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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Confession--I don't own a Triumph.
I've been riding since 1973 and have had 40+ bikes, but never a Triumph. Mostly Japanese. Currently two naked Suzuki streetbikes and two scooters.

But I did the Triumph Demo day thing a couple of months ago and rode the Thruxton, the Street Triple, and the Speed Triple before the rains ended the day. I loved all three but was most surprised by how fun the Thruxton was. And except for the cruiser version of the Bonneville, there wasn't a Triumph model there that I would not have liked to ride. Even the 1600 looks cool. The Tiger looks very friendly. My brother has an FJR, but the Sprint is easily the most appealing sport-tourer out there for me. Triumph has got their stuff together!

Curiously, I also find the 90's Trident appealing. I am definitely in the naked camp.

I'm not in a position to buy until the economy improves, so I can wait it out. I'm mostly registering to get a good feel for what Triumph ownership is like. I have had really bad luck with Moto Guzzi and KTM ownership & dealers, my only non-Japanese experiments.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:03 PM
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Welcome! Triumph has definitely provided models for every interest. IMO it is a superbly well-run company. I've often wanted a Moto Guzzi but parts and service are always an issue. KTM has improved in the last 5 years and there is a local dealer only 100 mile from where I live. The nearest Triumph dealership is 335 miles a way. Thank heavens my Speedy has been absolutely spot-on reliable. It'll be 11 years old in a couple of weeks.

Good luck mulling over the Triumph line!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 08:36 PM
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