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Old 11-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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People like lemurs more than they do Gorillas.
Lemurs are cute and Harleys are beautiful bikes - it's beyond dispute. If the Dyna Fat Bob had come with ABS I could very well have one now instead of the Bird. The engine design wasn't a consideration.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:28 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with Harleys , mine have been very reliable , there a great bike and the leaders in what they do , thats why all manufacturers build cruisers , and lets be honest the t bird is a harley clone ,, ok i know we can talk engine specs ect , but where it counts inthe looks department its a harley clone ,, once again like the harley the t bird is a good bike , i owned one it was a great bike .

The rt3 personaly i think its on the way out , i've got one and its a great bike , it handles has good in fact better than the t bird , has more power and a lot more comfort , but its just too big for most riders , , it intimidates most riders , and i'm convinced thats why Triumph have not brought out a rt3 with all the bells and whistles , it wil just be to big for most , and be very limited to the numbers it will sell.

Would i buy one with all the bells and whistles NO WAY , too big , my rt3 is great when solo , but with the wife and full luggage its a real handful once we leave the open road and hit the stop start traffic .

In fact i'm waiting for the trophy , to see how that looks , I love my rt3 but seriously doubt if i would buy another , because of the fact i'm getting older and 2 up fully loaded the rt3 is getting harder .

You may be right about the size of the R3T size being an issue but all touring bikes are about in that weight range. I'd be happy if they would just add the cruise and an optional tour pack, couldn't increase the weight by more than 20 pounds I should think.
Myself I don't need a sound system, I probably would like a fairing as opposed to the tombstone type shield.
Like yourself I doubt Triumph is going to go any further with the bike than they have and it may well be on the way out. Unfortunate since the basic package has much going for it. I just think they didn't go quite far enough. Power is nice and frankly with a huge displacement advantage it should have a huge power advantage. But power isn't everything, especially for a touring rider.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #63 (permalink)
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..., but as far as performance and power go, any HD is more like a lemur than a gorilla.

As far as power and performance go, any cruiser doesn't perform like an R1. You're just going slow faster.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #64 (permalink)
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As far as power and performance go, any cruiser doesn't perform like an R1. You're just going slow faster.
I like that, a worthy quote.
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Not to mention that an R3 can take an R1 from 0-60, for what that's worth.


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I dunno, but i like pear brandy better than apple brandy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I dunno, but i like pear brandy better than apple brandy.
The only brandy I drink is Jack Daniel's.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #69 (permalink)
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why do these threads end up comparing harleys? jealousy... we believe we have a superior product but the numbers don't back it up? I just got my lowrider back from the dealer in boxes.for 32000 miles I loved it it's viserial , the sound, vibration, create a personality. And yea everybody's gonna get one. I try to explain to anyone who'll listen why I prefer my tbird now. but they don't care. As long as triumph is selling enough to keep the doors open I'm ok with that. The bs about harleys holding their value is just marketing bs. but this a triumph site so who cares? When we're on the road we know we made the right choice.
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as far as power and performance go, any cruiser doesn't perform like an r1. You're just going slow faster.

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