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Riding the Rocket 3

Recently, the ZA Bikers crew had our opportunity to sample the newly launched Triumph Rocket 3. The timing was actually very good, as, unbeknown...

First Ride: the 2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

The 1200 “Big Twin” family is under constant evolution at Triumph: last year we had the Scrambler 900 and 1200 and the Speed Twin....

Riding the 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

2020 is going to be hectic for Triumph, with plenty of appealing new models. A new Tiger is on its way, a Thruxton RS...

Classic Adventure: Riding the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

By now, it's generally accepted that any new motorcycle labelled a 'scrambler' is simply a modern classic that's styled like a vintage dirt bike....

The 2019 Triumph Street Triple RS

When the Triumph Street Triple first broke cover over a decade ago, it was a massive hit. The combination of the Speed Triple's unapologetic...

Triumph Speed Twin – the Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

How many of you bike fundi’s out there know that Triumph motorcycles have German roots? Honestly. Dig into the history of Triumph and you...

Triumph’s media launch of their new 1200 Twins

A group of journos gathered at a venue in the Hennops river valley for the official launch of Triumph’s much anticipated new 1200 Twins....

Triumph 1200 Scrambler XE – the Home Run from Hinckley

In a weird and wonderful way motorcycling has come full circle with bikes like the new 1200 Scrambler from Triumph. In the dawn of...

Triumph Street Scrambler – 2019 Edition

You will recall that I really enjoyed the first version of Triumph’s Street Scrambler. I owned the original Scrambler and really enjoyed it. I...

Triumph T120 Black – Sultan of Smooth

Triumph is being fiendishly clever with its Bonneville range. They are utilising their fantastic 1200cc parallel twin with its 270 degree crank across a...

First Ride Impressions: the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin

Triumph UK sold more than 61000 motorcycles last year. They are on a progress process by extending, somehow, their “Modern Classic” range. Alongside the...

Review: The 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCA

Adventure motorcycles are all about compromise. Some go for maximum off-road prowess, at the expense of open road comfort, while others prioritise touring over...

The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Most of my day-to-day riding is done sans passenger. So when Triumph offered me a set of wheels for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, the...

Original Hooligan: Riding the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS

I've had a crush on the Triumph Speed Triple ever since Tom Cruise escaped from the bad guys on one, in Mission Impossible II....

Triumph Tiger 800 XCa – Triumph’s Top Middleweight Cat

“Tiger Tiger burning bright”. So begins the opening stanza of the famous poem. So apt too, it is for Triumph’s latest offering. For 2018...

TRIUMPH 1050 TIGER SPORT – a Tiger for the tar.

In recent years Triumph’s Tiger range has been dominated by it’s dual sport bikes. The 1050 Sport has kind of got lost in the...

First Ride: 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa

Morocco. Winter. Snowy Atlas mountain foothills, a fleet of brand new 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCa's, some tents in which to sleep, everything is...

Ride Review: Triumph Street Scrambler

Street Cup, Street Twin and Street Scrambler. This trio of Triumphs all share the new 900cc, water-cooled twin, tuned for mild-horsepower but good low...

Ride Review: Triumph Street Cup

Cafe racers! The home built ones have always looked cool but they’re often style over substance; slightly dodgy engineering, mismatched parts and you’re likely...

First Ride: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Purists will tell you that a true bobber needs to be a custom machine—preferably vintage—stripped of all non-essentials, hard-tailed and hot-rodded. And they’re not...

Ride Review: Triumph Explorer 1200 XCa

Triumphs Explorer has evolved into a very well rounded and balanced package. This was recognized by the countries foremost motorcycle journo’s , when they...

Ride Review: Triumph Bonneville T120

When the members of the judging panel on the 2016 Pirelli SA Bike of the Year voted the Triumph Thruxton R as the winner,...

Triumph Bonneville Street Twin 900HT

The Street Twin is the base model in Triumph’s Modern Classic range. It also caters to an emerging genre of modern motorcyclist. Market research...

Ride Review: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

When I review a bike, I start with a “clean sheet”, so to speak. I try to put all pre-conceived ideas and opinions out...

Ride Review: Triumph Trophy SE

The purpose of testing bikes at ZA Bikers is to give you, our readers, an accurate assessment of what the bikes we test are...

Ride Review: Triumph Tiger 800

There is something utterly intoxicating and addictive about the sonorous wail of a Triumph triple at full chat. When that triple is housed in...