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Chopblocks for Charity: Bond’s Scrambler 1200 XE Rakes in Four Times the Projected Price

With 007 – beloved James Bond, aka., actor Daniel Craig – now thoroughly blown up as per the results of 2022’s “No Time to Die” and fans looking forward to the next hit flick in the series, the residual bikes are being put to use; in the case of the front-and-center, cover girl Scrambler 1200 XE, that use involves a scoot to the chopblock in the name of charity.

According to Motorcycle.com’s blog, the auction was made in the spirit of the Bond series’ 60-year anniversary, with stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven reminiscing on the memories made.

James Bond, played by Daniel Craig in 2022's "No Time to Die." Media sourced from MCN.
James Bond, played by Daniel Craig in 2022’s “No Time to Die.” Media sourced from MCN.

“Riding the Scrambler in No Time To Die was a privilege and certainly brought a smile to my face every time I rode it,”contributes Paul Edmonson.

“It’s an incredible beast, the Scrambler did everything we threw at it,” adds Martin Craven.

“We raced it to an inch of its life”.

Bond's Scrambler 1200 XE, used by Daniel Craig in 2022's "No Time to Die." Media sourced from MCN.
Bond’s Scrambler 1200 XE, used by Daniel Craig in 2022’s “No Time to Die.” Media sourced from MCN.

The twin-cylinder machine was projected to sell for a much smaller amount, with experts estimating between £20,000 and £30,000. Obviously that projection was opposite end of the pond, seeing as I am reading the thing went for the tally-ho tag of £138,600 ($154,317 USD, for us colonies).

With all proceeds being donated to Severn Hospice (providing care across Shropshire and North Powys for those living with incurable illnesses), we look forward to further pursuits of our favorite (fictional) Royal Naval Reserve Commander.

Bond's Scrambler 1200 XE, used by Daniel Craig in 2022's "No Time to Die." Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.
Bond’s Scrambler 1200 XE, used by Daniel Craig in 2022’s “No Time to Die.” Media sourced from Motorcycle.com.

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*Media sourced from MCN, and Motorcycle.com’s blog*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

“No Time to Die” (2022): James Bond is Auctioning His Scrambler

Remember that cool Scrambler 1200 XE that British actor Daniel Craig used to make the iconic wll jump in the new action flick, “No Time to Die” (2022)the one that cost the film crew 8,400 gallons of coca cola?

Well, now that the dust has settled and the movie’s archived as the highest-grossing film for 2021, she’s up for auction – and while she may not reap as high a figure as the neighboring podium’s Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, we still expect the bike to clock in between £20,000 and £30,000. 

The James Bond Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that was used in the hit movie, "No Time to Die" (2022). Media sourced from Motor Biscuit.
The James Bond Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that was used in the hit movie, “No Time to Die” (2022). Media sourced from Motor Biscuit.

“The bike…joins seven other Bond vehicles from the film in a two-part event to celebrate 60 years of the secret agent on the silver screen,” states MCN

“The bike is the actual Scrambler 1200 XE provided in partnership with Triumph and ridden first by assassin Primo (actor Dali Benssalah) and then Bond (Daniel Craig) in the Italian medieval city of Matera.”

The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that will be going up for auction. Media sourced from MCN.
The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that will be going up for auction. Media sourced from MCN.

The movie has inspired a Bond-themed Tiger 900 Rally Pro for Triumph’s ranks, with other influenced marques including the likes of BSA and BMW.

A view of the SuperBusa, a new machine with a bonkers supercharger conversion kit+. Media courtesy of Top Speed.

“No Time to Die” was a record-breaking film; scenes like the movie’s climactic end won ‘most high explosives detonated in a single film take’ (via Guinness World Records), and contributed to the mind-boggling $774 million USD grossed, making the Bond film the fourth-highest-grossing for 2021. 

The James Bond Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that was used in the hit movie, "No Time to Die" (2022). Media sourced from Motor Biscuit.
The James Bond Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE that was used in the hit movie, “No Time to Die” (2022). Media sourced from Motor Biscuit.

We look forward to seeing which bikes Bond picks up next; for other related news, be sure to check back here at MBW, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Motorbiscuit, Daily Mail and MCN*

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph Tiger 1200 Aussie prices announced

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has announced prices for the 2022 Tiger arriving in the second quarter of 2022.

