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sarnali 07-22-2005 11:15 AM

Re: Let's review.....
I ride an '02 Trophy 1200, I'm planning on a new Bonneville real soon.

sarnali 07-22-2005 11:20 AM

Re: Let's review.....
My KZ didn't hold up this well, I'd went through all new cables and a head gasket by the time it hit 20k.

A bike like the 250 Trophy single would be a kick in the ass for logging roads and the like, there's a lot of talk about them on different Triumph sites. I learned to ride on a '66 "Mountain" Cub. I know where there's a runner for sale for around $3k...........

sarnali 07-22-2005 11:22 AM

Re: Let's review.....
I though it was Honda...oh, my mistake, they own Harley.

boru4761 07-22-2005 11:25 AM

Re: A Triumph for Triumph
...and wasn't there a news story out a few weeks ago about Triumph looking to make its middleweight bikes based on an 680cc triple. That would be the *****. A baby Speed Triple in limey green please.

be-gomes 07-22-2005 11:28 AM

Re: A Triumph for Triumph
Now if only they can address the tank seems and fake air intakes on their cruisers

mscuddy 07-22-2005 11:35 AM

Re: Let's review.....
That'd be cool. Good luck on parts. 3k's a little steep.

A new Turnip single? Dohc. 4 valves. Kind of a cross between a Honda/KTM? They should use polished metal with a black stripe for the gas tank.

I had a Cub. 200cc's of fear. Used it as a messenger bike. I did no absolutley no maintenence to it, and one time all the spokes loosened up so bad, it was like impossible to control. Lucky for me it got stolen.

The original Trophy 250 was anything but. 300 lbs and about 11 hp. The engine design was the farther of the Victor series. A dubious distinction indeed. You needed a 50 tooth sprocket on the back to trail ride one of the beasts, dropping the top end down to around 35-40. I had one of those too.

Funny, at lunch my KZ's clutch cable broke. Down to 2 strands. Good thing it's mostly freeway home.

Later shipmate.

ZANO_1 07-22-2005 11:47 AM

Re: A Triumph for Triumph
The Rocket III is a in line triple

This only 4s in the linup are the 650 daytona and the speed 4

Tigercub 07-22-2005 11:55 AM

Re: A Triumph for Triumph
This is good news for Harley Davidson. The success of Triumph means you can create a new motorcycle company and compete more or less head-to-head with the Japs. HD will need to replace or highly modify their line-up of motorcycles for generations younger than mine if they want to continue to hold their current market share. They have all the means to do it.

JLWarrior 07-22-2005 12:10 PM

Re: A Triumph for Triumph
Good for Triumph. It's nice to have an alternative. My 96 Speed Triple was a fun bike. Lately the Rocket 3 looks really good to me, especially after seeing the turbo one in the latest motorcyclist....(i think, or was it cycle world?)

longride 07-22-2005 03:49 PM

Re: Let's review.....
Ahhhhhhhh whata you know anyway????

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