Triumph is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturers in the market and was reputed by many generations as a classic British motorcycle for the gentleman and lady rider. Over the last decade or so, Triumph has been very bold in its more recent releases and started to branch out from their more classic cruisers and standard motorcycles to more new and fresh body styles for the younger market. Today, Triumph has a multitude of motorcycles and body styles that cater to many different tastes. Despite all of the options, however, Triumph still manages to retain a singular reputation across all of its motorcycles: superb fit and finish, a stylish design language, and a classic and timeless appeal. If you’re thinking of dipping your feet into this prestigious manufacturer in the industry, here are a few motorcycles you might want to consider.
The newcomer for the newcomer - Triumph Trident 660
For new and discerning riders who want to get a taste of what Triumph has to offer, the Trident 660 might just be the perfect motorcycle for you. The Trident 660 is Triumph’s entry-level offering and is also their most affordable motorcycle at just P499,000. The Trident comes in your standard naked bike configuration and comes with all the bells and whistles to be expected from this price point: a multi-functional TFT display, an all-LED lighting system, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control, standard and rain riding modes, and a sporty set of 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels. One of the most lovable things about the Trident is the 660cc liquid-cooled triple-cylinder engine producing 80 hp and 64 Nm of torque making it a motorcycle that one can very easily grow into.
The corner carver - Triumph Street Triple
If you’re looking to carve up some twisty corners and blast through long straights in between, you might want to consider the Triumph Street Triple. The Street Triple comes with a 765cc triple-cylinder engine producing a very healthy 116 hp and 77 Nm of torque and is regarded to have one of the sportiest suspension and chassis configurations in Triumph’s lineup. This motorcycle is often used as track day motorcycles in many countries abroad and holds the same sporty reputation for street riding. The Street Triple comes with wide 17-inch cast wheels, an upside-down front fork and mono-shock rear suspension, a Brembo brake system with a dual-caliper system in the front. It also comes with a multi-function LCD display, LED lights all around, your standard ABS and traction control systems, and sells for P695,000 for the Low Ride Height variant, and P795,000 for the RS variant.
The classic gentleman - Triumph Bonneville T120
If a no-frills machine in classic styling suits your preferences, there is no replacement for the Triumph Bonneville T120. The Bonneville is arguably one of the most iconic standard motorcycles in the world and has supposedly been the basis for the designs of classic-styled machines from other manufacturers. The Bonneville T120 starts at P885,000 and is dressed in a standard motorcycle body style with a relaxed peg position and upright seating position, a classic round halogen headlamp, spoked wheels, and a telescopic front suspension, and a dual-shock rear suspension for that vintage look. While the Bonneville T120 sports a very classic and relaxed look, the powertrain comes to its own at the twist of the throttle. 80 hp and a whopping 105 Nm of torque is produced by a 1200cc parallel twin and is sent to the rear wheel through a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine also sports a 270-degree firing order which produces a very burly rumble for that added vintage feel.
The highway cruiser - Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
If cruising on the highway is your ride of choice and the classic design of the Bonneville T120 doesn’t cut it, the Bonneville Speedmaster may be better suited for you. While the Speedmaster comes in a similar chassis, engine, and suspension setup as the Bonneville T120, the motorcycle is drastically different in almost every other aspect. The Speedmaster is configured in a cruiser body style and is equipped with a forward peg position, a low-slung handlebar position, and a lower seat resembling a bobber seat. The Speedmaster also comes with mono-shock rear suspension as opposed to the dual-shock system of the T120 and is adequately equipped with a pillion seat and rear grab bar. The Speedmaster also comes with a very chunky set of tires on 16-inch wire-spoked wheels for that chunky cruiser aesthetic. Future owners of this motorcycle can take it off the dealership floor for P995,000 to P1,015,000 depending on the color configuration of your choice.
The off-road rebel - Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
The street has plenty to offer for most riders, but those looking to venture off-road might find their freedom in the Scrambler 1200 XC. The Scrambler 1200 XC sports wire-spoked wheels, a 21-inch front tire for off-road adventures, long-travel upside-down front forks and a long travel dual-shock rear suspension system, a respectable 200mm of ground clearance, a factory skid plate, an iconic upward-slung side-mounted exhaust system, a TFT instrument cluster, a keyless ignition system, and a USB socket for longer rides. While the 1200cc engine might sound like the one from the Bonneville T120, the Scrambler 1200 XC benefits from a bump in power and torque bringing power figures to 89 hp and 110 Nm of torque, and is sent to the ground through a 6-speed manual transmission. While the starting price of P1,125,000 might sound a bit steep to some, the Scrambler 1200 XC is one of the most potent off-roaders in this class of motorcycles and will surely afford you the freedom to ride anywhere your heart desires.
The adventure-seeker - Triumph Tiger 900
The last bike on the list is for the long-distance rider who values on-road riding as much as off-road adventures: the Triumph Tiger 900. The middleweight adventure segment is a booming part of the market, and the Tiger 900 is here to compete. The Tiger 900 is equipped with a TFT gauge, an LED lighting system, an upside-down front fork, a preload-adjustable mono-shock rear suspension system, an integrated Brembo dual disc brake system for the front, an ABS and traction control system, and a large 20L fuel tank for long tours. The Tiger 900 is also equipped with an 888cc triple-cylinder engine pumping out a healthy 94 hp and 87 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Tiger 900 starts out at P990,000 for the GT model and goes up to P1,150,000 for the Rally Pro model. GT models are suited more for the road-going rider due to the cast wheel setup and the 19-inch front wheel, while the Rally models are better equipped for off-road riders due to the wire-spoked wheel setup and the 21-inch front wheel.