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Triumph Modern Classics Certified as 2022 Models

Following the reveal of the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS last week, we couldn’t help but notice that Triumph’s 2021 model lineup looked a little sparse. We’ve now entered the second month of the year, and Triumph still has yet to announce the Bonneville or any of its “Modern Classics” for the 2021 model year.

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2021 Harley-Davidson Revival Certified by EPA

Harley-Davidson announced it’s 2021 touring lineup last month, but we can confirm the company has one more model up it’s sleeve, and we’re not talking about the Pan America. Harley-Davidson’s 2021 model virtual presentation included a teaser image of a fuel tank console with the word “Revival” written on it. Motorcycle.com can now confirm that the Harley-Davidson Revival will be a 2021 touring model powered by the Milwaukee-Eight V-Twin engine.

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Church of MO: 2001 Triumph TT600 First Ride

Some suggested Triumph’s shot at a four-cylinder 600 sportbike should’ve been included in last week’s “Ten Worst Motorcycles of the Modern Era.” I think that’s way too harsh an assessment, but in any case, Triumph’s 2001 TT600 and the various inline Fours that followed it never quite got traction in the marketplace, and left the building after the 2006 Speed Four. Which wasn’t really a bad thing, as its demise led to the rise of the Daytona 675 and Street Triples shortly thereafter.

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Monster Fairings: Not All Fairings Are Created Equal

Customization is a staple of motorcycle ownership, and when it comes to sprucing up the looks of modern sportbikes, there’s no better way to get dramatic and eye-catching results than to turn to aftermarket fairings. Then again, maybe you’ve had the unfortunate fate of crashing your sportbike and damaging the stock bodywork. Aftermarket fairings are a great way to replace your damaged bodywork at a fraction of the cost of new, while also injecting some personalization at the same time. Whatever your reason, you should look to Monster Fairings for your aftermarket bodywork needs.

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2021 Triumph Trident 660 First Ride Review

We swing a leg over the 2021 Triumph Trident in this motorcycle review.

We swing a leg over the 2021 Triumph Trident in this motorcycle review. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The first major service is at 10,000 miles, which represents a significantly longer interval than the competition, while workshop hours are also reduced, meaning it takes less time to service and maintain, thus saving owners money.

The first major service is at 10,000 miles, which represents a significantly longer interval than the competition, while workshop hours are also reduced, meaning it takes less time to service and maintain, thus saving owners money. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The Thai-built Trident is a completely new bike for 2021, and even at a standstill oozes quality. At face value, $7,995 is a fair price for this bike.

The Thai-built Trident is a completely new bike for 2021, and even at a standstill oozes quality. At face value, $7,995 is a fair price for this bike. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The 660cc triple engine features 67 new components over the sportier Street Triple S. Peak power is 80 hp at 10,250 rpm and torque 47 pound-feet at 6,250 rpm, so there is more low-end and midrange power than the S.

The 660cc triple engine features 67 new components over the sportier Street Triple S. Peak power is 80 hp at 10,250 rpm and torque 47 pound-feet at 6,250 rpm, so there is more low-end and midrange power than the S. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The chassis is an all-new tubular steel construction. Showa suspension front and back, with just preload adjustment on the rear.

The chassis is an all-new tubular steel construction. Showa suspension front and back, with just preload adjustment on the rear. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

Two rider modes, Road and Rain. Each map changes the throttle map and traction control intervention, while ABS is the same in both modes. TC can be deactivated at a standstill.

Two rider modes, Road and Rain. Each map changes the throttle map and traction control intervention, while ABS is the same in both modes. TC can be deactivated at a standstill. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

Triumph lists 45 official accessories, including heated grips, as fitted to our testbike. The optional My Triumph Connectivity System enables connectivity to the new TFT clocks which allow navigation, GoPro controls, plus phone and music controlled by the new switch gear.

