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2009 Triumph America

2009 Triumph America Triumph America

With its wide bars, forward set pegs and relaxed riding position, the Triumph America mixes classic British engineering with style straight from the American highways.

Using the Triumph Bonneville as a base, the America builds on a fantastic package. The 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 smooth-running fuel injected system ensures the America is up to speed with Euro 3 emissions legislation.

The engine fires out through a pair of deep-chrome reverse silencers, spinning the cast 15 inch rear wheel 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 seat with a low 28 inch height, 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. An update for 2009 is the addition of colour coded side panels.

The 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 to suit their own personal riding style.
The America comes in three colour options for 2009: Phantom Black, Pacific Blue/New England White with a gold coach line and Pacific Blue/Aegean Blue with a gold coach line.


  • Engine type - air-cooled, DoHc, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
  • capacity - 865cc
  • Bore/Stroke - 90 x 68mm
  • fuel System - Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with Sai
  • final Drive - X ring chain
  • clutch - Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox - 5-speed
  • 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 R18
  • Rear; 170/80 B15
  • Suspension - front; Kayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and polished lowers, 130mm travel
  • 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 information
  • Length - 2420mm (95.3in)
  • Width (Handlebars) - 960mm (37.8in)
  • Height - 1170mm (46.1in)
  • Seat Height - 720mm (28.3in)
  • Wheelbase - 1655mm (65.2in)
  • Rake/trail - 33.3º/153mm
  • Dry Weight - 226kg (497lbs)
  • fuel tank capacity - 19.3 litres (4.3 gal / 5.1 US gals)
  • Maximum power - 62pS / 61bhp / 46kW @ 6800rpm
  • Maximum torque - 74nm / 55ft.lbf @ 3300rpm