The Complete Triumph Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Your comprehensive guide to the Triumph Motorcycles lineup, all in one place.

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Triumph Motorcycles is widely regarded to be one of the world’s oldest and most iconic motorcycle brands. Triumph began in 1902 by selling sewing machines and bicycles with an onboard motor; over the course of the 20th Century, the company solidified itself in the zeitgeist through racing, TV and film.

While the company grew and flourished through the golden era of motorcycling in the 1950s through the 1970s, the company almost disappeared entirely the 1980s due to fiscal problems. Triumph resurfaced in the late Eighties under the ownership of British real estate magnate John Bloor, and has seen continued success since then.

Modern Triumph motorcycles are known for their retro style and heritage design while still incorporating modern technologies. Triumph also provides consumers with a collection of performance and adventure / touring motorcycles. The company’s modern line of motorcycles pays homage to past model names and achievements in geographically iconic places relevant to the brand.

Triumph Terms of Note:

XC: “Cross Country.” The XC designation skews the model toward off-road riding including features like a larger front wheel, spoked rims, and slightly longer suspension travel.
XR: Road-focused designation for the Tiger adventure bike series. Includes features like more-proportionate front and rear wheels and cast rims.
XE: Extreme Enduro (heavily off-road focused).
HT: High Torque
Torque Assist Clutch: Gives the clutch a lighter touch and feel to make the bike easier to ride, especially for longer periods of time, thus reducing rider fatigue.
Triumph Shift Assist: Allows for seamless up and down gear changes without the use of the clutch.

Roadsters and Sport Motorcycles

Trident 660

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The Trident 660, added back in 2020, brings a more affordable, more accessible entry-level model to the Triumph roadster lineup. A 660-cc engine making 81 hp and 47 lb-ft of torque provides the scoot to jam through turns, with ample power found throughout the rev range. And, of course, it looks dynamite.

  • Models: Trident 660
  • Base Price: $8,395

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    Street Triple

    The Triumph Street Triple is widely considered to be one of the best middleweight naked bikes on the market. With a newly developed 765-cc three-cylinder engine also used as the powerplant for Moto2, the Street Triple is more capable and fun to ride than ever. The Street Triple produces 58 pound-feet of torque and comes with a variety of riding modes, a TFT display, traction control and ABS.

    • Models: Street Triple R, Street Triple R Low, Street Triple RS
    • Base Price: $10,945

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      Speed Triple 1200

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      For some people, there's no such thing as too much power. For folks like that who shop Triumph, there's the Speed Triple 1200. A 1,160-cc engine making 177 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque means it can cream the 1,050-cc model...but it's also lighter, to boot. Triumph added the 1200 RR version for 2022, which adds a small fairing, electronically adjustable Öhlins dampers and high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires.

      • Models: Speed Triple 1200 RS, Speed Triple 1200 RR
      • Base Price: $18,500

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        Rocket 3

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        The motorcycle equivalent of Samuel L. Jackson saying "Hold on to your butts," the Rocket 3 is all about its 2,500 ccs of three-cylinder motor — the largest motorcycle engine in the world, in fact. 165 horses and 163 lb-ft mean it'll live up to its name when you twist the throttle, too.

        • Models: Rocket 3 R, Rocket 3 GT, Rocket 3 R 221, Rocket 3 GT 221
        • Base Price: $23,400

          Modern Classics / Standards

          Bonneville T100

          The Bonneville T100 is a modern take on the iconic 1959 Triumph T100. It beautifully incorporates a sculpted Bonneville signature fuel tank, wire-spoked wheels, authentic peashooter silencer exhaust pipes, and two-tone paint scheme with hand-painted gold coach lines. At its heart is Triumph’s 900-cc engine that puts out 64 horsepower and 59 pound-feet of torque — making it perfect for commuting or weekend rides.

          • Models: Bonneville T100, Bonneville T100 Gold Line
          • Base Price: $10,795

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            Bonneville T120

            The Bonneville T120 incorporates all of the same classic aesthetics of the Bonneville T100, but features Triumph’s larger-displacement 1200-cc parallel twin engine. This powerplant puts out 77 pound-feet of torque, and the bike features ABS, traction control, throttle-by-wire, two riding modes, heated handgrips and daytime running lights.

            • Models: Bonneville T120, Bonneville T120 Black, Bonneville T120 Gold Line, Bonneville T120 Black Gold Line
            • Base Price: $12,395

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              Cafe Racers

              Speed Twin 900

              The Speed Twin 900, which until the 2023 model year was known as the Street Twin, is one of Triumph's best-selling motorcycles. Featuring Triumph’s 900-cc engine that puts out 64 horsepower and 59 pound-feet of torque, the Street Twin is considered a basic entry-level motorcycle. It also happens to be the most popular among female riders, according to Triumph.

