1. Triumph Street Twin
The Triumph Street Twin was introduced in 2016 to get into the realm of custom classics. It didn’t take too long for the vehicle to become a strong sensation, with nearly 2,000 units sold in just two years, surpassing every other type in Triumph’s Classic series by a factor of two.
This motorcycle’s liquid-cooled 900cc parallel-twin engine produces consistent, useable power in all five ratios, with plenty of torque in the lower to medium and a long-stretching fifth ratio. Although you can experience disturbances in the pegs, they do not transfer to the rubber-mounted handlebars when the electronic tach reaches 5,500 rpm.
The Street Twin is equally delighted to keep up with heavy traffic as it throws the stoplights behind, owing to its torque of 55.6 lb-ft. at 3,700 rpm. Like the rest of Triumph’s modern classic bikes, the Street Twin inherits from the company’s 130-year design pedigree.
Many of its stylistic cues, such as the teardrop tank, bench seat, and straighter pipes, are reminiscent of mid-century Bonneville’s. Triumph has accomplished possibly one of its most spectacular aesthetic accomplishments with the pipes that wrap upwards on either side of the back wheel, entirely hiding the catalytic converter from sight.
It’s a stunning motorcycle, with high-end components like polished aluminum and supple leather everywhere. The 2019 version of the Street Twin is equipped with new high-end features such as four-pot Brembo calipers on a solitary disc, KYB 41mm cartridge forks up front, and preload-adjustable KYB twin shocks in the back.
It was among the first motorcycles in its class to have variable traction control, anti-lock brakes, and throttle mode, all of which are different in the two riding styles: Road and Rain. You can choose a mode with the ‘Mode’ lever on the handlebar and see it on the odometer’s tiny screen.
2. Triumph Bonneville T100
Triumph’s Bonneville is one of the most famous motorcycles in the world. The T100 is by far the most economical Bonneville variant. Yet, like most modern Triumph bikes, it delivers attractive features.
A parallel-twin 900cc engine with an eight-valve cylinder head and a 270-degree crank angle powers the T100. This last section is noteworthy since it reveals a lot about the engine’s personality. Conventional parallel-twins with 360- or 180-degree crankshafts can be drab and uninteresting. The 270-degree crank provides some grit and vibration and a V-twin-like sound.
The engine makes 55 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque, which isn’t bad. While this may not sound impressive for a 900cc engine, it does indicate that the T100 is simple to ride, especially for beginners.
The T100 is built around an iconic Bonneville tubular steel structure and KYB suspension. The front fork tubes are non-adjustable and have a diameter of 41 millimeters. Only the preload of the rear shocks can be adjusted.
The vehicle comes equipped with anti-lock brakes as standard. Owing to the presence of a ride-by-wire throttle, the bike has a handful of user riding modes in addition to the ABS. The two very legible analogue dials with twin backlit LCD panels make the instrumentation shockingly good.
The remainder of the motorcycle is characteristic of classic Triumph in that it is nicely constructed with high-quality materials. Ultimately, the fit and finish are excellent, and nothing looks weak. It inspires confidence in new motorcyclists and gives them all the courage they need to ride.
3. Triumph Street Scrambler
Triumph’s Bonneville range includes the Street Scrambler. Like those of earlier Bonneville variants, the Street Scrambler’s parallel-twin liquid cooled engine has been modified to satisfy Euro 5 emissions while still producing 64 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 59 lb-ft. of torque at 3,250 rpm.
This motorcycle comes standard with three riding styles, a torque-assist clutch, selectable ABS, and switchable stability control. The styling upgrades include new side panels with metal number boards, a redesigned heel guard, brushed aluminum headlight mounts, adventure-oriented seat material, throttle body finishes, and fresh paint colors.
Moreover, Brembo front brakes, a cartridge fork, a 19-inch front tire, an LED taillight, and a USB charging outlet are standard on Street Scrambler variants. Together with the revised base model, Triumph opted to add a limited-edition motorcycle to the equation, as it did with certain earlier family modifications.
As the name suggests, the Street Scrambler Sandstorm was motivated by the first scramblers that competed in the California deserts in the 1960s. The 41mm cartridge fork and dual shocks remain intact, and Brembo four-piston brakes keep holding down braking duties up front, while a Nissin two-pot caliper clamps the rear disc. ABS is also included. The new Street Scrambler increases 6 pounds in weight thanks to the new cat and air infusion.
The Scrambler Sandstorm Edition is limited to 775 units worldwide and features a distinctive paint scheme, premium equipment as standard, and a certification of authenticity personalized with the motorcycle’s VIN.
