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Old 11-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #1681
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I love that thread, the inventiveness is great.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #1682
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They like to copy other people, play it safe.
To be honest, GSX-R range excepted, this is the Suzuki model, rather than Triumph.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #1683
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Oh please.........

I see a pattern...


Hydraulic Clutch Failure


Hydraulic Clutch Failure


Hydraulic Clutch Failure

Hydraulic Clutch Failure

Hydraulic Clutch Failure

Post 5013 Hydraulic Clutch Failure

Post #2 Hydraulic Clutch Failure

I'm sure you carry a master and slave cylinder rebuild kit with you. I just carry a spare clutch cable.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #1684
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BMWs are not that good. I have owned most of their GS range at some point. Loved them all but always had reservations. They are not without flaws, especially the 1200s. They're not reliable at all. The 800 suffers from major build quality flaws and mine showed the faults, as did my brothers and others we say. My experience with Triumph was also mixed. Like them but Triumph don't seem to be on top of their game. They like to copy other people, play it safe while answering every question by throwing a 3 cylindered engine at it. The Tiger will sell but I suspect it will turn out to be like all Triumphs. Loved by their owners but never quite hitting the mark and never making their own space in the market because all they build is competition for other machines that got their first. If this Tiger impresses the people that ride them i will be surprised. I reckon it will be a road bike with knobbly tires. A paper-tiger.
Oh for chrissake...

Is there anything that makes you happy? Ever?

Japanese manufacturers have been "copying" other peoples ideas for decades. Better tell Honda it was a bad way to get a company up and running.

So tell me - who did Triumph copy when they decided to produce triple engines across their model range?

Sounds like you're the one to be building the perfect bike for us. Please start a new thread post haste when you have your production line up and running and you're on top of your game, so we can all put our orders in and ride THE bike to make all others redundant.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #1685
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Here's the perfect easy to fix adventure tourer -

http://www.tvsmotor.in/xl-hd.asp
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:39 AM   #1686
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Incrdible, a company comes out with a bike that looks very promising and all people can do is complain about the things they don't like or becasue a previous bike from said company wasn't their ideal. Incredible. I for one think Triumph should be complimented for trying! I can't wait to take one for a ride, will I like it, probably. I'm easy, I like bikes and if something irks me enough I will mod it. And one other thing, I would rather have a cable clutch, but if it doesn't have a cable clutch I won't let that stop me from riding.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:32 AM   #1687
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Both bikes hit the shops here in the UK in January / February. Deliveries begin for pre orders in February.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:03 AM   #1688
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Here's the perfect easy to fix adventure tourer -

http://www.tvsmotor.in/xl-hd.asp
75kg is way too light for an adventure bike.....
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:19 AM   #1689
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75kg is way too light for an adventure bike.....
I suspect more adventures have been had on the Honda Cub than any other motorcycle. However I think I need my ego flattering too


Yep Keith I'm on it, just gettin' over Fridays hangover
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:32 AM   #1690
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Oh for chrissake...

Is there anything that makes you happy? Ever?

Japanese manufacturers have been "copying" other peoples ideas for decades. Better tell Honda it was a bad way to get a company up and running.

So tell me - who did Triumph copy when they decided to produce triple engines across their model range?

Sounds like you're the one to be building the perfect bike for us. Please start a new thread post haste when you have your production line up and running and you're on top of your game, so we can all put our orders in and ride THE bike to make all others redundant.
+1. I see Triumph as being very innovative. They build bikes that appeal to a wide variety of riders. Good build quality, reliability and a blast to ride.

I believe all manufacturers (not just motorcycles) engage in producing state of the art products, as well as cutting edge products. I call it "intelligent evolution with a high survivability quotient", or simply "competition". We all win.

Coming out with an all new model is financially risky. Give 'em a fair chance to prove themselves for Pete's sake.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:40 AM   #1691
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But I would love a triple anyways....as a spare only.
My question was aimed more at Mr Negative. He's not too keen on Triumphs and BMWs it seems, so I was just curious as to what HE/SHE thought was a good bike. If he (ever) comes back and tells us a Honda Super Cub is his dream bike....we know his opinion on this bike is worthless.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:05 AM   #1692
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he didn't just say SHRODINGERS CAT did he ?
I learn more here by accident than elsewhere by design

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definit...41236,00.html0


BTW, My Triumph Daytona 675 triple was a wonderful bike mechanically.
Cable clutch and all. Sold it because of back and shoulder problems.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:08 AM   #1693
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Sorry about the bad link

Lets try that again

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Old 11-07-2010, 10:02 AM   #1694
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There are a lot of people, even moto press, coming out against the Triumph, for not being sufficiently differentiated or "better" than the current standard.

I say I'm happy to have a choice and I like the things they've done with the bike.

Everyone celebrates when a new crotch rocket comes out that is just like another one. Or another cruiser. Or another naked bike.

At least the Triumph has a fundamentally different engine than every other adventure tourer. That is enough for me to value its existence.

And if they come out with a Tiger 530 XC twin, I will sell my other car to get it the day it comes out and drive around in my "cow modified" one.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #1695
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Triumph are not alone in producing a high output, modern triples. Both Benelli and MV Agusta produce them. Benelli has been around (mostly in Europe) since about 2006. No threat to Triumph for now perhaps but some very similar designs. They have also done a semi-adventure bike and could easily go further in that direction. Benelli are Chinese owned and financed, but still built in Italy.

MV Agusta, with help from Ferrari, have been developing a triple for a few years now and its due out this year. And guess what size they've choosen? 675cc. With MV now back in Castiglioni's hands (bought back from Harley) the new 675 line will be a leader for them, starting with 3 or 4 different bikes using the inline 676cc triple. Can an Adventure version be far behind? I predict we WILL see some sort of MV Adventure bike within three years.


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