Triumph America: history, specs, pictures
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Engine Type Parallel Twin
- Cylinders 2
- Engine Stroke Four-stroke
- Cooling Air
- Valves 8
- Valves Per Cylinder 4
- Valve Configuration DOHC
- Compression Ratio 9.2:1
- Starter Electric
- Fuel Requirements Regular
- Fuel Type Gas
2003[edit | edit source]
2005[edit | edit source]
2006[edit | edit source]
|Also called||America LT|
|Production||2003 - 2016|
|Bore / Stroke||90.0mm x 68.0mm|
|Horsepower||59.68 HP (44.5 KW) @ 6800RPM|
|Torque||53.11 ft/lbs (72.0 Nm) @ 3300RPM|
|Fuel System||injection. multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with sai|
|Ignition||digital-inductive type via engine management system|
|Spark Plug||NGK DPR8EA9 `02-06|
|Battery||YUASA YTX12-BS `02-06|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
|Final Drive||Chain: 525 `02-06|
|Suspension||Front: kayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and polished lowers.
Rear: kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.
|Brakes||Front: single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper
|Wheelbase||63.66 inches (1617 mm)|
|Length||95.28 inches (2420 mm)|
|Width||36.22 inches (920 mm)|
|Height||58.27 inches (1480 mm)|
|Seat Height||27.17 inches (690 mm)|
|Weight||551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg) (dry), 270.0 kg (wet)|
|Oil Capacity||1.19 Gallon (4.50 Liters)|
|Fuel Capacity||5.1 Gallon (19.30 Liters)|
The Triumph America LT was a twin, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2003 and 2016. Max torque was 53.11 ft/lbs (72.0 Nm) @ 3300 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.68 HP (44.5 KW) @ 6800 RPM.
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet. multi-plate.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 130/90-r16 front tire and a 170/80-b15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper in the front and a single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a kayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and polished lowers. while the rear was equipped with a kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.. The America LT was fitted with a 5.1 Gallon (19.30 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 63.66 inches (1617 mm) long.
2003 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The 2002 Triumph America is a middleweight cruiser which stands in a class of its own. While other metric bikes tried to replicate the American design, this one is a true British two-wheeler, powered by the iconic parallel twin mill of the proven Bonnie platform and boasting the classic European DNA.
However, the America blends in the mix plenty of characteristic US elements, such as the tank-mounted chromed console with a separate, traditional gauge on the bars and a beefy front end, a low sculpted seat and ample, bullet-styled exhausts.
2004 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The Triumph America is THE way to bring together bike-making expertise from both sides of the Atlantic. The 2003-made America carries on the US cruiser looks superimposed on the proven Bonneville platform, and the result is a machine offering the best of the two worlds.
The riding position is relaxed and comfy, yet provides great handling and a strong feeling of being in control. Multiple accessories can easily add more American style to the America, in case you feel like going this way. Rather on the light side, the 2003 America is as great a city ride as i is a wonderful weekend getaway.
2005 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
It's hard to find more classic American bike DNA in a Triumph than what the very America already boasts on. This bike mixes the iconic British allure with the fat front end of the retro American cruisers. The compact parallel-twin power house adds a lot of cleanliness to the whole build, and helps this Triumph look really svelte.
The engine is similar to the one in the rest of the modern classics family.
2006 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The Triumph America needs little introductions, if any at all: a sweet middleweight machine which blends in the classic retro American styling with the iconic parallel twin engine of the British heritage bikes. With a low seat making reaching the ground easy even for ladies and short riders, the ample pulled back bars and forward controls provide great ergonomics.
Add in the straight chunky dual exhausts, bobbed fenders, generous headlight casing and the lush chrome accents for a truly classic and classy look.
2007 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The 2006 Triumph America is what one gets by mixing together the classic American cruiser DNA with the unmistakeable character of British bikes. Bringing forth the best of the two worlds, the 2006 America is a machine made for the open road, but which will also serve its owner as a perfect city machine.
A middleweight cruiser par excellence, the 2006 America is both nimble and easy to handle, even in tight situations in the urban traffic. The displacement went up from 790 to 865cc and the bike got new wheels, reversed cone silencers, adjustable levers, visual revisions and new paint schemes.
