Archive for November, 2015

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Nov

2015

Black-Friday-banner

Get ready for the biggest ever Black Friday offers at Fowlers – both in store AND online! Stocks of new lines for 2016 will be arriving in our showrooms soon and that means you can make big savings on this year’s lines that need to be cleared to make space.

Save 30%* on ALL products from Alpinestars, Arai, Duchinni, Gear Gremlin, Weise, and KTM Powerwear and Casual Clothing** purchased from Fowlers.

And there’s more good news for you – these deals last right through from Black Friday on 27th November until Cyber Monday, 30th November 2015.

To enjoy these unmissable deals, all you need to do is visit Fowlers’ Online Shop or the Off-road Shop, or call into our central Bristol showrooms. The prices already have the discounts applied, so everything has been made hassle-free for you!

Remember, these deals are only available while stocks last and must end on Monday 30th November 2015, so hurry along to Fowlers this weekend!

 

* Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

** Offer does not include KTM motorcycles or genuine KTM spare parts.

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Nov

2015

Latest Offers 25/11/2015

By Charlotte Davis

Our latest deals and special offers hot off-the-press! Interested in any of these deals? Call 0117 9770466 to be put through to one of our dedicated sales team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Nov

2015

 Triumph Bonneville – Reborn.

The timeless style and iconic character of the original Bonneville is reborn in the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black. Crafted with the highest standard of detailing, quality and finish, powered by the all-new 1200cc ‘high torque’ Bonneville engine, and fed by beautiful authentically styled twin throttle bodies, the T120 and T120 Black are built to deliver more torque lower down and across the rev range. Authentic peashooter exhausts deliver the unmistakeable sound of a British twin.

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Both feature all-new chassis and suspension, developed for refined all day riding with or without a passenger, and combine Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability with advanced levels of capability and comfort.

The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black are two of the five exciting motorcycles in the new Bonneville family – all with 100% authentic Bonneville character, truly modern capability and performance.

 

New 1200cc ‘high torque’ engine 

Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with immediate and exciting power delivery, it produces a peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – an amazing 54% more than the previous generation. With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the six-speed 1200 Bonneville engine is engineered with a charismatic tone and 270° firing interval for a smooth, linear power delivery.

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The engine profile has been crafted to incorporate key heritage styling cues from 60’s Bonneville bikes, incorporating contemporary components to maintain the iconic engine silhouette. The finish is of universally high standard, with brushed aluminium engine covers with bronze detailing on the T120, and black engine covers with machined aluminium detailing on the T120 Black.

A cutting-edge liquid cooling system is carefully integrated to minimise visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency. All-new elegant peashooter style exhausts follow a clean ‘straight line run’ – achieved through an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run through the cat box and out again – and deliver the true sound of a British twin, with a deep and rich exhaust note that matches the T120’s character.

 

Modern capability

The Bonneville T120 and T120 Black set a new standard of capability in modern classics, with a wealth of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence – integrated sensitively and without compromise to maintain the authentic Bonneville style and character, including:

  • ABS Triumph’s variable anti-lock braking system bringing a new level of safety and control to the Bonneville.
  • Ride-by-wire For enhanced throttle responsiveness, safety, feel and fuel economy.
  • Traction control Taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system the switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the T120’s amazing torque.
  • Two rider modes Linked to the ride-by-wire system the two selectable rider mode options ‘road’ and ‘rain’ provide the rider with greater control and safety.
  • Slip assist clutch Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.
  • LED rear light Built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency. With an integrated number plate light.
  • LED DRL headlight Incorporating the latest in daytime running lights (DRL) that delivers a distinctive signature light pattern and enhance power efficiency for long term durability. (Where legislation allows).
  • Heated grips High specification factory fitted heated grips, with a three-mode settings fitted as standard.
  • USB charge socket Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices.
  • Engine immobiliser Transponder integrated into the new T120 key.
  • Stylish twin clocks Feature packed clocks (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces, cleverly incorporating a digital menu system featuring:
    • Heated grips setting
    • Rider mode setting – road or rain
    • Gear position indicator
    • Odometer
    • Two trip settings
    • Service indicator
    • Range to empty
    • Fuel level, average and current MPG
    • Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
    • Clock

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Joining the ranks of iconic Triumph Bonneville motorcycles stretching back to the T120 of 1959, Triumph presents the next chapter of the Bonneville story, with the new Bonneville T120 and T120 Black – statements of Triumph’s past and present.

