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John Westlake  says:

What do you get if you cross a Triumph, Norton and Ducati?

Answer: a Tronti. This one was built by Mike Etienne from Jersey and is a modern take on the Triton of the Sixties. This is the synthesis of 1958 Manx Norton frame, 1979 T140 Triumph 750 engine (not stock) and 1994 750SS Ducati forks, wheels and brakes. Mike said: “A lot of engineering was necessary to make it all line...

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anyonebutmurray

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A NUMPHTI !!

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evilamnesiac

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evilamnesiac says:

What do you get?

A mess of a bike clearly.

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niallo

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niallo says:

An abomination.

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CosherB

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CosherB says:

looks only a mother could love ...

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

Does not look right.

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

A puzzle that went wrong. Nice effort, but wheels, tank, headlight, seat, frame, exhausts...they just don't fit together.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

looks aren't doing much for me

it looks horrible.

 

Question is, does it run / ride better than it looks?

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mpt600

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mpt600 says:

The sum is less than the parts...

...can't help thinking that the 1958 Manx Norton, 1979 Bonneville or 1994 Ducati would've been better bikes in their own right than this Frankenstein mixture of all three.

Why bother?

An off the shelf recent sports bike would destroy this shed built thing on road or track, for a fraction of the cost, and would leave three perfectly respectable bikes in their intended state.

Not big, not clever.

Officianado's would have you believe the whole Triton thing was a perfect mixture of the best frame available with the best engine available. Talk to the old boys who were around at the time and they'll add that it was a convenient way of ringing stolen bikes; take them to bits and reassemble in a different order. Not exactly the romantic myth we've been led to believe...

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rgvyan

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rgvyan says:

Lose the high rise bars, 90s 3-spokes (they didn't even look good on a Ducati), and go-go-gadget headlight and it might be ok. As it stands it looks like what it is- a few different bikes put together rather than one considered solution.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Oh Dear

What a heap

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