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Old 11-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Part of the appeal of the Bonnie/Thrux/Scram is they are a blank canvas. Keep them dirt cheap so people can add on their own mods that suits their own riding style and budget.
You've nailed the best aspect about buying a Bonneville/Thrux...The relative ease of modifying/maintaining these bikes yourself is part of the ownership experience. Lots of aftermarket support to help the core styling that you get in stock form.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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better suspension + brakes is always welcome, the factory can volume buy + install cheaper than a single purchase, but i like an upright riding position. i would be great to pick options like the mini cooper allows, i would not mind waiting for a custom build at a fair price. triumph's upgraded model's are a bargain compared to buying ohlin's goodies outright
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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very true.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For a high-performance Triumph classic, I'd like to see one of the triples in a Bonnie-styled package. Call it the new Trident.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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For a high-performance Triumph classic, I'd like to see one of the triples in a Bonnie-styled package. Call it the new Trident.
That would get me really interested in a new Triumph.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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For a high-performance Triumph classic, I'd like to see one of the triples in a Bonnie-styled package. Call it the new Trident.
Now your talking. That would be my dream bike with the 675 Street Triple engine. Like having a real screamer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I hope not. If they do...I hope the new bikes bits can be used to update the older bikes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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better suspension + brakes is always welcome, the factory can volume buy + install cheaper than a single purchase, but i like an upright riding position. i would be great to pick options like the mini cooper allows, i would not mind waiting for a custom build at a fair price. triumph's upgraded model's are a bargain compared to buying ohlin's goodies outright
This is very true and let's face it, when you compare the components of similar priced bikes (Guzzi Cafe Racer, Ducati whatever), by all objective measures, Triumph is a step behind.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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so, compared to the new norton?

If Norton does come to the USA, with the popular cafe style comeback, maybe Triumph recogonizes a market opportunity.

If it had better forks, trick swing arm, brakes, hydraulic clutch , adjustable shock, maybe an extra does of torque , arrow pipes, a riding position like the standard bonnie, price it under $10k, it would be ?
Awesome
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This is very true and let's face it, when you compare the components of similar priced bikes (Guzzi Cafe Racer, Ducati whatever), by all objective measures, Triumph is a step behind.
One of my friends was in the market for a Bonnie, but went Guzzi for that exact reason. To be fair, he's now doing the same sort of customization that most Bonnie owners do to "fix" the issues introduced by noise and emission standards.
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