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May 19th, 2011 Comments off
VIN Number 500000 Triumph Speed Triple

VIN Number 500000 Triumph Speed Triple

Original Press Release from Triumph Motorcycles

Comedy legend and avid motorcycle fan Ross Noble is embarking on a unique tour this month, asking bike fans and Twitter followers to guide him on a trip to find the best of biking Britain. On the week-long ‘Sit Down Tour’ (May 24-30), Ross will take in England, Scotland and Wales on board Triumph’s 500,000th bike, a uniquely liveried Speed Triple. As well as marking the significant milestone of the half-millionth bike to roll off Triumph’s production line since 1990, the tour is also a celebration of Ross Noble’s 20 years on the stand-up comedy circuit and an opportunity for him to recharge his creative batteries while indulging his passion for motorbikes.

Riding the Speed Triple, Ross will be travelling around the UK, guided only by fans via Twitter, to uncover some of Britain’s best biking routes. A few stops are already planned, such as visits to two brand new Triumph stores – Bulldog Triumph in Winnersh, Berkshire and Philip Youles Triumph in Manchester – while others will be entirely shaped by daily tweets to unearth the great places and characters along the way. Carrying VIN number 500,000 and sporting a one-off red, white and blue paint scheme, created using a brand new production technique, Ross’s Speed Triple is destined to become a collector’s item. Read more…

Pair of Streemaster Twins

May 19th, 2011 Comments off

Originally found at BikeExif.com and Wired’s Autopia Blog is the Brighton Cafe Racer built by the guys at Streetmaster, who specialize in building custom modern Bonneville based motorcycles.

The Brighton Cafe Racer

The Brighton Cafe Racer features a tuned 790cc twin that bumps output to 74 horsepower, 34 percent more than stock. The engine is bolted to one of Streetmaster’s proprietary frames that rides on a stock fork and Race Tech shocks. Period-correct features include clubman bars, rounded triple-clamps and a very cool aluminum tank. The bike weighs 355 pounds. Read more…

Mr Martini “T-Type”

April 21st, 2011 Comments off

Italian custom Triumph specialist, Nicola Martini’s lastest creation, “T-Type” is a great looking Thruxton with a Wiseco big bore/stroker kit (taking it to 988cc) and custom body work.

Mr Martini Triumph Thruxton

Mr Martini Triumph Thruxton

More pictures and details at BikeEXIF.

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Triumph Motorcycles Report Increase in Sales

February 14th, 2011 Comments off


Triumph Motorcycles have released their 2010 sales figures. The press release does not say how many units were sold, but, they had a 1.5% increase in sales over 2009. Meanwhile the automotive/motorcycle industry as a whole suffered a 14% loss in 2010.

Triumph Motorcycles have a 16% market share according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association, which is pretty darn impressive considering how many other manufacturers exist.

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Triumph Motorcycle Household Items

January 31st, 2011 Comments off
T100 Throttle Brake Lever Corkscrew

T100 Throttle Brake Lever Corkscrew

In a recent collaborative exhibition between Triumph Motorcycles and the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, industrial design students developed a collection of household items created from parts from Triumph Bonnevilles.  Although these are not items offered by Triumph, they are pretty cool, and maybe, just maybe someday Triumph (or an authorized branded vendor) will offer real production items like these. After all, who wouldn’t want a corkscrew made from a throttle grip and brake lever?


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