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Old 03-24-2010, 07:31 AM   #21
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The Chief I rode was fun as I recall. I was riding a rigid frame Harley at the time and I remember just floating along on the sprung axle and seat. A great bike for a Sunday driver and all but '40's tech don't translate well into modern traffic patterns and these guys are full of sh*t trying to spin off that heritage.

Let the bikes stand or fall on their own merits, not some lame ass necrophiliac wet dream
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:43 AM   #22
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The only motorcycle companies that have produced motorcycles continuously since the early 1900s are HD and Triumph.
I thought Triumph shut down for a few years between the last years of the "old" bikes and when Bloor bought the rights and built a factory. Clearly they have more heritage in their front axle than "Indian" has in their entire bike, but I dont think they can honestly claim continuous production since their original production dates.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:55 AM   #23
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I thought Triumph shut down for a few years between the last years of the "old" bikes and when Bloor bought the rights and built a factory. Clearly they have more heritage in their front axle than "Indian" has in their entire bike, but I dont think they can honestly claim continuous production since their original production dates.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:32 AM   #24
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I thought Triumph shut down for a few years between the last years of the "old" bikes and when Bloor bought the rights and built a factory. Clearly they have more heritage in their front axle than "Indian" has in their entire bike, but I dont think they can honestly claim continuous production since their original production dates.
They were down to 15 bikes a week at one time and exported none to the USA for several years but production did continue.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #25
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As much as I love 'em, I can't say that the Hinckley bikes have anything in common with the Coventry/Meriden bikes.

Which is a great thing.

I think Triumph is properly called the "Oldest Surviving Motorcycle Manufacturer," starting sales in 1902 - a year before HD.

All sorts of info here: Triumph Motorcycles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #26
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The name survived since the beginning, but they didn't produce motorcycles for a few years in the 80's until Hinckley was up and running from what I recall.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:41 AM   #27
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:55 AM   #28
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The name survived since the beginning, but they didn't produce motorcycles for a few years in the 80's until Hinckley was up and running from what I recall.
Apparently some Triumphs were still built in small numbers to the mid-80s while Bloor was tooling up the new models. So actually though for a couple years no bikes were built the Triumph company was still in operation with employees and a payroll.

Well, at least that's better than celebrating a charter or pretending that a company that closed its doors in 1954 is your company.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:20 PM   #29
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Apparently some Triumphs were still built in small numbers to the mid-80s while Bloor was tooling up the new models. So actually though for a couple years no bikes were built the Triumph company was still in operation with employees and a payroll.

Well, at least that's better than celebrating a charter or pretending that a company that closed its doors in 1954 is your company.

One thing is for sure. I will own a Triumph long before I would own one of these overpriced imitation Indians. The days for those things are deader than a doornail.
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Default Might want to check Moto Guzzi

After HD they are the second oldest continuously made motorcycle company. Starting in 1921
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