I got the email too... nice to hear about a new Triumph.
It bugs me that they are again using "our" bike's name for this one. I know its dumb for me to think this way- but- its like Triumph just abandoned "us"! When was the last time anyone read anything in the Triumph magazine about our triples!?
I keep trying to imagine myself owning a new Triumph- but I just don't feel any of the new models could replace my triple. I got my wife a black bonneville a while back... when I ride that, its just, well, yawn, ok.
Triumph reuses names a lot. Our own Thunderbird was introduced in 1949 and was named because one of their execs stayed at the Thunderbird Motel in South Carolina and thought the name would appeal to american buyers. My first Triumph was a '59 Tbird.
The Daytona was originally a 500cc twin.
The original TT was first produced in 1963 and Triumph reused it for the Legend and the 600 sportbike.
By the way Cafe, the only leaning this old triumph rider does is in curves.
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