14
May

Legends on Legends (Edward Norton and Carl Fogarty) and More

 

Legends on Legends (Edward Norton and Carl Fogarty) on the Modern Legends of Triumph Motorcycles. Edward Norton, one of the first to put a deposit on the new Triumph Thruxton R talks about what a dream the bike is. Carl Fogarty to ride both the Classic Legends and the Modern Legends at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this year. Plus, Cycle World explains how the Street Twin wins yet another shoot out, Cruiser magazine promotes a Triumph T-Shirt, Triumph continues to lead European brands, and Rennie Scaysbrook discusses racing in the Thruxton Cup. Enjoy the News and stop by the shop for some coffee and discuss with us.

 


The Triumph Street Twin makes another appearance on the cover of Cycle World, this time as part of their “Cheap Thrills!” feature comparison. They match the Triumph up against the Yamaha FZ-07 and the Ducati Scrambler Icon to find out which bike is the reigning king of affordable fun. They dub the upstart Street Twin the “classiest” of the group, with “the most features” and “the most fun to ride” on its way to knocking off the class heavyweights to take the title. As they put it, “the real question here isn’t how much, but rather how much you get for your money. And in this case we’re not talking yen or euros but pounds sterling.” Read more in the June issue on newsstands now.

Street Twin wins another shootout

Superstar actor Edward Norton knows his motorcycles. He recently took to Twitter to show off his sparkling new Triumph Thruxton R, which he calls “an absolute dream.” Norton fell in love with the Thruxton immediately and was actually one of the first people in the country to put down a deposit. The post did not go unnoticed, with Maxim already publishing an article praising Norton’s fine taste in motorbikes and “Triumph’s unparalleled combination of classic English café style with the latest hardware.”

Edward Norton loves his new Triumph

With summer riding season right around the corner, now’s the time motoheads start digging out their favorite motorcycle tees from their long wintertime hibernation. If it’s time to update your collection, you’re in luck! Cruiser magazine brings you “10 Motorcycle Tees You Need,” which includes the stylish new Triumph Phoenix Tee. As they put it, “Anyone who is even remotely into motorcycles will connect with the Phoenix shirt from Triumph – 100% cotton goodness with killer artwork to boot.”

Motorcycling to the core with T-Shirt

The Goodwood Festival of Speed in England celebrates the best from the past and present of motorsport. Motorbike Times reports that this year’s event will feature racing legend and Triumph Brand Ambassador Carl Fogarty celebrating the past and present of the legendary British marque by piloting two modern Triumphs and two classic Triumphs during the event. “I’m thrilled to be representing Triumph, especially on such iconic bikes from the past and present,” says Fogarty. “Hopefully we can provide a real spectacle for the thousands of spectators.”

Carl Fogarty rides the Legends

Triumph’s record-breaking April sales numbers made news in numerous industry publications including Motorcyclist, Cycle World, Motorcycle.com and Roadracing World. Triumph was the top European brand for combined on-road and dual-sport motorcycle sales in April and is the overall top Euro brand for on-road sales year-to-date. Credit clearly goes to the hard work and top-notch brand representation provided by our dealer network, as well as a number of exciting newly introduced motorcycles including the celebrated new Bonneville family. As our COO Matt Sheahan states, “We couldn’t be more excited for the future for our customers, our dealers and our brand.”

Triumph is Triumphant again

“I’m not sure this is what the Triumph designers had in mind when they penned the Thruxton,” says racer turned journalist Rennie Scaysbrook as he describes pushing the Triumph’s front end while bombing into Sonoma Raceway’s downhill, off-camber turn five. Cycle News features Scaysbrook’s riveting account of a weekend spent competing in the ultra-competitive Thruxton Cup. “Getting the most out of a Thruxton is a bit of a game. Like any bike it has its intricacies that define its personality, make it unique.”

Thruxton Cup Racing

Get out there and enjoy the Streets!