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tinmantwo
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #661711 - 10/19/16 04:01 AM

It was the same problem the English bikes faced in the early 70's, Workers were very unhappy with the changes put in place. AMF ramped up production without regard to QC, AMF did put a lot of money into HD, and the EVO engine was the best thing to come out of their ownership. The EVO saved Harley while the Brits did not make it... Until now of course !!!

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: tinmantwo]
      #661712 - 10/19/16 04:22 AM

UK suffered from the import of better quality faster and better handling bikes from Japan and the UK bike manufacturers were too slow to even attempt to play catch up.

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findlay13
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #661716 - 10/19/16 06:25 AM

I bought a new 1971 Triumph Tiger.Another lemon.IMO it was that bike that nailed the lid on the UK bike coffin.We all wanted Brit./US bikes but the japs came in and did it better and cheaper.
Harleys were too expensive and the QC of Brit bikes had gone out the window by 1971.



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mikemm03
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: findlay13]
      #661722 - 10/19/16 12:09 PM

https://www.facebook.com/TriumphMotorcyclesGlobal/videos/1016312671812384/

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: mikemm03]
      #661723 - 10/19/16 12:41 PM

First impression - it's not quite as bad looking as I thought it was going to be.
I looked on their website at just after 7pm GMT to see the launch 'with special guests' and the link didn't work.
So much for the big launch, eh?


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Ryan7771
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #661724 - 10/19/16 12:43 PM

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First impression - it's not quite as bad looking as I thought it was going to be




I love the front end. The rear just doesn't make any sense to me. If I wanted to do that to a Bonnie, I'd do a custom of some kind, not a factory.

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Ryan7771]
      #661725 - 10/19/16 12:46 PM

Bobber

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Ryan7771
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #661730 - 10/19/16 02:27 PM

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Bobber




I think I like it better without a rider than with a rider.

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Ryan7771]
      #661732 - 10/19/16 03:06 PM

You might be right
Get one for show, put it in the corner of the man cave maybe?

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findlay13
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #661733 - 10/19/16 03:59 PM

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You might be right
Get one for show, put it in the corner of the man cave maybe?




I like it, but not for me I'm afraid.Nice to ride around town.No pillion?.As you say nice for the "Man cave",1,200 engine.If I was 18 again and "strap on a sleeping bag and go" it would be ok.It's sort of the style we did "way back then".
I am disappointed there's no cruiser.

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