The 2022 Street Scrambler comes in three luxury colors: Jet Black, Urban Grey, and multiple Matte Khaki and Matte Ironstone with updated tank artwork. Crash bars, baggage, seat choices, shielding, and kneepads are among the various accessory items available for the Street Scrambler this year, all of which will be extra and paid for.
4. Triumph Thruxton 1200
The Thruxton elevates the modern classic supersport motorcycle to new heights, blending a stunningly crisp and powerful appearance with many high-end features. It boasts game-changing power, efficiency, and capability thanks to the 1200c engine.
The Thruxton is a full package, the quintessential modern classic café racer, with its head-turning style, performance, unrivalled heritage, and personality. Behind the appearance of the 1200cc Thruxton engine is a sophisticated liquid cooling system that has been carefully developed to minimize its visual effect while providing lower emissions and improved fuel efficiency, which is 11% higher than the old generation. This, coupled with a revised 10,000-mile extended service interval, adds to lower overall ownership costs.
The Thruxton’s six-speed engine boasts a smaller crank and airbox. It provides a gigantic peak torque output of 112Nm at a low 4950 rpm, thanks to the pin-point precision and rapid throttle response of Triumph’s next gen ride-by-wire fuel injection, fed by authentic dual throttle bodies.
The Thruxton 1200cc engine is beautifully crafted with a high degree of finish and detailing, including visual information from the Thruxton Bonneville while incorporating modern engine parts to keep that realistic look. This British racing twin has an exhilarating noise with a deep and raw note to suit its renowned name with all upswept reversed megaphone exhausts.
A unique fuel tank with a flip-up ‘Monza’ cap, projectile seat, and aluminum bar end mirrors, along with a swinging arm, are all included in the framework. Jet Black, Pure White, and Competition Green are the three color options available for the Thruxton.
5. Triumph Speedmaster
The Triumph Speedmaster is a cruiser that takes cues from its Bonneville siblings, from the parallel-twin 1200cc engine of the Bonneville T120 to the Bonneville Bobber’s traditional ride-alone flair. With the readily detachable passenger seat, the Speedmaster offers some solo flexibility.
The motorcycle is equipped with quality components, including Brembo brakes, ABS, stability control, and riding modes, as well as traditional Bonneville-style elements such as fork gaiters, spoked wheels, and a Bonneville-shaped 3.2-gallon fuel tank. This model is a Bonneville with more typical British bespoke laid-back flair and an even greater level of specification, according to Triumph.
The motorcycle is now smaller and more agile, thanks to the highly lauded 1200cc parallel-twin engine. This design has an identifiable vintage British custom stance and style, complete with swept-back beach bars and the forward foot posture.
The trademark handling arrangement of the Speedmaster, improved with higher-spec parts, saves a significant amount of weight. You can expect a smoother riding experience with even more comfortable riding and passenger seats, as well as a low seat height of 27.75 inches!
The redesigned Speedmaster can be considered a more pragmatic and adaptable variant of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, complete with two-up seating and a bigger fuel tank. It transforms the Bobber, a unique solo city-jammer hybrid, into a more typical cruiser capable of greater distances for a minor price increase. Consequently, the ride is more smooth and casually delightful.
6. Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is for those who want the beauty of a custom motorcycle with the simplicity of use and dependability of a factory model. This motorcycle is made to seem bare and badass along with modern aesthetics.
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber 2022 has received several functional and visual improvements. The adjustments are intended to bring the Bobber up to Euro 5 requirements while also appealing to a wider spectrum of riders. Triumph has given the basic Bobber a Black-spec boost, as well as the customary blacked-out makeover. Still, the redesigned Bobber is about more than just making the Black version the norm.
Triumph has attempted to make the Bobber engine more thrilling while fulfilling Euro 5 emissions regulations. The peak power of 78 lb-ft. at 4000 rpm and a 76 hp at 6100 rpm don’t reveal the whole picture. For 2022, the 1200 High Torque engine has less inner inertia, which improves throttle response. The Road and Rain power modes are back.
The high-profile rubber on the chassis helps it absorb road disturbances and leave a huge impression on the pavement. The rake is brought in by 0.4 degrees to keep the Bobber from being hesitant to turn. A higher-spec fork is included with the front tire. The Showa fork has 47mm sliders, up from 41mm on the previous model.
Riders who want to throw in some miles among gas station trips will appreciate the bigger fuel tank. The new tank has a capacity of 3.2 gallons. You can get almost 200 miles out of a gallon of fuel thanks to the enhanced fuel consumption rate of 61 mpg.
Triumph has revised the single clock’s design. It’s an analogue device with an LCD inlay to display information. The dial face has been modified, and transparent silver markings have been added.
