Inside Triumph

Services
  1. Triumph Genuine Parts

    When you ride your Triumph and hear the engine roar beneath you, many components of your bike are undergoing stresses and extremely high temperatures. Triumph Genuine Parts are engineered to cope with these extremes.

    Every one of our 30,000 Genuine Parts comes with a 2 year*, unlimited mileage warranty; regardless of the age of your bike. Each part undergoes the same thorough testing as our bikes. You only get parts that have been designed specifically for your bike, giving you confidence to ride the way you want.

  2. Service Parts

    There’s a lot going on when you ride your Triumph. As you lose yourself in the sound and feel of your bike your brake pads, used in short intervals, are peaking at over 600°C and after 6,000 miles your oil filter will have filtered around 150,000 litres of oil.

    The quality of parts have a large influence on the quality of your ride. Service Parts are pivotal in the running of your bike, with regular services recommended to ensure all parts are functioning correctly and safely. It is important that Triumph Genuine Parts are purchased for your bike, as they are the only parts designed and tested for your bike.

    Having your bike regularly serviced by your local Triumph Trained Technician ensures that, despite the pressure your bike undergoes, it will perform to the best of its abilities in the safest way possible. Allowing you to focus on your ride.

  3. Castrol

    As our obsession with quality continues, Triumph Motorcycles’ endorsement of Castrol as their recommended lubricant supplier brings together two legendary brands that have made history in motorcycling.

    Castrol is the only oil developed specifically for motorcycle use and, as the exclusive lubricant partner for Triumph, Castrol has met and surpassed Triumph’s exacting standards in stringent engineering, testing and evaluation. Since the start of their production, Triumph has been committed to product development and advancements in technology and this has always been highly important to Castrol too.

    Consequently, Triumph’s products are renowned around the world for quality, reliability and performance. Together with Castrol’s engineering excellence, this provides a significant advantage for many of the exciting new developments currently in progress with the Triumph Design team.

    Castrol have also developed Trizone technology™ to ensure you get maximum power release, coupled with the best protection for your bike. Which means a superior ride for every rider, in every riding condition.

  4. Warranty

    Thank you for choosing a Triumph motorcycle. Your motorcycle is the product of our use of proven engineering and commitment to exhaustive testing, superior reliability, safety, and performance. All in pursuit of the same thing you seek – the perfect ride.

    You can maintain maximum protection under warranty by ensuring your motorcycle is serviced in accordance with the recommendations of the scheduled maintenance chart in the owner’s handbook. The appropriate service record must be stamped by your authorised Triumph dealer, so make sure that whenever service, repair or warranty work is undertaken the motorcycle service handbook must be made available to your Triumph Dealer.

    All new Triumph motorcycles registered on or after 01.12.92 are covered by a 24 month unlimited mileage warranty, commencing from the date of first registration or the date of sale if the motorcycle remains unregistered.

    Within the warranty period, TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES LIMITED warrants the new Triumph motorcycle to be free from any defect in materials used in the manufacture, and/or workmanship at the time of its manufacture.

    Triumph Motorcycles have taken great care in the selection of materials, plating and painting techniques so as to provide its customers with a quality cosmetic appearance allied to durability. However, motorcycles are often used in hostile environmental conditions and in these circumstances it is essential that the motorcycle is washed, dried and lost lubricity replaced to prevent discolouration particularly of plated and unplated metallic surfaces. Your dealer can provide further information and advice if required. Ultimately the appearance of your machine will very much depend on the care it receives.

  5. Owner Handbook Library

    Packed with valuable instructions, information and answers, each of these bike bibles can tell you just about anything you need to know about riding, maintaining and caring for your Triumph.

    This library contains electronic copies of motorcycle handbooks for you to download free of charge, so you can print the pages you need and, when they get covered in oil and dirt, you can just print them off again.  If you would prefer a hard copy of any handbook then your Triumph dealer will be happy to order you one.

