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Triumph celebrates the production of 1 million motorcycles in England


Triumph is celebrating the production of 1 million motorcycles in England since the brand’s return to the world market, which took place in 1990. The one millionth motorcycle to leave the production line was a Tiger 900 Rally Pro customized for the occasion, with personalized silver paint and commemorative graphics.

The model will be exhibited at Triumph’s stand, at this year’s Motorcycle Live fair, and will then be exhibited in the ‘Factory Visitor Experience’ space, next to the Hinckey factory, in an exhibition created especially for the brand’s 120th anniversary, which happens in 2022.

The Tiger 900 was launched in 2019, with a new, more aggressive design, new headlamps with full LED lighting and a new steel trellis frame, with an aluminum rear subframe, which made the model 5 kg lighter than the previous one.

In addition, it received an improved liquid cooling system, Brembo Stylema brakes, improved ergonomics, new 20 liter fuel tank, 2 riding modes, colored TFT instrument panel and assist and slipper clutch.

“Everyone at Triumph is incredibly proud to have played a part in achieving such a momentous moment in the modern history of this iconic brand. Over the 31 years since we re-launched Triumph with a new line of British designed motorcycles in Cologne in 1990, we have shared so many great moments with our fans across the world. From returning to the TT champions arena, to entering the MotoGP paddock with our Moto2 Engine partnership to supporting the biggest global riding event and its great cause for health and wellbeing with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, to mention only a few. Triumph’s success has always stemmed from the passion and commitment we share with our riders,” said Nick Bloor, Triumph CEO.

“Whilst the last year has been challenging for all of us, this passion and commitment has driven Triumph to even greater heights, including the successful entry into new categories with the Trident 660 and Tiger Sport 660. Over the last three decades Triumph has maintained sustained and significant investment in our people, our partners and our in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, in order to grow the reach and reputation of this iconic British brand. This investment in home grown talent, both in the UK and around the world, matched by the passion we share with our riders for delivering the complete and perfect motorcycle, has seen the brand go from strength to strength, achieving the most successful year in the brand’s entire 120-year history,” added the company executive.

“Furthermore, we are committed to taking the brand to even greater heights, and with the forthcoming launch of our brand new Tiger 1200, new competition MX and Enduro motorcycles, plus our strategic partnership with Bajaj to create smaller capacity bikes, I am delighted to say that the future for Triumph and its fans across the world will be just as exciting and rich as the last 30 years has been,” concludes Bloor.

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How is Tiger 900 Rally Pro

The Tiger 900 Rally Pro is the top model of the Tiger 900 line and has all the items of the GT Pro version (which you can check below), as well as exclusive items that make it even more prepared for the adventure on off-road.

The Tiger 900 GT Pro features Cornering ABS, 5 riding modes, 7″ color TFT instrument panel, heated grips, cruise control, hand guards and fully electronically adjustable rear suspension (Marzocchi). There is also QuickShifter, auxiliary LED fog lights, central stand, tire monitoring system and seat heating.

The Tiger 900 Rally Pro has, in addition to the GT Pro version items above, 6 riding modes, adjustable Showa off-road suspensions and spoked wheels with tubeless tires, in addition to engine and crankcase protectors.

The Tiger 900 engine is a 3-cylinder, 888 cm³ with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 70 kW (95 HP) of maximum power and 87 Nm (8.8 kgfm) of torque. The transmission is 6-speed and the fuel tank capacity is 20 liters.

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Finally, the Tiger 900 Rally Pro it is equipped with spoked wheels (21″ at the front and 17″ at the rear), fitted with 90/90-21 and 150/70-17 tubeless off-road tires.

A little bit about 120 years of Triumph

Encompassing millions of passionate fans who share the same obsession for motorcycling Triumph announce their plans to celebrate in 2022 the landmark 120-year anniversary of this iconic British motorcycle brand.

The very first production Triumph motorcycle went on sale to the public in April 1902, starting one of the world’s richest and most exciting brand stories; a story that has gone on to encompass countless legendary motorcycles, and playing a significant role in shaping the motorcycle world we enjoy today.

Triumph’s modern era began in 1990 with a completely original range of motorcycles designed and built in a brand new, state-of-the-art factory at Hinckley.

In the three decades since, Triumph has built and sold more motorcycles than at any previous time in its history through an international network of more than 700 dealers in 57 countries.

And despite recent challenges, the passion for Triumph shared around the world by owners, riders, fans and dealers has made the last 12 months the most successful ever, with more than 75,000 bikes registered globally and a turnover of £650 million.

Triumph represents the very pinnacle of Great British design and engineering, with a line-up of world-beating bikes spanning multiple genres from adventure to roadsters to modern classics, each delivering Triumph’s renowned reputation for class-leading handling, finish and detailing and original, authentic design.

Today Triumph operates across five manufacturing facilities, all managed and led by the global headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire, where every Triumph is conceived, prototyped and tested in Triumph’s centre of design excellence by our in-house team.  The most recent addition to Hinckley’s impressive infrastructure is an all-new UK assembly plant, built to enhance Triumph’s global manufacturing flexibility and complement the existing multi-million-pound paint shop and rapid prototyping facilities.

A truly global operation Triumph has 13 sales and marketing offices around the world, manufacturing and production facilities located in Thailand, where the company has its own casting, injection-moulding, machining and assembly facilities, and plants in India and Brazil, which assemble bikes destined for local markets.

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Marcelo Souza

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