May 17th, 2019: Triumph In The News
Triumph and Ernie Vigil set off to make a point: take on the gruelling 1349-mile Mexican 1000 on a nearly stock Scrambler 1200 XE and prove beyond any doubt that this incredible new machine is the pinnacle of capability in the scrambler class. Now that the checkered flag has dropped and the dust has settled, MCN reports on the jaw-dropping final result – not only did Ernie and the Scrambler 1200 complete the challenge, they snagged a massively impressive top-five finish among a field of purpose-built off-road race bikes!
What do you get when you combine the speed and sportiness of a Thruxton with the comfort and user-friendliness of a Street Twin? “Triumph's all-new Speed Twin is the best of both worlds,” insists Driving, pointing to the Speed Twin’s powerful parallel twin engine churning out 96 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque, the lightweight chassis weighing 20 pounds less than the Thruxton, and the all-day-comfortable ergonomics. Put it all together and it leaves them asking if this might just be the best road-going Bonneville ever!
Word of Triumph’s ultimate power cruiser – the massive new limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC – continues to spread like wildfire, with even non-endemic sources like Forbes and Fox News joining in the praises for this 2,500cc beast, set to churn out more pavement-crushing torque than any other production motorcycle on the planet. Deposits are pouring in, so expect all 250 North-American bound units to be spoken for long before they arrive.