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Angus Farquhar  says:

Can a Triumph sound like a Harley?

Triumph spent a lot of time in the development of its America Cruiser to try and make it sound as much like a harley as possible. The firm selected a specific firing order for the parallel twin engine that bucks the normal trend for that kind of cylinder layout, specifically so it could make the engine sound like a big American...

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snave

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snave says:

Wow!

It's nice to know even Triumph designers have hearing impediments. I SAID, IT'S NICE TO KNOW... Hardley-Ablesons `potatopotato` becomes Triumphs `spudspudspud`. So who ate all the fries?

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flyingdragons9999

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WHY?

Now you want to buy a H-D or a Triumph? Make up your mind! Go back to the original UK spec sound!!

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Tony Tunstall

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Harley Triumph soundalike?

Why would a Triumph want to sound like a Harley? Triumph has a nice sound in it's own right, Harleys remind me of an old Panther with indigestion.

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angusfarquhar

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The key is in the name...

The America was designed by Triumph to - wait for it - hit the American market. So no surprise really that they would try and make their cruiser appeal to the American crowd. However judging by the fact that the Rocket III is a triple - and sounds amazing - maybe they learned their lesson the first time round.

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