Triumph is a common brand name among celebrities like Steve Mcqueen, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Bob Dylan, and James Dean. What do these guys have in common? At one point in their careers, they owned a Bonneville. Triumph motorcycles always embraced the true meaning of British cool, an iconic motorcycle whose heritage can be traced back to the days of the mods vs rockers in British subculture prevalent during the post-war ’60s to ’70s. Now, the whole line-up of Triumph motorcycles is now available in the Philippines and they’re more affordable than you think, thanks to its official distributor, the Autohub Group.
Autohub is one of the country’s leading multi-brand automotive dealerships already carrying motorcycle marquees such as Vespa, UM and now, Triumph. Willy Tee Ten, president of Autohub has been trying to bring in Triumph motorcycles to the Philippines since 2015. Today, after more than five years, they are here to stay. Triumph motorcycles have four categories: classic, adventure, roadsters (naked), and the rocket (2.5-literbikes).
One of their most notable motorcycles is the famous Triumph Bonneville. This is the same motorcycle famous celebrities such as James Dean and Steve Mcqueen rode in movies and eventually, kept as their own. Today, their classic line-up includes the Bonneville Street Twin, a motorcycle that blends the same iconic classic styling with the convenience and safety of modern tech. With a starting price point of Php 670,000, it puts it within the same price range as the Kawasaki Z900RS Café. The competitive pricing is made possible thanks to tax breaks brought to fellow ASEAN country members since Triumph motorcycles are now being manufactured at their assembly plant located in Thailand just outside of Bangkok. Luckily, during the weekend we received an updated price list of their complete lineup of motorcycles.
Street Scrambler prices start at Php 775,000.
Speed Twin prices start at Php 990,000.
Bonneville Bobber prices start at Php 995,000.
Bonneville Speedmaster prices start at Php 995,000.
Bonneville T100 prices start at Php 715,000.