Triumph revealed a new variant to its Thunderbird family with the all-new Thunderbird Commander. Revealed alongside the Thunderbird LT at the 2013 EICMA show, the Commander offers a brawnier, more chromed-out model to the line. Follow the rest of our 2013 EICMA show coverage Like the LT, the Thunderbird Commander is powered by the 1699cc […]
Bonneville Performance Flat-Track (Video); Triumph gets back to its dirt-track roots
Last fall we attended the season finale of the AMA Pro Grand National Championship, and we were blown away with the intense level of competition. Our full report and video can be seen here.
As the 2013 season is ramping up, we just got wind of a new video Triumph produced to showcase its invigorated factory dirt-track racing involvement, now with Latus Motors Racing joining up with the Bonneville Performance team we showcased in the above report. You might recognize LMR as the team which won the Daytona 200 in 2011 with rider Jason DiSalvo aboard a Ducati 848.
As you can see in the video below, dirt-track legend Joe Kopp, LMR’s team manager, has been tasked to help develop the BP Triumph for young racer Mikey Martin. The Bonneville Performance crew will be in action this weekend at the half-mile track in Stockton, CA, for the latest round of Grand National competition. It’ll be interesting to see how the BP Triumph stacks up to the proven Harleys as the season develops.
Check out the AMA’s 2013 schedule to find out if there’s a race near you. Highly recommended!