Why would they know? Dealers don't even know. But i'll tell you who would be most likely to know......triumph employees, and word from an insider there who's identity will remain unknown, the Tbird engine is at this moment being worked on to comply with 2020 emissions standards. The person who knows this employee is 100% trustworthy, but i won't mention him either tho he can be found online if you look. I don't want to mention anyone's name or online location for obvious reasons, but u can believe it or not, i'm not here to convince anyone just to relay info i have found. The one thing i DO take responsibility for is the person who relayed this info who personally knows the employee. IMO he's 100% worthy of being trusted. But again, I'm just relaying info i have no reason to doubt.The TOMCC website mention new bikes for 2020 as: a new 888cc Tiger 900, a Speed Triple 1160, a TFC Bonneville Bobber, and a Thruxton R Black. No mention of a new T-Bird and (sadly) they should know.:crying:
If they DO re-release a new one whatever you do, do NOT buy a new one till you are 100% sure they are free from the dreaded piston slap issue ! Take it from someone who has the issue.....it IS dreaded and you will kick yourself forever for selling your clack free bird only to get a clacker in the new one. You'll be wishing you had your finicky belt and saddlebag issues back ! Mine was a quiet 1600 till i made the mistake of having the BB 1700 kit installed and then it began. To this day i wanna kick myself when i think about that. The extra grunt was not worth 8 of the 10 years i've owned it being miserable much of the time. When it clacks I just want to junk the thing. So hang onto your clack free bird till u r positive the new one has been de-clackered.Love my 2014 LT and am ready to put down a deposit on a re- launched T’bird right now! Cure the engine clank (don’t have it on mine), cure the drive belt adjustment (too finicky and squeals if not “ just right”), solve the leather saddlebags that loose their shape if they get wet, add a tach and a gear indicator (use gearingo product, works great). The old T’bird May be the most comfortable cruiser, with great steering geometry, love it but lacked support and development that could make it the best ever.
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Just re-affirming the post referencing the Wisconsin dealership (Team Triumph ,Janesville) regarding piston slap in 1700s. They have rectified the problem with a better piston, longer skirt. I dicussed the slap issue with the owner and he confirmed it. He knows his sh t. Best Triumph dealer in the state. Maybe the country
Are you the same person that posted this on the other forum ( TT) ?Just re-affirming the post referencing the Wisconsin dealership (Team Triumph ,Janesville) regarding piston slap in 1700s. They have rectified the problem with a better piston, longer skirt. I dicussed the slap issue with the owner and he confirmed it. He knows his sh t. Best Triumph dealer in the state. Maybe the country