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Old 07-31-2008, 09:30 AM   #11
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I think all Triumphs are going to FI. One of my friends is a Triumph dealer and posted about it (elsewhere) a while ago.
Future emissions rules pretty much have made the carburetor passe'.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:47 AM   #12
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They had a Bonnie Black at Mid-Ohio with FI. The Triumph US guy riding it said that besides the issue-free starting, the FI was not much different than the carb'd bike. He had not checked the fuel economy yet.

I'm guessing the 'T-Bird with the Big Jugs' will be a 90 degree motor.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:57 AM   #13
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"Too bad Triumph can't shave 100 pounds off a Bonneville."

Yep, 479 lbs is a little much for a bike with 65 horses hauling it around. The original weighed 365 lbs and put out around 50 hp. Triumph take a giant step sideways...
My road glide weighed 762 with similar output *shrug* -- it depends on what your goal is I guess.
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