Triumph’s Speed Triple and Tiger 800XC are no strangers to the limelight. Both models have gathered positive press since their introductions, including taking home Best Naked Bike and Best Adventure Bike in Motorcyclist magazine’s 2011 Motorcycle of the Year awards. So how do they top that prestigious honor? By repeating it, that’s how.
That’s right, Motorcyclist recently named the Speed Triple R 2012’s Best Naked Bike and the Tiger 800XC this year’s Best Adventure Bike. The Speed Triple R won raves for its top-shelf Öhlins suspension and always-potent 1050cc triple. “Triumph claims this is the ultimate Speed Triple, but it might be the ultimate street bike!” said Motorcyclist. The Tiger 800XC also earned glowing remarks of its own, with the magazine noting that “this soulful screamer makes an adventure out of any ride, no matter what the surface.”