Triumph plans to unveil three new motorcycle models during the company's annual North American dealer conference, scheduled to take place September 18 in Phoenix.
The first of the three new rides is the Rocket III Classic. Designed with a focus on rider and passenger comfort, the Rocket III Classic comes with operator footboards, pull-back bars and a stitched touring seat as standard. Also available: Two two-tone paint schemes, pinstriped by hand; and a deep-chromed cam cover that contrasts with the black-finished engine.
A new take on Triumph's past, the all-new twin-cylinder Scrambler adds a new twist to Triumph's Modern Classics range. Designed to resemble its relatives from the 1950s, the bike has styling cues that include a flat seat, small headlight, knobby tires and upswept pipes.
Triumph says the Scrambler is easy and unintimidating to ride, with or without a passenger. In fact, the company describes it as a bike for riders who “aren't interested in riding fast and are not motivated by performance or other benchmark figures.”
The third bike scheduled for release is the Daytona 675 Triple. The first three-cylinder middleweight, the Daytona 675 features a compact torque-filled three-cylinder, 12-valve motor linked to a stacked, close ratio, six-speed gearbox, Keihin closed-loop fuel-injection system and a free-flowing exhaust with an underseat silencer.
Other features include an open-back, aluminum cast frame wrapped over the top of the motor; a USD front fork and piggy-back rear shock fully adjustable for spring preload and rebound and compression damping; four-piston brakes; and five-spoke wheels.
Look for a complete report about Triumph's plans for 2006 in an upcoming issue of Powersports Business magazine.
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