For one year only, Triumph is offering a set of 10 chrome-tanked models of its retro-styled motorcycles. The 2023 Triumph Chrome Collection is a limited edition, and each model gets styling enhancements that complement the chromed tank.A nickel-plated base layer is applied before the chrome, and the painted portion of each tank gets a special primer, hand-applied masking, and hand-spraying before being polished. On the models with a metal element, real metal that is filament-thin is used, and it gets a clear lacquer coat for protection. About five hours of work is put into each tank.2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R Chrome Edition
The chrome fuel tank gets a Jet Black accent, while Jet Black is tapped for the fly screen, headlight housing, front fender, radiator cowls, side panels, and bodywork in the back.2023 Triumph Rocket 3 GT Chrome EditionDiablo Red is used to offset the chrome on the tank, with the Diablo Red treatment applied to the same pieces adorned on the Rocket 3 R.2023 Triumph Thruxton RS Chrome EditionThe tank is nearly all-chrome on this classically styled sportbike, with just a Jet Black seam breaking up the chrome. The seat cowling, headlight housing, side panels, and fenders also get Jet Black paint2023 Triumph Speed Twin 900 Chrome EditionThe Speed Twin 900 gets a sophisticated tank treatment that includes Red Hopper paint with a Jet black tank strip, metal knee infills, and a Triumph triangle tank logo with metal detailing.2023 Bonneville T120 Chrome EditionThe Bonneville T120’s chrome tank is accented with Meriden Blue paint. Jet Black paint covered the fenders, side panels, and headlight housing.2023 Bonneville T100 Chrome EditionThe chromed tank on the Bonneville T100 has Cobalt Blue paint and a metal strip, with matching retro chrome badges and filler cap. The side panels and fenders are Jet Black.2023 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Chrome EditionThere’s a Jet Black painted overlay on the Bobber’s chrome tank, along with the Triumph triangle tank badge. The fenders and side panels are Jet Black.2023 Triumph Speedmaster Chrome EditionDiablo Red Surround paint is applied to the Speedmaster’s chrome tank, while the fenders, side panels, and headlight housing have Jet Black paint applied.2023 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE Chrome EditionThe off-roadable Scrambler 1200 XE gets stripes painted in Brooklands Green over the chrome. The heat shield and fenders are brushed aluminum, while the side panels and headlight housing have Jet Black paint applied.2023 Triumph Scrambler 900 Chrome EditionLike its big brother, the Scrambler 900 gets Brooklands Green on the tank, though with a completely different look. The tank stripe is Jet Black, as are the fenders, frame cowl, and side panels. The tank also gets metal knee pad infills and metal-detailed Triumph triangle badging.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!