16
Apr

Once you go Triumph, Top Dog, and the Beauty of it All

 

The Street Twin goes to battle and walks away unscathed, Ryan Reynolds can’t get enough Triumph in his life, and the beauty of all the new Triumph motorcycles is causing waves of tears among their competition. Enjoy the read and come back next week for more.

 


Triumph’s Street Twin was matched up against Harley-Davidson’s Street 750 and Moto Guzzi’s V7 II Stone in Motorcycle.com’s no-holds-barred battle of Retro Roadsters. But with the Triumph’s superior engine, handling, braking and finish – this fight was over before even getting started. The upstart Street Twin swept just about every measured category and ran away with a clear victory over its rivals. “Triumph has put together quite a package in the Street Twin, and while any of this trio could earn a hipster vote of approval, the Triumph has earned this victory, seemingly without breaking a sweat.”

Triumph Street Twin

“The top yoke on Triumph’s new Thruxton R is exquisite. Much like the bike itself, it looks like a restored heirloom from motorcycling’s past.” That’s how the product-focused lifestyle magazine Gear Patrol sums up their first impression of the motorcycle they deem as the “Café Racer for the 21st Century.” But after being admittedly floored by the handling, power and looks of this new machine, they arrive at an inevitable conclusion: “It’s more than a restored heirloom from motorcycling’s past – the Thruxton R is a classically styled example of an icon’s future.”

The Beautiful Thruxton R

Hollywood megastar Ryan Reynolds can be seen astride yet another Triumph motorcycle in the newly released action thriller Criminal. The famous actor is well-known for his love of the British marque, he’s owned several Triumphs over the years, most recently a well-publicized custom Thruxton that’s appeared in numerous media outlets. Look for Reynolds piloting a Bonneville T100 in this latest flick (you can catch a glimpse at 0:51 into the trailer). He stars alongside Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Gal Gadot.

Movies and Ryan Reynold loves Triumph

Stopping by Triumph’s Atlanta office to pick up a Street Twin for an upcoming bike review for Revzilla’s Common Tread blog, writer Spurgeon Dunbar was given the opportunity to spend an hour on the new Thruxton R. He of course jumped at the chance. A few observations from his short blast: “This thing pulls like freight train compared to the previous generation…It felt glued to the road…The overall fit and finish on this bike shines through…While I only had a sparse handful of miles with the new Thruxton, it left me wanting more.”

Test Rider wants more

Castrol and Triumph Motorcycles America are proud to once again partner with VETMotorsports, the award-winning outreach program that empowers injured warfighters through participation in motorsports. Covered in numerous publications including Roadracing World and Motorcycle & Powersports News, the program embeds combat veterans with professional race teams to serve as official crew members during race weekends. Awards bonuses also go to VETMotorsports based on participating teams’ on-track results. The program has benefited more than 120 injured veterans thus far and more than $9,000 was contributed to the program in 2015 alone.Bike EXIF has the details.

Why not race it

“A bike doesn’t have to shout to get your attention, sometimes it’s better to talk quietly and carry a big racing number on your flank.” Judging from the look of the custom scrambler-style straight pipes, we highly doubt there is anything quiet about this stunning 1968 Triumph T100 bobber. But there’s definitely something to be said for the beautiful simplicity built into every inch of this Serge Bueno creation. Featured in the pages of Pipeburn, everything from the paintwork to the custom molded tank to the highly polished engine speaks to the quality of the craftsmanship.

T100 Scrambler

Have a great weekend!