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Old 12-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Was there ever any 'official' word on where all the SMQ bikes went throughout the world?
This would be real fun to learn from the factory which numbers went to specific dealers.

Anyone from the factory listening? McQueen Racing, any pull to get this info?


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Old 12-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #332 (permalink)
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I called Triumph USA and asked, but they would not release the information. Could not even get the allocation by country. Would love to know if anyone can get the information.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #333 (permalink)
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I don't know the specifics, only that the U.S. received 300 or so of the 1100 bikes, and each dealer was generally allotted 3-5 bikes. The bikes sold very quickly, with many dealers having much more demand than available supply. It was actually took a bit of work to get one for Steven (Chad's son and Steve's grandson), who I believe has the 713 bike, after his birth month and day.

McQueen Racing received the 0000 bike, which received the McQueen Racing upgrades as he had originally planned, and 0002 bike, which remains stock (though probably not for long; having ridden Chad's bike, I am now totally spoiled). Triumph retained the 0001 bike.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:22 AM   #334 (permalink)
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Matt Capri from TPUSA sent over the final build list for the McQueen Racing upgrades. TPUSA will sell the kit in three stages, as some may prefer only the engine upgrades and wish to keep the cosmetics of the bike as shipped by Triumph. Those who do the Engine performance stage will receive the McQueen Racing plaques and goodies. They will be updating their website soon, including the video series I mentioned, which takes us through the entire build.

I am real excited for the video to debut. The highlight was when we got Steve's old pals, Dave Ekins and Cliff Coleman, together for an afternoon when the bike was finished. Dave is Bud's brother, a fantastic rider who would later launch the infamous Baja 1000 race and serve as the Editor of Motorcyclist. Cliff was an amazing rider himself, who would go on to associate direct various films including Animal House, Tom Horn, The Karate Kid, and many others. Dave, Cliff, Bud, John Steen, and Steve competed in the infamous 1964 Six Day Trials, where Cliff and Dave would take home gold medals, and Steen would take home the silver medal.

For more than an hour, we filmed Chad, Cliff, and Dave reliving those times riding with Steve, and hearing about how bikes were really built in those days. Cliff threw us all for complete curve at the end, where he went completely off script while posing on the 0000 bike, got this gleam in his eye, and decided right then his riding days were not quite finished...stay tuned.

Here's the pricing info Matt shared:

Body kit $780:
includes: Tail light ($125), turn signals ($75), mirrors ($180) and front fender ($400).

Suspension Kit $935
Includes Ohlins rear shocks ($617), Front fork springs ($169) and a pre-load adjuster kit ($149)

Hi Performance Engine Kit $3637
Includes 904 big bore ($1195), custom cams ($695), head work ($975), exhaust ($525), clutch kit ($169), gasket set ($78). Requires a core to be shipped for the head work.

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #335 (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.
The bike Never saw the UK, nor did the parts - my bitch is that they are sold in the US under false pretenses. I even paid "Shipping from England" according to the dealer. All the publicity material says "Hinckley" as does the label off the bike and the manual. The ads just have a Union Jack with "since 1902". I have met many riders now and all but one thought their bike had come from England - just need a little honesty and ethics. Sorry if that is out of fashion. My underpants say "Made in China" - the label on the bike should say "Made in Thailand". As the CEO of Triumph USA told me on the phone - he has no legal obligation to disclose the country of manufacture. Another way of saying "I have a loophole and I am going to exploit it"

Bike is great - love it - the dealer is **** with no ethics, Colorado Euro, as is the importer and the UK company as they will not trade honestly - factory No4 coming online in Chonburi as we speak. Why do they hide it? They must feel guilty about it.

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Old 12-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #336 (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.
Hi Calliway, I am sorry if you did not like the message. Whatever happened to the 1st amendment? Just trying to make the point that ethics and honesty in trading seem to have no meaning any more and what's more people do not seem to be bothered about it. I do not like people lying to me and that is exactly what the dealership did and persists in doing according to the Colorado Attorney's office who visited them. Unfortunately if it was a car they would be breaking the law - as it is a motorcycle they are not. A legal loophole in the Federal Trade Commission rules. Lose honesty in business and we all go down.

Personally I love the bike but at the time of purchase, as a Brit, I was choosing between a Moto Guzzi from another dealer and the Triumph. Being "Made in England" as presented by the dealer swung it against an excellent Moto Guzzi which is still largely manufactured in Italy.

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #337 (permalink)
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I think your beef (whatever it is) is with your dealer not Triumph.

The problem is when you keep posting stuff about how they aren't assembled in England (and you have done it a lot) it comes across as being a whinge about Thailand, Asia and Triumph.

Such comments are easily misread as being racist or xenophobic. I am sure you aren't that nor that is your intention but you need to be careful how you word things. There are people from all around the world on this site (including members from Thailand).

If your dealer misled you then fair enough to complain but complain about that to them, don't keep banging on about how it is deceitful of Triumph.

They are a wholly owned UK company that wholly owns factories in Thailand where they assemble some of their range of bikes. Why does this mean they should say that are not a UK company? US companies manufacture stuff in Australia. That doesn't make them no longer American.


FWIW I had a brief look at the Triumph (Australia) site. I could not find any reference to Triumph saying or implying all their bikes were assembled in the UK. In fact under the FAQ section it states clearly:

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Where are Triumph’s factories based?
Triumph has five world class factories around the world, all 100% owned by our company. Two of these factories are based in Hinckley in the UK, the other three are in Chonburi, Thailand.
The company states it is UK based and owned but doesn't say anywhere which factory or suburb any particular bike is made. In fact there is not a great deal of mention about the UK at all!

I don't see any deceit here at all by Triumph. Talk to your dealer - don't keep complaining here please it is boring and can be imflammatory (even if that is not your intention).

Where their factory is located is a matter of importance that I don't get, it is important to you for some reason but I really don't see that as Triumph's problem.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:16 PM   #338 (permalink)
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made in India because it is currently Enfield's biggest market for their product.
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The bike Never saw the UK, nor did the parts - my bitch is that they are sold in the US under false pretenses. I even paid "Shipping from England" according to the dealer. All the publicity material says "Hinckley" as does the label off the bike and the manual. The ads just have a Union Jack with "since 1902". I have met many riders now and all but one thought their bike had come from England - just need a little honesty and ethics. Sorry if that is out of fashion. My underpants say "Made in China" - the label on the bike should say "Made in Thailand". As the CEO of Triumph USA told me on the phone - he has no legal obligation to disclose the country of manufacture. Another way of saying "I have a loophole and I am going to exploit it"

Bike is great - love it - the dealer is **** with no ethics, Colorado Euro, as is the importer and the UK company as they will not trade honestly - factory No4 coming online in Chonburi as we speak. Why do they hide it? They must feel guilty about it.

Royal Enfield - proudly made in India!
Would you feel better if they charged you shipping from Thailand? It might double the shipping costs though.

And you call yourself Wyoming Pat, but then you also say that you are a Brit. I think one of those descriptions is a lie. How can you be from Wyoming if you are a Brit?

And if you are Brit what are you doing in Wyoming? What kind of Brit would hightail it out of his own country? And why Wyoming? Are you a sheep farmer? I've heard about sheep farmers and their strange proclivities!

And a Brit (from Wyoming - one of them is bound to be a lie) complaining about the American 1st Amendment on a Canadian site to a Canadian Mod! HA! The utter irony of it all!

I could go on....

Or we could get the thread back on track.
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Your post made me laugh Haggis.

Back on track people. McQueen Bonneville's.
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