When it comes to motorcycles there are a few names that come up time and time again. While the American manufacturers are certainly popular, the name Triumph definitely has its place. This British company has long enjoyed a great deal of popularity in the U.S. and with good reason. Triumph bikes are always well made with plenty of impressive engineering and an attention to detail rivaled by few companies in the world. It is impossible to discuss Triumph without speaking of one its most impressive models, the America. While obviously intended for the American market, this bike was first introduced in 2002 with the name Bonneville America and was part of the Bonneville line. It wasn’t until 2003 that the Bonneville name was dropped and the America stood on its own. The America carried on virtually unchanged until the 2007 model year when the British Triumph chose to make some changes to the model similar to those offered on the Speedmaster. Those changes include reverse cone silencers, front brake levers, and an adjustable clutch, in addition to new cast wheels. The America has been left relatively unchanged since those upgrades and continues to be a popular model in the U.S. and around the world.