    Owners Handbooks
    America & Speedmaster
    Bonneville, Thruxton 900, Scrambler
    Daytona 675 & Street Triple
    Explorer Range
    Modern Classics
    Rocket III Roadster
    Speed Triple S & R
    Sprint GT
    Street Triple Range
    Thunderbird Commander
    Thunderbird
    Tiger 800 Range
    Tiger Sport
    Trophy

Inside Triumph
  1. Cancer.vive

    Triumph Motorcycles SA is one of the main sponsors for the Cancer.vive annual tour, which sees cancer survivors taking to the open road to spread a powerful and passionate message of hope and awareness.

    Over 50 people, including 30 cancer survivors, celebrities and supporters, take part in the NGO People Living with Cancer (PLWC)’s annual colourful 2300km cancer awareness motorcycle ride. The colourful procession of motorcycles and brightly branded support vehicles travel across South Africa each year reaching thousands of South Africans along the way.

    Whilst the Cancer.vive team works throughout the year to raise funds and fight the disease, the annual motorcycle ride remains the organisation’s flagship event supported by their passionate sponsors’ Revlon, Spar, Mercedes-Benz and Triumph Motorcycles.

    Cancer.vive Operational Manager and cancer survivor, Frieda Henning says it’s a spectacular sight when their long procession roars into the small towns along the way.  “In the rural villages, it is as if life comes to a standstill when we arrive. We are always welcomed with great enthusiasm and it’s an exciting highlight when onlookers realise most of the riders are women”.

    The education and awareness programmes of Cancer.vive target the early detection and treatment of all cancers, with the focus on the ‘shy’ cancers which, due to social or cultural stigmas, people are hesitant to talk about. The so-called shy cancers include testicular, cervical, prostate, ovarian, breast and colon cancer. These cancers are known as the silent killers as they often go undetected for far too long due to a lack of knowledge, fear or shame.

    The message is clear…Cancer affects millions of South Africans and is the leading cause of death globally.  However, knowledge is the key to saving lives as, 30% of all cancers can be prevented and treated if detected early.

    “We want all South Africans to understand what the risks and the signs are. We want our audiences to truly grasp the importance of self-examination, regular check-ups and the different treatments and support structures available” says Frieda Henning.

    Triumph Motorcycles has sponsored this initiative for 6 years now.  They not only provide the motorcycles for the ride, but are also actively involved in the journey, by providing a back-up vehicle and trailer, as well as two marshals who make it their mission to keep the group safe.

    “Sponsoring Cancer.vive is an easy decision when you can see how this initiative touches and changes lives.  By getting involved the way we do we are able to see first-hand how our sponsorship is utilized directly and positively” says Arnold Olivier, Brand Manager for Triumph Motorcycles SA.

    For more information on how to get involved go to: www.cancervive.co.za.

  2. Triumph IRIDE Adventure Training

    The TRIUMPH IRIDE Adventure Training Facility is based at Leeuwenkloof, a 700ha privately owned farm that is situated about 7km South of the Hartebeespoort Dam, in the Broederstroom area. The farm is part of The Cradle of Humankind heritage site and only a 45 minute drive from Sandton and Pretoria. The farm has a unique mix of grassy savannah, bushveld, green valleys, cliffs and rocky mountainous terrain. This mix of nature’s best enables us to offer our guests a variety of additional activities such as mountain biking, nature walks, bird watching and even 4×4 excursions.

    The Safari tents are located within the main camp and consist of 12 tents set up on wooden decks, sleeping maximum 2 persons per tent. The Safari tents are equipped with a luggage rack, a bed side table, beds and mattresses. We also have 5 double beds and 14 single beds available. Linen, pillows and towels are included.

    After sunset visitors can enjoy an evening at our cliff-side open air boma! This is the place to discuss the day’s events, while staring into that crackling fire that has captivated mankind for thousands of years

    The Lapa is a 150m² in size and can comfortably accommodate 70 people with tables and chairs. The Lapa is equipped with closable canvas sides, a bar on tap and a basic kitchen area.

    IRIDE instructor development programme is always ongoing to ensure that our instructors conform to the highest standards.

    Our team currently consist of a Chief instructor and four instructors.

    Training courses include basic, fundamental and more advanced.

    Basic and Fundamental courses designed as a mild introduction to off road riding to remove the uncertainty about dirt road riding.

