2016 Triumph America LT

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2016 Triumph America LT
2016 Triumph America LT

2016 Triumph America LT
2016 Triumph America LT

2016 Triumph America LT
2016 Triumph America LT

2016 Triumph America LT
2016 Triumph America LT



2016 Triumph America LT Review

2016 Triumph America LT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Escape from routine at the twist of the throttle….

From a cross-town hop to an intercontinental tour, the America LT will take you there in style. Based on the engine, chassis and legendary styling of our America, the LT adds a layer of touring capability and an enviable range of factory fitted extras designed to make those longer distances a breeze. All the while maintaining the traditional deep chrome and polished detailing demanded of a classic cruiser, of course.

Have the confidence to ride the roads you want, the way you want, for as long as you want. And always with a relaxed, elegant, high chrome style that looks good while you’re doing it. Welcome to the cruise.

The Triumph America is the most accessible and user friendly machine in Triumphs cruiser range delivering an authentic cruising experience with an elegant simplicity.

This bike isn’t just built to look a certain way, it’s built to feel a certain way.

The America is engineered around a unique engine so you get a truly authentic ride. One that connects you to Triumph’s long and rich cruiser heritage.

We’re talking about its distinctive, air-cooled parallel-twin that gives you the riding experience you expect from this class but with a very individual British flavour.

Taking classic cruiser appeal and blending it with Triumph reliability and everyday practicality.


Ride in comfort, arrive in style

Whatever the journey and wherever your destination, the relaxed, chilled-out elegance of Triumph’s Bonneville-based cruisers give you all the excuse you need to go for a ride, any time, anywhere. Triumph Speedmaster Long, low, blacked-out and mean, the hot-rod cool Speedmaster rocks the streets. Triumph America The heart and soul of British engineering reinvented with a splash of Stateside style. Triumph America LT The classic heritage tourer adds a laid-back, high chrome vibe to Triumph’s signature dynamic ride.

Styling

Out on the streets your bike speaks volumes. It has to look just right; authentic, cool and classy. That’s why it’s easy to see Triumph’s classic cruisers, powered by the instantly recognisable Bonneville parallel twin motor, are the real deal. So relax, and let your Triumph do the talking.





2016 Triumph America LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

America Standard Equipment
•Chrome clutch cover embellisher and chain guard
•Footboards
•Heel toe gear shift
•Knee pads
•Large rear brake pedal
•Polished battery box cover

Additional to America
•Chrome clutch cover embellisher and chain guard
•Footboards
•Heel toe gear shift
•Large rear brake pedal
•Panniers
•Polished battery box cover
•Quick release screen

•690mm low seat height for low centre of gravity and ease of accessibility
•Iconic and charismatic 865cc parallel twin engine delivers relaxed and manageable power delivery
•270o firing configuration with 61PS on tap and 72Nm (53 Ib.ft) of torque.
•Classic cruiser looks combined with intuitive handling

The America is available in:
•Phantom Black
•Morello Red

 

 

 

2016 Triumph America LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine


Overview

It looks the part, sounds right, feels great and delivers the goods. That’s because the Bonneville-based, air-cooled 865cc parallel twin is the real deal.


Performance

With instant, fuss-free throttle response and great traction across the rev range, the 865cc parallel twin pumps out a full-blooded 72Nm of torque at a mere 3300rpm and peak power of 61PS at 6800rpm for a perfect balance of driving low-down and midrange performance.


Configuration

Packed with plenty of thumping good vibrations, the Bonneville-based parallel twin air-cooled engine design incorporates a 270° crankshaft with added balancer shafts to deliver a smooth, pulsating drive for a natural, responsive feeling.


Exhaust

A deeply distinctive exhaust note matches the motor’s relaxed drive, and is delivered through characteristic splayed header pipes exiting into either the twin, tapered cones of the America and America LT, or through the Speedmaster’s slash-cut silencers.

 


Chassis


Suspension

Raked-out, shallow angle forks and sturdy twin rear shocks don’t just look the part; they’re high quality KYB units with plenty of spring travel to soak up the worst bumps the roads can throw at them, always delivering a smooth, controlled ride whether you’re riding solo, with a passenger and/or luggage.


