Triumph’s executives have been quoted as saying two entirely new models are coming for 2006. Of course, they are not disclosing what they might be. The strongest rumor suggests a three-cylinder sport bike displacing somewhere between 650cc and 800cc. Our vote goes for something closer to 800cc.
The more interesting rumor concerns a large displacement parallel-twin similar to the current Bonneville line of motorcycles. This would feature two of the three Rocket III cylinders, yielding a displacement of approximately 1530cc. If the engine were placed crossways in the frame (again, similar to the current Bonneville), it might just be the largest displacement bike of that engine configuration ever manufactured by a major OEM.
Both of the new bikes should be announced in the September-October time frame . . . possibly at the NEC show in England.