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MCN has spied a Triumph naked 675 triple testing in Spain. There is also a video on the site with sound. Could it be a Hurricane? Now, if we can get a 650 twin entry Bonnie and a 1000cc Super Twin AND a 1050 Daytona!!!!! Not asking too much, huh?
 

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If I didn't already have a faithful, quite-a-bit-modified SV650, I'd probably jump all over that Speed-Tripleish 675! That's got to be absolutely outstanding!
 

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It would cost Triumph nothing to produce that 675 Speedy. The Tupperware costs would be saved and I can't think of any other parts not being a wash. Hooligan/HyperMotard as*kickin with "comfy" ergo's and that sweet motor w/ ready made press from Bike of the Year accolades earned by it's older sister. Long profit dollars for Triumph as they appear to go "modular" within the line and makes for happy customers.

Might make too much sense..lol

As for the other bikes, 1050 is way under stressed, hot rod Daytona is very doable. No more 790 frees up some assembly line time/space for bigger ? cruiser motor.

Better than fantasy football.
 

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SCCTrim, good point. With new emission standards and performance demands, I'm not sure how long they or any of the manufacturers can keep air cooled only twins. The Bonnies-derivatives are able to make it now with carbs, FI would have to help along with better ignition control. Isn't HD officially biting the bullet and going with water cooled too?

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It'll be fun to watch the rumors and spy shots.
 

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Great points guys. Maybe they will go back to making Legends, Adven-tourers and T-Birds with radiators and fuel injection. That would be great. The 675 motor would be a power improvement over the old 855 and allow Triumph to use some 675 comonenets like forks, suspension and brakes. It would kill those Ducati Sport posers. While the 865/790 motors are very underpowered in stock condition, a smaller CC engine may help get more NEW (younger) buyers. 675 seems to fit the bill even better. My insurance company would charge less for a Daytona 675 than my 790 Bonnie just because of the displacement size. Things seem to be brewing......
 

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It would be nice to see a Para-Twin in the 1200-1400cc arena...Not a Speedmaster or America, but a New Big Twin cruiser. The 2004 Road King in my Garage would be a thing of the past if Triumph put together a bike with Big Twin Comfort and Style...but I wouldn't be interested if it was simply a Speedy or America on steroids. Some ask me...well why not an R3 for Touring/Long Distant? Personally, That is one of the ugliest motorcycles to ever roam the roads of Mother Earth. It looks like after all the R&D that went into that 2300cc Bo-He-Muth they were too exhausted and simply gave up on the Style...Seriously.

Come on Triumph! Bring me a Big TWIN Cruiser and I'll bring you a CHECK!
 

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HEY TRIUMPH!!!!

Pleeeeese make that 100hp, 1600cc, liquid cooled, in-line twin as follows:

1) Naked with option of fairings/windshields, from 'bikini' to "barn door".
2) Set up to accept removable hard bags, with hardware that's inconspicuous when the bags are not on the bike.
3) Seat & bike widths that are friendly enough for those of us who are short of inseam, ie.... shortphucks who like big bikes.
4) Mid controls..... save the floor boards, and don't put factory forward controls on the bike.
5) Computer readout with: Gear indicator, temps, pressure, fuel range, average (speed/fuel), etc.
6) A design that allows good looking engine guards to facilitate picking the bike up in a parking lot tip-over.
7) At least 160 mile range before low-fuel light comes on.
8) Don't make this thing look like a cartoon or a wannabe trendy cruiser. Be bold, be creative, but don't be TOO contemporary!

You listening Triumph? You're developing a loyal following and more and more are coming over the Blighty side. And if you have to make the thing in Thailand..... so be it.
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Rumor mill has some pretty consistant rumblings of the 1400/1600 cruiser. Air cooled ? Probably not. Fuel injection, liquid cooled with shaft drive? Most likely. As long as it pulls around 90 to 100 hp and has twin torque, it'll be great.
 

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I'm glad I bought my Bonny.
I think air cooled,2 stroke and carburated engines will all soon be a thing of the past due to emissions regulations.
Triumph will want to engineer for the future.
I think I read somewhere that Triumph will offer 2 new models every year.







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Two new or updated models every year would be cool. Things change so fast with bike technology Triumph will need to do that just to keep up, let alone get ahead. While the S3 is not my cup of tea, I'm glad Triumph offers old farts like me Bonnies that look like bikes did 30 years ago. I wish I could do that!
 

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I know this is the wrong board for this but I would love to see a 675 Tiger in the current trim. I would have a hard time choosing between that and the completely naked version discussed above.

Fred
 

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speaking of fugly cruiser wannabe:

rune

looks a little like R3? be careful what you wish for...
 

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my Triumph dealer also sells Victory, he said a new full touring cruiser would be out this fall:

vision

I dont know, I'm not looking foward to any new "concepts"

im sure the big Triumph will be OK, but you just wonder where they can go with it; id like something like the BMW1200 LT, sort of a Tiger type tourer
 
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