2011 Triumph America

2011-triumph-america-sTriumph have given the 2011 America a major update.

2011 Triumph America

Triumph have given the 2011 America a major refresh, moving the bike further towards the cruiser style.

A lower seat height, more pullback on the bars, and meatier tyres on new rims are the most noticable changes.

The heart of the America is still the fuel injected 60hp 865cc twin found in the iconic Bonneville, the parallel configuration of the twin setting it apart from the usual v-twin standard.

Seat height is now 690mm, down 30mm from last year. Triumph also moved controls and rider closer together, the bars are now lower and reach further back.


Wheels are now a 15″ rear, and 16″ front, and tyres are higher in the sidewall. More tyre, less rim. The front guard has taken on a deeper profile as well.

For 2011, two colour schemes will be available – Blue/White, as well as your classic Black. Triumph have also provided an extensive range of accessories for the 2011 America from twin driving lights a la Road King to instrumentation options, and of course, lots of chrome bling.

For price and availability, try your local Triumph dealer.

Compare the picture below of the 2010 model America, with the new 2011 above, and the wheel, seat and bar changes are readily apparent.


Screens, lights and shiny chrome things, Triumph have a large range of bolt-ons ready to go if you feel the need.


2011 Triumph America Specifications

Engine and transmission
Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres

Maximum Power 61PS / 60bhp / 45kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque 72Nm / 53ft.lbs @ 3300rpm

Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 16 x 3.0in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 12-spoke 15 x 4.0in
Front 130/90 R16
Rear 170/80 B15
Front Kayaba 41mm forks with polished stainless steel shrouds and
polished lowers, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
96mm rear wheel travel
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, trip information and clock

DIMENSIONS and capacities
Length 2420mm (95.2in)
Width (handlebars) 821mm (32.3in)
Height without mirrors 1175mm (46.2in)
Seat Height 690mm (27.1in)
Wheelbase 1610mm (63.3in)
Rake/Trail 33.4º/155mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.3 litres (5.1 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 250kg (550lbs)

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