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October 23, 2015

Top 10: Best New 2015 Bikes tested every new 2015 model available in Canada and crunched all the notes and numbers to bring you a list of the most impressive packages money can buy. [more]

October 18, 2015

Top 10: Most Versatile 2015 Bikes

Shopping for a new motorcycle can be daunting, particularly if you expect a lot from it. [more]

July 19, 2015

Top 5: Performance Cruisers of 2015

Today's top performance cruisers go beyond engine power to include steering precision, ride quality, ground clearance, and braking power. They offer nimble handling and other great dynamics including a proper riding position and favourable balance. [more]

June 17, 2015

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XR: New

The 2015 Triumph Tiger 800 XR steps into the modern era with ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, and switchable ABS, which poses a greater threat to BMW's F models. [more]

February 17, 2015

Triumph starts 2015 as best-selling European brand in North America

The first month of 2015 proved highly profitable for Triumph, which ranked as the best-selling European brand in North America. The result is based upon motorcycle unit sales in the on-road and dual-sport categories for the U.S. and Canada. [more]

November 16, 2014

Top 5 GT Motorcycles in Canada

Grand touring motorcycles strive to deliver a comfortable ride with a natural, almost upright riding position, sofa-like seating, a backrest and grab handles for the passenger, and last but not least, plenty of protection against the elements. [more]

August 19, 2014

Top 10 Bang-for-the-Buck Street Bikes of 2014

The best-value motorcycles are not exactly the cheapest ones. In addition to pricing, there are several aspects to consider including fit and finish, styling, performance, riding dynamics, ergonomics, comfort, and safety. [more]

July 14, 2014

Top 5 supersport bikes of 2014

Lightweight and nimble like a ballerina, yet sharp and precise like a scalpel, supersport bikes that come directly from international racing series are a treat for hardcore riders who look for a compact and affordable machine that's easily tamed. [more]

June 15, 2014

2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT Review

The new 2014 Triumph Thunderbird LT has all the segment's big guns square in its sights, including the Victory Cross Road and Harley-Davidson Road King. The British manufacturer thought everything through, and the result is an impressive combination of styling, comfort, and mechanical thrills. [more]

May 12, 2014

Top 10 Most Versatile Bikes in 2014

Shopping for a new motorcycle is no easy task, particularly if you expect a lot from it. First, you must identify and rank your various needs because no single bike can meet all of them at once. [more]

April 20, 2014

2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander Review

The all-new 2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander completes the British brand's cruiser lineup with a big, classic steed that boasts manly looks and a serious dose of attitude. [more]

January 27, 2014

Recall on 2012-2014 Triumph Tiger and Trophy

A recall has been issued on 338 Triumph motorcycles in Canada. Affected models include the 2012-2014 Explorer, 2013-2014 Explorer Spoke, and 2013-2014 Trophy SE. [more]

December 16, 2013

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: What's your type?

There are many points to consider when shopping for a new motorcycle. Affordability often tops the list, even though styling is what usually draws us to a particular model in the first place. [more]

September 08, 2013

2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Review

Triumph builds on the success of the Tiger 800 XC with the new Tiger Explorer XC, a true adventure-type motorcycle with all the handling characteristics and features to keep you going over any terrain. [more]

July 28, 2013

2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC Review

Plus on y goûte, plus on l'apprécie. La Tiger 800XC lancée en 2011 se taille petit à petit une part dans le segment des motos de type aventure de moyenne cylindrée. Elle joue la carte du compromis bitume/gravier et lorgne une vaste clientèle à la recherche d'une monture conviviale au quotidien, capable de les amener partout. [more]

July 21, 2013

2013 Triumph Rocket III Touring Review

The ginormous Rocket III gears up for long-distance touring. It can now take you across the country to the sweet sound of its massive triple-cylinder engine. [more]

July 14, 2013

2013 Triumph Thruxton Review

Triumph loves to design bikes that echo the glorious '60s and '70s. First came the Bonneville T100; now, here's the Thruxton, the British brand's sportiest classic. [more]

