The 2006 Triumph America is appropriately named. It serves as a direct competitor to the entry level, all-American cruiser, the Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. When the popular British motorcycle manufacturer began offering the America in 2002, it immediately turned heads of Triumph and cruiser enthusiasts alike. Unlike competitor models from Harley-Davidson, as well as the popular Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, Triumph was able to offer something unique to riders looking for a new experience: a cruiser boasting the powerful and performance-rich Triumph engine. Like its Bonneville brother of the same year, the 2006 Triumph America is powered by a capable, 790cc, air-cooled, dual exhaust, smooth running, parallel-twin engine.