2008 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The 2007 America is Triumph's offer for those in search of a middleweight cruiser which blends in the classic bike styling and and the British DNA. With plenty of chrome accents and a laid back riding position, the America proudly shows forward controls and ample handlebars to take ergonomics to the next level. The low, sculpted seat offers plenty of real estate for both city rides and longer hauls.
And with a wide range of OEM accessories, the 2007 America will easily turn even more functional: windscreens, leather saddlebags, floorboads, additional lights and many more are ready to make your life better.
2009 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
The 2008 Triumph America is the iconic British middleweight cruiser, boasting all the styling cues of the big-bore bikes, but keeping things on the light side. Powered by the classic 865cc parallel twin engine, this bike comes with a low saddle which makes it easy to master even by ladies and shorter-inseam riders.
With a generous front fender and wide rake, the 2008 America also shows plenty of chrome accents, from headlight to the engine covers, rear shocks and exhausts. A great bike for urban rides, this cruiser will also make you enjoy longer hauls.
2010 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
A classy presence on every street, the 2099 Triumph America packs in the laid back American styling with the classic British design. A bike that's hard to mistake for anything else than a Triumph, the 2009 America boasts the parallel twin power plant with long, straight exhausts, a bold tank perfectly integrated with the lines of the seat and bars, plenty of chrome accents, cast wheels and generous fenders.
The bike is available in either sober, shiny black or two-tone color schemes, with lots of optional accessories.
2011 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
In for classic American bobber looks and all-out British character? Then the 2010 Triumph America should do, as this bike is a marvelous styling blend between the two cultures and brings is all the convenience and streetability one could ever dream about in a cruiser. A light middleweight machine for daily commuting and equally fun for weekend getaways, the 2010 America is easy to master, even with newer riders in the saddle.
Smooth and inspiring confidence, the America also comes with a low seat and multiple accessories to expand functionality and add solid touring capabilities for longer trips away from home.
2013 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
Low, chunky, and sporting plenty of chrome details, the 2012 Triumph America blends in the classic British bike design with the timeless attire of the cruiser culture. With beefy tires shoeing cast rims and generous, pulled back bars and ample fenders, the 2012 America has effortlessly earned a well-deserved place in the riders' hearts.
The bike is also bringing in a dash of sportiness with its 865cc parallel twin mill, an engine one does not meet too often in similar bikes. And with a low seat for a more confident stance for shorter riders, the 2012 America is one of the middleweight cruisers ideal for the ladies, too.
2014 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
Successfully combining classic American aesthetics and style with British reliability and ingenuity, it is no wonder that the 2014 Triumph America is one of the Hinckley's firm most sought after models. Sporting an air-cooled, four-stroke, 865cc, parallel twin powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, it can produce 63 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.
A big beefy 41mm front fork compliments the overall aesthetics of the machine, as well as ensuring good handling and increased comfort for the rider. A low seat-height also adds to the classic look, and makes the machine more manageable even for riders with a rather small inseam.
2015 Triumph America LT[edit | edit source]
The new 2015 MY Triumph America LT, a machine that combines classic cruiser looks, with the practicality of a touring motorcycle, all in a British-built, reliable package. If one decides to go to the grocery store to stock up on the weeks groceries, or decides to take a transcontinental haul, the America LT is up for the job, and it will look damn good while doing it.
On the tech/ engine side, it sports the same 865cc, air-cooled, four-stroke parallel twin as the base America, but with a number of extra features that almost make it a different machine, in terms of practicality and looks. The most notable to be mentioned are the detachable wind shield, the showerproof leather panniers and a sissy bar that reminds of the cruisers from the 50's-60's.
2015 Triumph America[edit | edit source]
For fans of classic, American cruisers, Triumph have released the 2015 MY America. With a design that takes you back to the golden age of cruisers, but with technology and safety features from today, it is the perfect embodiment of American brawn with British durability and reliability.
It sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 865cc, parallel twin engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The powerplant is capable of producing 61 horsepower and 72 Nm of torque. The chassis is well-balanced, making it excellent for novice riders while still packing suffcient grunt to please the more seasoned ones, as well.
In Media[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.