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Old 01-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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hmmm, I very much hope there is some truth to this, that Triumph builds something along the lines of the new CB1100. I test rode a new Thruxton a few years back and was sorely disappointed, the feel and the sound of the engine was very bland, reminded me of a '70's Honda twin (I started riding back then, rode the Japanese bikes and the classic Triumphs, BSA's, Nortons, etc)...instead eventually ended up with a second Norton Commando and a modern Triumph Tiger. A new take on the Thunderbird Sport would be very cool, the triple engine is not bland at all. The picture of the black bike above looks like a photoshop job but if they really do build something along those lines it would be excellent...
FWIW I have an '06 Tiger and it definitely looks kinda weird but in the meantime it works great as an all rounder/practical version of the Street Triple

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #17
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Along these lines with the bare minimum to make it street legal, just right.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #18
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Team Latus Racing has signed Jimmy Lewis to be the rider of their Triumph Flat Tracker In AMA Pro this season. Joe Kopp will be heading the team.

Jason Desalvo will be back with them in AMA Sportbike.

It is going to be a good year.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #19
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Cajun...

Looks like we're looking at two different pictures....
Ahh... that makes a bit more sense. The article I was looking was quite short and kind of hard to miss the engine.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #20
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I'd rather they go in the other direction. Build a lightweight, sport performance 500-750cc parallel twin with good suspension and comfortable ergos. And do it without making it a friggin' midget bike. Thoroughly modern engineering, classic style where possible, i.e. tank, fenders, etc, but no heavy lead sled steel frame.

NOT a repli-racer, but a true "performance all-around" with classic good looks.

The urge towards bigger engines just means more weight.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #21
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:05 PM   #22
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I'd rather they go in the other direction. Build a lightweight, sport performance 500-750cc parallel twin with good suspension and comfortable ergos. And do it without making it a friggin' midget bike. Thoroughly modern engineering, classic style where possible, i.e. tank, fenders, etc, but no heavy lead sled steel frame.

NOT a repli-racer, but a true "performance all-around" with classic good looks.

The urge towards bigger engines just means more weight.


A 800 twin powering one of these would be wonderful

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #23
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I think it will sell well if they get the motor up to a 1200 at least, and get the weight up to 600 pounds.
Even if they did, it might not sell well without then adding a lot of plastic to it and going mono shock..
Are you bloody drinking?
No sane pearson ask for more weight, but you can add it if you want.
Cute bike tough, they can give it a #2 plate, the HD XR owe #1
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #24
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I was being really sarcastic I thought, but people went along with it.
The old bikes used to be light and nimble for their time, with good seats and better suspension then the new ones have.
The new ones were never 750cc's and just keep getting bigger and heavier.

I would like a light 500cc bike like the old Daytona was, get it to 350 or 375 pounds and it might have a chance in the dirt, and would be better in turns on the street.

The scrambler is the most silly thing they ever came out with, 600 pounds does not scramble.
An under 400 pound bike might scramble a little...

But looking around, people want sport bikes (plastic all over it), or Harley's.
In the Harley world, a 550 pound 1200 is a girls bike, but even the girls do not ride them.

Better make the new SE-R a 1500.



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Are you bloody drinking?
No sane pearson ask for more weight, but you can add it if you want.
Cute bike tough, they can give it a #2 plate, the HD XR owe #1
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #25
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I was being really sarcastic I thought, but people went along with it.
I got it, I must have been the only one.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #26
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Yep... You were the only one...

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:09 PM   #27
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:50 PM   #28
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Here you go.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #29
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Needs more plastic...
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I like front brakes...

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