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Bedouin
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Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps?
      #662701 - 11/23/16 06:11 PM

Just thought I'd stick this in a seperate thread.
Given that they came out with the Street Twin monicker earlier ... would that have purposely implied and preceded the reintroduction of the iconic Speed Twin from the '40s?

Possibly so.

Speed Twin spy shots.

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Ryan7771
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Bedouin]
      #662830 - 11/29/16 07:35 AM

Kind of reminds me of the TBird Sport, and if so, bravo Triumph!

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SMJoe
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Ryan7771]
      #663014 - 12/06/16 06:27 AM

Definitely has attitude.

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Bedouin]
      #663016 - 12/06/16 06:49 AM

A 'factory' street fighter?
I wonder when the 'factory' chopper will be launched?

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Ryk
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #663019 - 12/06/16 09:55 AM

And the "factory trike".

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findlay13
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Ryk]
      #663024 - 12/06/16 03:14 PM

We've got the factory "bobber" so the "factory" line could continue.
I remember reading somewhere about how Harley eventually copied a lot of the look and ideas of the customisers and incorporated them in their production bikes.
The first "low-rider" that Willie G put out for example

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: findlay13]
      #663026 - 12/06/16 04:36 PM

I'm holding out for the factory Speed Twin Sport Street Fighter Chopper Bobber.

Trike.

GOODNESS SAKE, WHY CAN'T THEY JUST MAKE A 1200 SPEEDMASTER!


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Alatamoc
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: jamesbrown]
      #663037 - 12/07/16 12:22 AM

"Why,Sir, you must be the 1 millionth person I've had to say this to today....there's no demand for them."

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: jamesbrown]
      #663038 - 12/07/16 03:49 AM

Quote:

I'm holding out for the factory Speed Twin Sport Street Fighter Chopper Bobber.

Trike.

GOODNESS SAKE, WHY CAN'T THEY JUST MAKE A 1200 SPEEDMASTER!




1200cc AMERICA/SPEEDMASTER! yes! yes!YES!I've called Hinkley.I've called a big Sydney Triumph dealership.I've been talking online with the Brisbane Triumph Dealership.
I've whined and moaned and cried on here and on RAT and we're all still in suspense.We don't even know if the America/Speedy line will continue never mind if we'll get a 1200cc engine!
They are either Sadists or they have cloth ears!

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Alatamoc
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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: findlay13]
      #663044 - 12/07/16 12:11 PM

What worries me is that Hinckley may consider our style of bike as being passe'.....rather uncool and not hipster enough for their hoped for image.
Hope I'm wrong

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663046 - 12/07/16 02:48 PM

It's all about sales volume, they have built pretty much the same bike for 13 years now,small wonder they do not sell well. A mid size cruiser with big power may be viewed as a threat to their bigger bikes, as it would be. We can still hope, but of course they will keep quiet at least until they clear the decks of the air cooled bikes.

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: tinmantwo]
      #663047 - 12/07/16 02:58 PM

Dead right it'd be a threat to their bigger bikes ( but I won't go into that again, yawn)
But what they dont realise is that so many of us are waiting to buy a product from them if only they'd make it...so, so many folks are aching for a Triumph in this capacity and style.
Even in my own UK patch club which is heavily HD oriented, at least 40% of us would ditch the HDs for a TBA/Speedy that has more grunt than the present offering.
( The other 60% would buy HD if these were made of cheese and didn't run at all.).

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663048 - 12/07/16 03:35 PM

I think the biggest threat to the current Thunderbird is it's looks. It's a big twin but not a traditional looking British Twin. The 900 and 1200 look like traditional British Twins and in this market segment a traditional look means a lot.
Harley cruisers have looked the same for decades and they keep selling so I don't think the look is getting old, instead, I think it is preferred for a cruiser. That's why there is so many hoping that Triumph will produce a traditional looking large cruiser.


