While we may be giving Triumph a hard time for over promising on the Tiger 800 and they may be going around telling people I’m “poisonous,” we remain huge fans of their products. With only a couple exceptions, Triumph’s motorcycles manage to stand out in a world of near-identical sameness and bridge the gap between Japanese affordability and European desirability. They also pull off a trick no other manufacturer does, offering totally credible, class-leading products in both the modern performance and retro segments. With no updates for 2011 you might be thinking that the Modern Classic range is getting a bit long in tooth, but it continues to offer bikes that exceed the performance or undercut the price of virtually every competitor. Here’s a whole mess of pictures, the solid colors of the Bonneville and the retro two-tone of the T100 are particular highlights.

We’ll get back to writing longer articles tomorrow. Sorry, still a bit burned out from covering EICMA.

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