Timeless icons, beautifully evolved.

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Nov

2015

The New Triumph Street Twin

By Charlotte Davis

  Triumph Bonneville – Reborn.

 

UDATE: Exclusive Street Twin Launch Night at Fowlers

6:00pm Thursday February 11th 2016 at our Bristol showrooms

Call Mike or Phil on 0117 977 0466 for further details, or turn up on the day!

The new Triumph Street Twin is the most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville. With its unique character, thrilling engine, distinctive sound, stripped-back styling and dynamic riding experience, the Street Twin is the perfect Bonneville for today’s rider.
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Powered by the all-new 900cc ‘high torque’ Bonneville engine. Delivering much more torque than the previous generation, lower down and across the whole rev range, for a lively, exciting ride and sound you can really feel and hear. With its new chassis and suspension, high level of capability, low seat height and incredibly accessible riding position, the Street Twin delivers refined, modern-day handling for real roads in the real world.

Designed with the spirit of individualism in mind, with clean lines, minimal bodywork, contemporary upswept silencers and a garage load of stylish accessories – it’s the perfect starting point for customisation.

The Street Twin is one of the five exciting motorcycles in the new Bonneville family – all with 100% authentic Bonneville character, and truly modern capability and performance.

Inspired by the new wave custom scene, the Street Twin takes the Bonneville bloodline firmly into the 21st century, without losing any of its iconic character.

 

New 900cc ‘high torque’ engine

The unique character of the Street twin comes to life through the all-new 900cc ‘high torque’ 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine.

As the name suggests, it delivers a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm, which is an amazing 18% more than the previous model, delivered where you want it – low down and across the whole rev range.

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Benefitting from the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection and engine management system, the Bonneville Street Twin is engineered with a charismatic 270° firing interval for an immaculately smooth, linear power delivery through the smooth six-speed gearbox.

The look of the new 900cc engine has also been beautifully crafted, with stylish black engine cases and a very high level of detailing. Incorporating contemporary engine components alongside signature features from the iconic Bonneville engine to enhance that authentic Bonneville silhouette.

The all-new upswept brushed stainless steel exhaust system of the Street Twin has been developed and tuned carefully to look great and deliver the unmistakable sound of a genuine British twin, with a rich, fruity note to match its lively character, tuned to a level you can feel as well as hear.

Behind the new 900 engine’s stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – an amazing 36% better than the previous generation Bonneville.

 

Dynamic Handling

The Street Twin’s fun, engaging and easy-going riding experience comes courtesy of an all-new chassis and suspension – designed to bring Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality and agility, and deliver refined and intuitive handling.

Combining a user-friendly low seat, more substantial seat foam, greater suspension travel, a more natural riding position, slim waist profile and fantastic ‘stand-over’ ergonomics, the Street Twin is our most accessible Bonneville ever.

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Modern capability

The Street Twin sets a new standard of modern capability, with a wealth of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence, integrated sensitively and without compromise, to maintain its authentic Bonneville style and character, including:

  • ABS The Street Twin’s variable anti-lock braking system enhances rider confidence, safety and control.
  • Traction control Taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system, the switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the Street Twin’s amazing torque.
  • Slip assist clutch Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.
  • Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.LED rear light Incorporated into the classically-inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.
  • USB charge socket Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices.
  • Engine immobiliser With a transponder integrated in the new Street Twin key.
  • Stylish single clock Feature packed single clock, incorporating a digital menu system, including:
    • Gear position indicator
    • Odometer
    • Two trip settings
    • Service indicator
    • Range to empty
    • Fuel level, average and current MPG
    • Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
    • Clock
    • Additionally riders can add accessories which would also then be accessed via the clock display. Including: tyre pressure monitoring system and heated grips.
    • Switchgear New, elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the clock.

