2006 Triumph America
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– 2006 Triumph America
2006 Triumph America
Changes for 2006:
– Classic new Graphite paint option with a Silver infill
With its wide bars, forward-set pegs and relaxed, parallel twin power the America mixes classic British engineering with style from the highways of the USA.
Based around the iconic Bonneville the America builds on a fantastic package. The basic architecture of the America’s 790cc, twin-cylinder engine is as the Bonnie but a 270° firing interval – rather than 360° – gives a loping exhaust note and mellow power delivery that’s big on easy-going drive and heavy with character.
Spinning a fat, 170/80-section rear tyre (crowning a meatily-spoked 15-inch rim) through a five-speed gearbox the engine fires its heartbeat out through a pair of deep-chrome slash-cut mufflers. Heavy duty, wide-set telescopic forks add substance and a solid look to the America’s raked front end, as does the 18in front wheel, shod with its 110/80 tyre. Disc brakes matched to twin-piston calipers take care of the stopping duties.
The America’s a great place to embark upon a motorcycling career, but as a true cruising motorcycle it’s also built to cover ground. Its relaxed riding position, with forward set ‘highway’ pegs, wide raked-back handlebars and low 28-inch seat height aids rider comfort and control, also makes the America extremely manageable in all situations – especially for riders with limited experience. Even those with many miles under their belts, however will be impressed with the chassis’ surefooted ability and confidence-inspiring handling.
The America’s also been made to be admired and from its slab-style top yoke to chromed shock absorbers it’s the very essence of cruiser chic – but with something a little different; a sense of style and heritage very much its own. This bike simply isn’t like the clone-like mass of everyday cruisers. Centrally mounted above the teardrop-shaped 16.6 litre fuel tank is a deep-chromed instrument console matching classic-style Triumph tank badges. A white-faced, chrome-bezelled speedo sits rakishly above the single headlight and with a nod to the past the pillion footrest hangers echo the lines of the trademark toolboxes of pre-war Triumphs.
Two-tone paintwork, with hand-applied coach lines tops the America with a choice of Graphite with Silver infill and Mulberry Red with Graphite infill. For those preferring simplicity, a stylish single-tone Jet Black option is also available.
Cruising is all about the essence of freedom and individuality and the America provides both. It’s also ready to further personalise, from the simple addition of luggage and screens to extra chrome work. There are also entire custom-painted body kits to mark out a personal identity.
The need to explore lies deep within the human soul, as more and more people are recognising today. The open road beckons, waiting to be ridden and the America is a relaxed and enjoyable passport to two-wheeled freedom.
Graphite with Silver infill
Mulberry Red with Graphite infill
Roadster Screen Chrome Rocker Gear Lever
Summer Screen Chrome Foot Control Bar
Fly Screen Chrome Chrome Fork Shrouds
Fly Screen Colour Coordinated Chrome Sprocket Cover
Chrome Silencers – Short Slash Cut Chrome Cam Cover
(for off road use only) Chrome Rear Footrest Hangers
Chrome Silencers – Long Slash Cut Chrome Chain Guard
(for off road use only) Chrome Battery Box Cover
Leather Panniers – Slanted Chrome Lower Yoke Cover
Leather Panniers – Rectangular Chrome Lifter Arm Cover
Fabric Panniers Chrome Number Plate Bracket
Touring Pillion Pad Clutch Cover Finisher
Roadster Seat Chrome Caliper Covers
Gunfighter Seat Chrome Levers
Touring Seat Chrome Axle Nut Covers
Solo Seat Kit Chrome Engine Mount
Tall Sissy Bar & Rack Chrome Engine Dress Bars
Short Sissy Bar & Rack Analogue Clock
Luggage Rack Tacho
Chrome Seat Rail Single Seat Finisher
Chrome Seat Rack Tacho
Chrome Light Bar & Lights Knee Pads
Footboards Tank Cover
Air Dam Tank Badges
Custom Paint Kit – Flames All Weather Bike Cover
Engine Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Bore/Stroke 86 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front 36-spoke,18 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 15 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 110/90 18
Rear 170/80 15
Suspension Front 41mm forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2420mm (95.2in)
Width (Handlebars) 960mm (37.8in)
Height 1170mm (46.1in)
Seat Height 720mm (28.3in)
Wheelbase 1655mm (65.2in)
Weight (Dry) 226kg (497lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
Maximum Power 62PS (61bhp) at 7,400 rpm
Maximum Torque 60Nm (44ft.lbf) at 3,500 rpm
PERFORMANCE MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020