In conjunction with its 111 year anniversary, Triumph Motorcycles, through its local Exclusive Official Distributor, Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, had organised the inaugural Triumph Heritage Day at Zebra Square yesterday afternoon and unveiled four of its latest 2013 motorcycles for the Malaysian market – Street Triple, Daytona, Tiger Explorer XC and its new flagship Trophy SE.
“Triumph is back (in Malaysia), and in a very big way. If in Malaysia Triumph was better known in the past for its classic appeal and rich heritage, the new generation of Triumph models today are best identified and recognized for its technological prowess, the exhilarating riding experience and enjoyment it imparts on riders, and the diversity in its range of models with something for all segment of riders,” said Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd Chief Operating Officer Razak Al-Malique during his opening speech.
The event had on display an array of both classic and contemporary Triumph motorcycle models from Bonneville to Speed Triple for enthusiast and invited guests to admire. More than 80 Rat Pack members came with their bikes to show support for the function with guest-of-honour Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Berhad (PUNB) Chairman Khairy Jamaluddin, who himself is an owner and an enthusiast, on-hand to do the unveiling.
First to be unveiled was the Street Triple and, as its name suggest, is naked street motorcycle closely modeled on the Speed Triple 1050 but uses a re-tuned inline three cylinder 675 cc engine that produces a respectable 105 hp at 12,8650 rpm with torque figures at 68 Nm. It is said to use a new twin beam frame and revised geometry for razor sharp handling, agility and precision.
The ‘R’ version (also unveiled at the event) of the Street Triple supposedly gives better handling with adjustable front and rear suspension for preload, rebound and compression damping to give the rider freedom to set up the motorcycle for their specific needs. The ‘R’ is also equipped with a four piston Nissin radial calipers, as opposed to just a two piston on the standard variant.
Both models come with factory-fitted engine immobiliser and a two-year unlimited mileage warranty. The Street Triple 675 is priced at RM59,900 while the Street Triple R costs RM64,900 on-the-road without insurance.
The Daytona was the second 2013 Triumph motorcycle to be unveiled at the event. This full fairing supersport bike has collected many accolades and won numerous racing titles ever since it was introduced back in 2006. This latest incarnation of the Daytona is said to feature a brand new engine, new frame, new bodywork and a host of other changes compared to the outgoing model.
It is said to have a wider bore and shorter stroke engine dimension that allows for a higher 14,400 rpm limit for more power. It now produces 126 hp at 12,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 75 Nm. The Daytona 675 is priced at RM69,900 on-the-road without insurance and also comes with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
The third 2013 bike that Triumph unveiled that day was the dual-sport Tiger Explorer XC. First introduced at the 2011 EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori) show in Milan, this latest version boasts a series of well-engineered refinements to make a bolder and an even greater presence in the adventure touring segment with new 19 inch front and 17 inch rear aluminium, steel spoked wheels wrapped with tubeless tires.
It uses a 1,215 cc straight-three engine with four valves per cylinder and a six-speed gearbox with virtually maintenance free shaft drive that produces 135 hp and 121 Nm of torque. It features switchable ABS, cruise control and traction control as standard equipment and is backed by a 10,000 mile service interval and unlimited mileage two-year warranty. The Tiger Explorer XC is priced at RM115,900 on-the-road without insurance.
Finally, Triumph unveiled its new flagship, the 2013 Trophy SE, which is its first foray into the luxury touring motorcycle segment. Officially introduced to the world just last year, this new SE variant features extra equipment such as electronically adjustable suspension, a Bluetooth audio system, and a tyre-pressure monitoring system.
It seems that much effort has gone into optimising weather and wind protection with aerodynamically enhanced fairings featuring a windscreen that riders can electrically adjust. Comfort is further enhanced with a range of height adjustable seat options.
Even though it uses the same shaft driven 1,215 cc three cylinder engine found on the Tiger Explorer XC, the Trophy SE outputs slightly less power producing 132 hp at 8,900 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 6,450 rpm with a taller sixth gear for smooth, effortless power whenever required. The Trophy SE has a RM127,900 on-the-road without insurance price tag.