7. Triumph Rocket 3R
The Triumph Rocket 3R is the more performance-oriented of the two Rocket 3 variants. It’s also the most affordable model. The muscle cruiser has many features as the GT model, but it’s a little more basic.
The bike has been completely revamped for 2020, and it is now among the highest displacement motorcycles. The new engine is accompanied by a redesigned chassis and more contemporary and aggressive aesthetics. Gone are classic American cruisers’ broad, sweeping fenders and enormous chromed exhaust pipes.
This new Rocket is a true roadster, slimmer and more streamlined than its predecessor but still dominating in appearance. The fit and quality, particularly on the engine, has been improved. The longitudinally positioned engine no longer appears to have been snatched from a tractor and stuffed into a cruiser.
With a brand-new 2,458cc triple engine, the claimed horsepower is 165hp, which is rather amazing. The torque produced is 163 lb-ft. Even at a dry weight of 642 pounds, that much power is insane.
Triumph enhanced the engine’s displacement and output while simultaneously reducing its weight. The redesigned crankcase is 24 pounds lighter. The redesigned balancer shafts are 8 pounds lighter. The engine is nearly 9 pounds lighter, thanks to a new dry-sump lubrication system with an incorporated oil tank.
With an all-new aluminum design made up of cast and forged parts, the frame is also 50% shorter. It also has a reduced length. Extended air intakes to the left and right of the headstock supply Rocket’s airbox.
8. Triumph Street Triple RS
With an innovative, game-changing ride, the Street Triple has always set the standard in its category. On the other hand, the newer RS raises the bar even higher. With a huge performance boost, the new Street Triple RS features a completely revised 765cc triple engine built by Triumph’s Moto2 engine team, producing track-ready speed and performance.
The Street Triple RS has received a new appearance, upgraded TFT dash visuals and functionality, better ride modes, and auto-blip downshift to the shifting assist for 2020. Even better, the premium Street Triple RS boasts a claimed 9% increase in midrange horsepower while preserving the same top-end horsepower as its predecessors. The bike also complies Euro 5 emissions standard.
The scissor-style backlash mechanism is removed on this model to reduce rotational inertia, which results in a sharper rev response. High accuracy manufacturing of the main drive gears of the crank, clutch, and engine balancer and a reduction in the pressure angle of the gear teeth enabled a tighter allowance for the decreased lash.
Three of the four display layouts for the reworked TFT dash include versions of a big stylish bar-graph tachometer, speedometer, and gear position indication. A fourth option splits the screen in half, with a small tachometer on the right-hand side and navigational, phone audio controls, and GoPro camera status through an extra Bluetooth connecting module on the left.
9. Triumph Daytona Moto2 765
The Triumph Daytona Moto2 is a limited-edition motorcycle, with only 1,530 units produced. Its 765cc displacement places it among mid-performance bikes. It has a 78 mm bore, four valves per cylinder, two overhead cams, and a 12.9:1 compression ratio due to its oversquare nature. It’s the most powerful version of the new Triple, with 128 horsepower at the crank and 59 lb-ft of torque.
The Ohlins suspension improvements front and back, with the NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock, which are completely adjustable, take the Daytona to the next level. Brembo is next, with its latest-generation Stylema calipers, which have an additional ventilation channel to deliver a significant increase in airflow to the pads, preventing them from overheating.
Steel-braided lines are a standard, but the 19/21 MCS master cylinder, another Brembo gem, keeps those lines lubricated. The lever’s variable ratio allows riders to fine-tune the feeling and reactivity of the brakes to their liking. Triumph’s Shift-Assist quick shifter, which operates in both directions, and the wide TFT screen with multi-function controller, which can be found on some of the company’s other models, include the special edition features.
Carbon fiber bodywork, a single seat, and the move to ride-by-wire, which is a first for the Daytona brand, make the new motorcycle smaller than the preceding 675 Daytona. The bike is small between the rider’s legs, with a tall, forward-slanted seat covered in a premium high-grip cloth with delicate stitching. The clip-on type buttons are arranged in a focused-track fashion.
10. Triumph Bobber TFC
The newest Triumph Factory Custom is a one-of-a-kind ultra-premium motorcycle for riders who want a truly unusual and incredibly stunning custom-designed Bonneville Bobber. With 39% lower engine friction and a 500-rpm higher rev limit, the 2020 Triumph Bobber TFC has more horsepower across the powerband. It’s also 11 pounds lighter, according to the manufacturer.
