British Customs compares the accessibility for new riders of Triumph’s air-cooled and liquid-cooled motorcycles in their “Wrencher’s Digest” tech tips series.
LOS ANGELES, CA
AUGUST 24, 2016
The motorcycle market is constantly changing as new technologies and materials are developed, and consumers often follow in suit reaching for the latest and greatest. However, many motorcycle enthusiasts are sticking to their older air-cooled, carbureted motorcycles in spite of the industry. While many write such riders off as stubborn, British Customs delves into why many of the leading custom motorcycle builders prefer to work with air-cooled carbureted models.
British Customs’ technical series "Wrencher's Digest" highlights the distinguishing features, differences, benefits, and disadvantages of both air-cooled and liquid-cooled platforms in easy to follow terms for their readers.
The third installment of the series examines the accessibility for new riders of Triumph’s air-cooled and liquid-cooled motorcycles.
From a practical standpoint, British Customs claims that the air-cooled models are the best launching point for new riders for multiple reasons. The first of these is accessibility. Buying and riding a used Thruxton for $5,000 is a much better entry fee and entry point for hopeful riders than a new $14,500 Thruxton. This is due to several factors: new riders’ propensity for accidentally tipping bikes, the relative ease of working on air-cooled bikes, and the bikes themselves.
The air-cooled Triumph modern classics are much easier to work on than their liquid-cooled counterparts. This is due to the fact that the air-cooled models feature a much simpler and more elegant design than their liquid-cooled counterparts. On top of that, the ability to customize the air-cooled models is much greater. Every modification you make to your air-cooled motorcycle will make a significant difference, and will make you feel that much better about the bike.
In the end, all the motorcycle platforms available from Triumph are great, but each is meant for a very different kind of rider. To find out which platform is right for what kind of motorcycle enthusiast, visit the British Customs blog every Wednesday throughout this month for new articles covering the differences between the various types of motorcycles made by Triumph.
About British Customs:
British Customs is a Southern California-based lifestyle brand and designer of aftermarket motorcycle parts. They are known for making the highest quality factory-spec bolt-on parts that only require common tools and minimal technical knowledge to install. With any of their parts upgrades, the average rider can completely customize his or her motorcycle in a weekend.