Hunt are now nothing short of icons Read More »

Triumph Tiger 900 makes global debut

by Pearl Daniels from https://www.rushlane.com The new Triumph Tiger 900 is set to be introduced in place of the Tiger 800 with lighter weight, slimmer stance and more powerful engine. Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the new Tiger 900. It is essentially a replacement to the Tiger 800, which will come in with an updated chassis, suspension, new design and engine which is now Euro 5 compliant. The Tiger 800 in India has appealed to the adventure biking fraternity in the country. It is among the best ADV bikes in the segment. And with this Tiger 900, Triumph aims to set the bar even higher, given the fact that it also comes in with a more powerful engine. Set for launch in India sometime later next year, the Triumph Tiger 900 gets a redesigned frame with a bolt-on sub frame, new aluminum swingarm, new LED head lamps, DRLs and a TFT screen. It also receives longer travel suspension from Showa and is expected to be lighter than the Tiger 800. Tiger 900 is narrower with a tighter fuel tank making it easier for rider to grip the motorcycle. It also receives an updated front fender, windscreen and sump guard which is made of plastic as compared to the aluminum finish seen on the current generation model. Triumph Motorcycles has also replaced the XR and XC variants of the Tiger 800 with GT and Rally models on the Tiger 900. Engine specifications on the Triumph Tiger 900 includes a new 888cc, inline, 3 cylinder engine which will comply to Euro 5 and BS6 emission standards. It could make the same 94 hp power and 64 lb/ft (86 Nm) of torque. It will receive cornering ABS and a total of 6 rider models of Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road, Rider and Off-Road Pro. Triumph

Triumph Tiger 900 makes global debut Read More »

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC unveiled at EICMA 2019

Limited Edition with more power, less weight Triumph Bobber TFC is powered by an updated version of the liquid-cooled 1200cc parallel twin which now makes 87 hp at 6,250 rpm and 110 Nm of torque, which is a 13 percent increase in power compared to the standard Bobber. by Express Drives Desk from https://www.financialexpress.com Triumph Motorcycles custom bike wing called Triumph Factory Customs has rolled out yet another gorgeous-looking TFC edition after the Thruxton TFC and Rocket 3 TFC earlier this year. Unveiled at the ongoing 2019 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, Triumph Bobber TFC boasts of more power, is lighter than the standard bike and will be limited to 750 units across the world. Triumph Bobber TFC is powered by an updated version of the liquid-cooled 1200cc parallel twin which now makes 87 hp at 6,250 rpm and 110 Nm of torque. The TFC has received a 13 percent increase in power compared to the standard Bobber and Bobber Black which produce about 77 hp. The exhaust system has also been updated with Arrow titanium pipes and carbon fibre end caps. The second most notable change is the styling of the Triumph Bobber TFC. While the design is largely the same, it gets a new paint scheme, carbon fibre bodywork, and a short mudguard. Frame and swingarm have been black powder-coated, it gets black anodised wheels, knurled handlebar grips and billet-machined aluminium oil filler cap. The black theme continues to the Öhlins RSU spring, Öhlins forks and engine covers. The use of lighter components has led to a weight saving of about 5 kg on the 2020 Bobber TFC. It features fully adjustable Ohlins upside-down forks and rear suspension. Braking components include twin floating discs up front with Brembo four-piston M50 radial monobloc callipers. The Bobber TFC features

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC unveiled at EICMA 2019 Read More »

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff joins motorcycle ride for Ronald McDonald House

by Laine Moger from https://www.stuff.co.nz/ Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has swapped his suit for motorcycle leathers to lead motorcyclists in a rally for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The annual ride, called the Ronnie Run, was organised by the Ulysses motorcycle club and raised just under $7000. Goff, a keen motorcyclist, said he didn’t get to go out on his Triumph Bonneville as often as he’d like to. So the Sunday ride was a good excuse to put his gear on and go for a ride with like-minded people, he said. The event attracted about 140 riders, ranging from young children to people in their 80s. It started in Albany on the North Shore and ended at Ronald McDonald House next to Starship Children’s Hospital. Police helped marshal the group along its journey. Goff said he’d been commandeered by the group to come on a charity ride during his election campaign. While he said he couldn’t at that stage, he promised to make the next one – a promise that he made good on on Sunday. Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand (RMHC) supports families when their child is in a hospital and away from home. The Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room helps to relieve family stresses like paying for a place to sleep near the hospital, organising family meals and needing a friendly ear to listen on tough days. In 2018, it provided more than 4300 people with accommodation and support free of charge at its facilities. “For all of us with kids and grandkids, the worst thing you would want to have happen would be to have them affected by a life-threatening illness,” Goff said. “[RMHC] is one way in which we can stop the stress of families.”

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff joins motorcycle ride for Ronald McDonald House Read More »

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R, GT U.S. Pricing Announced

by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com Earlier this year UK’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, introduced and nearly instantly sold the entire batch of Rocket 3 TFC bikes, fitted with the largest engine available on the market. Those who missed out on that model can now go for the other, lesser variants of this monstrous Triumphs. In the last week of October, the bike maker dumped all the info on the pricing for the Rocket 3 lineup in the United States and Canada. Two models are on the list, namely the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. Both bikes are powered by the range’s brand new 2,500 cc triple engine that delivers an 11 percent increase in power over the previous generation, which translates into 165 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The numbers above are a tad lower than the output of the same engine fitted on the TFC variant. On that bike, the output was rated at 180 hp at 7,000 rpm and 166 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, making the model the most powerful production Triumph ever made. The main difference between the two bikes announced last week is the use there are meant for. The R is the “ultimate muscle roadster,” placing all the power of the engine under the control of the rider right from the start, while the GT is a tad softer and more touring-oriented. In the United States, the Rocket 3 R will sell for $21,900, while the GT from $22,600. For comparison, the TFC variant of the Rocket 3 was sold for $29,000, and all the 750 units reserved for America were sold out in a matter of months. Each new bike will be available in two color schemes: Korosi Red or Phantom Black for the R, and two-tone Silver Ice

