Triumph is an iconic motorcycle brand that has been in almost constant production since 1902. The Triumph marque has come a long way since that first single cylinder model, becoming synonymous with style in the 50s and 60s, when screen legends Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen made the brand truly iconic. With numerous race successes and land speed records under Triumph's belt, models like the Thunderbird, Bonneville, Tiger and Trident have achieved legendary status.
The first great landmark in Triumph history was the 498cc Speed Twin (T100). With a top speed of over 90 mph, this was the bike that put British motorcycles on the map, and it would set the pattern for the next 40 years of production models. By 1946, the company had put the Tiger 100 and the Speed Twin into production and then, in 1954, Marlon Brando was seen astride a 650cc Thunderbird 6T in the teen movie 'The Wild One'. It rapidly became the must-have motorbike for American riders, thanks to its blend of speed and manoeuvrability and its lightweight construction.
In 1955, Johnny Allen set a world land speed record of 193mph on a normally aspirated Triumph motorbike at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Four years later, Triumph introduced the model of the same name. The Triumph Bonneville became the highest selling British twin of all time and Triumph dominated performance records, holding the motorcycle land speed record for 15 years.
In 1963, Steve McQueen, who owned dozens of Triumphs, rode a TR6 650 Trophy in 'The Great Escape'. The 60s was a period of dominance for Triumph at the Daytona 200, and by the end of the decade, Triumph bikes were recording the first-ever laps of 100mph on a production motorcycle. So great was the reputation of Triumph bikes that Evel Knievel used a Triumph to jump the Caesars Palace fountains in Las Vegas, in 1967. But despite the success of the marque worldwide, the Meriden factory was forced to close its doors in 1983. It looked like it was game over for Triumph, until John Bloor, a multi-millionaire with a love of British motorcycles, bought the name and took on the all-conquering Japanese.
Despite a devastating fire in 2002 that threatened to wipe Triumph off the map, sales have continued to climb, with 50,000 units sold in 2012 alone.
Today, Triumph continues to produce iconic motorbikes that are as much loved by US pistonheads as those in the UK. It also produces a comprehensive range of tyres for current production models that are designed to improve grip, steering and braking and contribute to safer all round performance.
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Triumph Motorcycle Tyres
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Popular Triumph Motorcycles
Below is a selection of the most popular models of Triumph motorcycle. For more information on the tyres suited to your model of Triumph motorcycle, select one from the options below:
The Triumph Bonneville Bobber is a cruiser motorcycle based on the Bonneville series and began selling in February 2017. The Bobber features; an adjustable seat, a swing cage mounted to a mono shock absorber, a 1200cc engine, a single front disk brake and slash-cut style exhaust pipes.
Triumph Bobber Tyres
The Triumph Bonneville is a standard motorcycle with a parallel-twin four-stroke engine. This model has been manufactured in three time periods; 1959-1983, 1985-1988 and 2001-present day.
Triumph Bonneville Tyres
Triumph Rocket 3
The name ‘Rocket III’ comes from the 1968 BSA 750cc pushrod triple, a badge-engineered version of the original ‘Triumph Trident’. The Triumph Rocket III is a three-cylinder motorcycle with a 2,294cc engine, the largest of any production motorcycle.
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Launched in 2006, the Triumph Scrambler was designed as a Bonneville with off-road styling and limited off-road capability. It features a 865cc DOHC four-stroke twin engine and 5-speed chain drive transmission.
Triumph Scrambler Tyres
Triumph Street Triple
This naked/streetfighter motorcycle was first released towards the end of 2007. The Triumph Street Triple is very similar to the Speed Triple 1050 but instead uses a re-tuned, inline, three cylinder 675cc engine.
Triumph Street Triple Tyres
Triumph Daytona 600
The Triumph Daytona 600 is a name given to two different motorcycles. The first model was sport bike manufactured in 1983 by Triumph Motorcycles out of their Meriden factory that was claimed to do over 100 miles per hour but fell within a lower insurance price bracket than the preceding 650cc Triumph TR65 Thunderbird in order to attract younger buyers.
