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System  says:

Should Triumph make a small capacity bike?

Rumours rumble on about Triumph making a 350cc single-cylinder bike, perhaps aimed at the Asian market. Should they do it?  

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  • Posted 3 years ago (23 August 2012 15:24)

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Nov 11

Posts: 202

jimbo8098 says:

Yes. I wouldnt say 350cc is small capacity but it is definitely smallER. If they want to grab the small displacement users , make a 125cc so all the kiddlywinks can feel all chromy too. There is a demand for them in new riders (amazingly , I don't see the attraction)  I have met. Their next competition is the chinese cruiser market and a lot of these new riders buy based on their wallet size so that might be hard to do , even for a bigger name like triumph (well , bigger than yangshwang or whatever the manufacturers are called)

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Feb 09

Posts: 241

tris123 says:

why not

Then maybe with the extra profit they can make the 675's big brother.

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Jul 09

Posts: 149

burningbush says:

They are!

It is my understanding that as they enter the Indian market they are planning a sub 350cc model, perhaps a Bullet type bike?

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Oct 11

Posts: 2792

Piglet2010 says:

Rocket VI?

Triumph should double up the Rocket III engine into a 4.6L V-6.

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Jul 11

Posts: 27

fevs says:

MCN News Update!

I can see Triumph stepping up to new and experienced rider demands with the...

Daytona 998cc & 998cc R with massive spec upgrade and the Street Triple 249cc 

There's a willing market & buyers aplenty! 

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Mar 09

Posts: 52

oily1984 says:


Wouldn't that be a 5 litre? Could of sworn the new rocket is a 2.5.

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Dec 11

Posts: 11

vachequipis says:

Yes yes yes, but not a 125! go for intermediate good quality engineering, customisable but not top $$$$$ someone has to do it so why not triumph!

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Sep 10

Posts: 103

street3r says:

Market already lost. Too late.

They won't do a 125 or 250cc. It's the same reason why they won't do a 1L sports bike. The market is already saturated. The Chinese/Korean etc market have already cornered the market with cheap 125s. Sure not as good as YBRs or CGs, but they're copies and cheap. They'll never get their R&D back and the product will be a sales loss. In this climate they have to play safe and stick with what they know.

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Jan 11

Posts: 304

TomRR says:

oily 19 wotever

Rocket 111, 2.3ltr Tripple.


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Jan 10

Posts: 8

T100Andy says:

I would like them to produce a mid-range single cylinder dual purpose shaft or belt drive bike. There is a gap in the market here for economical and practical bikes Concentrate on economy and an easily maintainable machine. Since the Suzuki DR 650 stopped production there is now a gap in the market..!

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