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Triumph America

Cool, a cruiser you can ride Harmful Psychic Repercussions

California, July 3, 2002 Maybe I do have too much tied up in the motorcycles I ride, but the remains that on many I feel like some of … clown. The typical to me too often feels like the equivalent of a 70’s land too much festoonery, too many protuberances, too much weight for too performance—too landau-roof- with-opera-windows.

I’m getting old, or I’ve been riding too high-powered crotch rockets or is it that I’ve been too much fun on underpowered bikes the Buell Firebolt? (I just got from the Kev Schwantz racing in which the Man and myself had the dice of at Road Atlanta, on bone-stock

I’d have to go with the platter; I’ve matured to love bikes at all power I’ve been trying to my anticruiser bias, really I It’s not easy. This America, I must say, may be the therapy I’ve yet had.

not ashamed to be seen upon it. I’m not going far, I an open-faced lid and a grin.

I really put my finger upon why, the Triumph contains its share of too. The fat exhaust headers are shields covering skinnier The chrome air cleaners are plastic over a plastic airbox (I it back, they’re metal!).

If real steel is important to you won’t like that the are plastic, but I like that the managed to resist the Japanese to over-stylize them at least the fenders on the Volusia).

The whole has a nice minimalist look to it in

What looks like an old twin really is a new Triumph with functional cooling that appear to use the same postwar production technique as the old There’s no hidden radiator. is an oil cooler, plumbed in

with braided-steel lines.

I guess I the America, when it comes to it, because it’s the only cruiser I can think of that trying desperately hard to like a Harley-Davidson. I like I suppose I like the fact H-D and Triumph used to clash and by riding a Triumph I am riding the instead of an H-D imitator.

When you at the Bonneville from the right it looks like it knows it’s trying to be, and that is somewhat unique.

The key is in a silly place—the norm for your left … which gives the impression adjusting your panty every time you need to it off or on. After de-wedgying yourself, pulling out the choke knob on the Keihin CVK carb and hitting the has the parallel twin into an steady idle, and the throttle sensor lets you motor unlike so many lean-carbed lickety-split.

A 270-degree crankshaft, of the 360 in the regular Bonneville, is supposed to the America with a funkier Actually it feels just the the 270 engine runs even while producing a furry note with whistly/whirry The clutch pull is light, and the gearbox gets the job done its long, long linkage rod as a sort of low-tech damper for the toe.

Use the adjusters to adjust pedal position, or run over a and bend the rod, your Either way works.

The thing I do about cruisers is the very low height—27.5 inches for the Bonneville. I dislike is the forward footpegs, make your tailbone all your weight. Our Harley-riding Billy points out, that cruisers simply different muscle groups do sportbikes, and that you get used to

Maybe he’s right. At I found myself fighting the breeze aboard the America; a few weeks, it seems to be less of a but now I can’t unclench my fists or upright.

Really it’s not so and would be even better if taller than me; then be better able to press … against the bolster of the nice seat to brace torso against the wind. fine for me for an hour at a time, but I would much rather any sort of distance on a sportbike my feet up under me). Jesse James’s radical place the footpegs more the rider than most cruisers.

You’re right; for kind of money you could a nice Sportster, but isn’t an oxymoron? No Sportster cruises as and smoothly as the Bonneville at freeway

The Bonneville’s speedo always to be climbing at a fair rate on the I’ve ventured up to The Ton upon it.

Grips could be a bit less apart to ease lane-splitting, but are in a reasonably natural position, and rolling place the rider a pretty cool Elvis-on-the stance which is very for round-town trolling and airing out Conway Twitty pompadour. as you don’t encounter any big craters, at the upper end of middleweight cruiserdom in of damping and compliance, and with the seat, the bike gives up a ride.

Triumph America

Obviously, it’s not a but this one does have a amount of ground clearance the pegs drag—enough to amuse and surprise an unsuspecting sportbiker or I wouldn’t be surprised. The front feels like it could use a bleeding, and still feels way after it’s bled. good, though.

Forty-four as you know, is no great shakes, but it like more. (And no use why, if this engine is so to the standard Bonneville, how it lost 12 or so in the cruiserfication process.) Anyway, I to comprehend that bikes this are like motorized tablets, aren’t they? On R1, people are always in your way and when is this light to change?

On the Bonneville, you are but another fish in the sea of baby, and a time for every under heaven. You slow and smell the exhaust fumes, with your fellow and if somebody in a big Benz gets on six o’ clock, you hold up on purpose cause speeding’s and dangerous and they’re a capitalist man.

Still, 44 horses is when the light turns to leave the rest of the world in dust, and the Bonneville’s speedo seems to be climbing at a fair on the occasions I’ve ventured up to The Ton it. Our European friend Yossef test is a good one: I like to keep the America the house? This is the first inexpensive cruiser I can remember the answer is yes.

Calling it the is the nicest compliment the Brits payed us in years.


What I can’t overlook, is how good the suspension is.

I’ve got to it to the British. They’ve always some of the best beers in the and they’re finally starting to out how to make suspension work too. Triumph’s Bonneville is not a bike I was looking forward to as I still have issues its styling. What I can’t however, is how good the suspension is. Its is nothing to backfire at, either.

Sure it could use some power (another 15 horses, old but it makes do with what got. And as John says, not pretending to be anything.

It is what it is it is.

From 5 to 75 miles an hour, the America is just about my cruiser, methinks. And my hat’s off to the peoples for doing such a job.

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