 

Stripped back styling

The Street Twin is an exciting contemporary take on the original Bonneville silhouette, with stripped-back styling, clean lines and minimal bodywork. Its stylish details and finishes include:

  • Cast wheels, finished in black with pinstripe detailing
  • Elegant fuel tank with contemporary decals and stylish chrome filler cap
  • Compact indicators
  • LED rear light with distinctive light pattern
  • Compact headlight with a signature Triumph bulb cap cover badge
  • Elegant upswept brushed stainless steel silencer
  • Sculpted black side panels, with contemporary Street Twin graphics
  • Minimal black painted mudguards
  • Exciting and contemporary colours – the Street Twin comes in five exciting colour schemes:
    • Cranberry Red, with tank and wheel strips
    • Aluminium Silver with tank and wheel strips
    • Matt Black
    • Jet Black
    • Phantom Black

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StreetTwin Scrambler Inspiration kit

New custom accessory range

Designed with personalisation in mind, the Street Twin is built to make your own.

With the launch of the new Bonneville accessories range, with over 150 new stylish ‘dealer fit’ accessories for the Street Twin, it’s never been easier to create your own custom. This includes a garage full of custom inspired parts, including: bench seats, fly screens, new exhausts from Vance & Hines, real mudguard removal kits, ‘Ace’ style handlebars and beautiful compact bullet indicators.

• The Scrambler inspiration kit

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Bringing a distinctive off road style, the Scrambler kit features a host of new Street Twin accessories, including:

  • Brushed high-level Vance & Hines exhaust system (off-road use only)
  • Rear mudguard removal kit with compact rear light
  • Brown ribbed bench seat
  • Brown ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
  • Compact LED indicators
  • Brushed aluminium sump guard.

• The Brat Tracker inspiration kit

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Bringing a more aggressive city custom style, the Brat Tracker kit features a host of new Street Twin accessories, including:

  • Brushed Vance & Hines slip-on silencers
  • Rear mudguard removal kit with compact rear light
  • Black ribbed bench seat
  • Compact LED indicators
  • Black ‘Barrel style’ handlebar grips
  • Brushed sump guard.

• The Urban inspiration kit

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Bringing together a casual style with an aggressive urban riding stance, the Urban kit features a host of stylish Street Twin accessories, including:

  • ‘Ace’ style handlebars
  • Brushed Vance & Hines slip-on silencers
  • Compact LED indicators
  • Short tinted fly-screen
  • Signature single pannier, in waxed cotton and leather.

Bursting with genuine ease-of-use, go anywhere, good-time ride-ability, the Street Twin is a fun and practical all-rounder – with real style and that legendary original Bonneville character.

Built for fun. Built to ride. Built to make your own.

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Nov

2015

 Triumph Bonneville. Reborn.

Introducing the next generation of the iconic Bonneville, with five exciting new Bonneville motorcycles.

From the fun and accessible rideability of the new Street Twin to the timeless style of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black, and through to the Thruxton and Thruxton R – the Triumph racing legend reborn. All with 100% authentic Bonneville character and truly modern capability and performance.

Powered by an all-new Bonneville engine family built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery, and a richer sound you can really feel and hear.

 

 

With a new ‘ground up’ chassis and suspension design unique to each Bonneville – delivering stunning handling, comfort and control – each model is a beautiful evolution of the iconic Bonneville styling – tighter and more crafted, with enhanced styling cues faithfully taken from classic Bonneville bikes of the past.

Named after the salt flats in Utah where Triumph set the motorcycle world land speed record in 1956, Bonneville was THE original British Superbike and a genuine motorcycle icon, recognised the world over.

