The 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is one of the relatively few modern motorcycles that I’d buy in a heartbeat. From a design perspective the Explorer has that angular, industrial look that I think will define many motorcycles from this period and ensure the bike’s place in history as a classic off-road tourer.
I’ve never personally had a sleep on a motorcycle, though this chap does make it look rather comfortable.
I’m happy that Triumph still produces Bonnevilles and Scramblers, it’s nice to know that we still have that direct link to a time in the past when motorcycles had to be kick-started and leather trousers were a perfectly acceptable piece of attire.
Ed Kretz was the top motorcycle racer in the 1930s and 1940s, he bought his first motorcycle when he was 20 years old out of sheer necessity, it was the Great Depression and an Indian Motorcycle was all Ed could afford as a mode of transportation.
It’s great to see the manufacturing methods employed during the 1940s (or 1950s) in this film, the total lack of automation and resulting man hours required to build a motorcycle is remarkable to see.
The ’98 Triumph Adventurer is one of the better bikes built by Triumph in the ’90s, it was fitted with an 885cc triple cylinder engine with 12 valves…
Bob Dylan spent much of the mid-60s on his beloved Triumph Tiger 100SS on the roads near his home in Woodstock, New York.
In some respects, Triumph is the Keith Richards of the motorcycle world, no matter how many times you think the company is a goner, they bounce back stronger than ever.
It isn’t every day that a bike like this, Steve McQueen’s 1938 Triumph Speed Twin, comes up for auction. The Triumph was restored for McQueen by his best friend and and racing buddy Bud Ekins at Ekin’s garage in North Hollywood, California and Bud’s shop sticker is still displayed on the motorcycle (picture below). McQueen was a long…
Triumph created the 1977 Triumph Silver Jubilee to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, the model was highly popular and remains a collectors item with only 2,400 examples ever having been built.
Guitars and motorcycles have been winning women over since forever.
If this picture tells me anything, it’s that we all need to take more pictures of lady-folk on motorcycles.