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the_moosden

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the_moosden says:

Triumph's new 1700 cruiser: What do you think?

In this weeks MCN we have exclusive spy shots of Triumph's 1700cc parallel-twin, designed to take on Harley Davidson at its own game. The motorcycle was spotted in Wales, in almost complete form, just missing a few Triumph Badges. Originally thought to be a 1500cc machine it looks like the engine has now been upped to 1700cc. Do you think this is a good move for Triumph?...

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rat-rider

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rat-rider says:

triumph 1700

Actually good to get another triumph available without a chain - if it does have a belt drive. Why don't they go all the way and design a V-twin? I'm waiting for a rigid framed speed-twin lookalike, but a 500cc single would be a good commute too in the mean time. So many bikes, so little choice... I'll stick to the Bonnie.

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spondonash

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spondonash says:

1700

You can not seriously think the Cross Bones is a nice piece of work ? It looks even wors than the original piece of crap. What's the idea of sticking the headlight up on top of the ancient forks ? Also who the hell came up with the stupid name ?

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tharak

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tharak says:

weeks MCN

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puck67

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puck67 says:

yuck

They should stick to their own retro image.......... the rocket is cool.... this looks somewhat ugly..... yuck !!

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motodude1

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motodude1 says:

it looks a lot

like the old Kawasaki Z1000 Eliminator. Cruisers...blech!

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marty1035

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marty1035 says:

Awful (again)

Why don't Triumph give up on making shit bikes and make something really english, like a new curry?

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freebirdforever

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1700cc parallel-twin?

Why would anyone engineer a 1700 as a two cylinder engine? It's ridiculous.

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weewes

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weewes says:

triumph ! 1700cc

Ihope that Triumph does not make the same mistake that ruined the original Triumph in trying to curry favour in the USA they totally neglected the home market and it was their downfall as we did not want bikes that were designed for the states.

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hairydave

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hairydave says:

1700

As long as the Americans buy enough stuff to keep paying for Triumph to develop good kit like the 675 for us over here then thats fine by me.

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jj100all4u

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jj100all4u says:

1700

We should remember that to date, Triumph have produced class beating bikes with the 675, Rocket, Speed Triple 1050, Sprint 1050, Tiger 1050 and more recently the Street Triple. In fact most of their current models are class beaters! The USA market is a hard one to crack because Americans love their Hogs. Time will tell....

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