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Re: Street Twin [Re: tinmantwo]
      #658785 - 06/20/16 06:14 PM

I went to the local Triumph/Ducati Dealer, this past Saturday.
Seems these makes go hand-in-hand these days, like pasta and sauce, or fish and chips, or scotch and soda.. (OK that's enough)
ANYWAY... I was quite smitten with the StreetTwin; black, brutish and menacing. I threw a leg over. She felt real good at the inseam; balanced,comfortable and eager.
The ergonomics felt proper.. as if a tailor had measured me for the ride.
Well, after a proper seat-moistening, I dismounted.

That's when I wandered over to the Thruxton 1200.
What a monster! (Ducati pun, not intentional)

Then, I heard the conversation, between the sales guy and the over-eager prospective buyer.

The sales guy said: I will require a $1,000 deposit today. I cannot promise WHEN your bike will be here. HOWEVER, that $1,000 will ensure the next Thruxton, we uncrate, will be yours. Oh, and I cannot promise a particular color.

WOULDN'T you know.. the prospect said: LET'S DO IT

Gentlefolk, this is not the Triumph show-room of 10 years ago. Our once, niche, quirky brand, has become a full blown, high demand jewel!

It was bizarre.. It was like watching something I had nurtured, and cared for, leap from the nest.. and not only fly, but swoop down, and straight up murder its prey on the decent.

I leave you now to shake my fist, and yell at youths to get off my lawn...

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Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: Wade]
      #658786 - 06/20/16 06:34 PM


Apostasy ! You done tricked out that America. And it's GREEN ! Don't make me come up there !

Not to worry my friend. I am still working on doing some updates to get her where I want her. She is very close. Fast Edward has been a big help. Tink is not going anywhere.

Road Rash Heals. Freckles Grow Back. Ride

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