They have also announced a new three-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty for the bikes.

The adventure bikes start at $29,990 rideaway for the Tiger 1200 GT Pro and $32,600 for the GT Explorer, both featuring road-biased 19-inch front and 18-inch rear cast aluminium wheels and tyres.

The more off-road-capable Rally family with 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tubeless spoked wheels start at $31,800 for the Rally Pro with the flagship Rally Explorer from $33,950 rideaway.

Triumph says the new range is up to 25kg lighter, more powerful, with improved handling and specification.

They are powered by a new 1160cc T-plane triple engine with 112kW of power, up 7kW, and 130Nm of torque.

One of the standout features is the very handy long-range 30-litre fuel tank in the GT Explorer and Rally Explorer, while the other two models have a 20-litre tank.

Here are some of the other new features:

  • lightweight chassis and frame with bolt-on rear aluminium subframe and pillion hangers;
  • lighter and stronger ‘tri-link’ swingarm;
  • Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes plus optimised cornering ABS with IMU;
  • Showa semi-active suspension;
  • slimmer waist and more compact design;
  • rider ergonomics designed, including adjustable seat height, which can be lowered even further with an accessory low seat.

Technology abounds, including a Blind Spot Radar System, 7.0-inch TFT instruments with smartphone connectivity, up to six riding modes, keyless ignition and fuel cap lock, LED lighting with Adaptive Cornering Lights, Shift Assist on all models, hill hold and heated grips.

CFMOTO 300SR

The Explorer models also get heated seats and tyre pressure monitors.The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

There is a dedicated Tiger 1200 accessory range including several luggage options, one of which was developed with Givi.

Triumph has also announced a new partnership with the communication brand Sena to produce a Bluetooth headset featuring a new Harman Kardon speakers.

Service intervals are now 16,000km or 12 months.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph: Updated 2022 Tiger Range Now Features GT Explorer and Rally Explorer

Triumph has just introduced their newly refreshed Tiger 1200 line – and they’re gunning for the big competition with their all-new 30-liter Explorers. 

Let’s get into it. 

Triumph hasn’t updated their Tiger 1200 in a hot minute – and with big fish like the Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro and the BMW R1250GSA sporting hosts of goods like advanced electronics, ergonomics, and a fantastic fuel capacity, it’s natural for Triumph to want to stir their toes in the pool with the rest of the ADV blokes. 

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

To that effect, Triumph’s all-new Explorer variants carry a very nice 30-liter fuel capacity, with both machines featuring six Ride Modes: Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro. 

When it comes to power, Triumph did the Tiger 1200 range a solid with the new ‘T-plane’ crank design, installed to improve drive pulse better. The inline triple itself also has, according to the press release, undergone a bit of a change, dropping in power from 1215cc to 1160cc; despite that, the 1200 range sports a lovely increase in power from 139bhp to 148bhp, and an increase also in torque from 90lb-ft to 95lb-ft.

How, do you ask? 

A dedicated diet, mostly.

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

The bike’s overall weight, depending on the variant, now registers between 240kg and 261kg, which puts the weight of the beasties around 25kg lighter. 

“Paired with the new engine is a redesigned shaft drive that’s 1.5kg lighter than the old unit,” comments an article from MCN

“The big chunks [of weight difference] have come from the swingarm and frame, which total 5.4kg lighter, in part thanks to a bolt-on aluminum subframe, but generally they’ve just trimmed the fat by ditching items that weren’t in huge demand such as the electrically adjusted screen.”

The new split radiator also helps to balance everything out, pushing the engine further forward in the chassis for better maneuverability.

