Triumph Speed Twin a poor-man's Thruxton

Triumph Speed Twin recall on coolant

Triumph has issued the sixth recall on models in the new Bonneville liquid-cooled range with a safety notice for the Speed Twin over coolant leaks. The official safety recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may have been misrouted during assembly. “A misrouted …

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Thailand Triumph factory trials

Thailand is new motoring powerhouse

Thailand has become one of the powerhouses in the automotive world, manufacturing motorcycle brands as diverse as BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Royal Enfield. It’s now the largest automotive manufacturer in South East Asia and the 12th in the world, thanks to protective tariffs, corporate tax breaks and a central location wth several ports for …

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electric Kawasaki patent

Kawasaki and Triumph patent electric bikes?

Kawasaki and Triumph are the latest motorcycle companies rumoured to be working on electric motorcycles, based on recent patent and trademark filings. Kawasaki patent The Kawasaki lecture motorcycle rumour looks interesting because the patent filings show the big has a substantial cooling element with a radiator. Heat is one of the biggest impediments to performance …

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Tim Gibbes with Great Escape Triumph TR6

Home movie shows The Great Escape stunts

A home movie showing an Aussie rider’s involvement in the making of 1963 film The Great Escape has surfaced after more than half a century. Australian rider Tim Gibbes (pictured above with the original bike and current owner Dick Shepherd) was selected to perform stunts in the famous movie while he was competing at various motorcycle events …

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Triumph 2016 Bonneville T120 and T120 Black sticky throttle faulty

Triumph recalls Bonnevilles over faulty electrics

Triumph Australia has joined a global recall on a range of its 900cc and 1200cc Bonneville models over faulty electrics. Canada was the first to recall the faulty bikes and some three weeks later the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published the official recall notice. “The clutch cable may contact the main harness sheath, …

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Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Triumph Scrambler 1200 ride review

Triumph’s Scrambler 1200 is less of a neo-classic scrambler than it is a viable lower-weight alternative to the over-litre, top-heavy adventure bikes. The British company has loaded the bike with all the latest hi-tech mod cons and given it true all-road credentials, while still remaining a stunning neo-classic in design. And unlike most hideously ugly …

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Triumph Tiger 800 XCx

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx is all things

Any vehicle that claims to be all things to all people and all roads sounds like a compromise machine, but not the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx that comes pretty close to satisfying on all counts. Last year the Tiger 800 range received a major upgrade with LED lighting, lighter weight, better ergos, six riding modes, …

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The Last Motorcycle on Earth! panic

Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?

Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. (By the way, the top photo is from the fictional film “The Last Motorcycle on Earth“, and is not cause for panic! Watch the movie trailer at the end of …

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