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Old 08-19-2003, 09:58 AM   #1
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>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;



http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/d...163068&navID=9



I donno what the production model looks like but that 2.2L triple thing just look ugly.
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Old 08-19-2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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Check out the story and pictures at www.motorcycledaily.com 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?
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Old 08-19-2003, 10:28 AM   #3
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Triumph announces a 140bhp 2.3 litre MOTORCYCLE



http://www.gizmo.com.au/public/News/...articleid=2124



Uuuhhh, no thank you....
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Old 08-19-2003, 10:30 AM   #4
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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.



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Old 08-19-2003, 12:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:12 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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I dunno, but 140hp/147tq has a way of curing a lot of sins...
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:17 PM   #8
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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
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:19 PM   #9
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errrrr, never mind, them aint 208's.





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



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Old 08-19-2003, 01:31 PM   #10
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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.



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