This four year project, that started from the ground up, called on an unprecedented scale of design, engineering and manufacturing skills. The result – the next generation of the iconic Bonneville – is a family of five exciting new motorcycles with 100% authentic Bonneville character, style and presence – all featuring a class-defining level of performance, capability and quality, driven by an all-new Bonneville engine family.

With a dedicated chassis and suspension package for each new model and a carefully integrated package of rider-focused technology for enhanced confidence, control and performance, the new Bonneville family all ride and handle how a class-leading, truly modern classic should.

The new Bonneville model line up

Five all new Bonneville models – all with 100% authentic character, beautifully enhanced styling and truly modern performance.

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The Street Twin is the most contemporary, fun and accessible new Bonneville, powered by an all-new high torque 900cc engine. With its unique character, distinctive sound, stripped-back styling and dynamic riding experience, the new Street Twin is the perfect Bonneville for today’s rider and the perfect starting point for personalisation.

The timeless style and iconic character of the original 1959 model is reborn in the classy and authentic Bonneville T120 and the effortlessly cool Bonneville T120 Black. Both crafted to the highest standard of detailing, quality and finish, and matched by the capability and performance of a truly modern classic. Powered by the all-new Bonneville 1200cc high torque engine, fed by beautiful, authentically styled, twin throttle bodies.

The new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal. With genuine poise, power and performance, they are the ultimate modern classic café racers. Both with beautifully imposing and authentic styling, they have the power, braking, performance and handling to live up to their legendary name.

New Bonneville Engine family

The Bonneville engine family is the new heart of the iconic British twin. Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, each new engine delivers more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery and a richer sound you can really feel and hear. With three new engines:

  • The 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin. Delivering a massive peak torque figure of 80Nm at a low 3200 rpm – which is an amazing 18% more than the previous generation, delivered low down and across the whole rev range.
  • The 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black. Built specifically for the modern classic riding style, it produces a massive peak torque figure of 105Nm at a low 3100 rpm – more than 54% higher than the previous generation T100.
  • The game-changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine. With immediate, exciting power delivery and a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950 rpm – an amazing 62% higher than the previous generation Thruxton.

All with truly modern capability, including the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection system, and liquid cooling that improves fuel economy by an amazing 36% on the Street Twin alone. In addition, the 1200’s all feature rider modes for enhanced responsiveness and control.

The unmistakable sound of a British twin

Each model has a totally new exhaust system and a unique exhaust note that matches its character, tuned to a level that you can feel and hear.

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Designed from original Bonneville lines, more refined, sharper, tighter and crafted, applying styling cues faithfully taken from the classic Bonneville bikes – like the 1968 Bonneville and the 1959 original. Each model features high quality finishes, and a striking level of detailing to enhance their iconic looks, such as the beautifully crafted new Monza-style filler cap on the Thruxton.

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An innovative approach to sensitively incorporating modern functionality, including the exhaust system on the T120 and T120 Black, which has an authentic and clean straight through design, achieved by an ingenious twin skin design that covers the pipe run, through the cat box under the bike, and out again.

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More capable

The inclusion of rider-focused technology has been implemented with care to deliver an engaged and safer ride, without compromising the style or character of the bikes – this includes ABS, traction control, slip assist clutch, ride-by-wire throttle and rider modes (T120, T120 Black, Thruxton R and Thruxton), distinctive LED rear lights on all models and LED DRL headlights on all the 1200s (where legislation allows), USB charging socket and an engine immobiliser.

A completely new, ground up chassis design unique to each motorcycle, incorporates all-new suspension and geometry, so all of the new models deliver stunning handling, stability and neutrality tailored to the style and character of each motorcycle, making them easier to ride for longer. This is particularly true when combined with the light action of the new slip assist clutch.

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More ways to make your own Bonneville yours

With the launch of our new Bonneville custom accessories range, presenting over 470 new, stylish, high quality accessories, it’s never been easier to create your own special. This includes new exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, from mudguard removal kits, to bench seats and beautiful compact bullet indicators to name only a few.

