2009 Triumph Models Line-Up

New 1600cc cruiser introduced


The storied British manufacturer reached into its past to name the new cruiser, the Thunderbird. The parallel twin-cylinder 1,600cc Triumph Thunderbird features a six-speed gearbox and belt drive. The new cruiser will have a range of accessories and optional ABS.

The 2010 Triumph Thunderbird will arrive in dealerships in the summer of 2009.

Triumph’s award-winning Daytona 675 receives several modifications that reduced its weight by 6.6 pounds while claiming an additional three horses.

The 2009 Daytona will come standard with a hydraulic cam chain tensioner and a higher ratio first gear from Triumph’s race kit. Triumph says the new Daytona’s three-cylinder engine will have a 450 rpm higher rev limit than the 2008 model, whose engine had the highest score in our recent Supersport Shootout.

Triumph also added a lighter exhaust system, recalibrated fuel injection and a revised cylinder head with new valves and a modified combustion chamber that it claims will produce 126 hp and a redline of 13,950 rpm.

The Daytona 675 will also receive an updated suspension with high and low speed damping and new radial-mount Nissin monobloc brakes.

The new Daytona 675 will be available in December in ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Tornado Red’.

Triumph also introduced a new higher-specification version of its Street Triple.

The 2009 Street Triple R features the 2008 Daytona 675’s fully-adjustable inverted fork and radially mounted four-piston caliper brakes. The new model will have the regular Street Triple’s 675cc fuel-injected three-cylinder engine, which Triumph says produces 106 hp at 11,700 rpm.

Available in September, 2008, the Street Triple R will come in graphite with orange graphics. An orange version with grey graphics will be available in January, 2009.

Triumph also provided a number of updates to its iconic Bonneville to mark the bike’s 50th Anniversary. 

Triumph's new Thunderbird pseudo cruiser features a substantial 1600cc liquid-cooled parallel-Twin engine. It won't hit showrooms for about a year from now.

The 2009 Bonneville features touches of ’70s styling and a number of chassis changes.
The new Bonneville has a new 17-inch cast alloy front wheel, down from 2008’s 19-inch front. Other visible changes include shorter mudguards and megaphone silencers inherited from the Thruxton. The Bonneville’s seat has been lowered by an inch while the handlebars have been moved closer to the rider for a more relaxed posture.

Triumph is also introducing a higher-spec Bonneville SE featuring an upgraded instrument panel, chromed tank badges and brushed alloy engine casings.

To celebrate the Bonneville’s golden anniversary, Triumph introduced a limited edition T100. Triumph will produce just 650 Bonneville T100 50th Anniversary bikes, each uniquely numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Bearing the original 1959 model’s orange and blue colors, the anniversary model also features white piping, special side panel decals, a chromed cam cover and a gold Triumph logo on the seat.

The regular Bonneville T100 will also return for 2009 with a new blue and white color option and minor detail updates.

The Bonneville and Bonneville SE will be available in January, 2009 while the T100 and 50th Anniversary Bonneville will be available in July 2009.

The Rocket III, Rocket III Classic, Rocket III Touring, Speed Triple, Tiger, Sprint ST, America, Speedmaster, Scrambler and Thruxton will all be back for 2009 with detail and color updates.

Related Reading
2008 Supersport Shootout: CBR600RR vs Daytona 675 vs ZX-6R vs R6 vs GSX-R600
2008 Triumph Urban Sports Review
Bonneville's golden anniversary
2008 Triumph Street Triple 675 Review

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