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Old 07-23-2012, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What would you ride *besides* a Triumph?

This is a Triumph website for us Triumph enthusiasts.

That said... there is a whole world of cool [and some not-so-cool] other bikes out there.

Today's question: What would you ride if -- just for fantasy hypothetical sake -- you couldn't have a Triumph?

[For those of you that have an "off-brand" second bike already, this should be an easy one.]

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My other bike is a 748 naked cafe I built.

I wouldn't mine getting my hands on an old RD500 as a nice little project though. USD forks, and a monoshock swinger....that would be fun.

My thruxton is probably the first and only bike I'll ever buy and keep how it is. Any future bikes I purchase will be hand built projects like my ducati. I haven't really found much else out there that 'speaks to me' per say, and building it is the easiest way to make it everything you want right from the start.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well if my Triumphs suddenly disappeared, I guess I would have to ride my Ducati or the Norton. This past weekend, I tried to buy a BMW R1200C, so that might be a choice. There aren't many current Japanese bikes that really appeal to me, not that I wouldn't ride one if it was my only alternative.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If I could afford it a MV Augusta, if not a Yamaha RZ350.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd probably want a Guzzi (been pondering one for a while), maybe another Duc or another old Airhead. The new Norton looks like fun if not a tad pricey.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Aircooled twins in general are the way to go...there's something pleasantly motorcyclish about them.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I like the Guzzi Sport, the BMW 1200 adventurer appeals, but I'd miss my Triumphs.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A Ural . 2wd , ya, that's the ticket......beyond that a Moto Guzzi .
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