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EICMA 2013: 2014 Triumph America LT
Originally revealed in CARB documents as the America Horizon, the Triumph America LT adds a deattachable windscreen, pillion backrest and leather saddlebags to turn the midsized America into a serviceable light tourer.
The America LT is powered by the same air-cooled 865cc parallel-Twin with a 270-degree firing interval as the regular America and the Speedmaster cruisers. Performance numbers are the same, with Triumph claiming 60 hp at 6800 rpm and 53 ft-lb. at 3300 rpm.
KYB supplies the 41mm fork and preload-adjustable twin rear shocks while Nissin provides the two-piston brake calipers. Aluminum footboards with removable skid plates come with a classic heel/toe gear shift, positioning the rider’s feet for maximum comfort and control.
The rake and trail are the same 33 degrees/143mm as on regular America but the LT version’s wheelbase is 7mm longer. With a claimed wet weight of 595 pounds, the America LT is also about 44 pounds heavier. Oddly for a touring model, the LT’s 5.1-gallon fuel tank is 0.05 gallons smaller than the regular America’s tank.
For the U.S., Triumph is pricing the America LT at $9,499, or $900 more than the regular America with a two-tone color scheme.