Wednesday, November 3

TRIUMPH LAUNCHES 3 NEW MODELS AT EICMA

Triumph launches Tiger 800, Tiger 800XC and Daytona 675R at EICMA

Triumph has completed its 2011 model line-up with the introduction of the eagerly awaited Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure touring models, as well as a premium version of its award-winning Daytona 675, the Daytona 675R, at the EICMA show in Milan today.

Following on from the introduction of the new Speed Triple, Thunderbird Storm, America and Speedmaster at last month's Intermot show, Triumph's 2011 model range represents the strongest in the company's 109 year history.

The all-new Tiger 800s represent Triumph's first entry into the mid capacity adventure touring sector. Powered by a 95PS long-stroke 799cc three-cylinder engine, the two models also share the same tough steel frame, but each has their own distinct flavour.

Designed for the city and open road, the Tiger 800 offers outstanding accessibility and manoeuvrability. Running on cast alloy wheels, the adjustable seat can be set as low as 810mm to make the Tiger 800 an adventure bike for the masses. Meanwhile, the taller Tiger 800XC delivers true off-road capability thanks to its highly-specified long-travel suspension and 21" spoked front wheel. With its higher riding position, the Tiger 800XC provides a commanding view of the road ahead and absorbs even the worst road conditions.

Confirming the new Tigers' 'round the world' capability, both models come with a wide range of official accessories designed to help owners get the most out of their machines. Top quality soft and hard luggage options, designed especially for the Tiger 800s, make the new Triumphs exceptionally capable touring machines, while low and comfort seat options make the bikes even more accessible. A range of off-road protection parts have been developed for riders who plan to go off the beaten track, while the class-leading 550w generator ensures that the Tiger 800s will have no problem running the auxiliary lights and heated handlebar grips that are available as official accessories.

The 2011 Daytona 675R offers a real experience for the sportsbike connoisseur. Taking the multi award-winning Daytona 675 as its base, the Daytona 675R has been developed in conjunction with Swedish suspension masters Öhlins to deliver the ultimate supersport class machine, dripping with high quality suspension identical to that used in some of the world's toughest race championships.

The Daytona 675R features Öhlins' revolutionary race-developed 43mm NIX30 forks, and its MotoGP-developed TTX36 rear suspension unit, while radially-mounted monoblock calipers and radial master cylinder from Italian specialist Brembo were specified to ensure the Daytona 675R also has class-leading stopping power.

Further track-spec items included as standard on the Daytona 675R include a standard-fit quickshifter and a host of carbon fibre bodywork, including hugger, silencer heat shield and front mudguard. The Daytona 675R also utilizes the Daytona 675's comprehensive instrumentation, which includes a lap timer and programmable gear change lights.

Full details of the 2011 Triumph range can be found at www.triumphmotorcycles.com

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