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R, GT U.S. Pricing Announced Read More »

Bajaj made Triumph motorcycles launch in 2022 – Will also be exported

by Nithyanandh Karupp from https://www.rushlane.com Could be called Bajaj Avenger 400 / 500 upon launch in India. Over the years, Bajaj Auto has created a solid export operation which has proved to be quite useful when the domestic market undergoes a rough patch such as the ongoing one. About 40% of Bajaj Auto’s production is shipped out of the country to around 80 markets worldwide. With its partnership with British sportsbike brand Triumph, Bajaj is looking to further improve those export statistics. The Pune-based two wheeler maker had announced a non-equity partnership with Triumph Motorcycles in August 2017 and is currently in the process of finalizing the finer details of the agreement. Things should start materializing from end-2019 and we are expecting the first product to be born out of this partnership to be ready in the next 3 years. Bajaj will take the responsibility of manufacturing the products at its facility in a cost effective manner while its British partner will be in charge of engineering and development. Needless to say, the platforms developed under this partnership will spawn both Bajaj and Triumph branded motorcycles. The made-by-Bajaj Triumph compact displacement motorcycles will be exported to several markets including the US, Europe and Japan. This was revealed by Rajiv Bajaj at a recent event in Delhi. With small displacement sportsbike segment steadily gaining popularity across the world, adding Triumph to its production portfolio is expected to boost Bajaj’s already strong export operations significantly. Details regarding body styles and displacements of Bajaj-Triumph products are still under wraps but expect them cater to sub-500cc category. With the KTM Duke and RC ranges, Bajaj Auto has successfully demonstrated its capability to manufacture compact premium motorcycles that can hold their own in international markets. With well established vendor base and know-how of premium product

Bajaj made Triumph motorcycles launch in 2022 – Will also be exported Read More »

A contraction of “Norton” and “Triumph,” the Triton was born

Road racing on a closed circuit may be the most demanding of a motorcycle chassis, an engine and the leather-clad rider. Perhaps most revered, especially for its chassis, is the “Featherbed” Manx Norton made from the 1950 through 1962. Earliest Manx models were rigid (no rear suspension) with girder forks. Then the plunger rear suspension was developed. But fitted with the McCandless brothers Featherbed frame for 1950, the Manx was at its height in chassis design, and the bike to beat on tracks like the Isle of Man. But the Manx Norton was never road legal, so many street riders seeking maximum handling qualities emulated the Manx, and substituted road-going Norton twin frames and used more street-able engines like Triumph twins at the same time. A contraction of “Norton” and “Triumph,” the Triton was born; the Norton featherbed frame and a Triumph twin engine. Going all out and using a Vincent twin engine, a NorVin was created. As with this machine, clip-on bars, a “bread loaf” fuel tank, a decked seat, alloy rims, big front brakes and rear-set foot-pegs were mandatory, even if comfort was compromised. These features put the rider low in a streamlined posture and offered fuel capacity for long races. Light weight is desirable for racing so many components are aluminum, even magnesium on true old race bikes. This Triton uses a lot of aluminum for chassis components and to add to its style, much of it is polished. Bold striping on the silver paint and red piping on the seat mimic the Manx Norton design as does the oil tank access through the seat and conical rear brake. As big fans of closed course road racing, European and British riders built the earliest of cafe racers and proudly rode them on public roads, often running over the speed limit. The craze came to America in the 1960’s and

A contraction of “Norton” and “Triumph,” the Triton was born Read More »

Newly Published in the Cantina – read now

How to choose the best Bluetooth Helmet for your Road Bike With the prolific rise in technology, there has also been an influx of so called, “Smart Helmets” CLICK HERE TO READ about best Bluetooth Helmets. Motorcycle Museums Worth Making a Pit Stop For Can’t Miss these Motorcycle Travel Stops CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEWS OF MOTORCYCLE MUSEUMS. 2019 Kawasaki Z400 Vs. Ninja 400 How do the two 400s compare? CLICK HERE TO READ THE ROAD TEST REPORT. Triumph Resurrects Its Torque Monster, The Rocket III The all-new 2500cc inline three-cylinder engine has more torque CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE NEW Triumph Rocket III. GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO 20+ YEARS OF BIKER CULTURE CONTENT – Subscribe to the Bandit’s Cantina. https://www.bikernet.com/pages/custom/subscription.aspx Click Here to Subscribe the the Cantina

Newly Published in the Cantina – read now Read More »

Triumph recalls 1,000 motorcycles in India for minor upgrades

Affected model include Headstock Tidy, Street Scrambler, Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T120. NEW DELHI: British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles Ltd has announced a recall of certain models, affecting around 1,000 motorcycles in India. Affected model include Headstock Tidy, Street Scrambler, Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Bonneville T120. Changes and upgrades in indicator, main beam malfunction and a possible loss of engine power caused by the clutch cable contacting the main harness, resulting in damage to the wiring within the main harness will be carried out. “Any concerned customers are asked in the first instance to contact their local Triumph Dealer as soon as possible, who will be able to carry out all necessary work as required at no cost to the owner,” the company said in a statement.

Triumph recalls 1,000 motorcycles in India for minor upgrades Read More »

Scroll to Top