The new year is here, and while it might be cold and windy out just now, we’ve got our sights set on the very near future. In short, 2016 is going to kick ass. Part of that ass kicking is going to be thanks to a killer 2016 Triumph lineup of new bikes. If you’ve aspired to add a motorcycle from this iconic British brand, 2016 is the year to pull the trigger. Let’s get into why.
All new for 2016: A New Bonneville Lineup
For 2016, Triumph’s Modern Classics have evolved. Well, that’s putting it lightly. The Bonneville lineup has been completely reinvented from the wheels up. Triumph spent more than four years carefully re-engineering a new crop of bikes, expanding to two engine sizes (900cc and 1200cc), and adding new tech such as water cooling, ride-by-wire, LED lighting all around, and an anti-theft engine immobilizer. With ABS and Traction Control now also standard across the range, the new Bonneville lineup features all the amenities a modern bike deserves, yet with styling and details even more grounded in the bike’s classic roots. There are now three, more distinct models of the Bonneville:
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The Street Twin
Replacing the “mag wheel” and “SE” version of the Bonneville, the Street Twin is the foundation bike for the new Bonneville lineup. Shedding 60 lbs and with all-new suspension and frame geometry, the Street Twin takes the mag wheel Bonneville’s riding dynamics to the next level. With murdered-out tubeless rims, a new 900cc liquid-cooled engine, and key upgrades like LED lighting and a slip-assist clutch, the Street Twin shows just how much more advanced these new Bonnevilles really are. At an accessible starting price of just $8,950, what was basic before is now the new essential, and the range only gets better from here.
By far the most popular bike in the previous generation of the Bonneville, the T100 now gives way to the Bonneville T120. Expanding to 1200cc, the T120 is truly the Bonneville all grown up — now featuring dual-disk front brakes and updated styling even more rooted in the bike’s rich history. Available as both the T120 and the T120 Black, the new engine is as handsome as it is powerful. Yet the T120 also features a new mix of creature comforts that rival those of much more expensive bikes. LED lighting, dual-gauge instrumentation, a USB charging port and 3-position heated grips are all standard on the new T120 — making this a much more premium bike than the motorcycle it replaces. All this at a starting price of just $11,500.
The Thruxton and Thruxton R
The most performance-oriented bike in the Bonneville lineup has always been the Thruxton. Named for the iconic British racing circuit, the Thruxton has pushed the Bonneville platform toward more speed, more lean and all that cafe racer attitude. For 2016, the next generation Thruxton and Thruxton R have doubled down on that performance focus. Rather than incremental changes with an eye toward sporty riding, the new Thruxton mates the new 1200cc power plant to a bespoke high-performance suspension and braking setup and features a Dunstall-inspired tank to complete the bike’s racing pedigree. The new Thruxton and Thruxton R cross that threshold from simply looking high-performance, to actually being high-performance. How? How about Ohlins suspension and radial Brembo Brakes on the Thruxton R? Yeah, that’s a good place to start. So is a starting MSRP of $12,500 for the Thruxton, and $14,500 for the Thruxton R.
A New Speed Triple and Speed Triple R
Already the bike that defined the Streetfighter segment, Triumph’s Speed Triple is all-new for 2016. More than a hundred improvements made to the already magnificent 1050cc three-cylinder engine in the Speed Triple more compact, more powerful and more exhilarating. A new ride-by-wire system adds precision throttle control along with new ride modes (Rain, Road, Sport, Track) to tailor the bike’s output to the rider’s needs. A single-sided rear swing arm, plus available Ohlins suspension and Brembo monoblock ABS brakes on the Speed Triple R have pushed this rarified bike higher into the stratosphere of usable street bike performance. Best of all, the new Speed Triple has gotten even more handsome — with bold new lines, yet that unmistakable streetfighter aesthetic.
A New Tiger Explorer 1200
Triumph already dominates the midsize adventure market with their Tiger 800. We’re big fans of that bike, obviously, as we’ve had some epic adventures on them. Last year the 800 saw its own revolution, and now it’s big brother’s turn. The Tiger Explorer — perhaps best thought of as the Tiger 1200 — is all-new for 2016, and it’s focused on one thing: taking you wherever you want to go. The new 1215cc triple engine is ride-by-wire and tuned for as much or as little power as you need from it. With semi-active, electronically adjustable suspension, the Tiger Explorer now features integrated rider modes for Road, Rain, Sport, and Off-Road — making it effectively four bikes in one. Go grab the groceries, or go have a trans-continental adventure. Where the Tiger Explorer takes you is your choice.
Returning for 2016
Triumph has been on a tear the past two years rolling out updated and upgraded versions of its superlative lineup of motorcycles. For 2016, many existing models will roll forward from 2015 with new color ways and a handful of new options, but for the time being, will remain essentially the same great bikes they are today.
The air-cooled Bonneville Scrambler 900
While there is a side pipe exhaust option on the new Bonneville Street Twin, that is not a new Triumph Scrambler. For 2016, the Scrambler model will continue essentially as-is, with the same great 270º, 865cc engine it carries today. Why is this? It’s two reasons.