More information on the Heritage Day and the four unveiled bikes can be found on the attached press release and, for those who missed out on the event, a massive 100 photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.
TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE LAUNCHES 2013 RANGE OF AWARD-WINNING STREET, SUPERSPORTS, ADVENTURE AND LUXURY TOURING MODELS
Triumph Motorcycles via its Exclusive Official Distributor Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, today unveiled four of its 2013 line-up that are now available in Malaysia; the 675cc street sports Street Triple; the all-new and award winning 675cc supersports Daytona; the 1,215cc Tiger Explorer XC dual purpose/touring bike; and the flagship 1,215cc Trophy SE, a luxury touring sports bike. Also available as a special variant is the 675cc Street Triple R.
The Street Triple is priced at RM59,900, the Street Triple R at RM 64,900 and the Daytona 675 at RM69,900, while the Tiger Explorer XC and Trophy SE is priced at RM115,900 and RM127,900 respectively. All prices quoted are excluding road tax and insurance.
In conjunction with the launch of the four new models, Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, also organised the inaugural Triumph Heritage Day in celebration of 111 years of British manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles which was first established in 1902. Triumph Heritage Day also brought together a congregation of classic and the new generation of Triumph motorcycles for public viewing, and a gathering of Triumph motorcycle owners otherwise known as the RAT Pack or Rider’s Association of Triumph.
The Triumph marque has made its presence felt in Malaysia for more than 50 years, and with the new generation of Triumph supersports, modern classics, dual purpose, touring and street motorcycles, is making an even greater presence on Malaysian roads over the last three years with Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd’s appointment as the Exclusive Official Distributor of Triumph Motorcycles.
“Triumph is back (in Malaysia), and in a very big way. If in Malaysia Triumph was better known in the past for its classic appeal and rich heritage, the new generation of Triumph models today are best identified and recognized for its technological prowess, the exhilarating riding experience and enjoyment it imparts on riders, and the diversity in its range of models with something for all segment of riders,” said fast Bikes sdn Bhd Chief Operating Officer Razak Al-Malique.
“It has been a challenging but far more phenomenal and rewarding three years for the Triumph marque and Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, and we are extremely pleased with the support we have received from not only our principal Triumph Motorcycles, but also the various local institutions and ultimately the motorcycling community, who have contributed significantly to making this business venture a successful one.”
“With more than 200 units sold over the past 3 years we have been taking our time to get to know the brand, the motorcycle and character of each of the models from Triumph. We now understand how very reliable and awesome these bikes. We are therefore ready to move forward and are investing a substantial amount of time and money to achieve excellence in customer service and experience.
Interest has been increasing and not only in Triumph’s range of street and supersports bikes, but also in the adventure/touring segment and the many limited modern classic variants it offers, rising in tandem with Malaysia’s growing motorcycling community. This is also backed by Triumph’s award-winning track record and the many accolades its range of motorcycles have and continues to receive worldwide.
Another pivotal success factor is that all Triumph motorcycles are backed by a two-year unlimited mileage warranty underlining not only the brand’s confidence but its commitment to customers in terms of after sales service.
Razak said Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd is also due to open the first Triumph Motorcycles flagship showroom which will is strategically located in Petaling Jaya in the second quarter of 2013. The company’s showroom and corporate office is currently in Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur.
NEW STREET TRIPLE & STREET TRIPLE R
The award-winning Street Triple and Street Triple R features a new twin beam frame and revised geometry for razor sharp handling, agility and precision. Not only is the chassis robust and hard edged, it is advanced, and engineered to optimise dynamism, agility and rider enjoyment.
