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2011 America

Heavily updated for 2011, the 865cc Triumph America motorcycle offers an accessible entry point into the Triumph cruiser range, delivering an authentic cruising experience but with a distinctive Triumph twist.

The Triumph America has been completely restyled has taken on a more classic theme for 2011, with the 16″ front and 15″ rear cast alloy wheels sporting high walled tires to complement the deeply valenced front mudguard, pulled back handlebars and feet forward controls for a traditional low and laid back cruiser look.

For 2011 the rider has also been placed even closer to the motorcycle controls, creating greater harmony between rider and machine and making the 2011 Triumph America even easier to ride.

Low means a 690mm seat height and an easy to manage 250kg (551 lbs.) wet weight, fully fueled and ready to ride.

Triumph’s engineers have deliberately designed the 2011 America to appeal to a wide range of motorcycle riders.

In addition to the low seat and light weight, neat touches such as the easily accessible sidestand and friendly ergonomics mean that the America appeals to a wide variety of riders looking for a cool looking yet fun and easy to ride motorcycle.

Metallic Phantom Black or two-tone Eclipse Blue with Crystal White paint schemes give the America a timeless appeal and understated style. Liberal lashings of high quality chrome further enhance the America’s appeal and help deliver a beautifully balanced design.

The Triumph classic parallel-twin power plant provides a unique proposition in a sea of me-too V-twins. This quintessentially British configuration sets the America apart from the competition and delivers a unique motorcycle look and riding experience.

With a 270-degree firing order, the America 865cc enginedelivers a healthy 60hp with a mellow soundtrack and connected feeling. And the air-cooled engine is totally modern too, with fuel injection for clean running and low maintenance.

A full range of genuine Triumph motorcycles accessories are available for the America and include items such as quick release screens and sissy bars, panniers, a low seat option and a number of leather and chrome items for riders who want to cosmetically tune their cruiser.

2011 Triumph America 865cc | Model Update

  • Lower seat height and improved ergonomics for easier ride
  • All-new styling for classic cruiser look
  • Traditionally British 865cc parallel-twin powerplant
  • Wide range of official accessories available to create an individual look
  • Standard two-year unlimited mileage warranty

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).