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Administrator 10-24-2011 11:25 AM

Triumph Unveils Three New Models for 2012
 

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Triumph Unveils Three New Models for 2012

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12er 10-24-2011 12:41 PM

Tiger 1200, nice.

seruzawa 10-24-2011 12:42 PM

A 1200 Tiger. Soon to be followed by a 1200 Speed Triple I betcha. My only question on the 1200 Tiger is how would you keep the speedometer from banging you in the face all the time?

SpeedwayRN 10-24-2011 03:58 PM

Well done Triumph.....well done.

Dr_Sprocket 10-24-2011 04:59 PM

Awedome!!!
 
AWESOME!!! If this Tiger 1200 has ergos anywhere near my current Buell Ulysses...

Seriously, though, this current crop of offerings from Triumph might just nudge it ahead of BMW and Kawasaki as the premiere motorcycle manufacturer (for the moment). If you can't find an offering in the Triumph line-up...

testcase 10-24-2011 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 268646)
AWESOME!!! If this Tiger 1200 has ergos anywhere near my current Buell Ulysses...

Seriously, though, this current crop of offerings from Triumph might just nudge it ahead of BMW and Kawasaki as the premiere motorcycle manufacturer (for the moment). If you can't find an offering in the Triumph line-up...


That's interesting. My Buell Uly is possessed by tiny demons. I'm agonizing over exorcism... or now, this?

sliphorn 10-25-2011 07:01 AM

All good stuff, but I'm waiting for them to put their 800 into a new mid-weight Sprint ST.

The Spaceman 10-25-2011 10:21 AM

1. Any word on the price range of the Tiger Explorer? I'm assuming it'll come in around $13k. I hear the Tiger 1050 will continue...I wonder how they'll position them against the 1200. Price point maybe?

2. How did Triumph license the rights to use McQueen's name? Is it now in the public domain, or do they have to pay his estate a royalty for every bike sold?

The_AirHawk 10-25-2011 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 268671)
2. How did Triumph license the rights to use McQueen's name? Is it now in the public domain, or do they have to pay his estate a royalty for every bike sold?

I can speak a little-bit on that: Royalty fees. His "namebrand" is NOT Public. Chad McQueen does not allow it to be "wh0red out" for any little thing - and typically, the proceeds (or a good percent of them) go to charities near-and-dear to Steve and the Family.

It's not Harley Davidson, after all.

Kevin_Duke 10-25-2011 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by sliphorn (Post 268662)
All good stuff, but I'm waiting for them to put their 800 into a new mid-weight Sprint ST.

I like this concept! With Triumph not playing nearly conservative as the Japanese, I bet it will happen.


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