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Old 01-08-2013, 08:27 AM   #59
DAKEZ
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It seems that people are just not happy with the vanilla reliability of the bikes from Japan. They want to start smiling as they walk up to their bikes... Not just when they ride them. Bikes from Europe have texture, (unlike the used bars of soap coming out of Japan)

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/601/11...es-Growth.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Motorcycles_Ltd



(February 23, 2010) – Triumph Motorcycles celebrated its U.S. Dealer Conference by announcing the continued expansion of its product line and the pending sale of its 100,000th motorcycle since returning to North America just 15 years ago.
"Triumph has methodically grown our product offering and dealer network over the past 15 years, and we are seeing the fruit of that labor," said Mark Kennedy, CEO of Triumph Motorcycles North America. "It‟s no secret the economy has taken its toll on a lot of businesses, but motorcycling is alive and well and there is very strong interest in the motorcycles we build and the dealers that offer the Triumph experience."



Triumph sold 1,332 motorcycles upon its return to North America in 1995 despite industry speculation that the company might not survive. The marque has since introduced 50 new models that have won awards in virtually every motorcycle segment, most recently Cycle World magazine‟s "Cruiser of the Year" for the 1600cc Thunderbird and Motorcycle.com’s "Motorcycle of the Year" for the 675cc Street Triple R. Sales swelled to more than 10,000 sales in 2009 despite the fact the U.S. market shrank nearly 40% because of the recession. Triumph reported one of the smallest declines of all motorcycle manufacturers, added another 23 dealers in North America, and continued to increase its market share in the U.S. ...
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