New Bitsa....I mean Triton, sorry.

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In some ways it’s a good idea, air cooled Hinckley lumps are cheap and plentiful, so there could easily be a new Triton home brewed trend, especially if parts supply was catered for.

A Triton like in the pics should be a lot lighter than the donor Hinckley bike, so should be nice and peppy.

But... the bike in the article is too high in the front end (or low on the rear)... Some of the detailing is a bit off IMHO... The focus on exclusivity is clearly gonna make it stupidly expensive vs the original ‘home brewed’ theme... And at the end of all that it’ll still get blown into the weeds by a 1200 Thruxton !
 
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In some ways it’s a good idea, air cooled Hinckley lumps are cheap and plentiful, so there could easily be a new Triton home brewed trend, especially if parts supply was catered for.

A Triton like in the pics should be a lot lighter than the donor Hinckley bike, so should be nice and peppy.

But... the bike in the article is too high in the front end (or low on the rear)... Some of the detailing is a bit off IMHO... The focus on exclusivity is clearly gonna make it stupidly expensive vs the original ‘home brewed’ theme... And at the end of all that it’ll still get blown into the weeds by a 1200 Thruxton !

Yes, and probably ignored by owners of real Tritons
 

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Yes, and probably ignored by owners of real Tritons
That’s normal.
Triton riders aren’t actually as socially inept as some people think though.
They’re not ignoring folk intentionally... they’re just deafened by megaphones.
And they’re not huddled in the corner menacingly... they’re just trying to get some blood flowing into their numb hands...

Or maybe that was just me...!
 

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In some ways it’s a good idea, air cooled Hinckley lumps are cheap and plentiful, so there could easily be a new Triton home brewed trend, especially if parts supply was catered for.

A Triton like in the pics should be a lot lighter than the donor Hinckley bike, so should be nice and peppy.

But... the bike in the article is too high in the front end (or low on the rear)... Some of the detailing is a bit off IMHO... The focus on exclusivity is clearly gonna make it stupidly expensive vs the original ‘home brewed’ theme... And at the end of all that it’ll still get blown into the weeds by a 1200 Thruxton !
Actually I don't see the point. Why not figure out a great modern chassis that already has excellent modern suspension and wheel options, that will take various modern Bonnie and even triple engines with simple alloy adapter mount plates and start a whole new trend. FORGET the "Norton" / classic aspects, it's not worth it, when reasonably modern stuff is so exponentially superior.

Maybe one of the late 80s or early 90s chassis before head-to-toe plastic bodywork became the norm? It shouldn't take a ton of research to figure out which ones are readily available in reasonable numbers to popularize them for the new genre...
 

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Actually I don't see the point. Why not figure out a great modern chassis that already has excellent modern suspension and wheel options, that will take various modern Bonnie and even triple engines with simple alloy adapter mount plates and start a whole new trend. FORGET the "Norton" / classic aspects, it's not worth it, when reasonably modern stuff is so exponentially superior.

Maybe one of the late 80s or early 90s chassis before head-to-toe plastic bodywork became the norm? It shouldn't take a ton of research to figure out which ones are readily available in reasonable numbers to popularize them for the new genre...
Actually, Hyde / Harris already did that:
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But where’s the point in any of that either? Just buy a 1200 Thruxton. Triumph have already sorted a good frame, brakes, suspension!

You could even take the argument right back to the 60s to for that matter. Norton 650SS was plenty fast enough and the Doug Hele tweaked Bonnies handle fine...
 

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Ever priced one?


See above! Plus, some people want to build stuff.
I had one, but with an old triple engine...cos I like to build stuff !

Which was my point really GP. There is no practical justification for any of the shit we do with these old bikes.

We do it cos it’s fun. And if someone thinks it's fun to nail a Hinckley Bonnie lump into a featherbed, don a silk scarf and piss pot, and go hooliganing around on it, then more power to ‘em I say !!
 

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I'd just like to see a thoroughly new Tri-something that catches on long-term. Of course, no two would ever be alike; but if someone could figure out the "golden" modern chassis, it would take off...
 
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