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Triumph Unveils 2014 Modern Classics for North America
Triumph is introducing updating its line of Modern Classics, which in 2014 includes not only the Bonneville, T100, Thruxton and Scrambler, but a new blacked-out T100 and a Bonneville Special Edition. The freshened bikes feature new color schemes, machined cooling fins and new mufflers.
Bonneville - With a 17” cast front wheel, the 2014 Triumph Bonneville sports a rider-friendly seat height of just over 29 inches. Comfortable ergonomics make it a fine city bike, thanks to its size, maneuverability and good looks. The new Bonneville, like all the 2014 Modern Classics, also rocks redesigned mufflers that boast a “throatier” report.
The Bonneville’s fuel tank decal is replaced by a badge, while paint schemes include Phantom Black, Lunar Silver or Crystal White/Sapphire Blue. The Bonneville’s new seat design consists of contrasting vinyl and an improved filler material. A black grab rail is standard, while the engine barrel block and cylinder head feature machined cooling fins.
And we still say it’s one of the better bargains in the industry. MSRP for the 2014 Triumph Bonneville is $7,899 USD and $8,999 CAD (single color) and $8,199 USD and $9,299 CAD (two-tone).
Bonneville T100 - The 2014 Bonneville T100 comes in a Crystal White and Aurum Gold paint scheme inspired by the 1964 Bonneville, with the color split continuing across the front and rear fenders. On the T100 the standard passenger grab rail is chrome, as is the classy chain guard.
In addition to the new gold and white paint, the ‘14 Bonneville T100 is available in Jet Black/Cranberry Red for $9,199 USD and $10,499 CAD.
For 2014 Triumph is also offering a blacked-out version of the T100 with black-finished wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, springs, mudguard stays, mirrors and grab rail (sorry, no photos were available at press time). MSRP for the T100 Black is $8,899 USD and $9,999 CAD.
Bonneville Special Edition - The 2014 model lineup also features a limited production run of the Bonneville Special Edition with a paint scheme inspired by one of the last Meriden models off the line, the 1982 T140w TSS. The distinctive Jet Black and Lunar Silver paintwork creates a very different-looking Bonneville, with black livery on the tank and side panels (with twin, hand-painted gold coach lines), while the front and rear fenders are painted silver with jet black center stripes and gold coach lines.
To complete the retro look, the Special Edition also sports a chrome grab rail, black mirrors and a brushed finish to the clutch, sprocket, alternator and cam covers. MSRP for the 2014 Bonneville Special Edition, scheduled to arrive in Triumph dealerships in January 2014, is $9,799 USD and $10,799 CAD.
Thruxton - Sporting aluminum rims, a performance enthusiast’s riding position and adjustable rear suspension, the Thruxton benefits from some discrete refinements for 2014, including revised megaphone silencers for an even more liberated sound.
The latest Thruxton also gains the same machined details on the cylinder head cooling fins and black oil cooler lines as the Bonneville, alongside a chrome chain guard. A color-matched fly screen, with center stripe detail, joins the seat cowl as standard equipment.
The 2014 Thruxton is available in Phantom Black and Brooklands Green with an MSRP of $9,099 USD and $10,299 CAD.
Scrambler - As with the other Modern Classics, the Scrambler gets the “back to black” treatment on the oil cooler lines, handlebars, wheel rims and hubs, plus the rear master cylinder reservoir cover, as well as a clear anodized bash plate and a new seat design with an embossed Triumph logo on the rear.
Two new color schemes are available: Matte Pacific Blue and Lunar Silver/Diablo Red combination. MSRP for the 2014 Triumph Scrambler is $9,099 USD and $10,299 CAD.
For more imagery of the 2014 Triumph Modern Classics line, check out the gallery.