First, the Scrambler as it sits has been a huge hit in recent years. They continue to be in high demand, so Triumph wants to continue to meet that demand. Second, Triumph is taking the same level of care in developing their next generation Scrambler as they took in reinventing the rest of the Bonneville lineup. So for today, the same terrific Scrambler remains available for fans of the current bike, as well as air-cooled purists. Stay tuned though, because Triumph has big plans for the Scrambler. We’re expecting a new bike that’s just as off-road focused as the new Thruxton and Thruxton R are now performance focused, and we can’t wait. The 2016 Triumph Scrambler starts at just $9,400.
The Tiger 800
We love the Tiger 800, and we’ve written extensively about our adventures on these bikes here on BTM. In 2014, Triumph made the bikes even better and this year, they’ve made more of the Tiger 800s optional features standard. For example, ride modes, traction control, and cruise control are now available across the Tiger 800 lineup, rather than just on the top model ranges. While the full mix of features and options of the Tiger 800 is still more than we need to get into right here, it remains the ultimate in the accessible do-anything adventure motorcycle. It’s the class leader in the midsize adventure bike category, and for good reason. The 2016 Tiger 800 lineup starts at $11,500 for the street-oriented XR range, and starts at $12,500 for the more off-road oriented XC range.
An Updated Trophy SE
Adventure bikes get all the dirty glory these days, but for those of us who keep our adventures on-road, Triumph’s Trophy SE takes all the capability of the big Tiger’s 1215cc ride-by-wire engine and builds a motorcycle around it that’s designed for lavish sport touring. With full wind protection and lounge-chair levels of rider and passenger comfort, the Trophy SE also includes a power adjustable windshield, tire pressure monitoring system, and both heated grips and heated seat. Yet don’t let all the comfort fool you into thinking this is just a big sleepy bike. This is sport touring after all, and the Trophy SE delivers on that dynamic promise with as much or as little performance as you care to use on your journey. For whatever the road throws at you, the Trophy SE’s ABS brakes and Traction Control system is ready to handle it. The 2016 Trophy SE starts at $19,500.
The Street Triple and Street Triple R
A terrific example of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” the Street Triple and Street Triple R are arguably the bikes to beat in the midsize streetfighter category. The 675cc three-cylinder engine is tuned for mid-range grunt and power you can use every day. If you haven’t ridden a Street Triple before, what’s perhaps the most remarkable thing about the bike’s character is just how civilized and easy to ride it is. From idle up to 6,000 RPM, it’s a swift, easy bike to ride. Yet keep twisting the throttle up to the Street Triple’s 12,500 RPM redline and you unleash the engine’s full, screaming potential. Yet even at full tilt, the Street Triple is poised, predictable and doing exactly what you’re asking it to do. For 2016, Triumph have added ABS and anti-theft engine immobilizer as standard. The 2016 Triumph Street Triple starts at $9,600, with the Street Triple R at $10,400, and the tweaked Street Triple RX at $11,200.
The Daytona and Daytona R
Add a race fairing and a handful of other track-oriented goodies to the Street Triple and you have the now iconic Daytona 675. Tuned for high-rev performance and horsepower, the Daytona and Daytona R remain precision instruments of speed that help you shave seconds off your laps, and add adrenaline to your bloodstream. For 2016, the Daytona ads ABS, anti-theft engine immobilizer, a quick-shifter, and a slip-assist clutch as standard. The Daytona R gets Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes, as well as the ability to easily remove the mirrors and turn indicators for track use. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is now an available option on the Daytona lineup as well. The Daytona MSRP starts at $12,000 even, and the Daytona R starts at $14,000, making it the best deal you’ll ever find on an Ohlins/Brembo upgrade.
The Rocket III and Rocket III Touring
If you’re going to do a heavyweight bike, you might as well do it right. Triumphs Rocket III is a concept almost too bonkers to be believed with its 2.3L three-cylinder locomotive power plant, yet it’s been a staple of the Triumph lineup since its introduction in 2004. As Triumph loves to point out, the Rocket III makes more torque at idle than many sport bikes make at full throttle! The big road bruiser also gets the full touring treatment for those with big trips in mind. With integrated rigid bags and a touring windscreen, the Rocket III Touring is ready to set off as far as the road goes. This sculpted set of luggage looks surprisingly handsome on what’s typically thought of as just a monster roadster. Yet with all that power, control and comfort comes the opportunity to lay down some big miles. The 2016 Rocket III Roadster starts at $15,500, and the Rocket III Touring starts from $17,500.
The Thunderbird Storm, Commander and LT
Triumph’s classic heavyweight is back for 2016 in all its glory. We took the Thunderbird on a surprisingly fun jaunt down Route 66 last year and it won us over not just to the Thunderbird, but to heavyweight bikes as a segment. For 2016 the Thunderbird is back in its three flavors, starting at $15,000 for the Storm, $16,000 for the Commander, and $17,000 for the LT.
The America and Speedmaster
Triumph’s midsize cruiser lineup retains both the America and the Speedmaster for 2016. Continuing to utilize the same air-cooled power plant as the Bonneville Scrambler, both bikes remain Triumph’s uniquely british take on a uniquely American motorcycle segment. The 2016 Triumph America and Speedmaster both start at an MSRP of $8,400.
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