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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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