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2008 Triumph America

2008 Triumph America

Updates for 2008:

  • Fuel injection
  • New fuel tank
  • New 2008 colour: Pacific Blue/Aegean

 

BRITISH ENGINEERED STYLE
The Triumph America mixes classic British engineering with style straight from the USA highways, with its wide bars, forward set pegs and relaxed, parallel twin power.  

Using the iconic Triumph Bonneville as a base, the America builds on a fantastic package. Its 865cc, air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin cylinder engine shares its basic architecture with the Bonnie, but the 270º firing angle provides a loping exhaust note and smooth power delivery that’s big on easy-going drive and full of character. The engine has been updated for 2008, swapping carburettors for a fuel injection system. The fuel injected engine ensures the America is up to speed with the forthcoming Euro 3 emissions legislation. As well as being environmentally friendly, the fuel injected engine is easier to fire up from a cold start and runs more smoothly. The styling of the America remains uncompromised as the fuel injectors have been cleverly concealed by throttle bodies designed to look like carburettors.

The engine fires out through a pair of deep-chrome reverse silencers, spinning the cast 15 inch rear rims crowned with a fat, 170/80-section rear tyre through a five-speed gearbox. The polished telescopic forks add substance and a solid look to the America’s raked front end, enhanced by the 18 inch cast front wheel with its 110/90 tyre. The twin-piston calipers and front and rear disc brakes take care of stopping duties.

The America is a true cruising bike built to cover ground and is a great place to start a motorcycling career. Both new and experienced riders will appreciate the sure-footed ability of the chassis and the confidence-inspiring handling. The riding position is relaxed for both rider and pillion and offers a supremely comfortable ride, thanks to the large, low 28 inch seat, forward set pegs and raked handlebars.

The America is made to be admired with its slab-style top yoke and chromed shock absorbers giving it the very essence of cruiser chic. But the America also offers something a little different; a sense of its own style and heritage that allows it to stand out from the rest of the clone-like cruiser market. Above the redesigned teardrop shaped 19.3 litre (4.3 gal) fuel tank sits a deep-chromed instrument console and matching classic style Triumph tank badges.

A brand new colour option, Pacific Blue and Aegean with a gold hand painted coach line, joins the existing Pacific Blue and New England White with a gold coach line colour option and the Phantom Black colour option.
 
Freedom and individuality define the essence of cruising and the America encapsulates both. The simple addition of genuine Triumph accessories designed specifically for the America, such as luggage options or chrome parts, allows the rider to further personalise their bike and mark out their personal identity.

The need to explore lies deep within the human soul. As the open road beckons, the America is just waiting to be ridden providing an enjoyable passport to two-wheeled freedom.  

Colour Options:
Phantom Black
Pacific Blue/New England White with a gold coach line
Pacific Blue/Aegean with a gold coach line

Triumph Accessories:

Roadster Screen
Summer Screen
Fly Screen - Chrome
Fly Screen - Colour Coordinated
Leather Saddlebags - Large
Leather Panniers
Fabric Panniers
Roadster Seat
Gunfighter Seat
Touring Seat
Touring Pillion Pad - Gel
Sissy Bar and Rack - Tall
Sissy Bar Only - Tall
Sissy Bar and Rack - Short
Sissy Bar Only – Short
Chrome Silencers - Short
Chrome Silencers - Long
Chrome Wheel Kit
Engine Dresser Bar  
Adjustable Highway Peg Mount
Short Highway Peg Mount
Highway Pegs, Logo - Chrome
Light Bar and Light Kit – Chrome (US only)
Rider Footboard Kit
Rocker Gear Lever Kit - Chrome
Foot Control Bar - Chrome
Sprocket Cover - Chrome
Cam Cover - Chrome
Rear Footrest Hangers – Chrome
Front Spoiler Kit
Mirrors, Oval, Kit
Mirrors, Billet Style, Kit
Fork Shroud Kit - Chrome
Rear Brake Reservoir Cover - Chrome
Chain Guard - Chrome
Battery Box Cover - Chrome
Lower yoke cover - Chrome
Lifter Arm Cover - Chrome
Number Plate Bracket - Chrome
Clutch Cover Finisher
Calliper Covers - Chrome
Levers - Chrome
Axle Nut Covers - Chrome
Engine Mount - Chrome
Single Seat Finisher Kit – Chrome
Analogue Clock
Tacho
Luggage Rack - Chrome
Seat Rail - Chrome
Solo Seat Rack - Chrome
Tank Cover - Leather
Leather Embellisher - Chrome
Embellisher - Chrome
Dustcover
Tank Badges
Service Manual
Aux Power Socket
Alarm and Immobiliser
Restrictor Kit 34ps

America Specification:

ENGINE:

Type

 

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

Capacity

 

865cc

Bore/Stroke

 

90 x 68mm

Compression Ratio

 

9.2:1

Fuel System

 

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

 

Stainless steel headers, twin chrome silencers

Ignition

 

Digital–inductive type via electronic management system

TRANSMISSION:

Primary Drive

 

Gear

Final Drive

 

O ring chain

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

 

5-speed

Throttle body diameter

 

Æ36.5

Gear Ratios

 

Primary: 108/62
1st: 41/15
2nd: 37/19
3rd: 34/22
4th: 31/24
5th: 29/27
Final: 43/16

Oil Capacity

 

4.5 litres (1.2 US Gals)

CYCLE PARTS:

Frame

 

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

 

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Wheels

Front

Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 18 x 2.5in

 

Rear

Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 3.5in

Tyres

Front

110/90 18

 

Rear

170/80 15

Suspension

Front

Kayaba, 130mm travel, 41mm forks

 

Rear

Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front

Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

 

Rear

Single 285mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Instrument display/functions

 

Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip

DIMENSIONS:

Length

 

2,420mm (95.3in)

Width (Handlebars)

 

960mm (37.8in)

Height

 

1,170mm (46.1in)

Seat Height

 

720mm (28.3in)

Wheelbase

 

1,655mm (65.2in)

Rake/Trail

 

33.3º/153mm

Weight (Dry)

 

226kg (497lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity

 

19.3 litres (4.3 gal)

PERFORMANCE:

(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)

Maximum Power

 

62PS (61bhp/46kW) at 6,800rpm

Maximum Torque

 

74Nm (55ft.lbf) at 3,300rpm


 

 

 

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