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Old 02-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #68
Vertical Pilgrim
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I just read the street tracker article yesterday. With a Bonneville power plant and street triple components, I thought they got it exactly backward. Give a Bonnie derivative a power plant that inspires (ie street triple), shave some weight off it, and give it ABS, and it'd be sitting in my garage even if I had to finance it.

I love the retro concept, but retro doesn't have to mean ignoring modern power/weight expectations (of all-rounders, I'm not expecting nor desiring a sport bike).

Ducati had it figured out. Then they got rid of the sportclassic and uglied up the monster. Triumph is well positioned to come along and save the day with relatively little r&d. The parts are mostly already there.

Just my little rant.
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