June 30, 2013

2013 Triumph Trophy SE Review

Triumph's new Trophy SE is aimed at dedicated touring enthusiasts. had the opportunity to test ride this feature-laden model during the Daytona Bike Week in Florida. [more]

June 17, 2013

Top 10 Best Value 2013 Road Bikes

Trying to determine which bikes offer the best value for your money is no easy task. The least expensive bike isn't necessarily the best investment. [more]

June 13, 2013

Recall on 2013 Triumph Street Triple

A total of 192 Triumph Street Triple motorcycles from 2013 (see the list below) are being recalled in Canada due to a manoeuvrability issue. [more]

June 10, 2013

2013 Triumph Scrambler Review

The massive influx of Japanese bikes in the early 1970s, with their electric starters and unprecedented quality levels, effectively killed the British motorcycle industry and its old-school way of designing and producing two-wheelers. [more]

May 22, 2013

Triumph announces 3 separate recalls in Canada

Triumph is recalling a number of Speed Triple and Daytona 675 motorcycles in Canada. [more]

April 21, 2013

2013 Triumph Street Triple R Review

More than a simple evolution, the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R goes on a diet, gets an all-new frame and swingarm, as well as other chassis upgrades that make it more attractive than ever and solidify its place among the segment's best. The fun-to-functionality ratio is nearly perfect here. [more]

January 29, 2013

Recall on Triumph motorcycles in Canada

Wheel bearing issues on 41 Triumph motorcycles from the 2011-2012 model years have led the company to announce a recall. Affected models include the Street Triple and Daytona 675. [more]

January 08, 2013

2013 Triumph Trophy SE Preview

The new 2013 Triumph Trophy marks the British brand's return to the sport touring segment after a long hiatus. The SE model,the only available in Canada featuring an electronically adjustable suspension. [more]

August 01, 2012

Motorcycle Buying Guide: the GTs

Designed for extended road trips, without sacrificing rider comfort, this type of motorcycle emphasizes a smooth ride thanks to a relaxed, almost upright seating position. Plus, a passenger will also feel very comfortable, thanks to hand grips, and in some cases, a backrest. [more]

July 04, 2012

Motorcycle buyer's guide: Street bikes (900 cc and up)

Designed to be close to superbike-like performance, in terms of speed and road handling, the 900-cc (and up) street bike also strives for more comfort and versatility for everyday riding. Better yet, insurance rates and registration costs are also less expensive. [more]

June 27, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: Standard bikes (up to 800cc)

Standard bikes (often called roadsters) are nimble, versatile and racier than ever. They prove to be almost as fun to ride as sport bikes without feeling rough and uncomfortable. [more]

May 30, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: 600cc supersports

Lightweight and nimble like a ballerina, yet sharp and precise like a scalpel, superbikes that come directly from international racing series are a treat for hardcore riders who look for a compact and affordable machine that's easily tamed. [more]

May 20, 2012

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R Review

Everyone knows that you don't mess with success; you only build on it. That's exactly what Triumph did with the new 2012 Speed Triple R, much to the delight of sporty naked bike enthusiasts. [more]

May 06, 2012

2012 Triumph Scrambler Review

Triumph is offering up a slice of its famed history with the new Scrambler, a captivating and versatile bike that's a flashy reminder of the English brand's renowned past. A much anticipated sequel to the changes made to the Bonneville, the Scrambler is a true replica of Europe's first on/off-road bikes. [more]

April 27, 2012

Motorcycle Buyer's Guide: The various types

There are many points to consider when shopping for a new motorcycle. Affordability often tops the list, even though styling is what usually draws us to a particular model in the first place. [more]

April 17, 2012

2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 Review

More capable than ever, the 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 continues to highlight the vintage-style standard bike segment, earning praise for its legendary lines and extensive use of chrome. [more]

February 28, 2012

2012 Triumph Steve McQueen SE Preview

Triumph is set to launch another classic, this one based on the Bonneville T100 and named after a Hollywood icon and avid motorcycle enthusiast. Production of the all-new Steve McQueen SE will be limited to 1,100 units, making it one of the most coveted bikes of 2012. [more]

February 24, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - Tonight at Palais des Congrès!

