2012 Triumph America Review


The 2012 Triumph America is a sleek and powerful cruiser bike. The bike is low and lean which allows inexperienced riders to gain confidence but the 2012 Triumph America has more than enough characteristics and power to satisfy the more experienced cruiser.

The styling of the 2012 Triumph America is pure classic with the 16 inches tires in the front and 15 inches tires in the rear and features the pulled back handlebars which help to make this bike stand out in the crowd. Other classic features include the feet forward controls, alloy wheels with high walled tires, and the valence front mudguards all deliver one stylish looking bike. The use of high quality chrome help to further accent the unique styling of this sleek looking bike. Low and comfortable seating adds to riders experience. The 27-inch one piece seat allows for one to firmly place their feet on the ground whenever they need too. The lowered seat helps to make this bike a great choice for riders of any age and any size.

The heart of this cruiser is a powerhouse engine that is a 865cc four-stroke, parallel twin, fuel-injected that delivers a perfect balance of power for whatever style of rider one may be. With predictable and smooth power deliver from an idling position even the most novice rider will find themselves on the go without too much of an issue at all. While providing experienced riders with a thrilling and exhilarating ride as well.

With the classic touches and distinctive sporty looks, the 2012 Triumph America is one of those bikes that is bound to turn heads no matter where it goes.

New For 2012

  • Seat lowered a tenth of an inch in the 2012 models. The 2011 line also saw a lowered seat which adds to the riders experience on the bike. Lowered seat means lower center of gravity which delivers a thrilling ride.
  • Chassis updated with new wheels and bigger tires that increases the bikes overall performance. These new looks also add to the unique sense of style of the cruiser.
  • Metallic Black and the two-tone Caribbean Blue are the color options for the current year. These color options are brighter and bolder than previous years.

2012 Triumph America Specs

  • Model: 2012 Triumph America
  • Engine Type: 865cc, four-stroke, parallel twin, fuel-injected
  • Bore and Stroke: 90mm x 68mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.21:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead cam shaft (DOHC), eight value
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Manual five-speed
  • Final Drive: X-Ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.1 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD
  • Brakes (Front): Single Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with dual adjustable spring preload shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 63.3 inches
  • Rake: 33 degrees
  • Trail: 2.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 27.2 inches
  • Curb Weight: 550 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80 B15


  • Quick release screens are ideal for use in warmer weather. Gives the bike a custom look. Made from Lexan polycarbonate.
  • Front spoiler kit that installs with ease. These kits are designed to give your cruiser a one of a kind look as well as protect the bike from dirt and debris. Made of high quality materials are available in a few different colors.
  • Rear luggage rack with a chrome finish. Add additional storage space and comes with all mounting hardware needed. Sissy bars are not required for installation of the rear luggage rack.
  • Saddlebags made of high quality leather are available in a variety of sizes. Durable outer-shell helps to keep personal contents safe. Many of the saddlebags have different inner compartments. Ideal for long distance touring.
  • Waterproof cover that can be used when parking the bike outdoors. Cover keeps bike warm and dry and can be used in all weather conditions.
  • Seat rail that can be only used on the solo seat. These rails are made of high quality chrome and provide a unique look to the bike. The rail comes with all the tools that are needed to mount to the bike.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Triumph America

  • 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Special Class Edition
  • 2012 Honda Shadow Aero
  • 2012 Hyosung ST7 Base
  • 2012 Honda Shadow Phantom