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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM
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Quote by Ohiorider - "It could have been an America, probably was".

Could it have been a Thunderbird you saw ?
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Ooops...didn't spot it was that old
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"If Triumph is going to do a cruiser then they had better figure out an engine configuration that works in the US market."

Hmmm.. I'm assuming you've never ridden a Tbird! Triumph has nailed the cruiser thing! The Tbird is nearly perfect!

I used to think there was no need for a 1600-1700cc bike in the triumph line. I too thought they needed a 1200cc speedy or America. That all changed when I moved from my speedy into a Tbird. Triumph knows what they are doing!!!


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Yeah, but, the problem with the T-Bird is it weighs too much.....that's what kept me from buying one! The Meister
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It's amazing how small old bikes are. My old Ducati makes my Bonneville look like a Road King in comparison.
I agree. As a matter of fact, a huge dealer over in Honesdale, Pa. has a small exhibit area with bikes from the 70's. I look at them, and realize that with no doubt in my mind, that I wish they still made that style bike (with modern updates of course such as disc brakes)- smaller, with cleaner lines, and a sensible comfortable seat, and no plastic.
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