Going to try a little something different. I have a tendency to read/research various news related to the Triumph brand (specifically the Thruxton). I thought why don’t I aggregate some of the newer topics that I stumble across, and post these under the moniker of Tuesday’s Triumph (I came up with that myself).
I’ll try to post these updates on Tuesday, assuming there’s some worthwhile news to share from the past week. Let me know what you think…
On Wednesday, Oct. 29th, Triumph was hit by a class action law suit over shoddy bike suspensions on the Daytona and Street Triple models. According to the suit filed in a California Federal Court, it goes on to say that Triumph knowingly sold these models with defective suspensions that can cause the rear wheel to lock up.
This is the first time I’ve heard anything about this issue with the Daytona or Street Triple. You can read more about this on Law360, but you’ll have to register to view the whole article.
2015 Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition
More on the new 2015 Bonneville models. A few weeks ago I wrote a post on my thoughts on the 2015 Bonneville lineup, and here’s a further look at the Bonneville Newchurch SE from Ultimate Motorcycling.
This is by far my favorite of the new Bonneville models. Not a ton of new information they are sharing, but I thought it was interesting none the less. I states the U.S. version of the Newchurch will only be available in Cranberry Red/Pure White, although I didn’t realize there were other color options available for this bike.
Here’s a link to the First Look at Ultimate Motorcycling.
Bonneville Go or Bust Book Review
In the summer of 2012, Zoe Cano of England decided to ride her Triumph Bonneville across the United States. She tracked the trip on her blog, and decided to write a book, Bonneville Go or Bust, that documents her adventure.
You can find a nice review of the book over at Sojourn Chronicles. I really liked the review by Brent, enough where I just downloaded a sample of the book to my tablet. Heck, I may give my own review of the book after I’ve had a chance to read through it.
Edit: I had to purchase Zoe’s book after reading the generous sample that you are allowed to download. I’m only about 1/4 of the way through the book, and so far it’s a joy to read. Very well written, and I’m quite impressed.
That’s all I have for this week. You can view the archives of Tuesday’s Triumph by clicking here.