Via Motorcycle Daily, it appears that Triumph is finally unveiling their new adventurer tourer. It’s an 800cc triple version of the Tiger. As noted previously, it will come in two versions, one with a 17″ front wheel for mainly on-road use, and one with a 21″ front wheel designed for better off-road performance. They’ll probably have quite different tires as well, with the off-road focused version perhaps coming with stock knobbys.
Essentially, Triumph has taken their existing 675cc triple and bored it out for the new bikes, to give it a displacement similar to–and probably power superior to–the BMW F800-series bikes.
In addition to the new Tigers, Triumph also released detail images–though nothing that shows the whole bike–of accessories for the 2011 Speed Triple. From the looks of those photos, the Speed Triple has been completely redesigned, as well, giving it a more modern, updated taste of styling–insofar as a naked bike can be said to be styled, at any rate.
Triumph has been doing better financially than many other manufacturers, which I suspect stems from the value pricing of their products. These two new Tiger models are only the beginning of the expansion of Triumph’s lineup, as they expect to launch four additional models by the 2012 model year.
Good for them.
It seems I’ve been doing a lot of Triumph cheerleading lately, huh?