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View Poll Results: Do you care if your Bonneville is made in Thailand?
I would would not (knowingly) buy a bike made in Thailand at all. 18 7.76%
I would buy a Thai made one but would prefer a UK made one even if it was more expensive. 49 21.12%
I would buy a Thai made one but would prefer a UK made one if it was the same cost. 60 25.86%
I have no problem if it was made in Thailand. 92 39.66%
I would prefer a Thailand made bike. 6 2.59%
Thailand? I thought they were made in Taiwan? Are those different? 7 3.02%
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Do I care if my Bonneville is made in Thailand poll?

Do you care if your bike is made in Thailand or not? Do you care enough to pay extra to have a made-in-the-UK bike?

It's a frequent topic of conversation. And the forum has, as usual, come up with a definitive answer to this issue: some folks care and some folks don't, for purely subjective reasons, and that's fine.

So, all that is needed now is to know the relative number of people that care and don't.

So, here's a poll, as suggested by Jonkster.

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I was going to say "vote in the poll, not in the messages", then I checked and realized the poll doesn't work in the original motorcycle.com app. Does in the new one though.

Well, I was going to vote "I'd take a British one if the cost was the same" because I don't really care, but if all other things were equal then sure I'd take a made-in-UK bike for sentimental reasons. Then I realized I really don't know which factory has better quality control. Then I started to worry, then I decided I don't want to worry, so I voted "don't care".
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I didn't think about it until I read your comment. Everything else being the same, I will take the British made Bonnie. If quality control is better in Thailand, then I will take Thai made Bonnie. That being said I didn't care where both my Triumphs were made before purchasing them.

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I picked the forth choice . But if I was British I would have picked 3 and likely 2 if it wold bE lIke 10% more max aND of eQual quality . But that's just my feelings of course.

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I have no problem with Thailand.
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I'm sure if I was from GB I'd opt for the bike being made there but either way its a foreign made bike to me. I have a Triumph made in GB and its not anywhere near the quality of my Thi made bike, that being said I assume if my bike had been built in GB today the quality would be there, maybe not at the price that I would want to pay though.
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I wish that someone had lied to me and told me my Thailand-made Bonnie was made in England. But since they didn't... I don't really care as long as the quality is there.

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I don't care that mine wasn't made in Thailand. 😇
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I don't care that mine wasn't made in Thailand. 😇
Well put! I'm not offended either that my Triumph was made in England.
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