Friday, October 11

TRIUMPH UPDATES MODERN CLASSICS RANGE

The 2014 Bonneville T100 Black.
TRIUMPH has given gives its Bonneville range – what it calls its “Modern Classics” a new look for 2014, with new colour treatments, passenger grab rails and improved exhaust tones.

In addition, the Thruxton receives an accessory upgrade as standard and there are new finishes and colours for the Scrambler.

Triumph, the UK’s top selling brand of over 500cc motorcycles, has gone ‘back to the future’ with its Bonnevilles, Thruxton and Scrambler, by developing eye-catching new colour schemes, improved tonal characteristics and an even better riding experience.  The Hinckley-based manufacturer has given its iconic bikes a refreshing update, improving the looks and sound of these Modern Classics, comprised of the Bonnevill;e, Bonneville T100, Bonneville T100 Black, Bonneville Special Edition, Thruxton and Scrambler.

Bonneville
The 17-inch cast front wheeled Triumph Bonneville sports the lowest seat height in Triumph’s classics range at just 740mm.  The easy riding ergonomics assert the bike’s credentials as an ideal city bike thanks to its easy manoeuvrability.  
With an ever growing following among young riders, the Bonneville fuses style and substance, with its distinctive 865cc twin engine giving more than enough power on both urban and open roads.  The new bike also boasts redesigned silencers, providing an even more satisfying sound.


Visually, the classic Bonneville’s fuel tank decal is upgraded with a distinctive badge, while the model now comes in Phantom Black, Lunar Silver or Crystal White/Sapphire Blue.  The engine barrel block and cylinder head features new machined cooling fin detail to accentuate the classic British twin engine, while the oil cooler lines are minimised through the use of a solid black treatment.
The Bonneville’s new seat design consists of twin contrasting vinyl and an improved filler material for even better comfort.  A black grab rail is now fitted as standard.

Bonneville T100


With a nod to its 1960s’ heritage, the new T100 has a new Crystal White and Aurum Gold paint scheme, inspired by the 1964 Bonneville, with the stylised colour split continuing across the front and rear mudguards.

Like the Bonneville, the T100 also gets the throaty exhaust treatment as well as the same machined detailing on the cylinder head cooling fins.  A chrome grab rail and chain guard as standard add a nice finishing touch.

In addition to the 1964-inspired gold and white paint scheme, the new Bonneville T100 continues to be available in Jet Black/Cranberry Red.

Black is the new black!

For a mean and moody look, Triumph also offers the T100 in a striking black colour scheme, which is made even more distinctive with the addition of black-finished wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, RSU springs, mudguard stays, mirrors and grab rail.  The new bike also enjoys a more compelling voice, thanks to its revised silencer, while the machined detail on the cooling fins is offset by the black engine finish. 

Naturally there’s just one colour choice - Jet Black.

Bonneville SE
Last of the Model Year 2014 Bonnevilles to get the beauty treatment is a very Special Edition, which boasts a paint scheme inspired by the last Meriden model off the line – the 1982 T140W TSS.

The distinctive Jet Black and Lunar Silver paintwork creates a unique looking Bonneville, with black livery on the tank and side panels (with twin, hand-painted gold coach lines), while the front and rear mudguards are painted silver with jet black centre stripes and gold coach lines.

As with the T100, the special edition sports the new detailing on the cylinder head cooling fins, solid black oil cooler lines and a more throaty sounding silencer. 
To complete the retro look the Special Edition also sports a chrome grab rail, black mirrors and a brushed finish to the clutch, sprocket, alternator and cam covers.

Thruxton
Inspired by the café racers of the 1960s, Triumph’s unique Thruxton oozes retro racing style.

Powered by Triumph’s unmistakable 865cc, twin cylinder engine and sporting aluminium rims, an enthusiast’s riding position and adjustable rear suspension, the Thruxton benefits from some discrete refinements for 2014, including revised megaphone silencers for an even more liberated sound.

The 2014 also gains the same machined details on the cylinder head cooling fins and black oil cooler lines as the Bonneville, alongside a chrome chain guard.  A colour-matched fly screen, with centre stripe detail, joins the seat cowl as standard equipment. 

It is available in Phantom Black and Brooklands Green.

The Scrambler
As with other models in the Modern Classics range, the Scrambler gets the ‘back to black’ treatment on the oil cooler lines, handlebars, wheel rims and hubs, plus the rear master cylinder reservoir cover.  A new seat design adds to the relaxed attitude. Additional finishing touches include a clear anodised bash plate and Triumph embossed logo on the rear of the seat.

Two brand new colour schemes are available – a simply stunning Matt Pacific Blue and a striking Lunar Silver/Diablo Red combination. 


About Triumph
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced ibikes which perfectly blend design, character, charisma and performance. Building around 50,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has more than 750 dealers across the world.
At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance. The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 60s has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple and the SuperSports Daytona 675.
Triumph currently employs around 2000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and most recently Brazil, as well as a network of independent distributors.  Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and another in Thailand, plus a CKD facility in Brazil.