New 2011 Triumphs


The much talked about Speed Triple finally gets outed.

Triumph have released details of two new bikes and one revamp at the Intermot show in Cologne.



The speed triple gets new headlights!

Although pics of the new Speed Triple were inadvertently leaked by Triumph themselves via their aftermarket parts site, they were only glimpses and sans any details.

Well now that they have officially launched the bike we can tell you that it comes with a new aluminum frame, lighter wheels and reworked suspension.

The new bike is claimed to be a couple of kilos lighter too (wet weight of 219 Kg) with some more horsepower coming from the revised 1050 cc inline triple motor. Triumph now claim a max of 128 hp (@ 9,250 rpm) with a jump in max torque too, up from 76 ft-lbs to 81 ft-lbs (@ 7,500 rpm).

Gone are the original round chromed lights in favour of more angular units, still free of any fairing. There’s also now optional ABS and tire pressure monitors and the seat height has been dropped a tad to 828 mm.

No word on pricing but we do know that it will be coming to Canada sometime late spring 2011.

BTW, if you want to check out more info on the new Speed Triple (including a full spec sheet), check out Triumph’s website.



Thunderbird gets the makeover it needed.

If you thought the Rocket III was just taking the piss a tad at 2.3 litres, but you loved the look, then Triumph have a bike for you in the shape of the new Thunderbird Storm.

Sporting a mere 1,699 cc from its parallel twin (it’s the standard Thunderbird motor bored out by a 100 cc), the Storm claims 98 hp at 5,200 rpm and 115 ft-lbs of torque at 2,950 rpm.

Looks inherited from the Rocket III include twin headlights, drag bars and an altogether blacker look. Claimed dry weight is 339 Kg (747 lbs) and ABS will be available as an option. 

No word on pricing but we do know that it will be coming to Canada sometime early spring 2011.



The America.

Not much to talk about when it comes to the America but it does get a bit of a makeover with new wheels and a higher rear fender and bars that come closer to the rider.

The other Bonnie-based cruiser, the Speedmaster also gets a revamp but we’re not quite sure what that involves (likely something to do with black) at this time.

We think if you’re going to get one of the Bonnies, then go for the T100 and get the one with the most classic styling.

Go on, we said you should.

No word on pricing but we do know that it will be coming to Canada sometime in January 2010. Brrrrrr.


  1. About those headlights – Have you ever checked out someone from behind, got the hormones pumping only to be thoroughly let down when they turned around? :eek

  2. I LOVED my 2005 speed triple. Too bad the dealer network at the time wasn’t as good as it is now or I’d likely still be on a triumph.
    I don’t like the new headlights, the round chrome ones were nicer. These likely lend themselves to the little fairing though.
    I too am looking forward to the new tiger models.
    It wouldn’t take much to convince me to buy one of these though.

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