Triumph Touts New Adventure Bikes

July 7, 2010
Bart Madson
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Triumph Motorcycles has announced the development of two new “adventure bikes,” with the British manufacturer creating a purpose-built site for the proposed models at Triumph has also confirmed the new models on its Facebook page, where it authenticates spy shots of the new rides published by Motorcycle News.

Triumph Adventure
Teaser shot of the new Triumph ‘adventure bike’ from

Triumph doesn’t release any hard details about the ride, stating in an email response from its microsite that: “Here at Triumph, we’re really busy developing two brand new adventure bikes. It’ll be a good few months before they’re ready.”

Triumph will be rolling out the hype in stages, with scheduled release dates for information regarding the engine (August 4), chassis (September 1) and clothing/accessories (October 6th).

These models could be the Tiger Cub, that long-awaited, oft-rumored ride which has made repeated appearances in our monthly Euro Gossip column. The Cub, or whatever Triumph designates its new machine, is speculated to be a smaller version of the firm’s Tiger adventure-tourer, most likely utilizing a version of the 675 Triple platform that powers the Daytona 675 and Street Triple. If true, the new Triumph would be taking aim at BMW’s F800GS.

Another option is Triumph may be re-tooling its existing Tiger to match up again the BMW’s class-defining R1200GS. Such a move would mirror the latest efforts from Ducati and Yamaha with the Multistrada 1200 and Super Tenere.

Stay tuned for piecemeal updates on the new rides, as the details sequentially deploy in the runup to its expected debut at the Milan EICMA Bike Show this November.