Triumph Daytona 600 Tyres
Triumph Tiger 800
The Triumph Tiger 800 is a dual-sport motorcycle launched in 2010 by British manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles. The Tiger 800 XR is a more road-oriented bike, while the Tiger 800 XC is designed as a more off-road vehicle.
Triumph Tiger 800 Tyres
Triumph Speedmaster 865
The Speedmaster is a Triumph cruiser motorcycle designed and built in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Launched in 2002 with a 790 cc (48 cu in) twin-cylinder engine, the displacement was increased to 865 cc (52.8 cu in) in 2005 and the Speedmaster was upgraded to fuel injection in 2008.
Triumph Speedmaster 865 Tyres
Triumph Thunderbird 900
The Triumph Thunderbird 900 is a British motorcycle that was manufactured between 1995 and 2004 by Triumph Motorcycles at the Hinckley factory. Launched in 1995, the Triumph Thunderbird 900 was styled to create the impression of an air-cooled triple combustion chamber although the radiator up front shows it is clearly a liquid-cooled machine.
Triumph Thunderbird 900 Tyres
Triumph Thruxton 900
The Triumph Thruxton is a series of British parallel-twin motorcycles. The first bike, produced by Triumph Engineering at Meriden, was the Thruxton Bonneville, a limited-edition production-class racer hand-built by the factory race shop in 1965.
Triumph Thruxton 900 Tyres
Triumph Sprint 900
The Triumph Sprint 900 is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured by Triumph from 1991-1998 at their factory in Hinkley, Leicestershire. Styled by Rod Skiver, the Sprint was powered by an 885 cc (54.0 cu in) liquid-cooled, inline-three four stroke engine.
Triumph Sprint 900 Tyres
Triumph Legend TT 900
The Triumph Legend TT is a British motorcycle that was made by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd from 1998 to 2001. Based on the three cylinder liquid cooled Triumph Thunderbird 900, the priority for the new Legend TT was affordability, so the designers reduced the initial cost by producing a stripped down hotrod version, with less chrome.
Triumph Legend TT 900 Tyres
Triumph Trident 900
The Triumph Trident is a three-cylinder motorcycle of either 750 cc or 900 cc capacity. These bikes were produced from 1990 onwards at Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, the successor business to the defunct Triumph Engineering at Meriden Works, Warwickshire, England.
Triumph Trident 900 Tyres
Triumph Sprint ST 955
The Triumph Sprint ST is a sport touring motorcycle manufactured in the United Kingdom by Triumph between 1999 and 2010. Sporting a 1050cc 4-stroke three-cylinder engine, an alloy-beam frame and a single-sided swingarm, the Sprint ST competed effectively in the market against the Honda VFR800.
Triumph Sprint ST 955 Tyres
Triumph Daytona 955i
The Triumph Daytona Centennial 955i is a sport bike manufactured by Triumph from 1997 to 2006. It was powered by a 955 cc liquid cooled, inline three four stroke engine.
Triumph Daytona Centennial 955i Tyres
Triumph Speed Triple 1050
The Triumph Speed Triple is a series of motorcycles produced by Triumph Motorcycles. In 1994 the reborn Hinkley Triumph became one of the production motorcycles to embrace the new streetfighter style.
Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Tyres
Triumph Tiger 1050
The Triumph Tiger 1050 is a continuation of the Triumph Tiger motorcycle model line from the Triumph Tiger 955i produced in Hinckley, England by Triumph Motorcycles.
Triumph Tiger 1050 Tyres
The Triumph Thunderbird is Triumph motorcycle made in Hinckley, England, and sold since June 2009. The name "Thunderbird" is revived from a previous Triumph three-cylinder 885 cc bike.
Triumph Thunderbird Tyres
Triumph Tiger Explorer
The Triumph Tiger Explorer is a dual-sport motorcycle that was introduced by British company Triumph Motorcycles at the EICMA show in November 2011. There are currently 2 models available; Tiger Explorer XR Family and Tiger Explorer XC Family.
Triumph Tiger Explorer Tyres
The 'latest' Triumph Trophy is a touring motorcycle launched by Triumph in 2012 but discontinued in 2017. There have, however, been other Triumph models bearing the Trophy name over a long period.
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