I feel exactly the same Jeff! I haven't been bothered to go because of this.When is Triumph going to get back in touch with their customer base? I believe this is the 3rd year or 4th year without Triumph having a display at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show. I love my Sprint but I am having a hard time feeling any love the company!
That being said.........
I have to agree 100% here! You can't argue with success! Their model plan the last couple of years has been spot on! (ERR, except for dropping the 955 Daytona that is) :???:We`ve been here quite a few times but don`t worry, it`s always an interesting thread. The shows cost a lot of money and Triumph have figured that it`s better spent elsewhere. They are selling everything that they can make, so they`re obviously doing something right. Let`s face it, most of the people who complain that Triumph are missing from the shows are already riding a Triumph and are familiar with the product range.
Triumph are making record sales and are struggling to keep up with demand. They`ve shown a bigger percentage increase in sales and production than any of the big four in the last 2 years, despite being absent from most of the shows, so if you contact them and tell them that they`re doing it all wrong, don`t be surprised if they don`t listen.