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Old 01-18-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Congrats to Triumph. I really like a lot of its motorcycles. Also, the fact that they actually put the number of units and not just a percentage of increase in the PR shows a bit of courage unlike Victory and some others.



It is interesting to look at the numbers and realize how small the "other" manufacturers are compared to Big Red. Honda probably sells 7500 bikes a week or more.
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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I am glad to hear this, I think triumph is forging a distinct brand identity; fun streetbikes with real character and value. Harley; Image Image Image, comfort and style, re-sale value. Ducati; charisma, soul, maintenance costs. All Japaneseys; performance, cheap, dominance, evolving, market driven. BMW; technology, those f#$%@&&^ ing control swiches, dependability, longevity. For a while there triumph seemed to be trying to be Japanesee with their products, now they look to be British...Right!
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Old 01-18-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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When I get a chance to demo the new Speed Triple, I think Triumph may ring up one more sale. That thing is sweet.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:11 PM   #4
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I really wanted to like the new S3, but unlike the 999, it looks better in photos than in person. I may be a tuono owner come spring. But $3000 between the two almost makes the Triumph look sexy.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:12 PM   #5
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Based on the looks of the new S3, you're going to have to watch a few episodes of Honey I Shrunk the Kids in order to fit on one.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:27 PM   #6
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Default To put it into perspective...

I googled for some market size info & it looks like the domestic US motorcycle market is somewhere around 900,000 new bike sales per year.



China is definitely the place you wanna be selling motos though... their domestic market is ten million new bikes a year with a 10% annual growth rate!

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Old 01-18-2005, 12:35 PM   #7
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I realy like some of the Triumphs but I could never bring myself to buy one. The reasons being I just dont trust their reliabilty compared to a Jap bike. Also resale could be difficult. And finally our local Triumph shop is at the Harley shop and it really sucks. I think Triumph should be only associated with other normal bike brands.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:37 PM   #8
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Take a look at this. Talking about a lot of sales. Honda sold an average of 117,211 units a week world wide in 2002 including water craft.



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Old 01-18-2005, 12:46 PM   #9
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Default and did you know?

In China, even if you're a one-in-a-million kind of guy, there's still a thousand just like you!
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:59 PM   #10
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Congratulations Triumph. Even though I'm on record for wishing the ZRX would be in S.F.II, I think the new Speed Triple may take the "Crown" either way.



I can't wait for the Triumph Daytona (what a name!) 1050 to get here. My main concern is that it will lose it's (the 955i's) redline, because the Triple sounds SO COOL around 11k I think I'd almost rather have that sound than more power. If it is ANY better than the 955i (something I don't think will be easy to do) I may have NO choice but to get one regardless of redline. If it is not, a Red 955i has been at the top of my "next" list for awhile now.
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