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Triumph Touts New Adventure Bikes

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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 www.triumphadventure.com. 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 www.triumphadventure.com.

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.

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Comments
medowlodge -yes  September 16, 2010 05:38 PM
a serious 800 cc bike that willbe mannageble on trails but can go down the highway
Jeremy -Triumph Adventure bike  September 3, 2010 07:41 AM
Just noticed the chain in that short video, I'm out
Joe -GoCheer  July 26, 2010 10:44 AM
I'd like an ELECTRIC street and dirt bike. A smaller engine with better gas mileage and lighter weight enduro model would be nice too. Thanks.
Jim -Sweet!  July 14, 2010 06:07 PM
Now this is something I am very interested in.Give us the details!
GP -Where the money is.  July 12, 2010 06:52 AM
In these difficult economic times, manufacturers are wise to put their efforts into markets that are most likely to still have cash bearing customers left - and that is not the liter bike sport niche.
The Adventure Bike niche has been attracting a financially stronger customer base, with a generally older, and more financially secure populous. Adventure bikes generally have more comfortable ergonomics, longer ranges, much nicer passenger accomodations, and luggage options that this type of buyer looks for. To offer both mid and large displacements indicates that Triumph is serious about this market. To offer a smaller 400 or 500cc version would an interesting endeavor.
Jer -Liter bike is all well and good, but I'd rather see them do it right rather than hurry and get it all wrong..  July 10, 2010 09:11 AM
1k superbike is a hungry beast to feed IMO (development, test, marketing, re-do all again in two years) and if a machine that doesnt bring something new and better to the table than the newer kids on the block (BMW, Aprilia) and is compelling enough to stand toe to toe with all the established brands and all at a price point at where the Honda and Kawasaki liter bikes sell at it would be a wasted effort. I'm content to wait for a liter daytona until Triumph decides it's ready to proceed. I suspect Triumph will need technical items such as traction control, ABS, active suspension systems all it's own and not a third parties that seem to be inevitably making their way into the RR class of bikes. The development of the RR class with the never ending technological and HP war is never ending and is a beast that demands feeding!....When they have their ducks lined up they'll do it. In the meantime there are plenty of folks that would just love something for the adventure/touring market and have been waiting for just such a thing for a bit.
David -I will buy it!  July 7, 2010 02:15 PM
If it is a serious challenger to the 800 GS. I owned one Tiger but always wanted that triple in something a bit more serious. The 675 is in my sights.
Bob -Agree, Tim.  July 7, 2010 01:32 PM
Triumph has completely neglected the USA's love affair with the liter race rep. The 675 Daytona is a great bike for sure but a 1050 Daytona version would have sold incredibly well in a sea of Jap RRs, had they made one right after. They've missed out on my money the past 3 or 4 years.

As for the new Adv bike. Probably a 675 Tiger to take over the WeeStrom's niche. If they stroked it a bit, probably close to a 750 displacement.

Always excited to see something new.
Tim -Triumph  July 7, 2010 01:19 PM
All well and good but I am still waiting for a Daytona 1100 superbike. Need to do something soon or BMW will be getting my money!!!