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May

“The bar has moved. The Thruxton R does it better.”

 

The Thruxton R goes up against the BMW R NineT and continues to impress, the Triumph T100 makes it into a country music video, the Street Twin keeps getting on the top lists, and the Thruxton R get’s customized. The new Triumph motorcycles are certainly causing storms and impressing all of the professionals. We are very interested in getting some feedback from the those of you that do it purely for the enjoyment, not a career. We’ll even be posting your feedback on the appropriate web page so that you help others to make the right choice in a motorcycle for them.

 


“The bar has moved. The Thruxton R does it better.”

Ever since the press launch of the new Triumph Thruxton R, there’s been feverish speculation among journalists as to how it would fare in a direct comparison to BMW’s popular R nineT. Visordown sets out to settle the issue with their recent head-to-head comparison test – and the flagship Bonneville thoroughly trounces what was the reigning king of the performance retro class.

They love the Thruxton’s more traditional styling and superior finish saying, “the R nineT seems to have been comprehensively out-traditioned.” They also prefer the more engaging engine character, quicker steering and more precise braking of the Triumph, ending the review with one simple observation: “During the time we had these two on test, I’d always try and end up with the key to the Triumph. I can’t think of a more decisive verdict than that.”

Triumph Thruxton R New Bar

Summertime. Time to finally get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine, the surf or the open road. With that in mind, premium gentlemen’s lifestyle site InsideHook brings us their nine top rides of the summer, a list of recommended transports ranging from a $300 skateboard to a $119K flying ATV. And what’s slotted nicely in the middle of these options? Triumph’s fantastic new Street Twin: “Triumph is the classic moto we crave. The good looks of yesteryear with a strong and improved chassis. Easy on the eyes. Heavy on the torque.”

Triumph Street Twin and InsideHook

Up and coming country music star Kelsea Ballerini burst onto the scene this past year scoring two number one hit songs off her debut album The First Time – only the fifth solo female country artist to score back-to-back number one hits with her first two singles. She’s now released a new video supporting the third single from the album, a song titled “Peter Pan,” and featured prominently is a Triumph T100 Black. It tells a tale of a free-spirited boyfriend with a taste for danger. Check out the video here or read more about it on ETonline.

Triumph T100 Peter Pan Music Video

“Triumph Motorcycles and Barbour International are not only two icons of British manufacturing and enterprise but also synonymous with the spirit of motorcycling from yesteryear.” To celebrate the long and storied relationship between the legendary brands, Triumph handed over the keys to a new Thruxton R to custom builders Down & Out Café Racers and the result didn’t disappoint. Dubbed the “BIT2,” this breath-taking transformation will be officially unveiled at Bike Shed London 2016 this weekend. You can find more details and an incredible time lapse of the build on Bike Shed.

Custom Triumph Thruxton R

Nearly 3,000 miles in seven days – that’s the distance covered by Revzilla’s Spurgeon Dunbar aboard Triumph’s new Street Twin on an epic cross-country trek to the Austin MotoGP event. “I had a blast riding this bike down southern roads while soaking up the local culture and cuisine,” Dunbar attests. He highlights the Triumph’s “nimble” handling, “fantastic” styling and “impressive” engine performance in an in-depth review and accompanying video posted on Revzilla’s Common Tread blog.

3000 Miles on a Street Twin

Get out there and enjoy the Streets!