The Bobber TFC, like all TFC variants, is loaded with high-end components like adjustable Ohlins front and back suspension and an arrow exhaust. It also has twin front brake discs with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers, an MCS radial master cylinder, a “Sport” riding mode, and distinctive LED headlights.
The Bobber TFC maintains the Bonneville Bobber’s lean, muscular, and simple stance, but with a mix of unique TFC elements, it has an even more focused and distinctive appearance. The end effect is a more pared-down look with a slimmer silhouette. Exceptional premium carbon fiber bodywork, including gorgeous carbon fiber side panels and a high-value electroformed logo with TFC branding, perfectly complements the blacked-out chassis and swingarm.
The contoured premium genuine leather showpiece seat boasts a gorgeous Triumph symbol and embroidered detail, while the upper and bottom billet-machined yokes have luxury TFC branding and an individually addressable special edition Bobber TFC emblem. The Bobber TFC has two seat positions: ‘up and forward’ for sporty roadster-style riding aesthetics and ‘down and back’ for relaxing in a more typical Bobber riding posture.
Other Triumph Motorcycles
- Triumph Model C
- Triumph Model H
- Triumph Model SD
- Triumph First model
- Triumph Second Model
- Triumph Model 474
- Triumph Model Roadster
- Triumph Model N
- Triumph Model WO
- Triumph Tiger 90
- Triumph 5T Speed Twin
- Triumph Grand Prix
- Triumph TR5 Trophy
- Triumph Tiger 100
- Triumph XO
- Triumph Tiger 70
- Triumph Tiger 80
- Triumph 2HC 250
- Triumph TRW500
- Triumph T100
- Triumph T100A
- Triumph T100SS
- Triumph T100S Tiger Sports
- Triumph 6T Thunderbird
- 3TA or Triumph Twenty-One
- Triumph T100S Tiger Sports
- Triumph T100P
- 5TA or Triumph Speed Twin
- Triumph T90
- Triumph T100SR
- Triumph T100R
- Triumph TR6R Tiger
- Triumph TR7V Tiger
- Triumph Terrier 150
- Triumph T120 Bonneville
- Triumph TR25W Trophy
- Triumph T100C Trophy
- Triumph TR6 Trophy
- Triumph Thruxton Bonneville
- Triumph TS8-1
- Triumph TR65 Thunderbird
- Triumph TR65T Tiger Trail
- Triumph Tigress Scooter
- Triumph TR7VS Tiger Electro
- Triumph T140E 750
- Triumph T140 TSX
- Triumph T140AV, TR7AV, TSSAV
- Triumph TR6 Thunderbird
- Triumph TSX8
- Triumph Daytona 750
- Triumph Trident 750
- Triumph Trident 900
- Triumph Sprint 900 Sport
- Triumph Daytona 900
- Triumph Daytona 1000
- Triumph Trophy 900
- Triumph Adventurer 900
- Triumph Trophy 1200
- Triumph Trophy SE
- Triumph Daytona 900 Super III
- Triumph Daytona 1200
- Triumph Thunderbird 900
- Triumph Daytona T595
- Triumph Daytona 955i
- Triumph Daytona 600
- Triumph Daytona 650
- Triumph Daytona 765
- Triumph TT 600 599
- Triumph Scrambler 900
- Triumph Thruxton 900
- Triumph Adventurer
- Triumph Bonneville America
- Triumph Rocket III
- Triumph Rocket III Classic
- Triumph Rocket III Tourer
- Triumph Rocket III Touring
- Triumph Rocket 3 Triumph Factory Custom
- Triumph Rocket 3
- Triumph Bonneville 790
- Triumph Bonneville Bobber
- Triumph Bonneville T100
- Triumph Bonneville T120
- Triumph TriSpeed Triple 750
- Triumph Speed Triple T509
- Triumph Thunderbird
- Triumph Speed Triple 1200
- Triumph Street Triple 675
- Triumph Trident 660
- Triumph T150
- Triumph Street Triple 765
- Triumph Speed Four
- Triumph Tiger 900
- Triumph Speed Triple T509
- Triumph Thunderbird
- Triumph Tiger
- Triumph Tiger 1050
- Triumph Tiger 800
- Triumph Tiger 900
- Triumph T150V
- Triumph Speed Triple 955i
- Triumph Speed Triple 1050
About THE AUTHOR
Russ currently owns a Yamaha FZ6N and KTM RC 390. When it comes to vintage bikes, his favorite motorcycle is the feisty BMW R32. He also holds a particular interest in the LAMS segment and triple cylinders. Himself a riding enthusiast, Russ has had experience with racetracks from around the world including Willow Springs Raceway in California and the Imola Circuit in Italy.Read More About Russ Crowley