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

Here’s a list of further perks for the range, according to the press release:

  • New category-leading Brembo Stylema® monobloc brakes, plus optimized cornering ABS with IMU
  • New rider ergonomics “designed for a comfortable and stable ride
  • All-new Triumph Blind Spot Radar System, developed in partnership with Continental
  • All-new keyless system, including ignition, steering lock, and fuel cap
  • Optimized Cornering Traction Control with IMU
  • All-new 7” TFT instruments with integrated ‘My Triumph’ Connectivity System
  • All-new Showa semi-active suspension set-up for dynamic rider control (longer travel)
  • All-new LED lighting with DRL, plus Adaptive Cornering Lights (not available on GT)
  • Hill Hold (not available on GT)
  • New twin radiator design and a minimal new silencer
  • New rider ergonomics with tailored bar and peg positions
  • All-new bodywork
  • Premium detailing and finish
  • New color schemes and graphics for each family
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The GT Explorer and Rally Explorer also come with a little list of extra (as stated by Triumph’s press release):

  • Six Ride Modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro)
  • Triumph Shift Assist (standard on all except GT)
  • Heated grips
  • Heated rider and passenger seats
  • Engine protection bars
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

The 2022 Triumph 1200 Range (Skim-Worthy Edition)

*as per Triumph’s press release*

Tiger 1200 GT

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

20-liter tank

Showa semi-active suspension

Ride Modes: Rain, Road, and Sport

Colors: Snowdonia White

Available from $19,100.00

Tiger 1200 GT Pro

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

Showa semi-active suspension

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and Off-Road  

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Lucerne Blue

Available from $21,400.00

Tiger 1200 GT Explorer

19” front and 18” rear cast-aluminum wheels

Heated rider and passenger seats

Engine protection bars

Tyre pressure monitoring

Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

30-liter tank

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and Off-Road 

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Lucerne Blue

Available from $23,100.00

Tiger 1200 Rally Pro

21” front and 18” rear tubeless spoked wheels

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Matt Khaki

Available from $22,500.00

Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer

21” front and 18” rear tubeless spoked wheels

Heated rider and passenger seats

Engine protection bars

Tyre pressure monitoring

Blindspot detection radar (lane change assist incorporated)

30-liter tank

Ride Modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, Off-Road, and Off-Road Pro  

Colors: Snowdonia White, Sapphire Black, Matt Khaki

Available from $24,200.00

The Triumph Tiger line, complete with the GT, GT Explorer, Rally, Rally Explorer, and GT Pro

What do you think? Has Triumph finally created an ADV model to give Ducati’s Multistrada 1260 Enduro and BMW’s R1250GSA a run for their money?  Comment below, letting us know what you think, check out the photo gallery below, and be sure to also check out other Triumph-related news from our archives.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Limited-edition Triumph Thruxton RS, Street Twin, and Rocket 3 revealed

This past year, Triumph has released limited-edition iterations of multiple models in its line-up. Some of them include the Tiger 900 Bond edition and the Bonneville Gold Line Editions. Now, the British manufacturer has announced the arrival of three more limited-edition models of the Thruxton RS, Street Twin, and the Rocket 3.

221 Edition Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT

The Rocket 3 sports the largest engine on a production motorcycle. This 2,500cc, inline-triple, behemoth of an engine produces peak output figures of 167hp and 221Nm of torque — the latter, a number that Triumph is quite proud of. 

221 Edition Rocket 3 next to a pole in front of some buildings in an empty street

The 221 Edition Triumph Rocket 3, as its name suggests, celebrates its peak torque figure. While it sports no mechanical updates, it comes in a cool ‘Red Hopper’ color scheme, features 221 branding on the tank pads, and includes other cosmetic tweaks, including blacked-out fender brackets, windscreen, and side panels.

The limited-edition R and GT models wear $23,900 and $24,600 price tags, respectively.

221 decal on the Rocket 3's tank

Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition

The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition, too, comes with no mechanical or performance updates. It continues to be powered by the same 1,200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, and hardware components like the Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes are identical as well. 

Thruxton Ton Up Edition inside an empty, dark warehouse

However, this limited-edition model sports a cosmetic overhaul that pays homage to the cafe racer culture of the 1950s and 1960s. RideApart reports that the Ton Up Edition, in its special Aegean Blue color scheme, features a black cutout at the tank, a silver pinstripe and a white tail cowl, and a front mudguard with ‘100 Special Edition’ graphics. 

At $17,300, the Thruxton RS Ton Up costs $800 more than the standard model. 

Street Twin EC1 Special Edition

Triumph has mentioned in its press release that the Street Twin EC1 takes its inspiration from “the vibrant custom-classic motorcycle culture of London’s East End – particularly the historic streets of EC1, the iconic London postcode.” 