Après le Salon de la Moto de Toronto et celui de Québec, Montréal livre du tangible ce week-end, avec la totalité des nouveautés 2012 du monde de la moto. De nouvelles machines, de nouveaux équipements, des programmes de financement, des tonnes d'accessoires et la présence d'une foule d'associations de tourisme et de journées d'essais en piste (track day). [more]

February 21, 2012

2012 Montreal Motorcycle Show - February 24-26

The Montreal Motorcycle Show returns to Palais des Congrès from February 24th to 26th, 2012. As the largest and most anticipated event of its kind in Quebec, it will once again put a record number of models under one roof. [more]

January 24, 2012

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Preview

The new 2012 Tiger Explorer takes up the lines and features of the Tiger 800 and launches a full-on assault on the star players of the Adventure Touring scene, the BMW R1200GS and KTM 990 Adventure. Trailblazers and two-wheel pathfinders, be warned: the Tiger Explorer is scheduled to land in Triumph dealerships this spring. [more]

June 17, 2011

Top 10 bang-for-the-buck street bikes

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Superlow: Like any good Harley, the Sportster 883 Superlow is mainly about styling and mechanical thrills. This model neatly preserves the soul of the original H-D motorcycles with a clean and much-appreciated low profile backed by the charismatic vibrations of a rocker engine. The Superlow enhances the Sportster family's nostalgic theme with successfully-executed retro looks, sophisticated fit and finish, as well as a sweet character rooted in a rich tradition - all for less than $9,000. [more]

June 14, 2011

2011 Triumph Speedmaster Review

Triumph has seriously revamped the Speedmaster for 2011 to really cater to fans of the stylized retro bike. Draped in Phantom Black or Cranberry Red, the fetching British number is at its best, decked out in a slew of chrome accents and dabs of black mat that bring out its menacing side. [more]

June 02, 2011

2011 Triumph Sprint GT Review

Introducing a new bike in Canada is a daunting task, and to put a bike in every dealership for test rides is almost unheard of. Triumph did it and let the chips fall where they may! My day was sunny and cool. I picked up my ride at 9 AM, figuring that if I was first in line, I would get the bike and some photos before someone else messed it up. [more]

May 20, 2011

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

Triumph is turning the oversize cruiser segment on its head with the Thunderbird Storm. Gorgeous and forbidding with its hefty tank, twin headlamps and torque-engorged twin-cylinder, it's also astonishingly nimble and user-friendly. [more]

May 13, 2011

2011 Triumph Speed Triple Review

The potent English roadster is back, sharper, quicker and more refined than ever. The new Japanese rockets better watch out: the Speed Triple is set to reconquer the class where it called the shots for years on the Canadian market. [more]

April 26, 2011

2011 Triumph Tiger 800XC Review

Triumph presents a new bike for serious adventurers. Fresh out of the factory, the 2011 Tiger 800XC already made a mark in the city and beyond with a 21-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel wrapped in dual-purpose rubber. Equally at ease on asphalt and dirt, it targets a vast market looking for a go-anywhere motorcycle that remains easy to live with on a daily basis. [more]

January 11, 2011

2011 Triumph Street Triple R Review

While I may have picked up the odd bad riding habit over the years, I have never forgotten the first thing my riding instructors told me; "Always get on a bike with the right attitude, it will determine how you ride". No matter how much some journalists may deny it, the context surrounding the pickup of a press bike can often skew a first impression. [more]

October 27, 2010

Triumph turns out a Daytona 675R (video)

As part of their Milan Bike Show announcements, Triumph has just released some information on the Daytona 675R, an exciting evolution of their hyper successful 675 family. [more]

