Thought you T-Bird owners would like this. 1950 model, owner just took it on a 450 mile trip to Austin from Waco. And of course the new model behind it. Triumph of Waco
I'm with you... I think I have officially turned in to a Hinckley Classic Triple snob. We went on a group ride today and one of the guys had a brand new TBird he picked up at the shop yesterday and I just can't get in to it. I tried to Oooh! and Ahhh! in all the right places just to be polite, but Nah. Then again, I'm not all that jazzed by the America or the Speedmaster either.Thats a bloody beaut mate, but what the heck is that ugly POS in the background. I reckon Triumph missed the mark with that.
I haven't seen one yet but I like them, I'm not in the market for one, not my riding type of bike but I think Triumph hit the spot they aimed for with this new Thunderbird.
I'm not miffed over the name either, our heritage is the Trident.
Ride on !
I sat on one at our dealership a few weeks ago. It is certainly much better looking in person than any of the pics I've seen. There were two Triumph Corporate employees there that day. They both were speculating about another Thunderbird Sport based on the new big twin. Probably just razzing me a bit since they both know my bike.I'm with you... I think I have officially turned in to a Hinckley Classic Triple snob.
Maybe I'm just a bad person??
No truer words have ever been saidI find it disheartening to see the myopic views espoused by many on this board. Unable to see beyond your own likes in a bike, you condemn a superlative bike simply because it isn't your taste. To you no cruiser would ever be 'right' or 'good'
Got mine yesterday and I have two things to say to you"I am currently in search of a tbird sport as a compliment to my tbird 1600 as it is a brilliant bike with a great classic look. It will never manage to do what my 1600 can do, nor vice versa. Each bike has it's strength and each bike does it's job well. I think ragging on bikes that aren't your personal choice is missing the plot and is the same sort of attitude that the Harley crowd is so well known for. Not an attitude I care to parrot
all trumpys rule thank god they build the new T bird from what i read they will sell heaps and that keeps the factory going
there are two things wrong with the new bird
1 i cant get one here till next march
2 i cant get one here till next march
cheers to all stick together there enough politicans ( here anyway )trying hard to ruin our lifestyle
I agree totally with all you wrote faffi, worth lifting the level of these debates.Good to see owners so happy with their new 1600s and hopefully the happiness stems from how the bike actually works
It's not really brand loyalty, at least to me, but brand appreciation. I was shopping for a performance cruiser when I came upon info on the new bird. I waited for it because of Triumphs current reputation. If it was a bad (or even mediocre) bike I wouldn't of bought it. It stands on it's own as a great bike, but, the other bikes in Triumph lineup add to the value of the bike simply by association. The idea of the company that makes the Daytona and Street Triple making a cruiser is a promising thing on it's own. Had they not delivered on that promise though, I would be riding something else.I have never understood this brand loyalty thing