Triumph America

 

Make Model.

Triumph America

Year

2015-16

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, 360° firing interval

Capacity

865 cc / 52.8 cub in.
Bore x Stroke 90 x 68 mm
Cooling System Air-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2:1

Induction

Multipoint Sequential Fuel injection with SAI
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 15W/50
Oil Capacity 4.5 L / 1.2 US gal / 1.0 Imp gal
Exhaust Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers

Induction

Twin carburettors, with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters

Ignition 

Digital 

Starting

Electric

Max Power

45.5 kW / 61 hp @ 6800 rpm

Max Torque

72 Nm / 7.34 kgf-m / 53.1 ft-lb @ 3300 rpm
Clutch Wet multi plate

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain, X-ring
Frame Tubular steel cradle, swing arm: twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Suspension

41mm Kayaba telescopic forks, polished stainless steel shrouds
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Kayaba chrome spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel 96 mm / 3.8 in

Front Brakes

Single 310 mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 285 mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper
Wheels Front Cast aluminum alloy, 12 spoke, 16 x 3.0 inch
Wheels Rear Cast aluminum alloy, 12 spoke, 15 x 4.0 inch

Front Tyre

130/90 - 16

Rear Tyre

170/80 B15
Rake 33.3°
Trail 143 mm / 5.6 in
Dimensions Length 2387 mm / 94.0 in
Width     920 mm / 36.2 in (at handlebars)
Height  1175 mm / 46.3 in (without mirrors)
Wheelbase 1610 mm / 63.4 in
Seat Height 690 mm / 27.2 in

Dry Weight

231 kg / 509 lbs

Wet Weight

250 kg / 551 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

19.3 Litres / 5.1 US gal / 4.2 Imp gal

Consumption Average (@ 120 km/h / 75 mph)

4.2 L/100 km / 23.6 km/l / 55.6 US mpg / 67.3 Imp mpg
Colours Phantom black, Morello red

The America is engineered around a unique engine so you get a truly authentic ride. One that connects you to Triumph’s long and rich cruiser heritage.

We’re talking about its distinctive, air-cooled parallel-twin that gives you the riding experience you expect from this class but with a very individual British flavour.

Taking classic cruiser appeal and blending it with Triumph reliability and everyday practicality.

Styling

Pure cruiser with a British twist. With its eye-catching chromed and polished instruments, headlight bowl, shrouded front forks, twin rear shocks and engine covers. From the moment you see the America, and every second you ride, it feels every bit as authentic as it looks.

Engine

We have drawn from our heritage and set our unique British 865cc vertical twin at the heart of the long, low and sleek frame. Proud and upright, it not only looks the part, it breathes through carefully shaped, deep chrome exhausts to create a noise that connects you to the ride.

Performance

Built to be ridden, not just to look good. The America’s 865cc parallel-twin puts out a healthy 61PS with strong torque at low revs, peaking at 72Nm at just 3300rpm. Ideal for urban cruising at low revs but with enough muscle for serious long distances at motorway speeds, even with a passenger or luggage on board.

This vertical twin is a true original. Drawing on our heritage from fifties and sixties parallel twins and coupling that with modern technology and build standards, the engine in the America has a laid-back riding character that’s unique to the cruiser world.

Configuration

Straight away people notice the America’s unmistakably British style. Its pair of cylinders stand upright and proud and make a powerful statement. And, being air-cooled there’s no radiator to spoil the view.

Feel

An engine like this is about more than just the numbers. It’s about the way it feels.

It responds to the throttle obediently, allowing you to accelerate confidently. And we’ve carefully modulated its vibration levels to allow you to connect with the ride without it becoming intrusive on long trips. Then there’s the off-beat 270-degree firing interval and mellow soundtrack that gives substance to the America’s cruiser styling for a bike that sounds, looks and, above all, feels amazing.

Suspension

With forks raked out at a shallow angle and feature polished shrouding and silver legs that match the chrome springs and covers of the laid-down, twin rear shocks. The America’s suspension works hard to provide laid-back comfort and road feedback in true cruiser style.

Handling

Long, low and stable like a cruiser should be.

Everything about the America’s chassis is focussed on balance and we’ve matched each component carefully to maintain that steady, intuitive feel.

As a result, it’s agile enough for an exciting ride when the road gets interesting and is more capable through the corners than most of its rivals.

It’s so well-balanced that it is ideal for inexperienced riders as well as a satisfying cruise for those with a lot of miles behind them.

Brakes

Never too sharp or intimidating, braking is looked after by single discs front and rear to provide plenty of stopping force, whilst maintaining the overall balance of the chassis so every moment of your ride is confident and controlled.

Wheels and Tyres

The cast aluminium wheels are small in diameter. 16 and 15 inches front and rear and fitted with chunky, deep sidewall tyres for a classic cruiser look and a more comfortable cushioned ride.

Seat Height

A seat height of just 690mm makes the America easy to control when gliding through traffic or parking. In fact, the set-up suits many riders that find other bikes too tall. Whatever your height though, easy positioning of the bars, seat and footrests means you’ll quickly find your most relaxed and comfortable cruising posture.

Riding Position

As a pure unadulterated cruiser, your riding position should be upright, laid back and spacious. But never at the expense of comfort and sheer riding pleasure. So the America’s bars hang high and wide but are also pulled back so that the controls are closer to you. And we’ve set the footrests far enough forward for comfort, without being too much of a stretch. Putting you in firm, confident control of your bike during busy urban riding or long-distance travel.