British manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles has announced the development of two new “adventure bikes,” creating a microsite for the proposed models at www.triumphadventure.com.
Hard details are hard to find on the new models. In an email response from Triumph’s microsite, it states: “Here at Triumph, we’re really busy developing two brand new adventure bikes. It’ll be a good few months before they’re ready.”
Triumph will be rolling out the models in stages, with scheduled release dates for information regarding the engine (August 4), chassis (September 1) and clothing/accessories (October 6th).
Speculation surrounding the introduction of the new machines is to be a smaller version of the firm’s Tiger adventure-tourer, most likely utilizing a version of the 675 Triple platform that powers the Daytona 675 and Street Triple. If true, the new Triumph would be taking aim at BMW’s F800GS.
Other options: Triumph may be re-designing its existing Tiger to match up against the BMW’s R1200GS, a move mirrored by Ducati Multistrada 1200 and Yamaha Super Tenere.