Triumph is a British motorcycle manufacturing company, which is known to manufacture bikes that give a unique riding sensation, desired by every red-blooded rider. They design bikes which use new technologies and adorn a traditional look. In India, Triumph produces five different series of bikes, of which the classic series is the post popular. This series consists of three mega brands of Triumph - Bonneville, Bonneville T100 and Thruxton. While the Bonneville has a stylish traditional look, the Thruxton is modern enough to match today’s lifestyle.
- Triumph designs each and every product differently in order to make them stand out of the crowd
- The Triumph Thruxton is born out of the 60’s, and is a homologated catharsis version of an old Bonneville. It is the only “Cafe racer” model in Triumph’s line-up.
- The Bonneville is the most iconic and legendry bike sold by the British manufacturer, and features a retro styling amalgamated with new generation computer controlled machinery
- The Bonneville T100 is an updated version of the Bonneville, with the only difference being their dress up. The T100 gets an additional bunch of shiny chronic parts and a two tone paint, which gives a feeling of the early 60’s
- A striped down and retro image does make it resemble to the Enfields present in abundance, thus affecting the bike’s road presence negatively
Power & Performance:
Despite being legendry and heavy motorcycles, the Triumph Classic series do not lack in available grunts, and can enthusiastically tackle every flick of the right wrist.
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Braking & Handling:
- Designed as retro motorcycles, it is astonishing to see the way the Classic motorcycles from Triumph handle Indian conditions
- Both Bonneville bikes offer a relatively modest riding posture, that is a boon for longer rides
- The top-spec Thruxton on the other hand gets lower set handlebars and rear positioned foot pegs that provide an aggressive stance
- Disc brakes at the front and rear provide enough bite, but lack feedback while braking, and the wheels do tend to lock-up fairly easily
What to Opt For
- Expensive bikes like those from the Classic series require an Anti-theft package to handle probable losses
- Owing to a larger engine block, a zero depreciation cover might come in handy during repairs and maintenance
- A comprehensive cover can further enhance your ‘Classic’ ownership experience