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SavannahDave 08-06-2004 02:39 AM

Re: Triumph (America) Sets Sales Record
I think there would be heat (actually cooling) problems bumping up a vertical twin that much. The chassis might not handle it too well either.

obandoj 08-06-2004 03:16 AM

Re: Triumph (America) Sets Sales Record
It is not surprising, they are building a fine quality product, and deserve their share of the market.

roseman999 08-06-2004 04:36 AM

Re: Triumph (America) Sets Sales Record
YEAH!!!! I used to be a beemerguy when I had their cruiser, but I've been converted by the great engineering efforts by those Brits across the channel ever since I took home my Rocket III. It was the easiest bike to break in. I never had to rev the engine to be at speed. In top gear I'm going 80mph at 3000rpm! Power and torque is always at hand. It handles awesomely well for it's size. Almost as good as the R1200C. Rear shock is a bit stiff and the stock seat gets uncomfy after an hour, but my only real complaint is that it's too darn quite. Those Euro restrictions made this thing quieter than my beemer was! Overall it's an awesome package. Plenty of chrome and nice finish touches. Almost looks like a custom. It will look like a full custom when I'm done painting it this winter. I can see riding this thing beyond 100k.

meener 08-06-2004 11:54 AM

Re: Triumph (America) Sets Sales Record
I disagree...I just got off my daytona 600 and I LOVE it. It's a hugely underrated bike IMHO. As fast (or more so) than any of the other 600s, way more comfy and very good quality as well. And it's really nice to have an alternative to the japanese megaconglomerates. I mean who wants a bike made by the same people who make pianos, construction equipment, or snowblowers?

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