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2011 Iron Butt Rally Motorcycle Long-Distance Results

2011 Iron Butt Rally

Rider Contributor
July 18, 2011

Story by Robert Higdon and Mike Kneebone, Photography by Steve Hobart Nothing like a few "farkles"--add-ons and accessories--to give you an edge over the competition. The 15th running of the 11-day, 11,000-mile Iron Butt motorcycle rally concluded Friday, July 1st, 2011 in Ontario, California.... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test

Suzuki V-Strom 650 right side beauty

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 vs. Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Road Test Comparison was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] When we first tested the V-Strom 650 in 2004, and for several years thereafter, Suzuki had the middleweight, multicylinder adventure... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 Road Test

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 left side action

Greg Drevenstedt
June 14, 2011

  We motorcyclists are a lucky lot. The source of our passion is, in most cases, inexpensive, fuel efficient, reliable and a fount of endless joy and fascination. Vintage machines, racebikes and customs may or may not fulfill any of these criteria, but street-legal motorcycles that rolled off the... Read more »

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Road Test

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm left side action

Donya Carlson
June 9, 2011

  Except for a couple of small entry-level bikes from other makers, the parallel twins in Triumph’s cruisers make them unique among the current parade of V-twins. At 1,597cc, the engine in its big Thunderbird was also the world’s largest production parallel-twin. Was? For 2011 the U.K.-based... Read more »

2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison

Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F 800 R action

Rider Magazine
June 7, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Left to right: Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F800R in action. Gathered around the shiny, all-knowing... Read more »

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC Road Test

Triumph Tiger 800XC right side action offroad

Rider Magazine
June 7, 2011

photography by Paul Barshon and Alessio Barbanti [This 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC Road Test was originally published as a Ridden & Rated in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] With Metzeler Karoo knobbies fitted, the Tiger 800XC felt very maneuverable and capable off-road. The larger 21-inch... Read more »

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Road Test

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

story and photography by Mark Tuttle [This 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Remember the scene in Blazing Saddles when the hulking, dim-witted thug Mongo (football star Alex Karras) rides into... Read more »

2011 Triumph Sprint GT Road Test

2011 Triumph Sprint GT

Rider Magazine
August 6, 2010

photography by Graeme Brown and Tim Keeton [This 2011 Triumph Sprint GT Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The Highlands of Scotland, land of woolen plaid kilts, smoky single-malt whisky and William Wallace—the painted-face warrior played by Mel Gibson in... Read more »

2010 Triumph Scrambler Road Test

2010 Triumph Scrambler

Rider Magazine
May 26, 2010

photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Triumph Scrambler Road Test was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider magazine] With a dual-sport, high-pipe style made famous by the likes of Steve McQueen, this TR6-influenced bike exudes cool. Since re-emerging from the ashes of Meriden, John Bloor’s... Read more »

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Road Test

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Road Test

Rider Contributor
October 9, 2009

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2010 Triumph Thunderbird Road Test was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Triumph Thunderbird Road Test Despite competing head-to-head with much larger makers for a slice of the American motorcycle market, Triumph has always gone its... Read more »

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