It's almost time to start thinking about Christmas and Ace Classics have got their Classic Triumph calendar on sale already. Just the present for that special someone who has a passion for the best motorcycle in the world. The calendar features 15 beautiful and rare Classic Triumphs and it is available for only £10.
The TOMCC have finally held their postponed 71st (2020) AGM - though with the Coronavirus restrictions in place it had to be held virtually using the Zoom video conference platform. Whereas the committee positions had been in a bit of transition, the AGM made the take-up of the various positions official. All positions are now filled.
At a press launch event at the Design Museum in London, Triumph revealed a very stark prototype of their forthcoming A2 Licence compatible middleweight roadster. This will be the first Trident since the 900 and 750cc machines ceased production in 1998 and is slated to be available in dealers from Spring 2021.
It already has enough support and will be holding its first meeting next month. Since it has been possible to go back to pubs, albeit with social distancing, some branches have been able to start holding meetings again. This has allowed the proposed Shropshire branch to organise its first meeting.
Falklands veteran Simon Weston hopes to realise a lifetime’s ambition to ride a motorcycle, thanks to a campaign being launched by industry veteran, record-breaking rider, and TOMCC Patron Norman Hyde. Donations are required to help build a Triumph powered Trike for Simon to realise his ambition.
Bennetts Bike Social have managed to get multiple TT Winner John McGuinness to ride a Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition machine for the first time. He has run it around Brands Hatch and now knows how Peter Hickman managed to win the Supersport TT on his Daytona 675R - watch the video.
This year it is Save the Children that has received the donation from the TOMCC's "John Nelson Award". Club Member Phil Green was the winner of the award for 2019 and he chose the Save the Children charity to receive the £250 prize that goes along with the award. We hope it will be of use to them at this time.
Hoosier TOMCC has become the TOMCC's latest branch. Based in Indianapolis in the USA they had their inaugural meeting on the 11th July and within a few weeks had more than the required 20 Members to form the branch. They meet at the Triumph Indianapolis dealership on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11am.
This time the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) have also given their stamp of approval to the guidelines which are designed to keep people within the law and acting responsibly. The TOMCC issued their own advice a while back which is largely along the same lines. Whatever you do, please act responsibly.
As well as the standard 2 year unlimited mileage warranty that Triumph offer on all their new motorcycles, Triumph are now offering an extension to that for either one or two years within the UK and Europe. What's more, that extension stays with the bike if you sell it on and it's valid throughout Europe.
A washable re-useable face mask has recently been introduced to the product line of the TOMCC. Just in time too as the UK Government have announced that from 24th July you will need to wear a face mask when you are inside shops and stores - and presumably Triumph dealerships also. Buy yours today.
As you may be aware, the UK Government have relaxed the legal measures put in place to restrict the effects of Coronavirus. The most important aspect of this, as far as the TOMCC is concerned, relates to the maximum number of people allowed to gather which up to recently has been limited to 6 in England.
Triumph have some good offers available at the moment if you're thinking of buying a new Triumph. Currently the best offers are in the UK where they last up until the end of September. In the USA and Italy the current offers expire at the end of this month (July). You may even get a better deal if you haggle.
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.