Posts Tagged ‘Adventure’

New “Adventure” bike from Triumph? Oh, you tease.

July 7, 2010

UPDATE II: The official word from Triumph is here! Click on dealernews.com for the full scoop.

Editors note: <— That always sounds so pretentious, let’s try something different. UPDATE: The URL appears to now be working.

So, over at the official Triumph YouTube site, there’s this:

The small teaser includes information that the OEM is working on two different models:

Let the adventure begin! We’re working on two brand new models that we know the adventurers among you are going to love. Our website is now live so sign up for more information at http://www.triumphadventure.com

Tried checking out the www.triumphadventure.com URL, but it doesn’t appear to be loading. I did find out that the site is registered to Triumph Motorcycles, Hinckley, and was created on June 9, 2010. Otherwise, not much more info than that. Hell For Leather is reporting that the models will be shown at EICMA this year, as well as some other tidbits about the bikes. Let the teasing and leaking begin.

Ducati Working on Adventure Tourer?

March 16, 2009

It appears Ducati may be preparing to add an adventure tourer to its model line.

News outlets and blogs around the world have been reporting on the possibility, but Australian Ducati importer Warren Lee seems to have confirmed the rumors when he recently told the Courier Mail newspaper that the bike would be revealed as a 2010 model.

“Our adventure bike will be a lightweight sporty model with a swingarm similar to the 1098, a tall screen, and it will be the lightest with the best performance in its class,” Lee told the Courier Mail.

The Dutch website Motor.NL managed to obtain some spy shots of the bike apparently undergoing testing on the street. There are no knobbies mounted but, judging by the photos, the bike looks to be powered by Ducati’s liquid-cooled 1099cc V-twin – the same lump powering the OEM’s new Streetfighter.

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