Handling

Low-slung, laid-back and long, the Speedmaster, America and America LT feature carefully tuned frame geometry and a manageable, balanced chassis for an intuitive riding feel and neutral steering. This means all riders on any tarmac can revel in Triumph’s safe, secure road holding.


Wheels/Tyres

Matching form and function, the America and America LT use cast aluminium 12-spoke wheels for heritage looks, while the Speedmaster opts for larger, 5-spoke cast aluminium wheels with a hot-rod vibe. The America and America LT also run chunky, deep sidewall tyres for classic cruiser style.


Riding Position

Slide into an arm-chair riding position with a low seat, feet forward on the pegs (footboards on the America LT), hands wide apart on low, easy-reach bars. These are classic cruiser ergonomics, easy at low speed and comfortable when the pace increases so you can always enjoy the ride.


Frame

The Speedmaster, America and America LT use a traditional, high-strength tubular steel cradle frame and steel swingarm, integrating the air-cooled Bonneville-based engine as part of the design so it looks the part, but also delivers stable, sure-footed handling.


Brakes

A single 310mm disc at the front is backed up by a 285mm rear disc, with both gripped by Nissin calipers. The set-up perfectly balances a lean, cruiser look with plenty of confident stopping power and precise feedback in all circumstances.


Accessories

Whether you want to uprate and personalise the performance, sound, feel, style or comfort of your bike, Triumph have the answer. From auxiliary lamps to boost night-riding and daytime visibility, to a glossy chrome-plated cam cover for extra style, to high-flow chrome silencers for enhanced performance and a richer exhaust note, to genuine leather panniers with generous, go-anywhere capacity – you can add whatever parts you need to make your bike complete for you.

 


 

 


 

2016 Triumph America LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9800 USD

Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 mm / 68 mm
Compression 9.2:1
Max Power EC 61 Hp (45 kW) 6,800 rpm
Max Torque EC 53 FT-lbs (72 Nm) 3,300 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0 in
Front Tires 130/90-16
Rear Tires 170/80 B15
Front Suspension Kayaba 41 mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear Single 285 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display and Functions Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Width Handlebars 920 mm
Height Without Mirror 1480 mm
Seat Height 690 mm
Wheelbase 1610 mm
Rake 33 º
Trail 143 mm
Dry Weight 553 lbs (251 Kg)
Tank Capacity 19.5 L
Urban * * 47.7 US MPG
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 59.2 US MPG
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 46.2 US MPG




 


 

2016 Triumph America LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10900 CDN

Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 mm / 68 mm
Compression 9.2:1
Max Power EC 61 Hp (45 kW) 6,800 rpm
Max Torque EC 72 Nm 3,300 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0 in
Front Tires 130/90-16
Rear Tires 170/80 B15
Front Suspension Kayaba 41 mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear Single 285 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display and Functions Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Width Handlebars 920 mm (36.2 in)
Height Without Mirror 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Seat Height 690 mm (27.2 in)
Wheelbase 1610 mm (63.4 in)
Rake 33 º
Trail 143 mm (5.6 in)
Dry Weight 251 Kg (553 lbs)
Tank Capacity 19.5 L (5.2 US Gallon)
Urban * * 4.9 L/100 km (47.7 US MPG)
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 4.0 L/100 km (59.2 US MPG)
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 5.1 L/100 km (46.2 US MPG)



 

2016 Triumph America LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8399 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 mm / 68 mm
Compression 9.2:1
Max power 61 PS/60 BHP (45 kW) 6,800 rpm
Max torque 72 Nm 3,300 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0 in
Front Tyres 130/90-16
Rear Tyres 170/80 B15
Front Suspension Kayaba 41 mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear Single 285 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display and Functions Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information
Width Handlebars 920 mm
Height Without Mirror 1480 mm
Seat Height 690 mm
Wheelbase 1610 mm
Rake 33 º
Trail 143 mm
Dry Weight 251 Kg
Tank Capacity 19.5 L
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 71.1 MPG
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 55.5 MPG


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