VisorDown Rocket 3 UK Review

The UK Press Rocket 3 bikes have landed in the UK and VisorDown were one of the first to get hold of one. Riding at a press launch in Spain is one thing, but dodging the hazards you find on UK roads is something else. Filmed before the Coronavirus lockdown, this gives some insights into how good the Rocket 3 is.

Motorcycles absent from UK Government Policy Paper

Decarbonising Transport is the Government's latest policy update, released quietly whilst everyone was concentrating on coronavirus, self-isolating, and essential journeys only. Citing the law that requires the UK to achieve 'net zero' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, the paper sets out how this will be achieved.

Tiger 900 Reviews online

Back in February Triumph launched the Tiger 900 range to the press out in Morocco - why weren't we invited?!?! The video reviews resulting from that event have all appeared online so if you're considering buying one then check out the reviews below. They're also good to watch, and amusing, whilst in self-isolation.

RIP Bill Crosby (Reg Allen & LMM)

We are sad to announce the death of Bill Crosby, proprietor of the London Motorcycle Museum and of Reg Allen, the well known motorcycle dealership in West London. He died on the 29th March 2020 and our condolences go out to his family. He was a very knowledgeable person and helped out many a Member.

TOMCC Merchandise Temporary Closure

Redline Clothing provide the TOMCC with its Merchandise and run the online store on behalf of the TOMCC. Unfortunately, due to the current UK Government Restrictions it is no longer possible for Redline Clothing to continue operating and so they have ceased operations until the Restrictions are lifted.

An Update from the TOMCC

It’s fair to say that these are unprecedented and uncertain times. Unheard of social restrictions have been put in place to keep everyone safe and this has come at the cost of enjoying our hobby. Still, the restrictions are necessary and we hope that all of our Members will survive the isolation to ride again once the situation comes to an end.

Trifest Somerset Rescheduled for Next Year

Following consultation with St. Audries Holiday Park, it has been decided to cancel Trifest Somerset for 2020 and move it to the same bank-holiday weekend in 2021. If you have booked for 2020 then you will be able to carry that forward to 2021 or get a refund if you get in touch with St Audries directly.

Club AGM Postponed due to Coronavirus

Following on from today's advice from the UK Government and queries from several members, we regrettably feel that we have no alternative other than to postpone the Club's AGM until further notice. We will update members as soon as possible regarding nominations and propositions which were included in this years agenda.

E10 Petrol - Have Your Say

The UK Government are proposing to introduce unleaded petrol with up to 10% Ethanol content. Currently only up to 5% is mandatory but that is all set to change as the Government are pushing forward with a scheme to raise this to 10% in a bid to cut emissions and they are asking for your input into the scheme.

Tiger 900 Demo Bikes in Dealerships

UK dealerships have received their quota of Tiger 900 GT and Rally demo bikes ready for the preview evening. All they have to do is to take them out of their crates, do some final assembly, and PDI them then you can take them for a spin and find out which one you are going to put a deposit down on.

Andover Norton selling Classic Triumph Parts

Andover Norton have taken over selling Classic Triumph parts from their sister company, NVT Motorcycles (in Germany). They currently ship Norton (as the name implies) parts all over the world and pride themselves on their 40 years service, now they are also adding Triumph parts to that excellent worldwide service.

The End of Free Motorcycle Parking

You will soon need to pay for a parking permit if you want to park your motorcycle in the London borough of Hackney. The borough will be starting a consultation period on the 24th February on a proposal to introduce parking permits for motorcycles that park in the borough and want your feedback on their idea!

Mk1 Speed Triple Bike Reunion

Calling all Mk1 Speed Triple owners. Your presence at Mallory Park for the Festival of 1000 Bikes is required. The Mk1 Speed Triple Owners Club is attempting to get as many of the Speed Triple Challenge machines from 1994 together as possible, with some taking to the track along with other Mk1 Speed Triples.

New Street Triple R in dealers

The next generation Street Triple R, with an enhanced Euro 5 engine update, has all new bodywork, twin LED headlights, shift-assist, Showa suspension, and dealers are ready to take your orders. The machine is the mid-point of the Street Triple range but it's also the lowest spec Street Triple with the 765cc engine.

Triumphs in the Movies

Birds of Prey is the latest in a long line of movies to feature Triumphs in them. This time it is the Street Triple RS which features in the DC Comics based superhero movie, and the motorcycle is fairly prominent in the film. The Street Triple RS is Triumph's best selling motorcycle in the UK and you can see why in this film.

Ace Classics' Desert Sled on YouTube

The Bike Shed's latest video is of the Ace Classics' Bud Ekins 63 Desert Sled replica Triumph. It was built from trawling the internet for references about Bud Ekins' 1963 Triumph TT Desert racer, and Kev and Ewan talk through what was done to create the machine and what went into a typical Ekins build... and why.

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