October 18, 2010

All new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC adventure bike

Triumph have released the first official picture of the new Tiger 800 XC, all decked out with the correct off-road accessories, such as a compact windshield, protection for the headlights, extra suspension travel, under-engine bash plate and most important, a 21-in. from wheel so essential to serious dirt riding. [more]

October 15, 2010

Triumph Sprint GT 2011 Review

In addition to the Sprint ST, Triumph's highly effective entry into the sport touring market, the British manufacturer has added the 2011 the Sprint GT for high performance touring. An Adventure model is scheduled for announcement on November 1st, and you can get a bit of a preview at In fact, Triumph has announced three new models for Europe at the Cologne motorcycle show, with a rumoured four more coming at the Turin Show in a few weeks. [more]

October 08, 2010

Triumph launches new Speed Triple, Thunderbird Storm and America

I visited Triumph France last Monday (Sep 27) which allowed me to discover that the respected British manufacturer, who just celebrated their 20th anniversary, was launching a multitude of new and evolved models during the upcoming Cologne and Milan Bike shows. [more]

September 30, 2010

Your editor in Paris - Quiet Days on a Triumph Sprint GT

Landed here on Sunday, picked up a new 2011 Triumph Sprint GT Monday, and tried to catch enough good weather to ride around on the new model that replaces the Sprint ST on the touring side, and get a few pictures - not very successfully I must add. [more]

June 16, 2010

2010 Triumph Street Triple Review

Middleweight streetfighters -- comfortable and versatile sport bikes that cost a lot less than superbikes in terms of insurance premiums and registration fees -- are increasingly popular among riders. Triumph realized the potential of these machines after enjoying much success in Europe. [more]

May 17, 2010

Triumph Introduces the 2011 Sprint GT

Five years after Triumph introduced the popular 1050cc Sprint ST sports touring bike, the British marque has introduced a new model with greater practicality and more emphasis on the 'touring' aspect of 'sports touring': the Triumph Sprint GT. [more]

April 09, 2010

2010 Triumph Bonneville Review

The most famous, iconic Triumph model ever remains to this day the Bonneville, a fact that the current owners of the manufacturer are well aware of. [more]

April 05, 2010

Triumph start 2010 like a... Tiger - Up 45% over March of last year

After hinting at good news from the UK manufacturer last week, we can now confirm that 2010 is off like a lion and March 2010 is a record. [more]

March 15, 2010

2010 Triumph Scrambler First Impressions

A legend model from the sixties, the Scrambler is part of a popular neo-retro family that sells very well at Triumph. We took a ride in Daytona during Bike Week 2010 and, to tell you the truth, I definitely did not expect it to be that much fun to ride on the road. [more]

January 11, 2010

Triumph sales up for 2009: +2% Worldwide and +20% in Canada

In the middle of a collapse of motorcycle sales in all major world markets (Think -30% in the Western markets in 2009), Triumph just posted a 2% increase in 2009, as well as a 30% increase in worldwide market share for bikes over 500cc, now at 4.3%. [more]

December 22, 2009

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Review

Around 50% of large motorcycles sold in North America are cruisers, which naturally leads most manufacturers to bring out machines that aim at taking some market share away from segment leader Harley-Davidson. Triumph already sell the largest bike on the market, the Rocket III, but needed a smaller, more conventional cruiser to attack the fattest part of the market segment. [more]

December 10, 2009

2010 Triumph Daytona 675 Test and Update

As a corporate strategy, Triumph produces machines that are different from the mainstream, such as high performance triples, (very) large vertical twins, the huge 2300cc Rocket III, retro vertical twins, and a medium sportbike with an extra kick, the Daytona 675. [more]

October 22, 2009

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster - Streetfighter on Steroids

Five years and 18,000 bikes after the introduction of the Rocket III family, Triumph just announced the restyled and much upgraded Rocket III Roadster. This is clearly a streetfighter, featuring mid-mounted pegs and blacked out components. [more]

