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Dirt and Trail July 2018 issue 2

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SA LAUNCH TRIUMPH BIKES

SA LAUNCH TRIUMPH BIKES BRITISH INVASION Triumph launches the 2019’s - A bike for every kind of rider 24 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018

Triumph SA has made quite a splash in recent weeks with the launch of their retail store in Sandton and the introduction of all the new bikes. We gave you the skinny of what was happening with the brand earlier this year – and since then, things have moved along rather smartly. We were invited along for an overdose of British at the pecan Manor venue near – would you believe it – Harties – a day of riding and an evening of revelry and banter… Now this is where you start reading with a British accent. Triumph has an impressive 17 models in their product lineup – with more on the way soon. And it was an excellent day old fruit! We were loosely divided into groups – pointed in the direction of the motorcycles and told to ride – and enjoy! How bad could that be? There was even time for a spot of tea and pies in between each group. All rather civilized you know! Please bear in mind that this launch was not for us to test each bike and review them, but more just to get a feel for the brand, their ethos and what they are up to. You can rest assured that there will be more in depth features on each of their bikes as we go along. Powering the bikes: Triumph, essentially build engines in two derivatives – and this is just a basic explanation – internals differ but this will give you an idea. Triumph is the master of triple cylinder technology. 3 cylinders in parallel that create some of the smoothest, most user friendly power on the planet. Fitted to their adventure and Roadster range. The very compact triples are found in a wide range of their bikes, the biggest of which is the 1200cc found in the 1200XCA adventure machine. DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE JULY 2018 25

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