The bike has been designed to become more adventure friendly and is fitted with some worthy off-road biased elements
Two brothers from Spain – David and Felipe Lopez have designed a mean looking adventure bike. The duo have took the Triumph Tiger 800 XC as the donor bike and have named the resulting bike as Tramontana. For those unaware, Tramontana refers to the north winds that blow across Pyrenees in Spain. The motorcycle has been built to take part in the Panafrica Rally.
The most noticeable change in the new Triumph Tiger Tramontana is the front end that receives Dakar rally treatment with lighter lights installed. The frame of this motorcycle is also revised to meet the purpose in a more better way.
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The Triumph Tiger Tramontana is also assisted with a new engine bash plate, revised seating and a fresh mudguard. To ramp up the off road performance of this motorcycle, the rear end of the bike has been trimmed resulting in enhanced mass centralization. Longer suspension system has also been fitted to take on the terrains more confidently.
Commenting on the machine, David said that the Tramontana is a racing bike and it has been designed to race in the most difficult conditions over distance. For this reason, the prime objective has always been function over form. He further added that the Tramontana philosophy has been implemented in this motorcycle and the result is a machine that the two could make the best that they can and deliver what they learned at development at Triumph.
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The 2017 edition of the Panafrica Rally will start on September 23 in Morocco and the event is spread across five stages. Under this, the participants will have to cover a total of 2,000 kms crossing the Sahara desert.
In other news, Triumph Motorcycles will be launching the Street Triple RS in India on October 16. The motorcycle is the most performance oriented version of the Street Triple range. The street fighter is expected to hit Indian shores at a price of close to Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom).
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