Pride of place in the new lightweight chassis is the new low boy stainless steel exhaust which not only provides a sharp new look but offers a significant contribution to redistributing the centre of gravity and the weight of the exhaust. Its clever design and optimised mass centralisation has afforded Triumph’s engineers the opportunity to tweak the geometry, reducing the rake to 24.1º and increasing the trail by 0.5mm to 99.6m. This as a package, adds to greater razor sharp dynamic handling in a confidence inspiring package weighing just 183kg, fully fuelled and ready to ride, and a substantial 6kg lighter than the outgoing model. Weight savings is also thanks to fewer pieces and fewer welds in the frame.
Handling of the Street Triple is complemented by KYB suspension via 41mm upside down forks, while stopping power is provided by a confidence inspiring dual 310mm floating disc front brake set up, with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers. The bike also offers optional anti-lock braking system (ABS) which is fully switchable.
Collecting numerous accolades since it was first launched in 2007 and is recognised for delivering class leading dynamics alongside an unforgettable riding experience, the Street Triple is rated at 106PS at 12,8650rpm with a maximum torque of 68Nm.
Distinguished by its red rear subframe, red radiator cowls, and red pinstripe detailing to the wheels, the Street Triple R meanwhile, features 41mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping to give the expert rider freedom to set the motorcycle up for their specific needs. Its rear monoshock is also adjustable for preload and rebound damping. It is also fitted with the twin 310mm floating front discs and a more powerful four-piston Nissin radial calipers.
Both models come with factory-fitted engine immobiliser and a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Price: on-the-road without insurance
Street Triple RM59,900
Street Triple R RM 64,900
Triumph’s Daytona 675 has set new class performance standards in the supersport class with its three-cylinder, 675cc engine format, consistently topping comparison tests, and winning awards around the world since it was launched in 2006. The Daytona also has the distinction of outperforming higher specification superbikes in the prestigious international Masterbikes shootout, winning this toughest and most comprehensive test of all sports bikes two years in succession.
The all-new, sharper, and leaner looking Daytona 675 features a brand new engine, new frame, fresh and sophisticated new bodywork and a host of other changes built on everything Triumph has learned from the enormously successful outgoing model. A few tweaks and modifications allows the 2013 Daytona to raise the bar yet again.The Daytona 675 is 1.5kg lighter than the old model, has more power, an extended rev range, greater precision, feel, and increased agility. It’s faster on the track, better on the road and even more satisfying to own.
At the heart of the new Daytona is its new engine, which brings more performance and a subtly new character too. The key change is the wider bore and shorter stroke dimensions, allowing a higher 14,400rpm rev limit to gain more power and a broader spread of usable revs. Power is up 3PS to 128PS peaking earlier at 12,600rpm and revving on for longer with a maximum torque that is 2Nm higher at 75Nm. New twin injectors per cylinder on the intake side aids the power and torque gains as well as improving fuelling accuracy and efficiency and for the first time, titanium valves are fitted, helping the engine achieve higher revs and allowing Triumph’s engineers room to reshape them to improve gas flow.
The transmission features a new slip-assist clutch to provide a lighter lever action and help prevent rear wheel hop under heavy braking. This is aided by the engine management which opens the throttle butterflies to reduce engine braking.
The exhaust system is a clear change as the compact and purposeful new unit now sits beneath the engine rather than beneath the rear seat. This is a consequence of the mission by Triumph’s engineers to centralise the bike’s mass as much as possible and move the weight forward, key factors in making the new Daytona even more agile and yet more stable at speed too. The frame uses fewer sections in its construction for a cleaner, stronger design and has sharper geometry and a shorter wheelbase to make full use of the revised mass distribution. The rear sub-frame, constructed from high pressure die cast aluminium, not only looks fantastic but contributes to the slim sharp design at the rear of the bike.
Triumph engineers also altered the ergonomics slightly, with a 10mm reduction in seat height and a little less weight placed on the wrists, allowing the riding position to have the best control at high speed and on the track.
The Daytona also features a new, innovative intake duct, suspension which includes the latest fixed cartridge forks from KYB (formerly Kayaba) and revised rear shock, new light-weight wheels, and new switchable ABS system which weighs just 1.5kg that incorporates a late intervention track setting which allows rear wheel drift.
