The British manufacturer continues to announce its 2011 model lineup. The two newest member are the 2011 Speedmaster and Thruxton. The new Speedmaster features an air-cooled 865cc parallel-twin, 270 degree crank engine. The bike got unique ‘hot rod’ style. The very essence of low-slung, old-school cruiser re-invented for the demands of today’s rider. New for 2011, short guards, big wheels and a totally new feel. The new-for-2011 Triumph Speedmaster features a host of updates to deliver an improved riding experience and an even more aggressive appearance. The stripped down sports cruiser now features a new 19-inch cast aluminium front wheel with single disc brake and skinny tyre for the classic chopped hot rod look and a whole host of other updates to give the Speedmaster more attitude and improved accessibility.
The 2011 Thruxton: named after the famous racetrack where Triumph ruled the roost. Inspired by the Ton Up Boys of the 1960′s. The Thruxton is Triumph’s sportiest Modern Classic, and authentic café racer delivering a unique Triumph experience. Low rise bars, a sporting riding position, 18” spoked wheels, megaphone style exhuast and a race inspired stripe from tank to tail evoke memories of the Ace Café, racing in the streets, but underneath the engineering is pure 21st century, with a clean-running fuel injected 865cc parallel twin engine tuned for more performance and modern day reliability. The chassis too brings modern handling and braking thanks to adjustable 41mm forks and a 320mm floating front disc brake gripped by a twin piston caliper.
„Thumb the starter and enjoy the satisfying growl that only a British parallel-twin can provide. Make no mistake, motorcycles are designed to evoke emotions. And no motorcycle creates a bigger emotion than the Triumph Thruxton, as one would expect from the flagship to Triumph’s classic line, the Thruxton is dripping with neat touches and quality components. Neat bar end mirrors complement the minimalist lines, while lightweight alloy rims, bar mounted instruments, sporty graphics and racy megaphone silencers ensure the Thruxton remains faithful to the café racers of the period,” – the company statement reads.