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

2015 Tiger – No Ordinary Adventure Bike

Whatever the road, whatever the distance, whatever the challenge, the new Tiger 800 range has been built to excel. Featuring a host of rider focused technology such as the standard fitment of Triumph Traction Control and switchable ABS, the new Tiger with its powerful and more fuel efficient 95PS triple engine is up for any task.

Delivering a seamless flow of torque across the rev range, the Tiger 800 is as perfectly suited to long distance rides as it is to tackling the tough stuff. The second generation 800cc engine now features a ride-by-wire throttle system which provides smoother power delivery, better response, and lower emissions. The result is a 17% improvement in fuel efficiency that coupled with the capacious 19l fuel tank means you can ride longer.

Available in two different flavours, the touring focused XR range, and the off-road biased XC range, there is a Tiger 800 to suit everyone. We have also introduced new equipment levels with both the XRx and XCx variants. These bring even higher levels of standard equipment such as Cruise Control and the addition of Riding Modes to tackle any terrain.

Switchable ABS

The switchable ABS system is standard on all Tiger 800 models for added safety, with both On or Off settings.

Riders on the XRx or XCx can further customise their preferences for the ABS settings via the three Riding Modes.  When Off Road mode is selected, the ABS is disabled to the rear wheel and the system also allows a level of front wheel slip.  This provides the rider with a level of electronic intervention under braking whilst optimizing their off road enjoyment.

Throttle Maps

With a choice of 4 different throttle maps on XRx and XCx models,

1. The Rain map reduces the throttle response to suit wet and slippery situations.

2. The Road map represents the standard map, extremely linear and smooth for everyday conditions.

3. The Sport map offers a sharper and quicker response with less throttle twist required.

4. The Off-Road map provides the optimal throttle response to face dirt tracks and unpaved terrains.

Three Riding Modes

A key feature on the XRx and XCx models is the ability to configure the bike to the terrain at the press of a button.  This automatically configures the ABS, Traction Control, and Throttle Maps to best tackle the route ahead.

1. ROAD SETTING – automatically sets the ABS, Traction Control, and Throttle Map to ‘ROAD’ setting.

2. OFF ROAD SETTING – automatically sets the ABS, Traction Control, and Throttle Map to “OFF-ROAD” therefore reducing the ABS and traction control intervention allowing for a level of slip.

3. PROGRAMMABLE RIDER MODE – allows the rider to select their chosen settings for ABS, Traction Control, and a choice of 4 x Throttle Maps independently.

Cruise Control

The new Tiger is the first bike in the middleweight adventure sector to offer cruise control.  Standard on the XRx and XCx models, cruise control makes light work of long rides reducing rider fatigue and optimising fuel consumption.


The Tiger’s 95PS three cylinder engine gives the bike a unique character and sophisticated feel.  Inside the engine the raft of changes have reduced mechanical noise and strengthened the premium feel of the triple.

With 79Nm of torque at 7,850rpm, the engine pulls strongly and smoothly from low speeds, delivers a wide spread of mid-range power and still lets the rider use the higher revs, right up to the 10,000rpm limit.  Making the most of the engine’s eager character has now been made even easier thanks to a lighter and more precise gear change action, which now uses parts from Triumph’s class-leading Daytona 675 supersport bike.

Fuel consumption has been hugely improved – up by 17% on the “mixed use” cycle from 55mpg to 65mpg, and given the 19 L fuel tank capacity it now has a potential range of 272 miles to empty.  This is a 50 miles improvement per full tank of fuel over the outgoing Tiger 800.


The new Tiger has a class-leading chassis which translates to outstanding handling on the road. The Tiger gives plenty of feedback to the rider and has high stability and neutrality, putting the bike exactly where the rider wants it to be on both smooth and uneven surfaces.

The XR models are fitted with Showa suspension, calibrated to ensure excellent handling on any surface. The front suspension is a 43 mm Showa USD fork, now anodised black. The rear suspension includes a Showa mono-shock which is preload adjustable.

WP suspension has been used to further boost the Off-Road riding qualities of the new XC models.  The WP 43mm USD fork, with rebound and compression damping is easily adjustable through dedicated clickers on the fork tops. The rear suspension unit is a WP mono shock adjustable for preload and rebound damping and has a dedicated dirt protector for the RSU body.


