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2009 Triumph Bonneville SE Road Test

2009 Triumph Bonneville SE

Bill Stermer
June 22, 2009

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE Road Test was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE Just the other day I was lamenting how so many motorcycle companies seem to be playing the bigger/faster/more powerful game, introducing... Read more »

2009 Triumph Daytona 675 Road Test

A triple is not just an odd number of cylinders for cheekiness’ sake, it delivers a sweet spot experience.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 17, 2009

[This 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 Road Test was originally published in the May 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Middleweight sportbike development has been a fiercely competitive game of one-upmanship among the Japanese Big Four. Dictated in part by the rules of supersport racing, orthodoxy has converged... Read more »

2008 Triumph Speed Triple Road Test

2008 Triumph Speed Triple

Greg Drevenstedt
July 9, 2008

At the tender age of six, I went on my first motorcycle camping trip. Dad took my big brother and me on a 200-mile ride from Nashville to the Smoky Mountains. I was perched between Dad’s legs, hugging the tank, and Paul sat on the back. Kids nod off on long trips, so Dad used his belt to lash Paul... Read more »

2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring Road Test

Triumph Rocket III Touring left side

Rider Magazine
June 30, 2008

[this review of the 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider] You Triumph guys think you’re so clever. So it’s just a touring bike, eh? Like a Road King or Star Silverado? Yeah, right. Sorry, but there’s just no hiding that humongous... Read more »

2008 Triumph Street Triple Road Test

The Street Triple offers all the fun of the Daytona 675, in a more comfortable package.

Troy Siahaan
March 7, 2008

[This 2008 Triumph Street Triple Road Test was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Clicking through the gears, I’m flanked by the Italian countryside. After a thorough rain shower the night before, the roads are clean, albeit a little slick in the shady portions.... Read more »

2007 Triumph Tiger 1050 Road Test

Forget what you know about the old Tiger, Triumph’s new cat is out of the bag and this time its purpose is clear—to be the perfect all-round street motorcycle.

Troy Siahaan
April 11, 2007

A trip to Spain could hardly be called a bad thing, especially when the mission is to ride a new motorcycle model like the 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050. But as the 14-hour flight to southern Espana finally came to an end, I looked out the window and my stomach started to churn. Above were dark, menacing clouds... Read more »

Triumph T100 Rebuild: Updating a Modern Classic

Kitted out with a few simple accessories, the T100 is ready for a backroad blast or an overnight ride.

Jerry Smith
August 20, 2006

story and photography by Jerry Smith By now, anyone under the age of 30 is sick to death of dinosaurs like me getting all nostalgic about the good old days, when riders in waxed-cotton jackets and cork-lined helmets laughed at danger, and motorcycles could be rebuilt by the side of the road with nothing... Read more »

2006 Triumph Bonneville T100 Cross Country Motorcycle Tour

The 1898 Hotel Connor is the central focus of activity in Jerome, Arizona; when it opened, rooms were a dollar apiece, but the price has gone up.

Clement Salvadori
April 6, 2006

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Triumph Bonneville T100 Cross Country Motorcycle Tour was originally published in the December 2006 issue of Rider magazine] “How come you’re in Post?” he asks. Sensible question, as Post is not really on the main road to anywhere, and I am obviously... Read more »

2005 Triumph Tiger Road Test


Bill Stermer
January 1, 2006

When a rider contemplates getting a new bike, the very first consideration is usually which type of bike it should be. Should it be a cruiser or sportbike, dresser tourer or sport tourer, dual-sport or naked standard? As the motorcycling market has matured, it slices and dices and sifts its models to... Read more »

2005 Triumph Bonneville T100 Road Test

2005 Triumph Bonneville T100

Jerry Smith
October 29, 2005

Considering how much time and energy Americans expend acquiring the latest gadgets and gizmos, we also go to an enormous amount of effort trying to relive our past. For example, count the late-model American production cars that look like street rods from the 1950s, or walk through any Harley showroom,... Read more »

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