Street Twin EC1 edition in an empty street

Changes on this edition are minimal with a new Matt Aluminium Silver and Matt Silver Ice paint scheme, along with EC1, graphics across the tank, and side panels. 

The unique color scheme comes at an additional $750 over the standard Street Twin’s $10,350 price. 

All three limited-edition models will go on sale from January 2022. 

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

5 Motorcycle Brands to Watch in 2022

As summer winds down and I see the clear signs from the weather gods that it is time to winterize the motorbikes, I begin to think ahead to next year. Announcements begin hitting my newsfeeds, and buzz of what’s coming after New Year’s grows daily.

2021 was chock-full of very important new motorcycle models, and here I will highlight what I currently see as exciting announcements from some big-name manufacturers presenting all-new models for 2022.

Ducati

There is plenty of exciting new product coming from the legendary Ducati factory in Bologna, Italy. In order to keep the hype strong, Ducati is introducing the new models by releasing videos from Sept 30 thru Dec 9th.

So far, what is known for sure is that there will be an all-new Multistrada V2,  and speculation from the title of one video alludes to possibly seeing a Streetfighter V2. There is clearly something to come about the DesertX, and there seems to be a lot to discover within the Scrambler range. Let’s look at what we already know—Ducati is a brand to watch.

The Ducati Multistrada V2 And V2S

2022 Ducati Multistrada V2S in black

Via Ducati.

This is an updated edition of the Multistrada 950, with the primary focus on ergonomics, weight reduction, engine updates, and a series of upgrades that follow the philosophy of “continuous improvement”.

Shedding 5 kg compared to the Multistrada 950, the Ducati Skyhook Suspension EVO semi-active suspension system (standard on the S version) is available, along with fresh rider selectable electronics.

The Ducati Scramblers

2022 Ducati 1100 Tribute Pro on dirt road in forest

Via Ducati.

Two new Scrambler Models round out the family. The 1100 Tribute PRO celebrates the history of the Borgo Panigale company through the choice of a fascinating “Giallo Ocra” livery. The new Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO is equipped with black spoked wheels, 18’’ at the front and 17’’ at the rear, and a Ride by Wire electronic management system. It has three Riding Modes, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), and Cornering ABS.

2022 Ducati Urban Motard Scrambler on city road near factory

Via Ducati.

The new Urban Motard Scrambler has a unique style with 17’’ spoked wheels and red and white graffiti graphics. The new Scrambler Urban Motard features a red high front mudguard and side number plates—a clear reference to the Motard world.

Ducati DesertX

Ducati DesertX concept on dirt road at night

Via Ducati.

First shown as a Concept bike in 2019, the DesertX is slated to be Ducati’s new Adventure machine. It comes with an all-new chassis, and confirmation that the water-cooled 937cc Testastretta L-Twin engine from the Multistrada 950 will power this new machine. It is safe to say this should be a very exciting announcement on December 9th.

MV Agusta

Plenty of interesting things are happening at the boutique Italian brand MV Agusta, including an all-new bike and some very special editions.

The MV Agusta F3 RR

2022 MV Agusta F3 RR parked in empty lot at night

Via MV Agusta.

With 147hp from the MV Agusta 800cc triple tucked under new bodywork with carbon panels and small winglets, the 2022 F3 RR should tear up the track with gusto. The revised chassis is very compact and race-oriented, with a Marzocchi and Sachs suspension with full adjustability (naturally).

The full Brembo braking system with twin 320mm rotors will easily shed the rapid speeds this 381 lb machine is capable of. Not enough? MV offers a rather attractive, road-legal racing kit that boosts the power to 155 horses at 13,250 rpm. The kit includes an Akrapovič titanium/carbon exhaust system that also helps lower the bike’s dry weight from 381 pounds to 364 pounds.

The MV Agusta Superveloce Ago

Giacomo Agostini sitting in saddle of 2022 MV Agusta Superveloce Ago

Via MV Agusta.

This special edition model is meant to honor the MV Agusta’s legendary former factory racer, Giacomo Agostini. To create it, MV Agusta took the Superveloce and added sophisticated components, including a premium suspension, a new steering damper, and a triple clamp.

In honor of his 311 individual Grand Prix victories, only 311 units will be built. The first 15 of these special edition bikes are dedicated to the 15 world titles, and each bike will come with an exclusive plaque, with unique graphics bearing both the trophy and the year of the world title won by Agostini.

MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring Edition

2022 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring Edition

Via MV Agusta.

Named after the iconic German circuit, MV Agusta has created a special edition of the already insane Brutale 1000 called the Nürburgring Edition. Only 150 units will be produced, and the goal was reducing weight so basically everything that can be made from carbon fiber is—including carbon fiber wheels from BST.

A full titanium Arrow exhaust system is also fitted on this model, and the ECU receives fresh programming to adjust for the new kit.

Indian

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chief, America’s First Motorcycle Company is introducing 6 newly reimagined Chief models. Have a look.

The Indian Chief, Chief Bobber, and Super Chief

2022 Indian Chief tank in red

Via Indian.

Powered by Indian Motorcycles’ Thunderstroke 111 powertrain with 108 ft-lbs of torque, each of these models features an analog gauge, chrome, and matte black finishes, and is available with or without ABS.

The Indian Chief Dark Horse, Chief Bobber Dark Horse, and Super Chief Limited

2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse

Via Indian.

Powering all premium Chief models is Indian Motorcycles’ Thunderstroke 116 engine with 120 ft-lbs of torque. ABS is standard, while premium finishes set these bikes apart and further showcase the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each Chief and Chief Bobber Dark Horse model packs further attitude with premium gloss black finishes, while the Super Chief Limited touts premium chrome finishes.

Triumph

Many exciting things are happening at the famous UK bike brand, including 2 new applications of the 1160cc Triple and an all-new Tiger.

The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR in red and white

Via Triumph.

Hot on the heels of 2021’s Speed Triple 1200 RS, now Triumph has decided to drop a much more sporty, track-capable RR version. Here is what sets the RR apart from the RS.

  • Sleek bodywork and all LED lighting, with a single round headlight and self-canceling indicators
  • Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3s
  • Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension
  • More aggressive riding position with rear sets moved back and higher, plus new clip-on handlebars
  • Carbon fiber accents

The Triumph Tiger 1200

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 spy shot

Via Triumph.

Confirmed to be coming in 2022 is an all-new Tiger 1200 sharing the 1160cc Triple engine and packing 180hp. Here is a little of what to expect:

  • Triumph boasts about “an astonishing transformation in weight”; expect to see an entirely fresh chassis
  • Spy shots show 2 small radiators as compared to the previous one
  • Possibly moving away from the WP suspension in favor of a Showa setup

The Triumph Tiger 660 Sport

2022 Triumph Tiger 660 Sport

Via Triumph.

A completely new middleweight adventure sports machine, the small displacement Tiger 660 Sport borrows much from the Trident 660.

  • 660cc liquid-cooled DOHC Inline-Triple expected to make 80 hp at 10,250 rpm and 47.0 lb-ft. at 6,250 rpm
  • Showa upside-down forks and remote preload-adjustable mono-shock rear suspension unit
  • Ride-by-wire throttle with switchable traction control
  • 2 riding modes (road and rain)
  • Michelin Road 5 tires hint at a more on road focus

Honda

Many big things are happening with Honda for 2022, from Street bikes to dirt machines—there’s even big news when it comes to their mini-moto products. Here is a breakdown:

The Honda 500 Twins (CBR500R, CB500X, CB500F)

Honda CBR500R and CB500X and CB500F parked in front of building

Via Honda.

There aren’t totally new, but Honda has made significant changes to the family of 500s (the CBR500R, CB500X, CB500F). These three motorcycles are a key part of Honda’s global sales—let me highlight what is new:

  • Revised fueling to improve torque characteristics and feel
  • 41 mm Showa big-piston inverted forks (SSF-PB)
  • New rear shock settings to work with new front forks
  • New Dual 290 mm front disc brakes and Nissin Calipers
  • New lighter 17” wide spoke front wheels, and the X gets a new lighter 19” wheel
  • New lighter and stiffer rear swingarm
  • Revised lightweight radiator

The Honda Mini-Moto 125s (Grom, Monkey, and Super Cub)

2022 Honda Monkey in blue

2022 Honda 125 Cub in black

Via Honda.