    The Level One and Level Two courses are designed to cover the basic principles of adventure motorcycle riding, in a safe and non-threatening environment, with the ultimate goal of giving our Triumph riders the confidence to venture onto the myriad of wonderful dirt roads and explore South Africa.

    The Level One course is hosted on a Saturday or Sunday and covers the essential skills required for off road adventure riding. It is most suitable for those with little or no off road experience, but with a good confidence level.

    The Level Two course is suitable for those who have completed the level one course and wish to build on their skills. Re-capping exercises presented on the Level One course in more difficult terrain. In addition long climbs & descents, ruts, jumping an obstacle and introduction to sand riding are some of the exercises that make up this Level Two course. This course is hosted on a weekend, starting Friday afternoon to Sunday Morning.

    For official Triumph Training courses, participants are always welcome to bring a non-Triumph riding friend. For the more advanced courses, non-Triumph riding motorcyclists are welcome to contact IRide to discuss their training requirements.

    Visit our website: www.iride.co.za for course information, news and dates. Our contact one of our Triumph Dealers.

  3. Triumph Heritage

    Through the Fifties and Sixties, names such as Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando cemented the Triumph legend, while numerous land speed records and race track successes gave bikes like the Thunderbird, Bonneville, Tiger and Trident iconic status.

    1902
    The first Triumph motorcycle is produced, powered by a 2.2hp Minerva engine and subsequently known as No. 1.

    1907
    A new 450cc motor making 3.5 hp is produced. As annual production reaches 1,000 units, the factory moves main production to a larger site on Priory Street in Coventry.

    1915
    Triumph is chosen to supply the Type H ‘Trusty’ motorcycle for Allied military service. Of 57,000 manufactured, 30,000 of the 499cc air cooled single cylinder bikes see active service.

    1927
    The Coventry factory, now standing at 500,000 sq ft and employing 3000 people, produces 30,000 units per annum.

    1936
    Triumph’s car and motorcycle businesses are split. Edward Turner is appointed as chief designer.

    1937
    Turner unveils the 498cc Speed Twin (T100) that has a top speed of over 90 mph. It is the definitive British motorcycle and establishes a pattern for Triumph bikes that will last more than 40 years.

    1940
    Over 50,000 motorcycles are sold to the military as motorcycle production is geared towards the war effort. The Priory Street factory is demolished on November 14, 1940 in the blitz of Coventry. Temporary premises in Warwick are used until a new plant opens in Meriden in 1942.

    1946
    With the return of peace, the company focuses on three models, the Tiger 100 (piloted to a maiden win at the 1946 Manx Grand Prix by Eric Lyons), the Speed Twin and the smaller touring 349cc 3T. All models feature a telescopic front fork.

    1954
    Marlon Brando rides a 650cc Thunderbird 6T in ‘The Wild One’.

    1955
    Johnny Allen hits 193 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, riding a streamliner powered by a tuned 650cc Thunderbird motor.  It’s the start of a remarkable era of performance dominance, when Triumph held the absolute motorcycle land speed record for 15 consecutive years, except for one brief 33-day period.

    1959
    The iconic T120 Bonneville 650 is introduced. Named in honour of the location of the setting of countless World speed records, the Bonneville is destined to become one of the greatest motorcycles, and the highest selling British twin of all time

    1963
    A TR6 650 Trophy is ridden, jumped and crashed by Bud Ekins, and more famously Steve McQueen, in ‘The Great Escape’.

    1966
    Buddy Elmore wins the Daytona 200 on a factory-prepped 500cc Tiger. The Gyronaut X-1, a streamliner powered by two Triumph 650cc motors, records 245.6 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

    1967
    Gary Nixon proves that last year’s Daytona 200 win was no fluke by repeating the feat aboard a Tiger 100. Further racing success is enjoyed in the Production TT by John Hartle on a production TT. 28,700 Triumphs are sold in the USA.

    1968
    The 750cc Triple finally makes an appearance, powering both the Trident and the BSA Rocket 3. Evel Knieval attempts to jump the fountain at Caesar’s Palace casino in Las Vegas on a Bonneville.

