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Triumph shows off classic 2014 motorcycle lineup

October 03, 2013|By Charles Fleming
  • Triumph's 2014 lineup includes updated versions of timeless classics like the Bonneville and this Scrambler.
Triumph's 2014 lineup includes updated versions of timeless classics… (Triumph Motorcycles )

Triumph Motorcycles has taken the wraps off its 2014 model lineup and ... they're just gorgeous.

The company calls them "updated classics," and it's impossible to disagree. Promoted in a Tuesday release are stats and images for new versions of the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler -- tapping the deep roots of the Leicestershire motorcycle company, which began manufacturing two-wheelers in 1902.

The new Bonneville is built a little lower, with new exhaust and new color schemes -- and engine cooling fins that are a throwback to the 1960s. There's also a rear grab rail, a holdover from the day when the English bikes all featured a heavy center stand that required a sturdy rear hand hold.

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The new lineup also features a Bonneville T100 and Bonneville Special Edition.

The cafe-style Thruxton includes adjustable rear suspension and some new color patterns, and also has the stylish grab rail.

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The Scrambler features elements like a bash plate -- no, you're probably not going to take this into the desert, but it looks good -- and a cool embossed Triumph logo on the seat. There's also a really sexy twist to the upswept exhaust pipes.

Each of the three new machines features the company's 865cc twin-cylinder power plant. Prices range from $7,899 for the basic Bonneville up to $9,799 for the top of the line Bonneville T100.

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