  • New Euro 5 compliant 124cc air-cooled engine delivers 9.3 horsepower and 8.1 ft/lb torque
  • New 5-speed gearbox improves cruising speed
  • Revised styling of all three bikes
  • A Super Cub 125X Offroad model coming (maybe)

The Honda CRF250R

2022 Honda CRF250R

Via Honda.

While most of the CRF lineup only see minor changes, the Honda CRF250R race bikes are all new.

  • All-new stiffer and lighter chassis, helping drop overall weight by 8lbs
  • New engine making 20% more power at 6500 rpm
  • Revised Showa suspension

The Honda NT1100

Silver 2022 Honda NT1100

Via Honda.

Following the trend towards mashups of adventure touring and sport touring machines, Honda has transformed the offroad-leaning Africa Twin into an on-road sport tourer.

  • Powered by the Africa Twin’s 101 hp (74kW), 1,084cc parallel-twin engine
  • Windscreen is five-way height-and-angle adjustable electronically
  • Preload adjustable 43mm Showa SFF-BP fork at the front and a Pro-Link rear with a Showa mono-shock
  • A 6.5-inch color TFT display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available DCT transmission
  • Side cases come as standard with around 65 liters of space combined, and there’s an optional top case

The largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world never rests. Expect to see further announcements as we come closer to 2022.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Aussie prices for golden Bonnevilles

Triumph Australia has announced pricing for eight new Bonneville/Scrambler models with hand-painted “gold lining” or pinstriping.

The new Bonneville Gold Line Edition bikes highlight the skills of Triumph’s paint shop, presumably in Thailand where they are made.

Each bike will cost $1300 more than standard model.

That means that when they arrive in December the ride-away Aussie prices will be:

Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition $19,190
Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition $19,490
Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition $23,790
Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition $23,790
Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition $22,090
Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition $22,090
Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition $24,690
Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition $26,090

The bikes will be available for one year only, so you may need to get in and order quickly as supply of all new bikes around the world seem to be slow due to global supply chain issues caused by the pandemic lockdowns last year.

Here are the descriptions of the models we will get in Australia showing their colours and available colour-matched accessories:

Bonneville T100 Gold Line Edition

Bonneville T100 Gold Line
  • Silver Ice fuel tank with Competition Green tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and ‘gold line’ logo
  • Silver Ice mudguards and side panels with Competition Green side panel stripes, white and gold Bonneville T100 logo and hand-painted gold lining
  • Accessory fit matching Silver Ice flyscreen available

Street Scrambler Gold Line Edition

Street Scrambler Gold Line
  • Matt Pacific Blue tank with Graphite stripe, gold Triumph tank logos and ‘gold line’ logo
  • Hand-painted gold lining alongside the tank stripe and around the brushed foil knee pads
  • Matt Jet Black front and rear mudguards and side panel with gold Street Scrambler logo
  • Accessory fit matching Matt Pacific Blue flyscreen and high-level mudguard available

Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line Edition

Speedmaster Gold Line
  • Silver Ice fuel tank with Sapphire Black twin stripe design, and brushed foil knee pads, all edged with hand-painted gold lining and elegant ‘gold line’ logo
  • Sapphire Black headlight bowl, mudguards and side panels with unique new gold and silver Bonneville Speedmaster logos and hand-painted gold lining
  • Accessory fit matching Sapphire Black short front mudguard available

Bonneville Bobber Gold Line Edition

Bonneville Bobber Gold Line
  • Carnival Red fuel tank and mudguards, with gold Triumph tank logos and ‘gold line’ logo, Sapphire Black twin stripe design and brushed foil knee pads, edged with hand-painted gold lining
  • Sapphire Black side panels with unique new gold and silver Bonneville Bobber logo and hand-painted gold lining
  • Accessory fit matching Carnival Red short front mudguard available

Bonneville T120 Gold Line Edition

Bonneville T120 Gold Line
  • Silver Ice fuel tank with Competition Green tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and ‘gold line’ logo
  • Silver Ice mudguards and side panels with Competition Green side panel stripes, unique new white and gold Bonneville T120 logo and hand-painted gold lining
  • Accessory fit matching Silver Ice flyscreen available

Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line Edition

Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line
  • Matt Sapphire Black fuel tank, front and rear mudguards, headlight bowl and side panels
  • Matt Silver Ice fuel tank infill edged with hand-painted gold lining and ‘gold line’ logo
  • Matt Silver Ice side panel stripe graphics with unique new black and gold Bonneville T120 Black logos and hand-painted gold lining
  • Accessory fit matching Matt Sapphire Black flyscreen available

Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line Edition

Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line
  • Carnival Red and Storm Grey fuel tank with Aluminium Silver stripe, brushed foil knee pads, hand painted gold lining and elegant gold line’ logo
  • Jet Black side panel and headlight bowl

Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line Edition

Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line
  • Baja Orange and Silver Ice fuel tank with Pure White stripe, brushed foil knee pads, hand painted gold lining and ‘gold line’ logo
  • Jet Black side panel and headlight bowl

Hand painted

Street Scrambler Gold Line

The hand-painted gold lining start with a two-colour base scheme, where the joining point between the two colours is flattened down.

A close-up of the front left-hand side on the SR-C21 concept bike from CFMoto's R&D Europe Modena 40 design studio

The gold line is then hand-applied, usually in one continuous stroke by the artist, using a soft-bristled sword-liner brush. Once the pin stripe is in place, it’s sealed against the elements with a final clear coat of lacquer.

The paints used for the gold lining are specially formulated by mixing a powered colour with a cellulose lacquer for exactly the right consistency, as normal automotive paint is too thin for brush work.

Just like every hand-lined Triumph, the artist adds the finishing detail to each Gold Line Edition by signing their work with their initials.

Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line

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Triumph Tiger Sport 660 revealed

Triumph has taken the wraps off the new Tiger Sport 660 adventure tourer. The British manufacturer has teased its arrival for a while, and now that it’s finally here, this is what it has to offer:

The Tiger Sport 660 aims to bring the successful Trident formula to the adventure tourer market, powered by the same engine as its naked sibling. Peak power and torque figures are identical at 81hp at 10,250rpm and 47.2lb-ft at 6,250rpm. The internal and final gear ratios remain untouched as well. Just like with the Trident, the Tiger Sport can be equipped with an optional bi-directional quickshifter.

A static shot of the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 by the docks

Underneath the surface, the Tiger uses the same mainframe as the Trident. However, the subframe has been redesigned to accommodate the added weight of a pillion or rider that the Tiger will carry. The swingarm is longer as well, and consequently, the wheelbase has increased by 11mm. 

Staying true to its touring intentions, the Tiger gets a 30mm taller seat, now 835mm, taller than even the Tiger 900 GT. Autocar India reports that the increase in seat height is primarily thanks to the increased suspension travel that the Tiger Sport 660 offers – 150mm at either end compared to the 120mm and 133.5mm of front and rear travel on the Trident. 

A shot of a rider cornering on the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 in the city

Speaking of, suspension duties are handled by a Showa-sourced non-adjustable 41mm USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock. Components like the 17-inch wheels, Nissin brakes, and Michelin Road 5 tires have been carried over from the Trident. The added bodywork has increased weight, and at 454lbs (206kg), the Tiger weighs a good 37.5lbs (17kg) more than its street-naked counterpart.

A shot of a rider cornering on the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 in the canyons

The new Tiger Sport 660 also follows a different design philosophy compared to the bigger models in the Tiger range. While the side and rear end resemble the Trident, the front employs a sporty half-fairing. The Tiger Sport 660 will be available in 3 colors schemes – Lucerne Blue and Sapphire Black, Korosi Red and Graphite, and a Graphite and Black option.

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The Tiger Sport 660 gets a new TFT display, dual-channel ABS, adjustable traction control, and two riding modes – Road and Rain. 

Prices for the Tiger Sport 660 starts at £8,450 (about $11,517). Given its pricing and specifications, the baby-Tiger will rival the popular Kawasaki Versys 650. 

Which motorcycle would you prefer – the Kawasaki Versys 650 or the new Tiger Sport 660? Let us know in the comments below.

A shot of the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 by the docks



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Triumph Tiger Sport 660 suits Aussie learners

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Triumph’s new Tiger Sport 660 will replace the Tiger 850 Sport as the British manufacturer’s entry-level adventure-tourer.

And the good news for Australians is that Triumph Motorcycles Australia has restricted power to fit into the Learners Approved Motorcycles Scheme.

