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Old 09-19-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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Default Re: Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

Last night I found this short article on motorcycle-us.com, it includes a much larger copy of the pictures on the other sites.



http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/news.asp?News=1&ID=4673



Apparently it was introduced at a press conference in Milan recently...
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default Pix of ALL the 2004 Triumphs...

Hope you guys don't need a password:



http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.ph...view_album.php
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

If you are into retro, what could be more retro than an actual Triumph named a Thruxton complete with Norton tailpipes?



Are we beginning to see a repeat of the early 80's? A time when manufacturers had so overproduced various models that you were able to get two year old brand new bikes for next to nothing. Remember '81 GS1000s for sale in '84 for $2499? There seems to be a boom going on. Booms are always followed by busts.



I'd like to see it again. Maybe before long we'll be able to pick up slightly used bikes for next to diddlysquat again.



Especially if it'll bust the bubble of the stupid used Harley market.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:13 AM   #4
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I'm not certain these bikes exist yet. It's just a tingling in the back of my head, but something about the paint and the lighting says "Those are renders" to me. I could certainly be wrong, but I just have this weird feeling. It's more obvious in the larger pictures.



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Old 09-19-2003, 05:17 AM   #5
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Of course people have been talking about the used Harley bubble busting for about 15 years now.



Where are all those low mileage Evos collecting dust in various garages around the country?
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:24 AM   #6
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Well if you like the Bonnie, check out the new Norton.



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Old 09-19-2003, 05:31 AM   #7
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Isn't every Evo a low mileage bike The Deuce turned 1 on Sept. 6th and it had 10,500 miles on the clock.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:48 AM   #8
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I think you're liking that Deuce more than you'd care to admit Mister.
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Old 09-19-2003, 05:49 AM   #9
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It'll be just like the Great Depression, when you could buy an apple for 3 cents on any street corner. That was great!



After the Japanese bike boom/bust of the early 80's, we had a dearth of new models and shrinking registrations for the next 8-10 years. Remember when the big news in the magazines was the Seca II? Now a bike that pedestrian would hardly get a 1/2 page blurb in the front section of the national glossies.



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Old 09-19-2003, 05:50 AM   #10
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Seru, I think the days of the cheap Harleys are gone. If I would have bought all those Superglides back in the mid 80,s for 2 grand a bike I would be rich today. You CAN get decent deals on Harleys. Gotta know when and where to look though.
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