Cafe racers are the new adventure bikes for motorcycle manufacturers, and Triumph intends to be front and center late next year if rumors by British magazine Visordown ring true. Two brand new Triumph models were spotted testing in Spain – a standard model and what would likely be an R model.
According to the same report, the bike will feature a brand new 1100cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin producing 90 hp. If those figures actually eventuate, one would assume that Triumph is targeting the older and more experienced demographic with this machine rather than Gen Y or younger, given that the machine will probably weigh a hefty amount, too. Straight line performance will not be this machines forte.
Despite the bike probably not being the fastest machine ever designed, the spy photos do show Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes, so at least Triumph aren’t going full Harley-Davidson with this machine – not that we’d expect anything less from Triumph. The as yet named Cafe Racer and Cafe Racer R will likely be available late next year or early 2016.