By Ryan Adams
Did you know Triumph Motorcycles run a state-of-the-art training and adventure experience center in south Wales? No? That’s the problem. Well, maybe not much of a problem for Triumph since they seem to be running at near capacity out of the space they’re in. Just outside Ystradgynlais (Welsh names and words make me happy this is written and not a video), just northwest of Cardiff, sits an unassuming world class ADV headquarters just a few miles from a rented forest in which Triumph runs its training.
I chose to use the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE during my time at the Triumph Adventure Experience for two reasons. One, I was just concluding a 1,600 mile tour throughout England on the same model with streetier rubber and two, I appreciate Triumph offering the Scrambler 1200 XE in this program. I find it a testament to the company’s belief in the capability of the model.
When I got back from a day of splashing through the mud in Triumph’s personal adventure playground the only criticism I could think of was, why was no one talking about this place? I’ve heard mutterings of what Triumph had going on, but not often. And, if folks had heard in passing of the Triumph Adventure Experience, most people, aside from those who have attended, likely have no clue just how much of a top notch operation it is. As I read the letters taped to the wall of the instructor area of the HQ, it became quickly apparent that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way.
“The instruction was absolutely brilliant, I can’t express enough how impressed we all were… Never in all the experiences that I have ever had, have I been in receipt of such confidence inspiring tuition. The riding …read more
Source:: The Triumph Adventure Experience