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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2005, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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My next trackbike

Anyone read about this thing yet? I gotta have one. Anyone wanna buy a nice, low mileage Thruxton? No, seriously. Stupid Triumph. Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the dealership..
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Holy shit, I read about it and thought "that sounds like a good idea," but I hadn't seen it till now. That thing looks great!!! I'd never expect triumph to build a full fairging bike that looks that good. The trelis frame, swing arm, and sub frame look bad ass.
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I wonder what classes it can be raced in... Anyways, finally signed up for Autobahn this weekend so I'll cya there. I'm gonna try to pit in the same place as last time, nice to be right by the bathrooms.

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Holy shit, I read about it and thought "that sounds like a good idea," but I hadn't seen it till now. That thing looks great!!! I'd never expect triumph to build a full fairging bike that looks that good. The trelis frame, swing arm, and sub frame look bad ass.
Technically not a trellis frame, but very good looking.

Bastards: "We're getting out of the supersport/hypersport market."

One year later: "Here's the ultimate Triumph sport bike: middleweight tripple, adjustable swing arm pivot, adjustable rear ride height, slipper clutch, 10cm wide where the seat meets the tank, built-in lap timer, ECO controlled exhaust and intake valves to shape the torque curve, needs a steering damper as stock." Wah-huh? A trumpet that needs a steering damper?!? I've spent two years getting the big 'Tona to the point where it needs a steering damper! I spent 900 bucks getting a shock with adjustable rear ride height! THey've been spying on me! It hits peak power at 12,200RPM, but redlines at 14000 - a Triumph tripple with overrev?!? I was going to wait untill next year and start looking for a crashed zx6r, then they announce this thing - and have you seen the graphite paint? Only 5% of them will be in that color! I feel like their marketing people were saying "Hey, there's this wierdo over in the states that insists on making his Daytona into a track bike. Let's really piss him off by building what he really wanted in the first place." This could be a real bitch-slap to my budget. I really didn't expect this bike to be this sharp-edged - I expected typical triumph - very nice street bike, not so great on track.

After all the times I warned people that Triumphs aren't the best track bikes, that it's a labor of love... Bastards had to go and put this thing into my head. The obsession is starting. Damnit!

'Course everything we've heard so far was from a sneak-preview given to one british magazine on a factory test bike ("95% production"), so we'll have to see what the rest of the world's journo's think when they get real production bikes.
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After all the times I warned people that Triumphs aren't the best track bikes, that it's a labor of love... Bastards had to go and put this thing into my head. The obsession is starting. Damnit!
How about it. Well, compared to riding a Duc on the track, it's gotta be a walk in the park. Not quite as much character, but character doesn't make you go faster, does it? I'm putting my deposit down next week. What the hell, it's easier than spending additional thousands on the 996 this winter trying to get it down to a comparable weight... I'm still not selling any Ducs, tho. That way I can still ride them and then appreciate even more how much easier the 675 is to ride...
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A beaut.

The last Triumph I owned was a 1965? 650 Tiger Trophy. Some sort of dual purpose bike. I think Steve McQueen rode this kind of Triumph in the dirt or something. Anyway, the muffler fell off, clutch linkage broke, couldn't see a thing at night because the electrics were 6V, poor drum brakes, and it was geared low so doing more than 60 over-revved the motor. Sold it as quick as I could realizing that there is a very good reason that history is in the past.

They evidently don't make them like the used to. Good thing too!

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How about it. Well, compared to riding a Duc on the track, it's gotta be a walk in the park. Not quite as much character, but character doesn't make you go faster, does it? I'm putting my deposit down next week. What the hell, it's easier than spending additional thousands on the 996 this winter trying to get it down to a comparable weight... I'm still not selling any Ducs, tho. That way I can still ride them and then appreciate even more how much easier the 675 is to ride...
you're killing me!!

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Here's another blow for ya, Chris; I put my deposit down tonight. I was going to wait but they're already getting a ton of inquiries. As a matter of fact, another guy was giving up his deposit at the same time. I'm # 3 on the list, and I picked Tornado Red. WTF, you can't take it with you, although I think I will be buried propped up on the FE, preferably naked except for one of those stoopid hats that hold the 2 cans of beer so you can drink hands free. Should be a hell of a wake.
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I totally support your track bike selection, despite Vcook's apprehension.
Although you will be to the party before me, I hope they save me one
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a $500 deposit will guarantee it. Don't procrastinate, or you may have to wait 'til '07..
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....although I think I will be buried propped up on the FE, preferably naked except for one of those stoopid hats that hold the 2 cans of beer so you can drink hands free. Should be a hell of a wake.

as long as i get an invite.

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