I enjoyed an event previewing the Triumph 2020 models. I was most interested in the new Tiger 900 Rally Range. Sitting on the Tiger, it felt lighter and more nimble than my current bike. I’d like to see the bike kitted out with luggage and feel the differences between the riding modes. The handguards were plastic and the engine guards left a lot of molding unprotected.
The Rocket 3 is an impressive machine with a 2458 cc powerplant. Other models on display included a Thruxton, and a couple of Bud Ekins Bonneville special editions.