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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663049 - 12/07/16 04:31 PM

Quote:

Dead right it'd be a threat to their bigger bikes ( but I won't go into that again, yawn)
But what they dont realise is that so many of us are waiting to buy a product from them if only they'd make it...so, so many folks are aching for a Triumph in this capacity and style.
Even in my own UK patch club which is heavily HD oriented, at least 40% of us would ditch the HDs for a TBA/Speedy that has more grunt than the present offering.
( The other 60% would buy HD if these were made of cheese and didn't run at all.).




I have a friend like that.Quite an intelligent fella in other ways but only ever owned HDs

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: jamesbrown]
      #663050 - 12/07/16 04:55 PM

Quote:

I think the biggest threat to the current Thunderbird is it's looks. It's a big twin but not a traditional looking British Twin. The 900 and 1200 look like traditional British Twins and in this market segment a traditional look means a lot.
Harley cruisers have looked the same for decades and they keep selling so I don't think the look is getting old, instead, I think it is preferred for a cruiser. That's why there is so many hoping that Triumph will produce a traditional looking large cruiser.


does a traditional looking cruiser look like a Harley? Plenty of those to choose from

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: mikemm03]
      #663054 - 12/08/16 01:04 AM

I've been giving this matter serious thought whilst cleaning the bathroom....so it's official research,eh?
If I'm Triumph I'm maybe thinking ' all the folks who like the traditional cruiser style are old guys..so they'll die soon and this market is therefore a shrinking one. We should make our bikes to be lifestyle accessories to appeal to well heeled younger people.'
I'm also old enough to remember how I clung desperately to my Meriden Triumphs.....till the company folded. I didn't want a new engine with whirry cams in it..... but I did want the old one with reliability and ease of maintenance built in.
I think this is where HD got it right with the Evolution bikes......I bought them.....so did others and saved the company.
Sadly bike makers try to be forward thinking whilst most motorcylists are somewhat conservative in their tastes.
So I'm not optimistic about a new TBA given the above ramblings.
Al

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663057 - 12/08/16 05:52 AM

Quote:

( The other 60% would buy HD if these were made of cheese and didn't run at all.).




being that the HD's are made in Wisconsin (at least in name), cheese likely is the main ingredient in assembly.

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: mag10]
      #663059 - 12/08/16 09:14 AM

That explains much.

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663060 - 12/08/16 10:39 AM

I own both Triumph and Harley bikes, they are both fine machines. The Harley has better fit and finish but it weighs more and costs more, no cheese has been observed in either bike.

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? *DELETED* [Re: tinmantwo]
      #663062 - 12/08/16 10:55 AM

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: jamesbrown]
      #663070 - 12/08/16 12:07 PM

I too have a Harley...switchback to be precise..... whilst it's faster than the TBA it feels cumbersome in comparison.....but that may just be me.....and it vibrates...even now that 've cured the infamouss switchback vibes problem .
It'll get sold come the spring.
And ' Gooder cheese?' Surely we can expect the best.....where's the Goodest cheese,then?

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #663093 - 12/09/16 06:52 AM

Perhaps a firmer cheese (with better vibration absorbing properties) like a cheddar is in the works. It would have to be a young cheddar though, so as to not be too crumbly.

Although a beer cheese might be more marketable

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: mag10]
      #663094 - 12/09/16 09:08 AM

Fomunda Cheese, an acquired taste with a nutty flavor, if Harley Davidson does have an official cheese, it will definitely be of the Fomunda variety..

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: Ryk]
      #663095 - 12/09/16 10:24 AM

" Maybe a nice piece of Wensleydale, Grommet?"

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Re: Speed Twin reintroduction perhaps? [Re: mag10]
      #663124 - 12/11/16 09:38 AM

Quote:



Although a beer cheese might be more marketable


I left a piece of it in Volkswagen in the middle of Salzburg on a hot summers day. High consumer awareness doesnt necessarily lead to marketability.

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