Welcome to DC Triumph

We're a group of riders and enthusiasts based in the greater DC area. This site is meant to serve as a gathering place for information on meet ups, rides, and garage information.

We Ain’t Just Triumph

The site may be called DC TRIUMPH, but we love all bikes (well, there is a slight bias against CanAms). Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, Suzuki, and even Harley-Davidson.

GUEST REVIEW Biltwell Bonanza and Bell 500

| July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Editor Note: I asked reader Steve Parvin to share his recent bout of helmet shopping. The opinions below are those of Steve alone… If you wanna share your gear reviews or tips, email kevin@dctriumph.com I haven’t ridden since 1989. From 1977 until then I only had a motorcycle. No other mode of transportation. In all that time, I never wore a helmet… Living in the state of California – which has more laws than sense – everything has changed. So when I picked up my latest ride, a 2003 Triumph America, I had to start the search for a helmet. I went down to the huge motorcycle box store, that must be a block long, to try on helmets. Terrifying. The selection was immense. I like the wind in my face and the sounds of the road, so narrowed my choices to open face helmets. Tried on a lot of

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On Any “Other” Sunday (The Classic Movie Redone)

| May 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Brown family is legendary when it comes to adventure sport movies. Pick a genre of cool sport (Surfing, Skiing, Motorcycling) and Bruce Brown has probably done an amazing doc on it. As Red Bull put it, On Any Sunday is the “Citizen Kane” of motorcycle documentaries. Passing the torch to his sun, Dana Brown, the legend continues with On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter. Read more about the filming here… Just this two minute trailer has us ready to camp out for movie tickets. Stay tuned for more this fall!

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How I Learned to Stop Cafe-ing and Love the Tiger

| April 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

When I arrived at Triumph Manassas, the first smiling face I saw was Ken Davis, the majority owner and manager of the shop. Ken has been in this business for a while. He’s been selling refurbished BMW’s and other luxury vehicles in the Manassas area for more than 20 years. It started as a hobby, and has proven quite lucrative it seems. Enough so, that Ken decided to make a business of one his other passions motorcycles. Ken formed a relationship with Triumph when the financial world was going to hell back in ’08. They kept in touch and finally made the Manassas location happen earlier this year. And lucky for us they did. If you are mulling over a new ride, go and check out the store; they have one of everything, and encourage you to take them for a spin, even if the bike in question is Ken’s

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Dipping My Foot in the “Non-Cafe” Pool

| April 27th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

I should start this post with a statement of fact. I love my Bonneville. Evie – yeah, I named her Evie – is the first motorcycle I’ve ever owned. She’s good to look at and a blast to ride. I don’t see myself getting rid of her any time soon… All that being said, when I decided to tag along with Alex – to pick up his new ride – I couldn’t help but “eye” a few of other bikes at Triumph Manassas. Realizing that my 6’6″ frame makes me look like a circus bear on my Black Bonnie, I have often pondered what might be a bigger alternative. Alex’s choice of a Tiger XC (story to come) had me thinking of a Tiger – and a quick sit on an Explorer on the showroom floor at Chesapeake Cycle  a few weeks ago only fed that idea. While Alex was

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Gentlemen’s Brim Goes to Portland

| February 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

I love what the guys and gals in Portland are doing with The One Moto Show and one of these years, I’m going to make it out there. Tony and Sadiki from Gentlemen’s Brim couldn’t wait. Our fashionable blogging buddies hopped on a plane and took a ride to the snow-covered land of Portlandia to see the show. They’re sharing their awesome photos from the show with us… Indulge in a little west coast building paradise.

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2014 Motorcycle Lobby Day | Va Coalition of Motorcyclists

| January 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Editors Note: Casandra Strafer was injured in a motorcycle crash that took the life of her fiance and our friend, Dmitri Medvedev. Below, she shares her story of Motorcycle Lobby Day in Richmond, VA on 1/20/14. Thanks to her for helping spread the word of motorcycle safety and awareness. ======== No matter if you’re a resident of the Commonwealth or not, chances are you ride in the metropolitan area which means laws impact us in the District, Maryland and Virginia. I joined VCOM (Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists) simply because I have permanent residency in VA and of course because of my intimate experience with the laws after my accident over a year ago. Instead of embarking on a fruitless endeavor for money from the man who killed Dmitri and injured me, I decided to start putting my energies into laws supporting motorcycle safety and awareness. The motorcycle lifestyle is usually

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Photos from DC Moto Party

| January 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
The Loaded Gun AWD Cafe

Here are the first pix from Friday night’s DC Moto Party. Share your photos with us (kevin@dctriumph.com) and we’ll add them to the gallery. Thanks to our sponsors… British Customs | Christini | Continental Tires | Dunlop Tires | Motion Pro | Nubbs Photography | Saddlemen | Shoei Helmets | Triumph Motorcycles | Utopia | Soul Custom | Metro Racing | Next Moto Champion | Zero Gravity | Bell Helmets | Icon 1000

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Discount Tickets to Progressive International Motorcycle Show

| January 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

In the midst of the cold and miserable temps we’re experiencing on the east coast – there is a warming vibe coming from thoughts of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. If you can’t ride – at least here’s an excuse to look at bikes and possibly pick up some new gear. To prep for the show, we’re working with CafeRacer.xxx and Loaded Gun Customs to put on the DC Moto Party at BreadSoda. The folks at IMS have hooked us up with a discount code for show tickets. Go here and pick yours up… http://dcmotoparty.com/get-discount-tickets-to-the-ims-motorcycle-show/

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DC Moto Preview Party | January 10, 2014

| December 16th, 2013 | No Comments »

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show is coming to town and we want you to get the inside scoop. We’ve teamed up with Caferacer.xxx and Loaded Gun Customs to put on an awesome preview party and let you see a bit of the show before the show. We’ll have Breadsoda all to ourselves, with live DJs, vendors, giveaways and an exclusive custom bike reveal. Friday, January 10, 2014 8:30pm – 11:30pm Breadsoda 2233 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007 ‎ Keep up with all the party developments at our Party Page, http://dcmotoparty.com Thanks to all our sponsors for helping to make this the best party of 2014…. British Customs | Christini | Continental Tires | Dunlop Tires | ICON 1000 | Motion Pro | Nubbs Photography | Saddlemen | Shoei Helmet | Triumph Motorcycles | Utopia The event is FREE, but there’s a chance we’re going to pack the joint. You’ll

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Learn How to Slide Around a Track

| October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Check out Ride Academy, a two day skills course for motorcycle riders and racers. It is based on flat track racing technique, but the focus on body positioning, throttle/brake, traction, etc, apply to street riding as well. Learn from local legend and Triumph sponsored Flat Track Racer, Johnny Lewis. The video shows how much of a blast it is… We’ve arranged for the referral-program shown on the website to be converted into a discount-program, so anyone who signs up and uses the code ‘2020’ will receive a $25 discount at signup, reducing the cost to $475. Application is on the site and they can take CC# over the phone. Also, for those of you who don’t have off road gear, they can help with that part. Mike Sponseller is also looking into a hotel contact in Williamsburg, to see about possible room discounts. The instructor list includes very talented current

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