Filings to CARB Shows 2020 Triumph Lineup

  • Filings in CARB website shows 2020 Triumph lineup.

  • Some very interesting models are afoot.

  • Triumph have been busy with introducing 2020 models.

Triumph Motorcycles have announced a number of exciting bikes for 2020 lately but a recent filing with CARB shows that there are actually more in the pipeline.

In the space of just a few months, Triumph had unveiled the new 2500cc Rocket 3, Moto2-inspired Street Triple RS, plus the upcoming limited-edition Daytona Moto2 765 sportbike. Those are besides the Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) models. All new bikes, geared up for 2020 and Euro 5 compliant.

And those don’t include the models that were teased such as the Thruxton RS and Bobber TFC that will be unveiled at EICMA.

But you have to also wonder about other models such as the Tiger 800 and 1200, in addition to the Bonneville T100 and T120 lineup.

Thanks to CARB (California Air Resources Board) who always publishes filings by manufacturers, we can see that there are a number of interesting models being planned.

Let’s start with the Tiger 1200. The current generation was able to challenge the BMW R 1200 GS in terms of handling, comfort and equipment, before BMW moved the goal post by introducing the new R 1250 GS. But Triumph isn’t a company that sits still. So, for 2020 there will be the Tiger 1200 Alpine and Tiger 1200 Desert to complement the 1200 XCA, XCX, XR, XRT, XRX variants.

Over to the Bonneville T120 range. One name popped up like the colour red in a sea of black: Bonneville T120 Bud Ekins. This great man’s name has appeared plenty times along with his buddy Steve McQueen in BikesRepublic. Ekins was the stuntman double for McQueen who did all those incredible jumps on the Triumph TR6 in the movie The Great Escape. He also raced the Baja Rally together with McQueen and won a few along the way. We’d love to see how this bike will look like and wonder if it will be like the “regular” T120s or based on the Scrambler 1200 platform.

But bless you, Triumph, for there will also be a T100 Bud Ekins.

You want a café racer? Oh yes, Triumph’s got the perfect factory café racer in the Thruxton R. But for 2020 there will be the Thruxton RS which we saw the teaser video. But there will also be a Thruxton RS Showcase. If our imagination was running wild after the RS teaser, we’re now slack-jawed to learn of the RS Showcase!

There are a number of other models listed in the CARB website but are unfortunately password-protected — we guess at the manufacturer’s behest. We’re really curious to see what they are!

Anyway, the models listed above will be unveiled at EICMA 2019 next week.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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