I think poor marketing also hurt the GT's sales. I remember walking past the one I ended up buying at the dealer a few times and just thinking it would be a overpriced FJR type bike, even tho it looked great I just walked right past it. I figured Triumph was just an overpriced under performing euro brand. Then I saw mention of it on this site and did my homework, boy was I wrong. Now I realize if I were to buy another bike of any genre, the Triumph offering would be solidly in my short list.
2011 Sprint GT, 2000 Moto Guzzi Jackal, 1981 Honda CB750F, 1957 BSA Bantam D3 restoration project, Past bikes -2008 Kawasaki KLR650, 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C, 1998 Honda Shadow Aero VT1100C3, 2006 Yamaha FZ6, 2006 Kawasaki ZX-14,1980 Yamaha XT500