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Triumph Bonneville Street Twin Launch Night

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We here at Metropolis Motorcycles will be having an open evening on Thursday the 11th of February to launch the much anticipated new Triumph Bonneville Street Twin 900, this exciting new motorcycle from Triumph is packed full of features including ABS, slip assist clutch and traction control, the attention to detail is second to none, the bike comes in five colour options and with a whole host of genuine accessories available lends itself as the ideal blank canvas to customize and make it as individual as the person riding it. We will be laying on light refreshments for anyone who would like to come along from 6pm. Our demonstrator will be available test rides from Saturday 13th and we are taking bookings this now.

Call Richard on 020 7793 9313

February 1st, 2016  |  Published in News, Triumph

Guy Martin and Triumph Attempt to Bring the Record Back Home

The Triumph factory has announced its intention to break the motorcycle land speed record at the salt flats of Bonneville, USA, in August 2015. While the current record stands at 376.363 mph, the Triumph team is aiming to surpass that over the measured mile. Piloting the purpose built, 1,000 bhp Triumph Rocket Streamliner will be Isle of Man TT racer, truck mechanic and TV presenter Guy Martin.

Well known for his love of speed, Guy is relishing the prospect of bringing the land speed record back to Triumph – and the UK – after an absence of 45 years. Triumph has a long legacy of smashing the land speed record and held the title of “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” from 1955 to 1970 with the exception of a brief 33-day period.

The record-breaking Triumph streamliners of that period were Devil’s Arrow, Texas Cee-gar, Dudek Streamliner and Gyronaut X1, the former achieving a top speed of 245.667 mph (395.28 km/h). Today’s bar, held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, sits at 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h).

The 2015 Triumph Rocket Streamliner features a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction with two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines producing a combined 1,000 bhp at 9,000 rpm. The motorcycle is 25.5′ long, 2′ wide and 3′ tall. Powered by methanol fuel, the bike is competing in the Division C (streamlined motorcycle) category.

The iconic Bonneville name was conceived following Johnny Allen’s land-speed record runs at the Salt Flats in September 1955, when he reached the record breaking speed of 193.72 mph.

The first T120 Bonneville model was unveiled at the Earls Court Bike Show and went on sale in 1959. With final testing scheduled at the Bonneville Salt Flats in mid-July, the record attempt will take place 24-27 August, 2015.

August 17th, 2015  |  Published in News, Triumph

YOUR DEALER NEEDS YOU!

This year our annual dealer open day is – Saturday 23rd May - a special one, we’re celebrating 25 years of Hinckley Triumph. 

Over the last quarter of a century we have produced some gorgeous motorcycles, and we need your help to celebrate this through a showcase of the best of the last 25 years of Triumph.

We’re aiming to put on a fantastic display of customer bikes at each triumph dealer on the 23rd May. These will be categorised into a five year segments from 25 year Triumph Hinckley timeline.

if you have a great example of a bike from the last 25 years that you’re willing to display, please contact your local dealer. They’re waiting to hear from you. 

Bikes for display could simply be pristine examples of models from the early years, a bike with a great story behind it or an interesting Triumph custom. All bikes are welcome!

To add a little spice to the day we’re running an exclusive competition for those willing to loan their bikes. 

Your dealer will nominate the best bike displayed at their store in each of the five year categories for entry into a national competition. 

We at Triumph Hinckley will then choose the best two from each category, and their owners will be invited for an exclusive Triumph factory tour. This will include an overnight stay at the Hinckley Island hotel and an unforgettable dinner with our very own Bruno Tagliaferri and some other special guests from Triumph.

April 28th, 2015  |  Published in News, Triumph

Speed 94 and Speed 94R

This year marks the 21st anniversary of one of Triumph’s most popular and enduring bikes, the legendary Speed Triple.

Back in 1994, when the original machine stormed onto the roads, it’s no exaggeration to suggest its ground-breaking combination of naked engineering, muscular styling and sportsbike dynamic instantly created a new class of motorcycle that paved the way for more than two decades of hard-edged, no-holds-barred street riding.

By innovatively fusing café racer culture with the muscular aggression of the streetfighter scene, the Speed Triple’s sleek, powerful design and torque-rich inline triple motor perfectly captured the animalistic thrill of hard riding for a generation of riders. It was bike anyone could respect and enjoy, from hardcore sportsbike riders to relaxed Sunday cruisers.

Since then the Speed Triple name and philosophy has lived on in a succession of models, each benefiting from advances in engine and chassis performance, but each retaining the indomitable physical stance and raw attitude of the original inline triple, and each developing its own band of passionate owners and fans.

So you might prefer the classic lines of the original 1994 T309 – the first to meld sportsbike dynamics with a roadster ethos, and now a prized collector’s item. Or how about 1997’s iconic T509 Speed Triple, with aluminium tube frame, single sided swingarm and famous bug-eyed headlamps? Or your favourite Speed Triple could be the classic from 2005, with underseat pipes and stunningly potent 1050cc three-cylinder motor. Or, of course, you could think of the current Speed Triple, benefiting from modern advances in chassis and engine technology to bring upside down forks and radial brakes with ABS alongside its colossal 134bhp inline triple engine. MY16_Speed_Triple_R_94_FA_14_RT

Each Speed Triple has its own unique character, yet each answers to the same core philosophy: sledgehammer real-world performance delivered in a deceptively sporty package, and with a distinctive, raw-edged styling that draws looks wherever you go. And so to celebrate this 21 years of naked genius, Triumph is introducing the Speed 94 and Speed 94R.

The Speed 94 and Speed 94R unite both ends of the Speed Triple story, combining the modern Speed Triple engine and chassis package together with stylistic and visual elements of the very first, original Speed Triple from 1994. The result is, literally, the best of both worlds.

The heart of the Speed 94 and Speed 94R is, as it was 21 years ago, a fulsome inline three-cylinder engine. But its modern, fuel-injected 1050cc motor produces an astonishing 135PS and 111Nm of torque matched to an aluminium trellis frame, beefy single-sided swingarm, fully adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and monoshock, and Brembo radial calipers equipped with Triumph’s anti-lock brake system.

But the Speed 94 and Speed 94R come with a host of styling and design cues to echo the original 1994 Speed Triple. Colours are either striking Racing Yellow or moody Jet Black, specially re-formulated to match the first Speed Triple paint schemes, and instantly tie the Speed 94 and Speed 94R back to those iconic machines.

The Speed 94 and Speed 94R also feature special colour enhancements, such as the side panels colour-balanced to match the look of the first Speed Triple. Other colour tweaks include black exhaust silencer wraps, a black filler cap, a colour-matched fly screen, seat cowl and belly pan, yellow pin-striping (Racing Yellow colour option only), Speed Triple logos in the original 1994 typeface, and a commemorative Speed Triple 94 tank-mounted plaque.

The Speed 94R is a high-spec R version of the Speed 94, and takes the concept to the ultimate level of chassis performance by adding uprated, black-anodized, fully-adjustable Öhlins NIX30 43mm forks, Öhlins TTX36 rear shock, Brembo Monobloc radial calipers, and is shod with Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres.

Just as the first Speed Triple did 21 years ago, the 2015 Speed 94 and Speed 94R are forging their own path: by combining thoroughly modern, naked streetbike performance, but matched to utterly classic styling.

 

April 14th, 2015  |  Published in News, Triumph