After all the leaking drama and our questions about what kind of bike the new Triumph Tiger would be, it seems like it almost sneaked into the 2010 EICMA. Let this be a lesson to other motorcycle marketing teams - too many teasers and leaks rob you of the fanfare in the end. And we’re still suckers for fanfare.
Anyway, here are live pics from EICMA of the Triumph stand including the new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC models along with the Daytona 675R. The latter promises to be an exciting bike for fans of the sports variety of Triumph, having Ohlins suspension, new graphics, Quickshifter gearbox and Brembo brakes. The engine will still remain the cleverest thing about this bike even though the 125 hp didn’t get a boost.
The new adventure Triumph Tiger models have yet to prove themselves on the market but we’ll be reading with interest the test rides as they come soon. The new models are on the floor with the full Triumph range including the 2011 Triumph Speed Triple, the Triumph America, the Thunderbird Storm and the Speed Master.
The Triumph Daytona 675R has also been leaked before its 2010 EICMA presentation, making us think the guys at Motorinfo.hu got their hands on something no-one else did. The ‘R’ version is the hotted-up sports version of the Daytona 675 and looking at it in these pics, it could fast be on our wish list. In any case, we’ll definitely be checking it out at the EICMA show.
The Triumph Daytona 675R has a new gold-coloured Ohlins front fork which pairs with some impressive Brembo radial caliper brakes. The rear shock is Ohlins as well, and we get a red frame marking this as the ‘R’ version. Overall, it’s an aggressive new look with carbon fibre bits and a new colour scheme.
We could happily satisfy ourselves with the 126 hp and the snazzy new look, done elegantly in a sports style without the usual cheap sticker job that so often happens. Exhaust and cooling system look the same but come EICMA, we’ll have all the official technical details from Triumph itself.
Whoever’s been doing Triumph’s video marketing campaign of late has created a neat series of videos, bits of which we can see in the video above which features all the 2011 Triumph model line-up. We’re still waiting on all the details of the new Speed Triple and especially the new Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC models, but we can also enjoy some of the retro models from Triumph for the coming year as well as its cruiser touring models.
The video also seems to feature the new Triumph Daytona 675R. It should prove to a similar performance-oriented version of the standard Daytona 675, much like the Speed Triple R, with a more aggressive design and higher performance suspension and brakes. After the jump is another Triumph Tiger teaser video with the low-down on the accessories. While we’ve already seen a fair bit of this bike, it will be officially unveiled at the 2010 EICMA show next month where hopefully we will finally get a look at the whole thing, in one go.