2011 Triumph America Review


The Triumph America sees several changes to the 2011 model. Restyled to take on a more traditional cruiser appearance, the Triumph America appeals to consumers looking for a fun motorcycle that is relatively easy to operate. Appealing to a wide range of riders, the America includes a host of great accessories and lots of excellent options to spruce up the bike. As for its performance, an 865-cc, parallel twin engine that delivers a decent 60 horsepower powers the America. A popular British configuration, the America’s engine helps to set it apart from the competition with a distinctive riding experience. The engine lightly roars with a mellow feel and makes the rider feel connected to the road. It is also equipped with a clean running fuel injection for lower maintenance.

Available in a choice of Metallic Phantom Black or a two-tone paint scheme consisting of Eclipse Blue and Crystal White, the America has a timeless air to its styling, and a pleasantly understated design. Chrome trim add to this bike’s appeal and beauty as well. Its low seat is characteristic of the classic cruiser theme the bike has been designed to emulate. Offering a wide range of Triumph accessories to further augment the America’s appeal, highlights include sissy bars, two styles of quick release screens, a low seat option, and panniers. The America also includes a number of optional leather and chrome items to enhance the cosmetics of the bike.

Offering all the appeal of a classic cruiser motorcycle, an authentic and thrilling road experience, and all the accessories a consumer could want in a motorcycle, the newly designed 2011 Triumph America hits the mark on several important categories and makes an ideal purchase for a wide range of riders with this unique offering.

New For 2011

  • The Triumph America has been totally restyled to take on a more classic look for this year
  • The 16-inch front and 15-inch rear cast alloy wheels include high walled tires that are paired with heavy-valance mudguards
  • Pulled back handlebars and feet forward controls to produce a classic low and casual cruiser look
  • The rider is now closer to the controls for easier use and greater harmony between the rider and the bike

2011 Triumph America Specs

  • Model: 2011 Triumph America
  • Engine Type: 865-cc, parallel twin, two-cylinder, four-stroke
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.55 inches X 2.68 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Air cooled
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five-speed, manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.1 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 63.3 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 550 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80 B15


  • Chrome short sissy bar and rack and a chrome tall sissy bar and rack
  • Longhaul passenger backrest pad
  • Large leather saddlebag kit or leather Longhaul saddlebags
  • Leather fuel tank
  • Chrome luggage rack
  • Chrome headlamp visor
  • Quick release roadster screen or quick release summer screen

Key Competitors For The 2011 Triumph America

  • Victory Touring
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 900
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
  • Honda Shadow Aero
  • Yamaha V Star 950