Triumph Factory Stories is a series of videos, made by Triumph and featuring Stuart Wood (Triumph Chief Engineer), showing off their latest models and giving some back history too. This month it's been the turn of the new Tiger 900 Chassis to have its stories told. The engine video had been released earlier.
The members of the Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations have issued a statement thanking motorcyclists for their restraint and responsible actions so far. CoMO is coalition of the TOMCC, the BMF, MAG UK, IAM Roadsmart, the VMCC, the Trail Riders Fellowship, the Auto-Cycle Union, and Biker Down UK.
You will still get the 6 month extension if your MoT expires before then though so don't worry. However if your MoT test is due on 1st August or later then you will need to book up quick as we're sure the spaces will be filling up fast. This will apply to England, Scotland, and Wales as announced by the Government on Monday.
Premiering at 10:15 (UK time) on the 4th July on the Brooklands YouTube channel. After three months of Lockdown the Government have announced an easing of the COVID-19 restrictions. Also this week Brooklands Museum have announced that they will remain closed, but will be working towards a re-opening in August.
The law in the UK, as it currently stands (26th June 2020), is very specific about how many people are allowed to meet up outside. This is not the same as Social Distancing which is a guideline, this is the law. We would request that all Branches keep to their country's laws when acting in the name of the TOMCC.
Street Triple RS, Speed Triple RS, and Daytona Moto2 models are tested and reviewed by Alberto Naska at the Misano circuit in Italy. Don't worry though, he did an English version of the video as well as an Italian version. Having also tested all three we agree with his conclusions - but watch the video to see for yourself.
Motorcycle parking is under threat in London with Hackney running a consultation on charging for motorcycle bays. They would usually have 'drop-in' sessions to present the results of the online consultation but those have now been changed to sessions being held over Zoom and require registration.
Yes, you read it right. Triumph's latest two-wheeled product doesn't have an internal combustion engine! Designed in the UK by Triumph this marks a first in Triumph's 118 year history. Could it be claimed to be a motorcycle (Triumph do state that it's a bicycle) and allow Full Membership of the Club? Read on to find out.
The Coalition of Motorcycling Organisations (CoMO) has today issued guidelines to help motorcyclists in the UK continue to enjoy riding whilst staying safe (and within the law) with the current Coronavirus situation. Advice on group rides which have now started back up again is also given.
Triumph have announced offers on purchasing new Triumphs for the month of June. With dealerships opening up again worldwide, Triumph are keen to make up for the time spent in lockdown - March/April/May would have been their biggest sales period of the year. There are deals to be made.
This year's Motorcycle Live at the NEC (Birmingham, UK) has been postponed. Though if you were thinking of turning up on the day then it has effectively been cancelled. Their statement does not indicate what is happening with tickets that have been booked or stand space that may have already been paid for.
Why we know two-wheels is the solution for the 'new normal'. The campaign is to draw attention to motorcycles & scooters as the answer to not using public transport during the pandemic and of course beyond. A new website has been created along with a radio campaign promoted by Motorcycle News (Bauer Media).
240 of those jobs will be at Hinckley. In a statement from Triumph Motorcycles they have announced global job cuts of 400 staff of which more than half will be at Hinckley. Exactly which jobs are going have not been specified at this stage but this apparently does include the 50 job cuts that were announced previously.
The FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports regret to announce the cancellation of the British and Australian Grands Prix. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events. If you booked a ticket you can choose whether to transfer it to 2021 or get a refund.
From 1st June Triumph dealerships in England will be back open for business following advice received from the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA). Social distancing rules are being practiced by all the dealerships. No news for Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland but Dublin Triumph is back open already.
Limited to 250 models world wide, Triumph are launching a version of their excellent Scrambler 1200 motorcycle range to celebrate the machine being used in the forthcoming 007 James Bond movie. It will retail at £18500 in the UK (€19500 in Europe, $18500 in the USA) and is based on the Scrambler 1200 XE.