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Old 12-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #321 (permalink)
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I recently ordered a Triumph Steve McQueen SE T100.
http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo.../special/10238
Come May/June they should start arriving at the Dealers.
1,100 of the Steve McQueen SE's will be manufactured, a little over 300 (?) will be imported to the U.S. Each will have a plaque between the handlebar with an identifing number (1/1,100 etc.).
I thought it would be interesting to keep track of as many Triumph Steve McQueen SE T100's as possible.
When you receive your Steve McQueen T100 check in with your special identifing number, Country & State.
And don't forget to post pictures of your new Triumph Steve McQueen SE!
Steve would be spinning in his grave for his name to be put to a machine made in the Far East. I am sure the family will be happy with the commission $1k or so I would think for each sale.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #322 (permalink)
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Pat,

I doubt it.

His son Chad helped Triumph on the design. I'm sure he would be fine with what they were able to get through the bureaucracy in every market Triumph operates in. Besides, McQueen Racing and TP USA have a version closer to Chad's original vision for the bike as well.

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #323 (permalink)
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Pat, why are you trolling? I notice you've got your ride listed as a Thai Triumph and you've been bitching about it in other threads. Why come here and troll the SMcQ owners? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder about the fact that Triumph build bikes in the Far East. If it bothers you that much, flog your T100 and buy something else. Maybe a nice all-American Harley would suit you

P.S. Your sig is bollocks - your bike was assembled in Chonburi. Nowhere does it say Made in Hinckley.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:08 PM   #324 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #325 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #327 (permalink)
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Steve would be spinning in his grave for his name to be put to a machine made in the Far East.
why?

considering McQueen was married to an actress who was from Asia (the mother of his two children) my hunch is I don't think he would harbour any strong anti-asian sentiments.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #328 (permalink)
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Here is your warning - This is a global community not an American or British Community. Where the Bonneville is assembled is completely irrelevant and you do not speak on behalf of a long dead actor or his estate.

If you don't like the McQueen edition Bonneville you are free to say so. If it bugs you as much as it seems you are free to contact the McQueen Estate who authorized Triumph to build it, otherwise can it or I'll ban it.
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Was there ever any 'official' word on where all the SMQ bikes went throughout the world?
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