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Dwight
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677271 - 03/21/19 11:10 AM

Yep, that was more symmetrical in design alright Ian, and as you know so were the stock exhaust layouts on all the BSA and Triumph triples back in the day what with their headers being split up front and then extending back to a symmetrical looking one muffler on each side arrangement.

But still, I really think the boys in Hinckley missed the mark a bit with this new bike by not going with a 3-into-3 and all on the right side arrangement.

(...I suppose this thing of mine probably all stems from the time when I as a 19 year old 1971 BSA Rocket-3 owner walked past a news stand to see Craig Vetter's restyled version of my bike on the cover of Cycle Magazine and fell instantly in love with his creation, and then wished my BSA triple looked like that)

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mikemm03
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Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 5162
Loc: Tennessee
Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677272 - 03/21/19 12:51 PM

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The old Suzuki triples I had/have had the 2 outer cylanders going ito an upper pipe on each side and the center split into 2 smaller pipes under the larger ones giving 2 pipes on each side, 4 all together.




Had that same Suki ( top pic) 1972, Good ole days. I believe the second pic is a 1975.
Ring, ding, ding...I can hear her and smell her lovely two strong oil burning right now.

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The_Dog33
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: mikemm03]
      #677273 - 03/21/19 02:42 PM

I don't know just grabbed those off the web, they are not mine. I was just illustrating the exhaust. The GT550 I had (traded it for a Norton) Was a 74 or 75 I think, looked like the blue one though. I still have a 76 GT750 (water Buffalo) and 2 GT380s but those are junk and had many parts robbed off of them. One of the 380 front ends is on a 67 Bonnie hardtail I built.

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Funkletrumpet
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Reged: 06/27/07
Posts: 3336
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677286 - 03/25/19 12:23 PM

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I don't know just grabbed those off the web ...



First pic is in the UK (Mini in the background shows a partial plate, registered in Swansea, Wales) though it might be a US spec bike (side facing reflectors).
Just sayin'

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The_Dog33
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: findlay13]
      #677304 - 03/27/19 03:59 PM

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Yes I don't get the styling of a lot of the new stuff and custom stuff doing away with the back guard[fender] makes them look "unfinished to me I understand "bobbed" guards but the trend is to make them non-existant.I am also not a fan of the Diavel styling.





I am not a fan of bobbers in many cases either, I like a mildly skirted rear fender that is a tail dragger.

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The_Dog33
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #677305 - 03/27/19 04:02 PM

Could be in the US too we have some of those here and the cool kids put that UK style tag on the front. I am not saying that is the case but it is possible. The tag on the bike does look too big for a US tag.

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mikemm03
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: The_Dog33]
      #677687 - 05/10/19 06:42 AM

Looks like a production version is on the road. https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/triumph-rocket-3-tfc-factory-custom/

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