The new Tiger 800 has been given a new look with a new radiator shroud and tank side panels that have sharp lines and taut surfaces. The new bodywork gives the bike a more prone, dynamic stance but the styling isn’t all just about cosmetic gain, the Tiger’s fuel tank styling also ducts hot air from the engine away from the rider’s legs. The new “Titanium” powder coat finish on the double-tube frame highlights the rugged looks of the frame whilst the semi-matte finish on the engine combined with the bike’s black wheels and handlebars gives the new Tiger a sophisticated, premium look.

Tiger 800 XC Find Out More

Standard Equipment

Spoked wheels
High level front mudguard
Fully adjustable front suspension
Fully adjustable rear suspension
Trip computer
Radiator guard
Sump guard
Hazard Lights
Adjustable brake and clutch levers
12v Power Socket

Tiger 800 XCx Find Out More 

XCX Adds

Engine protection bars
Advanced trip computer
Road and off-road riding modes
Three configurable Rider riding mode
Auto-cancel indicators
Cruise control
Centre stand
Hand guards
Aluminium sump guard
Additional auxiliary 12 v power socket

Tiger 800 XR Find Out More

Standard Equipment

Cast wheels
Trip computer
Sump guard
Hazard Lights
Adjustable brake and clutch levers
12v Power supply

Tiger 800 XRx Find Out More

XRx Adds

Advanced trip computer
Road and Off Road riding modes
Three configurable Rider riding mode
Auto-cancel indicators
Cruise control
Centre stand
Hand guards
Comfort rider and pillion seats
Adjustable screen
Additional 12V auxiliary power socket

November 6th, 2014  |  Published in News, Triumph

Nice one Billy!

McConnell crowned British Supersport Champion

After one of the most dramatic weekends of the year, the Gloucester-based Smiths Triumph Racing Team duly wrapped up their second Motorpoint British Supersport Championship win in three years when Australian ace Billy McConnell secured the title at Brands Hatch today.billy-730x380

The Aussie, from Adelaide, brought the factory-backed Triumph Daytona 675R home in eighth place to secure sufficient points ahead of Yamaha rival Alastair Seeley but there was heartbreak for Smiths team-mate Graeme Gowland when the Hexham, Northumberland rider crashed out of today’s race on the very first lap, meaning his title hopes were over and he could only finish third in the title race.

It wasn’t straight forward as the Smiths duo suffered mixed fortunes all weekend, none more so than in Saturday’s qualifying session with Gowland taking eighth and McConnell way back on the eighth row after falling early on. Both riders put in sterling in performances in the afternoon’s Sprint race though with Graeme taking sixth place and Billy riding heroically into ninth which meant he retained his title lead and only lost three points to his team-mate. However, with Alastair Seeley finishing in second, there was now just 21 points splitting the leading trio going into the final race.

R12 MCE British Superbikes Brands Hatch GP - 17/18/19 October 2014Starting from positions seventh and tenth on the grid for the Feature race, both riders made good starts, particularly Graeme, but his challenge ended almost before it began as he cruelly crashed out at Druids on the opening lap. With Seeley leading the race, Billy still had to ensure he finished no lower than 11th and keeping a close eye on his pit board he did all he needed to do and crossed the line in eighth place to finally get his hands on the number one plate.

Billy McConnell: “It’s been a stressful last couple of rounds but to finally win the British Championship is brilliant and I was crying my eyes out on that final lap! I’ve come so close in recent years and it’s probably why my results haven’t been the greatest in the final races as I wanted it so bad. With Graeme going out early, it took the pressure off my shoulders but it was probably one of the longest races of my life and I just brought the bike home. I’ve got a fantastic team behind me and we’ve been consistent over the 12 rounds whilst I’ve had a fantastic team-mate pushing me all year so I feel for Graeme. It’s a shame he went out early and that little bit of extra luck that you need was on my side this weekend. I’ve been in the top three for the last five years so to win at last is amazing and very emotional.”


October 22nd, 2014  |  Published in News, Triumph

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