2012 Triumph America Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Triumph America

2012 Triumph America |

2012 Triumph Motorcycle

If all about the journey, the 2012 America is just the ticket.

into the comfortable seat, the key below your left flick the start button and about everything else.

easy and comfortable cruiser the rider to focus on the sights, and smells of the ride, instead of half a mind on the bike

A mechanically-close relative of the Triumph the 2012 America is an intuitive with ergonomics that the rider in an all-day comfortable, laidback seating position. The sweep back so that hands fall naturally to the for effortless steering. Footpegs are forward, with shift and levers well placed the toes for easy access minor foot movement.

of the foot controls is intuitive.

The America’s firm and supportive one-piece seat provides flat-footed confidence at stops to a variety of riders, and the well-balanced, conformation makes slow maneuvering stress-free. At a (claimed 550 pounds, the America carries its low so it is nimble on its feet.

There is a fast-idle pull-knob at the EFI throttle body–they are effectively as half of a pair of carburetors – is useful when the engine is A minute or two of engagement is enough to the Triumph America’s air-cooled vertical twin purr.

delivery off idle is smooth, and the Triumph America won’t get riders into trouble. To take-offs easy, maximum comes at a mere 3300

Experienced riders can move the smartly off the line with a twist of the throttle, running up to the horsepower peak at 6800 and following it with a quick into second. While the is certainly not underpowered, it does encouragement for fast acceleration conditions dictate.

Triumph keep vibrations well control, and the bike feels even after a long day in the I sometimes have difficultly a sweet spot in cruiser and I prefer the Speedmaster’s body though other staff vigorously disagreed with me. I was able to spend entire on the America and not end up with a sore by scooting my rear back the seat and sitting up fairly

While there isn’t a lot of travel in the Kayaba suspension inches in the forks, 3.8 inches at the axle) to cushion your on rough roads, the fat 16-inch tire provides a secure footprint and stress-free ride real world conditions. The 33 degrees of rake and roomy wheelbase gives the Triumph plenty of stability.

Long and low surprisingly well at a spirited winding through the Hollywood along Mulholland Drive’s asphalt. Here, the Metzeler tires’ solid grip on the is confidence inspiring. The occasional peg as I lean the Triumph America a turn is the only distraction taking in the spectacular sunset.

The 865cc is plenty one-up for my weight – 115 pounds – on the freeway. You sit low enough that the windblast bad, and the wide bars are to hold onto. The motor and exhaust is quiet and easily by wind noise at high

There are only five-cogs in the so it’s not a tourer, but that mean you have to avoid the

The single 310mm front with a four-piston caliper a fine job of slowing the America quickly without drama, and the rear rotor is more capable. Both have feel.

The speedometer is easily and there’s not tachometer. In the daytime, the mounted warning lights are useless, and the tank depth at the cap makes it a hassle to put gas in.

I enjoy an alternative to the traditional V-twin. brings its own English spin to the and the America stands out thanks to its twin motor. The Caribbean with Crystal White its own visually in urban settings, and the logo on the tank is iconic.

Sporting distinctive good (with classic touches chrome and an authentic chain and an agreeable personality, the 2012 America is a perfect alternative cruiser for fun, easy

2012 Triumph America

Engine and Transmission

Type…Air-cooled, parallel-twin, 270º firing


Bore/Stroke…90 x 68mm

Power…60 hp @ 6800rpm

Maximum ft/lbs @ 3300rpm

Fuel sequential electronic fuel with SAI

Exhaust…Stainless steel headers, twin chromed

Final Drive…X-ring chain



Oil Capacity…4.75

Chassis, Running Gear and

Frame…Tubular steel cradle

tubular steel


aluminum alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0

Rear…Cast aluminum alloy 15 x 4.0 inches


Front…Metzeler 130/90 R16

Rear…Metzeler Marathon B15


Front…Kayaba 41mm with polished stainless shrouds and painted lowers, travel

Rear…Kayaba chromed twin shocks with preload, 96mm rear travel

Triumph America


Front…Single disc, Nissin 2-piston caliper

Rear…Single 285mm Nissin 2-piston floating

Instrument Display/Functions…Analogue speedometer odometer and trip information

and Capacities

Length…2420mm (95.2

Width (handlebars) …821mm inches)

Height without (44.9 inches)

Seat inches)

Wheelbase…1617mm (63.6

Rake/Trail…33 degrees/143mm

Fuel Capacity…19.3 litres (5.1 US

Wet Weight (ready to ride)…250 kg lbs)


$8,299 Black / Two-tone *Actual price by dealer. Price excludes license, options and $495 in charges Prices and specifications to change without notice.


Helmet: Arai Urban

Eyewear: TAG Heuer 5504

Jacket: River Ladies’ Sapphire

Gloves: Road Ladies’ Tallahassee

Icon Standard

Boots: Lola Lady Gore-Tex

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