To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for riders to create their own Bonneville custom, or to have fitted by their Triumph dealer as a complete set – from Scramblers and Brat Trackers, to Track racers and Café racers. This includes, for the first time, a full factory Thruxton R Race Performance kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.

An unparalleled bloodline

Named after the Utah salt flats where a Triumph 650 Twin streamliner, piloted by Texan racer Johnny Allen, shattered the two-wheel world land speed record in 1956. First produced in 1959, the T120 Triumph Bonneville was the original British superbike and, thanks to its legendary handling, style, character and sheer individuality, it has become a genuine icon to riders the world over.

Our five new Bonneville models draw on the distinguished and unbroken Triumph heritage of performance and style, from the Speed Twin 5T, the original 1937 500cc parallel twin that set the template for British motorcycling, followed by the 1949 Thunderbird 650, famously ridden by Marlon Brando in ‘The Wild One’, to the rip-snorting Tiger T110, the bike that the original 59 Bonneville eclipsed with its new twin carbs and class-leading performance.

The Bonneville played a major part in the creation of modern motorcycle motorsport and was a race winner ‘straight out of the crate’ – from Isle of Man TT wins, to flat track racing, to the International Six Day Trial and the Thruxton 500 series, where the racing Bonneville gained its legendary name.

In its early years, it inspired a sub-culture of teenage rockers and café racers, drawing attention and turning heads at coffee bars and burn-ups all over the country – becoming the ride of choice for stars and celebrities like Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Bob Dylan, and again today, chosen by a new generation of customisers and riders looking to own a real icon.

The interest and appeal of modern classic motorcycles is growing and evolving quickly, with many manufacturers bringing new models onto the market. From the rider’s perspective, they want beautiful motorcycles with real character and traditional values, combined with contemporary levels of refinement and capability.

The new Bonneville family takes the legendary story to the next chapter – with a major injection of performance, and real riding capability, without losing the original character of the iconic Bonneville, and without becoming a techno reinvention with just a styling nod to the past.

Bonneville. Reborn.

More beautiful, more powerful, more capable.

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Nov

2015

Latest Offers 4/11/2015

By Charlotte Davis

Our latest deals and special offers hot off-the-press! Interested in any of the deals below? Call 0117 9770466 to be put through to one of our dedicated sales team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Nov

2015

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team has completed the roll-out of the KTM RC16 at Austria’s Red Bull Ring exactly 15 months after announcing its proposed entry into MotoGP in the 2017 season.

Test rider Alex Hoffmann carried out three days of comprehensive testing with the MotoGP racing bike at the venue that will see the return of the Motorcycle World Championship in 2016. The performance tests with the bike that has been completely developed in-house by KTM were conducted in good conditions and went exactly according to plan.

Pit Beirer (Motorsport Director): “Thursday was a very emotional moment, not only for me but also for the company, and I believe for many KTM fans in Austria and all over the world. This, and the start of the project on the racing circuit are just as important as any lap time. A very big thanks to Alex (Hofmann) and the entire team for the excellent performance. The feedback and the fact that we were already able to put in very many laps without any problems gives us a lot of motivation for the next steps in this long journey towards our entry into MotoGP in 2017”.

Sebastian Risse (Technical Director Onroad): “There was of course a great deal of tension and pressure on the team and the roll-out took place earlier and on a larger scale than originally planned. The fact that it all went as smoothly as it did, and the data that we have been able to gather makes us very optimistic about the further development of the KTM RC16. Although we are still far removed from the detailed work, these three days were a very positive and instructive test for us.”

Alex Hofmann (Test Rider MotoGP): “What shall I say? Just take a look at my boots and the bike. They both look like new. I have already experienced very different premieres. A big respect for what KTM has already achieved in this extremely short time. I think you can not only see it in my face, but also among all those who have worked here with such enthusiasm and professionalism.”
Another test with Alex Hofmann and the second test rider Mika Kallio is planned for this year. Parallel to this, there will be intensive further development on the KTM RC16 at KTM factory in Austria’s Mattighofen and Munderfing.