Triumph Reports Increased Motorcycle Sales

New record set in U.S.

Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. reports that sales of new motorcycles in the United States reached more than 10,000 in 2006, with women riders the fastest growing category. This is a new record for the British firm since its return to the United States in 1995.

Triumph makes the worlds largest capacity production motorcycle, the 2294cc Rocket III cruiser. Other recent models are the Daytona 675 sport bike and the Sprint ST sport tourer.

The Daytona 675 has an innovative 12 valve, three-cylinder engine.

Triumphs top selling bike in the U.S. last year was the Daytona 675 followed by the retro-styled Bonneville T100 and the Bonneville America, a 790cc cruiser.

The Triumph Rocket III has a low center of gravity and weighs 704 pounds.

Triumph has been in the motorcycle business for more than 100 years. The manufacturer, with facilities in Hinkley, England, is the only British brand still in production. Triumph plans to introduce two new or redesigned motorcycle models every year. The focus will be on breaking the all-time U.S. sales record of 28,500 units set in 1967.

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