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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:58 PM
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Please tell me Triumph would never make that.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 03:04 AM
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Doubtful that's a Triumph test rider on a proposed model update.

I reckon it's just a picture of some dude out riding on a bike he's modded himself.
The top box, mounting and loom running towards the engine are identical to the set up showing how they test bikes on display at the Triumph Visitor Centre, so it looks to be genuine Triumph.

Of course, the point of testing a bike is to determine if it should be released and is fit for release so it's quite possible that this may never appear at the dealership (though using the same logic, it may well do)
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If anything looking like that appears at a dealership itíll be sitting there a long time.
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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 03:14 PM
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First bobber was good looking but I would not buy this new bobber

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And why upside down forks?
Obviously from the picture, they are to help with the off road performance.
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 12:07 AM
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I can’t imagine that will actually be the new Bobber. Looks awkward
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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 08:40 PM
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A lot of wires running into that top box. Looks to my eyes to be a data acquisition rig on a test mule platform built on a bobber. You're guess is a good as mine as to what is actually being tested. From the looks of those forks they are probably testing several different items that might be destined for several different bikes.
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Thereís a ton of wires running along the frame to the awkward looking top box, which leads me to believe itís heavily instrumented. Very little else in the picture makes much sense to my uneducated eye.

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For the avoidance of any doubt, here's the current Bobber test bike in the Triumph Visitor Experience at Hinkley, complete with data collection topbox
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