The June/July issue of Inside Motorcycles features a little bit of something for absolutely everyone on the motorcycle radar. We start with our cover bike, the stunning new Triumph Bonneville Bobber, the most authentic retro-custom production bike we've ever seen. Then we have two polar opposites on the riding spectrum: the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R and the Kawasaki Z125 Pro. One boasts 1,301 cc and 160 horsepower; the other comes in at 125 cc and 9.6 hp, but both have a target market and plenty of usefulness. Find out more in the June/July issue of IM!
On the touring front, long-time columnist and contributor Larry Tate reports back on a winter trip to Las Vegas where he and a friend roared around the arid southwestern US for a week. Race fans will like our championship racer spotlights on Vintage Road Racing Association No. 1 plateholder Paul Brubaker and Edmonton Road Racing Association ace Justin Knapik.
We also bring you tech articles on rolling resistance and tire chatter, as well as a look back at Ducati's 851/888 World Superbike machines of the late '80s and early '90s.
As always, this description doesn't do the issue justice. Get the latest copy in your hands for all the gorgeous photography and in-depth features in the June/July issue of Inside Motorcycles!
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:22 Published in Current Issue
Last week I had the good fortune of checking a few things off my life's to-do list in a very short period of time. I went to Daytona Beach during Bike Week, visited the legendary Daytona International Speedway for the first time, watched an AMA national flat track race (the season-opening Daytona TT), met a Daytona 200 winner ('72 victor Don Emde) and got to ride the all-new and highly anticipated 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
Oh, and I also got to test the revised Street Scrambler and the dangerously awesome 2018 Street Triple RS. Not a bad set of accomplishments for 48 hours in Florida!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:02 Published in Feature Stories
Triumph Canada made a stop at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, January 25 as part of its Brutal Beauty Tour, where hundreds of registered guests got to mix, mingle, drink and bench race amongst a slew of new Triumph models.
Thursday, 26 January 2017 13:35 Published in Industry News
"Brutally beautiful, the new Bonneville Bobber is a genuine factory custom. It perfectly encapsulates the minimalistic styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine Bobber," says the Triumph website.
Here's a bike that looks like it was customized in a garage 30 years ago but has traction control, ride-by-wire, riding modes, fuel injection and ABS. Well done, Triumph. Slow clap.
Read the rest of the press literature from Triumph below:
Stripping the Bonneville T120 back to its purest essence it delivers all the hallmarks of a real bobber. With clean lines and low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimal bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels, with wide rear wheel and that all important hard tail look.
An all-new chassis, suspension and frame deliver a supremely confident, dynamic and comfortable category defining ride. With an innovative elegantly engineered adjustable seat and clock position to suit the rider and riding style. The stunning ‘swing cage’ hard tail set-up and hidden mono-shock suspension make the bobber as dynamic and thrilling to ride as it is to look at.
All electronic components are hidden from view so as not to compromise its clean lines. Rider focused technology and the signature Bonnie straight-line ‘hidden cat box’ exhaust run, are all neatly incorporated without interfering with the Bobber’s stunning looks.
At the heart of the Bobber is a category-leading, high-torque Bonneville 1200cc engine with a dedicated Bobber tune for even more torque and power low down and twin slash cut sawn off peashooter silencers and unique twin airbox and filters to surround the rider in a pure Bonneville hot rod sound.
The Bonneville Bobber has over 150 additional accessories available to enhance its beauty further and make it truly unique.
Friday, 21 October 2016 13:44 Published in Industry News
Victory Motorcycles is about to reveal the best of two worlds, bringing an intense blend of heavyweight motorcycle with V-twin muscle and an edgy bobber style without compromise. The Victory Gunner is sure to have riders talking, heads turning, and the competition left in the dust after it is finally unveiled to the public this Saturday at noon, at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:06 Published in Industry News