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SpongeBOB 08-19-2003 09:58 AM

Re: New Triumphs
>The Thruxton is a Bonneville dressed as a cafe racer. The motor has 65 more cc of grunt. It has clip-ons and high pegs.

Is it gonna look like Bonneville Ace Replica;

I donno what the production model looks like but that 2.2L triple thing just look ugly.

pushrod 08-19-2003 10:25 AM

Re: New Triumphs
Check out the story and pictures at for the poop on the Rocket III.

Somebody told me the thing has a 250 series back tire, and will beat a Hayabusa to 60 mph! You think Triumph is going to sell a harness to keep people from peeling themselves off the bike?

SpongeBOB 08-19-2003 10:28 AM

Re: New Triumphs

Triumph announces a 140bhp 2.3 litre MOTORCYCLE

Uuuhhh, no thank you....

anrajala 08-19-2003 10:30 AM

Finally a man's bike
Look at this baby! After the first news came out and I saw the stamp size picture I was drooling, then there were confirmed rumours that it was canceled. But it came anyway.

Like my fat-boy first tricked to 93hp and then fitted with a third cylinder for a good measure. And look at the torque. Whoopee.


captainwhoopass 08-19-2003 12:18 PM

Re: New Triumphs
Wow, another ugly multi-cylinder cruiser. I guess Honda aren't the only ones that don't understand the importance of attractive styling in this market.

sarnali 08-19-2003 01:12 PM

Re: New Triumphs
I'd be much more interested in the Thruxton than the Rocket three, when do we get pictures of that

Triumphs heritige is cafe` racers, I don't know why they insist on stuff like this.

kdurrell 08-19-2003 01:12 PM

Re: New Triumphs
I dunno, but 140hp/147tq has a way of curing a lot of sins...

john 08-19-2003 01:17 PM

Re: New Triumphs
In the pictures it looks to be wearing Dunlop D208 tires, in which case it sure wouldnt be a 250, in fact no larger than a 200

john 08-19-2003 01:19 PM

Re: New Triumphs
errrrr, never mind, them aint 208's.

saw a smaller pic and only the edges of the tires.

mscuddy 08-19-2003 01:31 PM

Re: New Triumphs
Jeez, that Rocket 3's ugly, like a cross between a tote-goat and a Boss-Hoss. Maybe a Boss Goat? Tote Hoss? Uck.

No, strike that, looks like a cross between an Henderson Four and a Cushman Super Eagle.

Give an Englishman a piece of metal and he's bound to do something silly with it...

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