TRIUMPH LIFTS LID ON REFRESHED SPRINT GT, THUNDERBIRD, TIGER EXPLORER AND STREET TRIPLE MODELS

Triumph Sprint GT in Champagne

Triumph Sprint GT in Champagne

Triumph has given its popular Sprint GT model a special edition make over in time for the 2013 summer touring season, while its Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple models all enjoy striking new colour schemes.

The Hinckley business’s mid-range tourer, the Sprint GT, sees a host of new features including heated grips, touring screen, gel seat and top box/back rest pad, all fitted as standard.

The Sprint GT has gained a strong following since its launch in 2011 and the new SE version adds another dimension to the model’s reputation as a great value, highly capable tourer.

The new special edition model has a cavernous hard luggage carrying capacity of 117 litres, while the upgraded gel seat and touring screen add to all-day comfort, allowing the rider to take full advantage of the 200 plus miles range from a single tank.

Powering the new SE model is the 130PS version of Triumph’s charismatic 1050cc, triple engine, which produces 108Nm of torque, providing effortless overtaking. The new Sprint’s rear shock absorber is easily tuned to suit solo or pillion riding using the hand adjuster located just behind the rider’s leg. The four piston caliper brakes ensure solid and reliable control, with ABS as standard.

Other new touches to the Sprint GT SE include stylish Triumph badges on the panniers, a sleek side panel duct finisher and an SE badge on the top yoke to finish off the distinctive look. Two new colour schemes – an eye-catching Cranberry Red or a classic Champagne – complete the picture.

Now available in UK dealers, the Sprint GT SE comes with an OTR price of just £8,999.

Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple get a colour make over

Triumph Motorcycles has given its popular Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple models striking new colour schemes for summer 2013.

In a move that’s widens the choice for riders, Triumph has confirmed new paint schemes for the Thunderbird (and its big brother, the Thunderbird Storm); the Tiger Explorer (and its more rugged cousin, the Tiger Explorer XC), as well as the ever-popular middleweight roadster, the Street Triple.

Triumph Thunderbird Cruiser in Silver

Triumph Thunderbird Cruiser in Silver

First up, the award-winning Thunderbird cruiser, which now adds stunning Lava Red with Silver Frost to the choice of colours available. Accentuating the cool lines of the Thunderbird further, Triumph engineers have also added eye-catching silver fin styling to the 1600cc engine’s upper cylinder head and lower barrels.

The imposing 1700cc Thunderbird Storm also gets the new styling to define its distinctive parallel twin engine, while four colour options remain – Matt Black, Matt Graphite, Jet Black and Silver Marble.

Triumph Tiger Explorer in Crystal White

Triumph Tiger Explorer in Crystal White

The 1215cc Tiger Explorer, which was launched in 2012 taking Triumph into ‘big adventure’ territory, has added Crystal White and Matt Graphite to its existing colour options of Graphite and Sapphire Blue. Available with either cast or spoked wheels, the Explorer represents the ultimate in long-haul adventure motorcycling. A further enhancement on the new model is the switch from the decal Triumph logo to a badge, adding to the prestige feel of the bike.

Meanwhile, the Explorer’s fully spoked and accessorised rugged cousin, the XC, adds a clean looking Crystal White/Matt Graphite combination and a striking Matt Graphite scheme to its existing Matt Khaki Green option.

Triumph Street Triple in Cosmic Green

Triumph Street Triple in Cosmic Green

Finally, the ultimate middleweight streetfighter, the Street Triple, is now available in eye-catching Cosmic Green, highlighting the fun, sporty and individual character of the 675cc powered machine. First entering the ring in 2007, this top selling urban roadster is even punchier, more responsive and more exhilarating in 2013 thanks to its all new chassis.

The new editions of the Thunderbird, Tiger Explorer and Street Triple are available through the Triumph dealer network now, for £11,149, £11,199 and £6,999 OTR respectively.

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