Triumph is a motorcycle manufacturer that needs no introduction. One of the only remaining British motorcycle manufacturers, Triumph has seen a resurgence in recent times with its impressive model ranges that encompass all disciplines of motorcycling.
While staying true to its roots, Triumph has branched out into the world of performance, with its powerful street bikes, as well as the world of adventure, with the revitalized Tiger lineup. Having said that, let’s take a closer look at what Triumph has to offer, and determine which model is best suited to your lifestyle.
Among all the bikes in Triumph’s model range, the Bonneville has stood the test of time, and continues to be a highly sought-after model, even in today’s tech-driven market. Available in a whole range of models, beginners will be best served by the Speed Twin 900, previously known as the Street Twin. Moving up the range, the Speed Twin 1200 offers a bigger, burlier engine, with the elegant styling that has become synonymous with Triumph’s legacy. Of course, the Bonneville T100 and T120 also remain popular, and are considered the OG models in the Bonnie lineup.
For those who thirst for a bit of rugged styling and modest off-road capability, Triumph also offers the Scrambler 900 and Scrambler 1200, rugged, go-anywhere machines based on the 900cc and 1,200cc Bonnevilles. Meanwhile, the Thruxton RS sits at the opposite end of the spectrum, with retro-racer aesthetics, and premium components to boot. Last but not least, Triumph also offers the Bobber, a laid-back, retro-cruiser based on the iconic Bonneville.
Under Triumph’s roadster category, we’ll find some of the most performance-oriented bikes in their respective segments. In the mid-tier/ entry-level segment, the Trident 660 is loved by both novice and intermediate riders alike, thanks to its impressive yet approachable performance. The Trident 660 takes the tried and tested 675cc engine from the Daytona sportbike, and detunes it slightly by reducing its displacement to 660cc, and reducing peak power for a more approachable bike.
Meanwhile, for those craving performance, the Street Triple lineup provides one of the highest power outputs in the middleweight segment, with the Street Triple RS 765 churning out 126 horsepower. Last but not least, the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 raises the bar of liter-class naked performance. Offered in either RS or RR trims, the RS is better suited to daily riders looking for absurd amounts of power for street use. Meanwhile, the Speed Triple RR, considered by many as the crown jewel of Triumph’s lineup, is the culmination of decades of heritage and cutting-edge technology, and is a retro-style superbike that’s virtually unrivaled in the market.
When Triumph relaunched the Tiger 1200 in 2022, it made it clear that it wanted to become a force to be reckoned with in the massively popular adventure segment. Indeed, by outfitting it with a new frame, a powerful 1,200cc, T-plane, three-cylinder engine, and a slew of cutting-edge technology, it produced a machine that could hold its own against the likes of the BMW R 1250 GS and Ducati Multistrada.
Meanwhile, in the mid-sized market, the Tiger 900 GT and Tiger 900 Rally are formidable rivals to the likes of the KTM 790 Adventure R and Ducati Multistrada V2. In fact, the bike recently proved its mettle by finishing respectably in the 38th Baja Espana Aragón, piloted by five-time Enduro World Champion Iván Cervantes.