              • Model: Speed Twin 900
              • Base Price: $9,995

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                Speed Twin 1200

                The Triumph Speed Twin 1200 brings the modern custom style and ergonomics of Triumph’s Speed Twin 900 together with stunning finishes and detail, all the comfort and timeless DNA of the Bonneville T120, and the power and performance of a 96-horsepower, 83-pound-foot 1200-cc parallel twin engine. It's a capable modern classic for those seeking power and comfort in a single, stunning package.

                • Models: Speed Twin 1200
                • Base Price: $12,200

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                  Thruxton RS

                  The Triumph Thruxton is the definitive cafe racer, featuring Triumph’s 1200-cc parallel twin putting out 97 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque, low swept clip-on style handlebars and rear-set foot pegs.

                  • Models: Thruxton RS
                  • Base Price: $16,645

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                    Scrambler Motorcycles

                    Scrambler 900

                    The — formerly known as the Street Scrambler — has been designed to deliver purposeful power while incorporating beautiful Scrambler style. Powered by the 900-cc parallel twin engine producing 64 horsepower and 59 pound-feet of torque, the Scrambler 900 features a 19-inch front wheel, interchangeable pillion seat and aluminum rear rack, removable pillion pegs, adventure style front pegs, bash plate and wide handlebars.

                    • Models: Scrambler 900, Street Scrambler Sandstorm Edition, Street Scrambler Gold Line
                    • Base Price: $11,295

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                      Scrambler 1200

                      The Triumph Scrambler 1200 is the brand’s first truly off-road-focused modern classic motorcycle. Featuring the 1200-cc engine that puts out 89 hp and 82 pound-feet of torque, it comes with a fully adjustable suspension front and rear with a travel of more than nine inches, a 21-inch front wheel, various riding modes (including a dedicated off-road one), Brembo brakes, spoked tubeless wheels and Bluetooth connectivity. The Scrambler 1200 is as capable off-road as it is tackling the highway.

                      • Models: Scrambler 1200 XC, Scrambler 1200 XE, Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition, Scrambler 1200 XC Gold Line, Scrambler 1200 XE Gold Line
                      • Base Price: $14,000

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                        READ OUR TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER 1200 REVIEW

                        Cruisers

                        Bonneville Speedmaster

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                        The Triumph Speedmaster harnesses the power of the 1200-cc engine producing 76 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque. The Speedmaster provides riders with laid-back riding ergonomics such as forward footpegs, swept-back beach bars, and comfortable pillion capability, all while delivering a distinctive cruiser experience with timeless sophisticated style.

                        • Models: Bonneville Speedmaster, Bonneville Speedmaster Gold Line
                        • Base Price: $13,495

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                          Bonneville Bobber

                          The Bonneville Bobber is a stripped-down cruiser more akin to a custom bike than a production motorcycle. With an iconic, unique adjustable floating single saddle and Triumph’s 1200cc parallel twin producing 76 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque, the Bobber is a distinctive modern motorcycle with classic roots. The Bobber also incorporates switchable ABS and traction control, two riding modes, ride-by-wire, cruise control, torque-assist clutch and LED lighting front and rear.

                          • Models: Bonneville Bobber
                          • Base Price: $13,495

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                            Adventure Motorcycles

                            Tiger Sport 660

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                            The Tiger Sport 660 is Triumph's entry-level adventure motorcycle. It uses the same 660-cc engine as the Trident, putting out 80 hp and 47 lb-ft of torque and the same platform. But the Tiger Sport 660 gets a steeper rake, a sturdier subframe and more suspension travel.

                            • Models: Tiger 660
                            • Base Price: $9,495

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                              Tiger 850 Sport

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                              With an 888-cc engine pounding away making 84 horses and 64 lb0-ft of torque and more than 60 accessories available, the 850 Sport is ready to open a can of adventure touring fun whenever you are.

                              • Models: Tiger 850 Sport
                              • Base Price: $11,995

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                                Tiger 900 Range

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                                Whether your focus is off-road or on-road adventure, the Tiger 900 will tackle it with ease. At the heart of the Tiger 900 is Triumph’s 900-cc engine that makes 94 horsepower and 64 lb-ft of torque. It’s packed with a number of features, including a full-color TFT display, various ride modes, Brembo front brakes and a Marzocchi suspension.

                                • Models: Tiger 900 GT, Tiger 900 GT Low, Tiger 900 GT Pro, Tiger 900 Rally, Tiger 900 Rally Pro
                                • Base Price: $14,700

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                                  Tiger 1200

                                  The Tiger 1200 is a capable, large-displacement adventure motorcycle that is all-new for 2022. The redesign added power and dropped weight. The bike's new 1,160-cc engine puts out 148 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer option bumps the fuel tank from 5.3 to 7.9 gallons.

                                  • Models: Tiger 1200 GT, Tiger 1200 GT Pro, Tiger 1200 GT Explorer
                                  • Base Price: $19,100

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