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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Are America & Speedmaster Gone?

I know I am a bit slow but I think I just came to realize there is no 2017 America or Speedmaster.
Are they discontinued?

I am in shock at the moment, and as I started looking at Triumphs I think maybe there is no replacement being contemplated either. At least not in the 900 range, and for certain Triumph is not doing the 865 anymore.

I am sad.

I LOVE my 865. I guess I will cherish all the more now that I think there will be no more.


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 08:08 PM
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Done, 1200 Bobber is the Speed master replacement. Two seat version spy photos release some time back. Probably be in late 17 as a 2018
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Dealer told me the cruiser market was down and Triumph was dropping cruisers and focusing on sport bikes. Rats, I found this out a week after buying my America. I love the 865. its the perfect weight and style for older riders like me.
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I love the 865. its the perfect weight and style for older riders like me.
My thoughts exactly.
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Dealer told me the cruiser market was down and Triumph was dropping cruisers and focusing on sport bikes. Rats, I found this out a week after buying my America. I love the 865. its the perfect weight and style for older riders like me.
Interesting. A couple of dealers I know say sportbike sales are down (Big Four). Seems like nakeds and adventure bikes are popular now, and for at least Triumph, retros are still selling. I do believe Triumph will introduce at least one cruiser based on the Bobber.
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My 07 has a home for life.I love the looks and overall "feel" of my bike.It's me to a T and what I'd waited for years for Triumph to produce.I am interested in the 1200 cruiser though as everyone around here knows.
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I agree the bike in its current iteration is a darn good bike. However that 1200 seems to be a good motor. Originally I was holding out to see what they were going to do along those lines as I have wanted a Speedmaster since I first sat on one five years ago. When I didn't see anything coming and a total of my last bike I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a great deal on a 2015 with 127 miles. I don't regret it, it has plenty of pep. But man the exhausts on the 1200 bobber sound and look so darn nice.
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So my local (350 miles away) dealer has 1 speedy and 2 Americas. 2016s. I am seriously thinking of trading in the 2012.
Anybody got good reasons not to??
I have 20,000 + on mine, no reason I would trade it other than the thought that I will not be able to in the future for a brand new one.
I mean seriously, I love the 865 motor. Weight, MPG, power to weight ratio. I just don't think a bigger bike is the replacement for my America down the line and so maybe I need to trade in now even though I am not ready to????? Afterall I just got the 2012 (Which I bought in 2013) paid for. It took me years to find my perfect bike and I no more than get it than they quit making it. Go figure.
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While I'm sure there are some really good deals on the last of the air cooled 865cc twins, the trade value of your current ride will likely be on the low side. Do the math and see if it works out for you.

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So my local (350 miles away) dealer has 1 speedy and 2 Americas. 2016s. I am seriously thinking of trading in the 2012.
Anybody got good reasons not to??
I have 20,000 + on mine, no reason I would trade it other than the thought that I will not be able to in the future for a brand new one.
I mean seriously, I love the 865 motor. Weight, MPG, power to weight ratio. I just don't think a bigger bike is the replacement for my America down the line and so maybe I need to trade in now even though I am not ready to????? Afterall I just got the 2012 (Which I bought in 2013) paid for. It took me years to find my perfect bike and I no more than get it than they quit making it. Go figure.
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your statement is exactly why I bought the America. I tried very hard to like the Harley's, since they are the dealer in town. but it was so heavy, I was afraid if it got laid over I couldn't pick it up. well 10 days after having my America I was making a right then a quick left when a car came to the stop sign quickly and on the yellow Line, no problem I made the right, tightly, but made it fine,. then while going for the quick left a small bus came quickly up and I had to stop mid turn, still ok, I got stopped fine, then. they acted like they wanted me to go so I started, and they jerked forward a bit and stopped again , I stopped and started again, but now the RPMs were too low and it stalled, and here it came...the dreaded slow motion lay down. there it was on the ground. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to pick up 595 pounds of dead weight, but I did. that wouldn't have happened with the Harley I was looking at, id never have been able to pick it up. Just reinforced my decision. by the way no damage to the bike.
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