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Old 08-20-2003, 04:59 PM   #71
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Default Re: What's wrong with the Rune???

Personally, I start at the radiator shell and see '32 Ford. By the time I get to the "Hot Wheels" rims, then back to the bars, I've said 'wow' about six times. Granted, it also reminds me of an Amazonas, but that flat six ain't gonna look small, no matter how you try to lead the eye. Bottom line, these are more toys than bikes, ain't everybody got to like 'em for them to be a success.

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Old 08-20-2003, 06:12 PM   #72
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Default Re: New Triumphs

I, Sir, gladly except your bet!!!!! This bike has been made for the American market and if the magazines back up the info i've heard so far.....well, I think Rocket lll's will be scarce on dealers floors next year!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:01 AM   #73
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Default What, ugly does not sell???

Of course ugly and heavy will sell, as long as there is a lump-of-an-engine fitted. Look at the V-8 pick-up trucks, surely you have seen some of them capn.



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Old 08-21-2003, 04:10 AM   #74
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Default What, V-ROD sitting around at dealers?

So is V-ROD actually selling? If you read www.motorcyclecruiser.com power cruiser comparo, it become third after Valk and VMAX.

However, thats the official result. But if you take your time & tally the testers' personal points, it was only sixth (out of seven). And this is the bike some are reputed to pay 100% over already hefty sticker???



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Old 08-21-2003, 05:27 AM   #75
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Default Re: New Triumphs

I'll bet you will even ACCEPT my bet! LOL The only way it will be scarce, is if they don't make many. Honda made the Rune "scarce" for good reason. Over/Under is 3000 units, which basically sucks for sales. I got under. You want over?
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Old 08-21-2003, 05:30 AM   #76
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Default On another Note

Oh, and that new 600 Triumph that is fantastic, unbelieveable, winner of IOM, and the greatest thing since sliced bread? Dealer has 2 of em sitting in there right now, and one is a demo. Probably the same 2 he got originally. Same fate for this thing if they make them in any numbers.
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Old 08-21-2003, 05:32 AM   #77
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Default Re: What, V-ROD sitting around at dealers?

V-Rods are dime-a-doz at the dealer these days. The dealer closest to me has 4 sitting on the floor right now with no takers. I hear they are playing let's-make-a-deal on em too. Not interested.
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:49 PM   #78
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Default In line 4 Indians

Actually, there were others before Indian... Ace and Henderson, for example. In fact, Indian acquired Henderson (and the in-line 4 in the deal) during the Depression. It was WWII that spelled the doom of that in-line 4 iteration. Indian never fully recovered; and, the post-Korean War recession drove the stake home. BTW, it was the Indian Motocycle Company (note the absence of the expected "r" in the legal name).
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Old 08-22-2003, 10:11 AM   #79
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So how do you like your RS? I've got an '01 and love it! I seriously drooled over the Carlo Talamo designed RSS in Motorcyclist, though. Man, I wish they'd start producing that one...



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Old 08-22-2003, 11:53 AM   #80
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"Looks like a Sunbeam gone bad"



good point. Sunbeam gone bad and MAD.



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