The rest of the world will get a bike with 59kW of power and 64Nm of torque which fits into European A2 licence requirements.

In Australia, the triple-cylinder Tiger Sport 660 has been limited at 35kW and 59Nm to suit learner riders which is a huge market here.Triumph Tiger Sport 660

It will arrive in the first quarter of 2022 priced from $14,690 rideaway in Lucerne Blue/Sapphire Black or Graphite/Black while the metallic Korosi Red/Graphite (red) paint will add $150.

Features include Showa suspension, Nissin brakes, Michelin Road 5 tyres, a 17-litre fuel tank. Height-adjustable screen and full LED lighting.

Technology highlights are a TFT display with My Triumph connectivity, switchable traction control, ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, slip-and-assist clutch and an immobiliser.Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Triumph also clams it all have a low cost of ownership which should appeal to newcomers with the lowest service workshop cost in the category, largely thanks to 16,000km service intervals.

Mind you, 16,000km may come up sooner than you think with a bike ready to go on tour with discrete pannier mounts and an accessory 47-litre topbox and panniers which can be colour coded to match the bike.Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 tech specsTriumph Tiger Sport 660

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder, 240° firing order

Capacity

660cc

Bore

74.04mm

Stroke

51.1mm

Compression

11.95:1

LAMS maximum power

48PS / 47bhp (35kW) at 8750rpm 

LAMS maximum torque

59Nm at 5250rpm

Final Drive

X-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist

Gearbox

Six-speed

CHASSIS

Frame

Tubular steel perimeter frame

Swingarm

Twin-sided, fabricated steel 

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium, 17 x 3.5-inch

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium, 17 x 5.5-inch

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17 (58W)

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR 17 (73W)

Front Suspension

Showa 41mm upside down separate function cartridge forks, 150mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Showa monoshock RSU, with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, 150mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

Nissin twin-piston sliding calipers, twin 310mm discs, ABS

Rear Brakes

Nissin single-piston sliding caliper, single 255mm disc, ABS

Instruments

Multi-function instruments with colour TFT screen

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Length

2071mm

Width (Handlebars)

834mm

Height Without Mirrors

1398mm / 1315mm (high / low screen position)

Seat Height

835mm

Wheelbase

1418mm

Rake

23.1º

Trail

97.1mm

Wet weight

206kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

17.2 litres

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Fuel Consumption

4.5 litres / 100 km

CO2 Figures

107 g/km

Standard

EURO 5
CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

SERVICE

Service interval

10,000 miles (16,000km) / 12 months

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Near-Production 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 Seen Testing

Triumph seems to have had a rather busy September, teasing us with two updates for the Tiger line that are set to unveil very soon. Just a few days ago, the British manufacturer teased the arrival of the new Tiger Sport 660, which is set to happen later this week on October 5. A couple of days later, the team at RideApart got their hands on some images of a prototype of the upcoming Tiger 1200, and it looks very nearly ready for production.

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The images are of a test mule that isn’t clad in camouflage, giving us a fair idea of what the adventure motorcycle will look like. RideApart also reports that the new Triumph Tiger 1200 will be powered by essentially the same 1,160cc inline-triple on the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. However, considering the Tiger’s drastically different nature, it’s likely that it will be tuned to aid its off-road intentions better. On the Speed Triple RS, this engine makes a whopping 178hp – we can all agree that’s more than required for an ADV – and the Tiger is expected to make much less.

The 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 will also feature the same T-Plane crankshaft from the Tiger 900, translating to better bottom-end performance. We can also see the addition of a redesigned tubular frame and a dual-sided swingarm in place of the single-sided unit that the previous generation featured. Triumph has also emphasized that the Tiger 1200 will weigh notably less than the model it’s replacing, and we’re keen to see how it’s managed this. 

As with every Triumph Tiger, we expect to see multiple variants of the Tiger 1200. With the Tiger 900, the manufacturer ditched their somewhat complex naming structure and simplified it to just GT and Rally – one road-biased and the other with more off-road-ready hardware. We could see it do the same with the Tiger 1200, as well.

Triumph is tight-lipped on when the new Tiger 1200 will go on sale, but RideApart reports that we could see it debut sometime in November, around EICMA. 

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Image source: RideApart

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