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Quick Hit: An afternoon with the new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

The modern factory streetfighter market is stacked with options, but few motorcycles can boast the iconic status of the Triumph Speed Triple. It's been around since the 90s, helped define the genre, and has...

Triumph Trident – fun and friendly city slicker

This is not the first Triumph to wear the Trident name. In 1969, Honda stunned the world with its game-changing CB 750 Four. Sporting a four-cylinder, single overhead cam engine and the first disc...

First Ride: The 2021 Triumph Trident 660

Mid-capacity naked bikes are perfect for beginners, commuters, or anyone that's looking for maximum bang for their buck. Our man in Europe managed to get his hands on Triumph's new middleweight, the Trident 660,...

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro Review — is it Dirt-Worthy?

The release of Triumph's new Tiger 900 range was undoubtedly one of the hottest drops of this year. The previous-gen Tiger was (and still is) immensely popular, so riders and journalists were frothing in...

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black – Way too cool for school!

I took my Speed Twin into Triumph for its first service and arranged to have the use of their 1200cc Bobber Black for a couple of days. For those of you that know me,...

Triumph’s terrific new T-plane 900 Triple Tigers – Putting some Braap into the Whoop

Triumph developed their 800 Tigers into excellent motorcycles over the years. Continuous refinement resulted in smooth, powerful and good handling bikes with a high specification level as standard. The motor was both its biggest...

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 to us, there would be a Nationwide Lock-down looming in...

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. 2020 is more focused on the sportier Thruxton, which evolved...

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 is already announced and the mighty Rocket III will set...

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. Sure, when we were all kids a scrambler was a...

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 styling, and the Daytona's 675's much-lauded motor, struck all the...

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 will see that the company was started in 1886 by...

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. The Scrambler, which we have already featured , and the...

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 motorcycling bikes were built as utility transport. Cheaper and simpler...

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 imported cartridge inserts for the front forks and had rear...

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 range of highly desirable models. This review came about by...

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 Bonneville T120, the Thruxton & R, the Bobber & Black,...

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 hooning in the dirt. The trick is to make those...

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 classy single-seated Bobber Black was a shoo-in. That is, until...

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. That was eighteen years ago, but remarkably I've never swung...

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 a XCa version of the 800 Tiger is offered, and...

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 wood work. Around 2016 the 1050 got a makeover. 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 just fine, as we were promised a genuine adventure experience...

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 down torque. Curiously the 270 degree crank motor develops its...

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 to have an argument with the bike as soon as...

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 entirely wrong. After all, that’s what the first bobbers were, back...

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 voted the XCa version to third place overall in the...

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, we braced ourselves for a storm of abuse and derision....

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 has revealed a niche for motorcycles with soul, that are...

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 of my head and tell it like I experienced it....

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 like to ride and more importantly own. Sometimes we 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 the latest, WP suspended chassis of the 800 XCx, it...

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