    1969
    Malcolm Uphill wins the Production TT on a Bonneville. In the process he puts in the first-ever lap over 100 mph on a production motorcycle. Motorcycle production at Meriden peaks at approximately 46,800 units.

    1970
    Malcolm Uphill again wins the production TT on a Triple destined for further fame and subsequently referred to as Slippery Sam.

    1975
    Bonneville production continues after the workers form a co-op to keep the Meriden factory going. Slippery Sam wins the ten lap Production TT for the fifth year running.

    1983
    The Meriden factory closes its doors. John Bloor acquires the Triumph name and Meriden site and licenses a small number of Bonnevilles to continue to be produced by Les Harris in Devon.

    1987
    The first ‘new‘ Triumph motor, a 1200cc four cylinder, runs on a test bench.

    1990
    Triumph returns! Six new models are unveiled at the Cologne Show: The unfaired Trident 750 and 900 Triples, the touring Trophy 900 Triple and 1200 Four and the sports-oriented Daytona 750 Triple and 1000 Four.

    1994
    The game-changing Speed Triple is introduced and secures  Triumph’s return to motorcycle sport at the inaugural ‘Speed Triple Challenge Race’. Triumph confirms is return to the USA with the introduction of a new subsidiary, Triumph Motorcycles America being founded. Planning permission is granted for a new factory on a 40 acre site in Hinckley.

    1995
    The Triple Connection clothing range and accessory range of products are launched Production stands at around 12,000 units per year. The 30,000th Hinckley Triumph manufactured, a Thunderbird, ships to Australia.

    1996
    The Daytona T595 bursts onto the scene. It’s stunning styling contributed to lengthy deposit lists. 12 months later, a T595 became the 50,000th motorcycle to be manufactured at Hinckley.

    2000
    A decade after Triumph’s rebirth, the Bonneville returns to the Triumph line up. The bike appealed to not only riders who remembered the Bonneville, but also to those who appreciated the modern function and guaranteed good handling of a modern day parallel twin.

    2002
    A massive fire guts the main factory 1 assembly plant. The factory is rebuilt, refitted with state of the art tooling and manufacturing motorcycles less than 6 months after the fire. The Daytona 600 supersports bike is released, and enjoys a magnificent  victory at the Isle of Man TT in 2003 in the hands of Kiwi, Bruce Anstey.

    2004
    Another game changer. The Triumph Rocket III is released. The figures from the Triple engine are simply astonishing. 2,294cc, 140 Cubic Inches and 147ft.lbs torque at 2500rpm. At launch, and to this day, it remains the largest production motorcycle in the World.

    2006
    An all new, 675cc Triple Daytona is released.  The 675  goes on to win the respected Supertest ‘King of Supersports’ award for an unprecedented four years consecutively. As factory 4 in Thailand opens, build volume rise to 41,974 units.

    2007
    The Street Triple, a mix of the styling and entertainment of the Speed Triple and the power and handling of the Daytona 675 bursts onto the scene and instantly creates a new, and highly successful segment in the motorcycle market place.

    2009
    Triumph takes its first journey in the ‘R’ sector with the launch of the Street Triple R. Higher specification braking and suspension elevates the class-leading package to new heights.

    2010
    Triumph Hinckley’s first belt driven bike, the 1600cc parallel-Twin is launched and brings Triumph’s reputation for handling and engineering excellent to the mainstream cruiser market. The bike impresses US magazine Cycle World enough to vote it as their ‘Cruiser of the Year’.

    2011
    Triumph launches the Tiger 800 & 800XC, Speed Triple, Daytona R, America, Speedmaster and Thunderbird Storm. The greatest number of launches in any year for Triumph.

    2012
    110 years of motorcycle manufacturer is celebrated with a host of new bike launches. The Tiger Explorer, a 1215cc shaft driven adventure bike makes waves in the growing adventure sector.  The same engine is used to power Triumphs new Trophy. To round off a busy year, there are major updates to the 675cc Street Triple and Daytona platforms. Sales reach 50,000 units, supported by the opening of a new subsidiary in Brazil.

    2013
    As Triumph’s market share in the +500cc sector reaches 6.2%, expansion continues with Triumph’s launch into India.

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