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Old 10-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I will not buy a Bonneville that is not "made" in England just as I will not buy a Yamaha that is not made in Japan. (or a Ford Mustang that is not made in the USA) Some of you globalist guys get bent out of shape over someone who is only venting. Every time a thread gets started on this subject, it seems to get shut down. All of us love Bonnevilles and some of us are old fashioned. England used to make some cool stuff: MG cars, bicycles, Webley air guns, shotguns, fly reels, Beatles, ect.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Not globalist. Not bent out of shape. Fact is, there is no difference.
Snobbery sucks. If I could shut this down I would as it gets us nowhere.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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quality is going to suffer.
Absolutely no evidence exists to support this claim on the Triumph bikes.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Not globalist. Not bent out of shape. Fact is, there is no difference.
Snobbery sucks. If I could shut this down I would as it gets us nowhere.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Not globalist. Not bent out of shape. Fact is, there is no difference.
Snobbery sucks. If I could shut this down I would as it gets us nowhere.
I'm sometimes old fashioned too, but I loves me bike.

Let's all move on to something productive, like Carbs vs. EFI, spoked vs. mags...
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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To answer the question though, yes, the Thai built twins are Hinckley twins. So there.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Absolutely no evidence exists to support this claim on the Triumph bikes.
I am impressed with Triumphs ability to maintain quality on the Thailand assembled bikes. I suspect thats how they have managed to keep Bonneville prices consistent all these years. I am sure there are tax, wage and enviromental advantages to building bikes there. I know for a fact that I would not have spent my money in 2001 on a Triumph made in Thailand. I am sure there is more then one owner of a Thai Triumph that feels duped. I know for sure that when it comes time to buy another bike...I want to see the certificate of origin...

The thread gets shut down...because an educated consumer is a manufacturers worst customer...

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I am sure there is more then one owner of a Thai Triumph that feels duped. I know for sure that when it comes time to buy another bike...I want to see the certificate of origin...
Things like engineering, style, feel, quality, value for money etc are what I care about.

Buying a bike on the basis of where it was physically assembled seems odd to me. Why does it matter?

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The thread gets shut down...because an educated consumer is a manufacturers worst customer...
rubbish. The site has nothing to do with Triumph the company.

It will probably get shut down because it is boring to have yet another thread on Thailand assembled bikes (how many have we already had?) with the same old comments:

"I am shocked the bikes are made in Thailand"

"Why? they seem just the same as the British assembled ones"

"it is just... wrong!"

"why?"

etc etc repeated over and over

FWIW Triumph do not hide the fact they manufacture in Thailand from their consumers - they seem quite proud of their plants there actually.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I am sure there is more then one owner of a Thai Triumph that feels duped.
I know there are people that feel that way. Too bad, best they get rid of their bikes then. Doesn't bother me, and their feeling duped doesn't make them right, either. If racial stereotyping is what drives which bike you buy, then make your choice and go with it.

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I know for sure that when it comes time to buy another bike...I want to see the certificate of origin...
Good luck with that.

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The thread gets shut down...because an educated consumer is a manufacturers worst customer...
The thread isn't shut. So what you are driving at here is beyond me.
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This sucks, let's start an "Oil thread".
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