The Daytona 675 also comes with two-year unlimited mileage.
Price: on-the-road without insurance
Daytona 675 RM69,900
TRIUMPH TIGER EXPLORER XC
The new Triumph Tiger Explorer XC benefits from a series of well-engineered refinements to make a bolder and an even greater presence in the adventure touring segment
Key to the rugged look of the Tiger Explorer XC are the new 19” inch front and 17” inch rear aluminium rimmed, steel spoked wheels wrapped with tubeless tyres which complements its aggressive styling.
Triumph also makes available a wide selection of genuine Triumph accessories for the discerning adventure rider, from high impact Adventure Hand Guards that offer warmth and protection to hands and controls; high performance 55w dual fog lights that deliver increased visibility for late rides to tough 22mm steel tube engine bars; and a heavy gauge aluminium Sump Guard for outright off-road protection.
Powered by a shaft-driven 1,215cc triple, the Tiger Explorer XC produces 137ps with 121Nm of torque. It also features cruise and traction control, switchable ABS and a virtually maintenance free shaft drive.
The Tiger Explorer XC is backed by a 10,000 mile service interval and unlimited mileage two-year warranty.
Price: on-the-road without insurance
Tiger Explorer XC RM115,900
The Trophy is Triumph’s flagship and first foray into the luxury touring motorcycle segment.
Packed with a whole host of technology features, much of which come as standard, the Trophy is powered by a shaft driven 1,215cc three cylinder engine, identical to the one powering the Tiger Explorer XC, delivering an impressive 134PS at 8,900 revs and 120Nm of torque at 6,450rpm, for smooth effortless power whenever required.
A torsional damping system is used to transfer power from the gearbox to the shaft drive through a sprung bevel gear. In addition to this a metalastic shaft drive is used which allows a certain amount of compliance in the shaft assembly. These combined features help to provide a refined drivetrain and overall chassis performance which ensures the power is delivered in a smooth and controllable manner.
The top of the range Trophy SE which is available locally, is fitted with adjustable electronic suspension from WP, which is operated via an ergonomically designed switch cube. Riders select their preferred damping setting – Sport, Normal or Comfort, combine it with the bikes loading – Solo, Solo plus luggage or 2-up, and select and review their settings via a dot matrix LCD screen. The ease of use and functionality means that personalised settings can be easily adjusted at the press of a button.
Ride-by-wire technology, provides both traction control and cruise control functionality as well as optimising engine efficiency and fuel economy. Great effort has gone into optimising weather and wind protection with aerodynamically enhanced fairings. The electrically adjustable screen can raise 16.4cm and comes with a memory function that automatically adjusts to your last pre-set position when you restart the bike. Rider and pillion passenger comfort is further enhanced with a range of seat options including heated front and rear seats, while the rider seat height can additionally be adjusted between 800mm and 820mm.
The Trophy SE also features headlight positional adjustment, centre stand, lockable cockpit storage box with 12v power socket, a 26-litre fuel tank and Triumph’s unique Dynamic Luggage System (TDLS), all as standard.
The Triumph Dynamic Luggage System helps maintain chassis balance by decoupling the mass from the chassis allowing each pannier to move up to a 5 degree arc therefore optimising stability and refinement. With 31 litre per side pannier, additional storage can be gained with the optional 55 litre powered “Plug and Play” top box. The “Plug and Play” feature allows easy fitting and removal without the need to connect and disconnect cables or wires. It features a 12v socket on the inside to charge a camera, phone or any other electrical device whilst on the move.
The Trophy SE hosts a powerful integrated audio system, with Bluetooth technology, USB input, and iPod/MP3 player compatibility. It is also benefits from Triumph’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, which adds a further layer of rider security whilst an integrated passenger 12V power supply allows additional accessories to be added.
The Trophy SE enjoys extended 10,000 miles service intervals with major services every 20,000 miles and unlimited mileage two-year warranty.
Price: on-the-road without insurance
Trophy SE RM127,900.00