Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Icon Motorcycles plan new-age Triton

Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to hand-make new-age Triton motorcycles with Norton featherbed frames and modern Triumph 900cc engines. Original Triton The original 1960-70s Tritons were not factory models but private builds where enthusiasts mated the lithe-handling Norton featherbed frame with Triumph Bonneville engines. Now Dutch company Icon Motorcycles plans to supply handmade Triton cafe …

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Recalls

Four motorcycle safety recalls in five days

Recalls on 161 Triumph Speed Triple S and R models and O’Neal helmets are the third and fourth motorcycle-related safety recalls over the past five days. It could be coincidence or it could be the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission getting recalls out of the way before a Christmas sojourn. Anyway, with just two weeks …

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Guy Martin Switzewrland

Guy Martin jumps into Switzerland

Finally, the POW has jumped the second barbed wire fence and escaped the Nazis for freedom in Switzerland … even if it was just a stunt for a British TV show. Performing the stunt from the 1963 World War II POW film, The Great Escape, was former TT racer and all-round larrikin daredevil Guy Martin. And …

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Bond film No Time to Die

Triumph scrambles into new Bond film

Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight. The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more. In fact, Heineken is believed …

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2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Triumph unveil 2020 Tiger 900 range

Triumph has put more “tiger” into their 2020 Tiger 900 range with 10% more torque, LED lighting, a quickshifter, Brembo brakes, a bigger tank and more electronic aids. They’ve also made the model names more common sense than the Tiger 800 XRX, XCX, XRT and XCA. The new models are: Tiger 900 Rally and Rally …

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Guy Martin practises Great Escape jump

Guy Martin attempts Great Escape jump

Former TT racer and all-round larrikin daredevil Guy Martin will attempt the failed Steve McQueen jump from the 1963 film, The Great Escape. He’s even had his trademark unkempt hair cut to look like McQueen! His attempt will be aired on the UK’s Channel 4 at 9pm next Sunday (8 December 2019). He won’t be …

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Triumph announced Tiger 900 models

Triumph announced Tiger 900 models

Triumph will unveil the Tiger 900 Rally and GT models on 3 December 2019, according to this teaser video. It shows a new headlight and daytime running light system at the front that looks like but horns. The only other shots of the full bike are from too far away. However, the video ends with …

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Triumph Bobber TFC

Triumph adds limited-edition Bobber TFC

Triumph Motorcycles is adding a stunning, exclusive and expensive Bobber TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) to its new customised range as expected. It joins the equally beautiful Thruxton TFC and Rocket TFC. And like those limited-edition models, only 750 numbered bikes will be available worldwide. Triumph Motorcycles Australia hasn’t said what their allocation will be or whether it …

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Triumph squeeze in Thruxton RS to range

Triumph has squeezed in a Thruxton RS to their Bonneville range, in between the Thruxton R and the Thruxton TFC. That’s four in the Thruxton line and some 13 models in the entire Bonneville range; five with the 900cc engine and the rest with the 1200cc twin. There is no word yet from Triumph Australia …

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2020 BMW R 18

New motorcycle models coming in 2020

It’s motorcycle show season with a host of new 2020 models soon to be revealed at the biggest motorcycle show on the planet, EICMA, in Milan in November and the Tokyo Motor Show starting Thursday (20 October 2019). We expect the usual new models, updates, concepts and, of course, a host of electric motorcycles and …

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