October 22, 2009

Triumph sales up for 2009

In the middle of a collapse of motorcycle sales in all major world markets (30%), gallant Triumph just posted a 2% increase so far in 2009, as well as a 30% increase in world wide market share for bikes over 500cc, now at 4.3%. [more]

July 06, 2009

2009 Triumph Street Triple R First Impressions

The new incarnation of the grand old English brand is growing nicely, with increasing sales these days despite the current economic malaise. The sport bike line, powered by three cylinder engines leads, the way in terms of sales and profits, with the 675cc engined Street Triple and Street Triple R at the forefront of the charge, along with the original 675 Daytona Sportbike. [more]

July 03, 2009

Japanese magazine declares Triumph Daytona 675 perfect middleweight sportsbike

Four-cylinder 600cc motorcycles from Japan may account for the majority of supersports machines sold around the world, but if you want to experience the perfect middleweight sportsbike, then the Japanese Press suggests that you look to Britain and the Triumph Daytona 675. [more]

July 02, 2009

2009 Triumph Speed Triple First Impressions

While in France a few weeks ago, I had the chance to ride the always menacing Speed Triple 1050 right after sampling the three cylinder delights of the smaller Street Triple R. Back to back rides always produce more immediate and accurate impressions of major personality traits, as well as determining which one you prefer and why. [more]

June 19, 2009

Daytona 675 scores fourth straight Supertest win!!

Triumph's groundbreaking Daytona 675 sports machine has lifted the prestigious Supertest 'King of Supersports' award for an unprecedented fourth year in a row. [more]

June 04, 2009

Euro Trip - June 4, Paris

For today first riding impressions, I swapped Triumph triples, from the Street Triple R to the nasty-looking 1050 Speed Triple. Both bikes project that typical three-cylinder feeling, neither the turbine effect of a standard four (The Yamaha R1 is not part of that bunch...) nor the well defined poundings of a twin, just a nice purr to let you know it is at work. [more]

June 03, 2009

Euro Trip - June 3, Paris

I did a three hour ride today, and understood why this is British marque's best selling machine: torque in a mid-sized standard, or should I say Cafe Racer, as the bike is a little of both - agile in the city, but also at home on twisting secondary roads. I must say that the tight saddle is more comfortable at speed than running slowly, as the slope pushes you forward against the fuel tank - not a good thing for a rider with a belly like mine. [more]

May 01, 2009

Triumph announces Special Edition Daytona 675

The Daytona 675SE's stunning new livery has been designed to enhance the British bike's sleek and slender profile, with newly styled blue graphics and race-inspired pinstripes on the graphite coloured wheels. [more]

March 26, 2009

Europeans really love Triumph bike

Triumph has once again come out on top in an annual survey managed by Motorrad, Germany's biggest motorcycling magazine. The 82,351 readers in 13 European countries were asked for scoring and comments on over 200 different aspects of motorcycling. [more]

January 28, 2009

2009 Triumph Street Triple R Preview

The Triumph Street Triple, a naked and slightly down-level version of the Daytona 675, quickly became a best seller when it came out in 2008, combining performance with the unique feel and handiness of the 675cc triple, and looks to kill for. The market wants exciting naked bikes and the Street Triple clearly filled the bill! [more]

January 20, 2009

New motorcycle models for Canada - Part 2 (video)

Here are some more new models we spotted for you at the Toronto Motorcycle show. [more]

January 06, 2009

2009 Triumph Bonneville SE Preview

As the saying goes, "Nostalgia ain't what it used to be", but Triumph is doing their level best to not only keep the Brit-bike legend alive, but to make it grow to the market position it deserves according to old hands as well as converts. [more]

December 19, 2008

2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring Review

Riding the most scenic roads of France is a dream for many of us. The opportunity to fulfill that dream this past fall, with an exceptional motorcycle like the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring, has made me yearn for more -- more time on these roads and more time with this machine. [more]