Triumph lists 45 official accessories, including heated grips, as fitted to our testbike. The optional My Triumph Connectivity System enables connectivity to the new TFT clocks which allow navigation, GoPro controls, plus phone and music controlled by the new switch gear. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The brakes are relatively basic, but up for the job. Two-piston sliding front calipers trying their best to grab twin 310mm discs. The rear is a single-piston caliper onto a 255mm disc. ABS is standard, but not lean-sensitive.

The brakes are relatively basic, but up for the job. Two-piston sliding front calipers trying their best to grab twin 310mm discs. The rear is a single-piston caliper onto a 255mm disc. ABS is standard, but not lean-sensitive. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

Interestingly, Triumph doesn't list an aftermarket exhaust in its accessories list—according to Triumph, an aftermarket Euro 5 exhaust couldn’t add any tangible performance.

Interestingly, Triumph doesn’t list an aftermarket exhaust in its accessories list—according to Triumph, an aftermarket Euro 5 exhaust couldn’t add any tangible performance. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The name Trident will stir two memories, depending on your age: either the “Slippery Sam,” which took five consecutive Isle of Man Production TT wins (1971-75), or the muscular 750/900cc Trident, which was launched in 1990. One was a dominant production racebike, the other a heavyweight brute.

The name Trident will stir two memories, depending on your age: either the “Slippery Sam,” which took five consecutive Isle of Man Production TT wins (1971-75), or the muscular 750/900cc Trident, which was launched in 1990. One was a dominant production racebike, the other a heavyweight brute. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

Triumph quotes 60.1 mpg. Riding aggressively on mountain passes, I whittled that down to 52 mpg, which, considering my overexcited throttle hand, was an excellent return. The fuel light came on at 118 miles.

Triumph quotes 60.1 mpg. Riding aggressively on mountain passes, I whittled that down to 52 mpg, which, considering my overexcited throttle hand, was an excellent return. The fuel light came on at 118 miles. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

Let the engine scream, up the pace… and even at speed the Showa setup works well. Ground clearance is plentiful, with no issues on test.

Let the engine scream, up the pace… and even at speed the Showa setup works well. Ground clearance is plentiful, with no issues on test. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

When you really push on, the fork lacks a little control under heavy braking, but overall, when comparing its sporty ability to the competition, the Trident’s handling is hard to fault.

When you really push on, the fork lacks a little control under heavy braking, but overall, when comparing its sporty ability to the competition, the Trident’s handling is hard to fault. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

The Showa suspension lacks adjustability but 99 percent of riders won’t feel the need to twiddle anything, and there is all-important rear preload adjustment for when you are adding a pillion or luggage.

The Showa suspension lacks adjustability but 99 percent of riders won’t feel the need to twiddle anything, and there is all-important rear preload adjustment for when you are adding a pillion or luggage. (Kingdom Creative/Triumph/)

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2021 Triumph Trident 660 First Ride Review

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New Small-Displacement KTMs Are on the Way

Spy shots of this revamped KTM RC 125 suggest the firm is working on an RC series overhaul.

Spy shots of this revamped KTM RC 125 suggest the firm is working on an RC series overhaul. (S. Baldauf/SB-Medien/)

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Is This a Leaked Image of the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa?

Training hard: Viñales rides his Yamaha R1 in France

The factory Yamaha star was at Pôle Mécanique Alès Cévennes for asphalt training action

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MotoGP™ riders and crew chiefs: who’s with whom in 2021?

There are some big changes in the premier class heading into the new season so here’s a full rundown of every rider’s right-hand man in 2021

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Introducing: the FIM MiniGP World Series

The FIM launches a new MiniGP platform on the Road to MotoGP™, in partnership with Dorna Sports

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MotoGP™ rookie Martin exhibits motocross skills on YouTube

The Spaniard gave us a behind the scenes look at his trip to Red Sand MX Park as he continues his pre-season preparations

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Will Nakagami lead HRC’s 2021 testing programme?

The Japanese rider will be the most experienced man on an RC213V in Qatar so does that equate to greater responsibility

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Quartararo shows off motocross expertise in Italy

The Frenchman was attacking the dirt at Motocross Dorno ahead of his maiden season in the factory setup

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