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findlay13
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: findlay13]
      #661900 - 10/29/16 05:33 AM

I actually like most of what they've done to this Indian baby Harley.


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mikemm03
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: findlay13]
      #662335 - 11/10/16 08:43 AM

Gentlemen, and ladies. I believe the chances of a new Speedy or America are very slim. A 1200/900 Speedy would kill sales of the Bobber. Here's a video some may enjoy, some may not.

Bob

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Alatamoc
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Loc: Tunbridge Wells. Kent U.K.
Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: mikemm03]
      #662336 - 11/10/16 09:42 AM

Sadly, I think you may be right. I hung on as long as I could before buying my TBA LT.
But I'm still hopeful

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PES
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Reged: 01/11/05
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: mikemm03]
      #662342 - 11/10/16 12:13 PM

Quote:

Gentlemen, and ladies. I believe the chances of a new Speedy or America are very slim. A 1200/900 Speedy would kill sales of the Bobber. Here's a video some may enjoy, some may not.

Bob




Ha,that was a funny review.

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Ryk
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: PES]
      #662346 - 11/10/16 04:16 PM

SMH, That side cover that says "Bonneville Bobber" needs to go. Even Bob from the video agrees. I would be embarrassed to pull up to a group of bikes and riders with that abomination on the side of my bike. What was corporate thinking anyway? How about a Triumph "Bonneville America Cruiser" side cover? Any takers?

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PES
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Ryk]
      #662359 - 11/10/16 10:03 PM

Did anyone think about maybe customizing the factory Bobber? Take off the decal, maybe even the badge give the paint an "old fake rusted look". That paint is just too shiny for a Bobber. Did I see one color available in flat black? I guess that wouldn't be too bad.

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Ryk
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: PES]
      #662362 - 11/10/16 11:21 PM

Quote:

Did anyone think about maybe customizing the factory Bobber? Take off the decal, maybe even the badge give the paint an "old fake rusted look". That paint is just too shiny for a Bobber. Did I see one color available in flat black? I guess that wouldn't be too bad.



Makes sense Paul, anything can be modified. A retro set of badges, fatter tires and some saddlebags, along with scratching off the word "Bobber" on the side cover and I wouldn't gripe a bit. I also like the monoshock concept a lot. There is a lot to work with there.


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Two_Wheel_n
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: Ryk]
      #662841 - 11/29/16 02:42 PM

In case anybody is in the NH area tomorrow...
http://www.nationalpowersports.net/brutalbeauty/


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outerbanks
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: mikemm03]
      #662949 - 12/04/16 07:31 AM

Quote:

Gentlemen, and ladies. I believe the chances of a new Speedy or America are very slim. A 1200/900 Speedy would kill sales of the Bobber. Here's a video some may enjoy, some may not.

Bob




Since Triumph is taking the 1200 Bonneville engine to liquid cooling anyway the bigger question is when will Triumph finally invest in the Thunderbird platform. The Thunderbird has the displacement to compete with Harley and Polaris in the far more profitable $14-18k cruiser market. In terms of getting a return on their investment the 1700cc full size cruiser should be their primary focus.

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Alatamoc
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Re: 'Brutal Beauty' bobber [Re: outerbanks]
      #662950 - 12/04/16 08:55 AM

They'll need to put a lot of work in to make the Thunderbird engine truly competitive in my view.
Even allowing for the possibility that mine was an exception ( hmmm,) I think the engine is just too ' clattery' to appeal to the average buyer.
I suspect the source of the racket is the decompresser bobweights on the end of the exhaust camshaft...mine simply rattled whenever the engine was revved..an irritating.horrible.unholy. row.
Frankly this sort of thing isn't excusable on a water-cooled engine....other makers have been getting right for decades.
I strongly suspect the factory road testers all wore well padded full face helmets.

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