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Triumph Bobber / Speed Twin.

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Voodooo, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Voodooo

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    Only the TFC version is sold out. The other rocket 3 versions are available
     
  2. Eljahara

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    But of course, you wouldn’t want a common one would you?
     
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  3. Eljahara

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    There are also some Bud Ekins special edition T120 Bonnevilles - any interest?
    1200cc so they won’t be slouches
     
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  4. Voodooo

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    That’s what attracts me to the bobber. I only like the TFC version. Lol. Norton spoiled me.
     
  5. BritTwit

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    Practically speaking, were seating for 2 is concerned, the Speed Twin would work for you, but the Brutale and Ducati SF obviously have enormous HP.
    The Italians have "seating for 2" also, but only if you enjoy torturing your passenger on a postage stamp sized pillion, with their knees positioned directly below their chins. These bikes have "sportbike style seating for 2".
     
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  6. Voodooo

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    I agree 100%
     
  7. italia

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  8. Voodooo

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  9. italia

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    A riding buddy of mine once said astutely "Life is too short for ugly women and ugly bikes"
     
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  10. alwaysal

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    The Speed Twin seemed promising to me because of its relatively light weight and cast wheels (although I agree with comments about the Thruxton being a better looking bike) - and also because of its rave reviews. When I sat on the Speed Twin in the showroom it just didn't seem to gel with me though. It felt quite dinky and I was really surprised at just how high up the footpegs are and how hard the seat felt. Didn't feel to me like it would be comfortable going any distance, but I may be wrong.
    Like fasteddie I also have this thing about Triumph shouting about being British and then making them in Thailand. If they made the perfect bike (for me at any rate) I could just be tempted though!
     
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    I felt the same way being 6'2". That's why I had hoped that the T120 seat would fit the Speed Twin, but I'm told that the frame mounts are different.
    So I'm hoping Berton Bike bits will come out with a seat for the SpdTn like the DS003.
    I have one on my Hinckley T100 and it adds height and distance between the foot pegs and seat position.
    It's pretty comfortable, and also has a classic cool shape.

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  12. MxMartin

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    Noooo... don't... I had to stop looking at the pics, now I'm defo gonna have to take a trip to my local Triumph dealer for a push test, if it passes that then who knows lol
     
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  13. Voodooo

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    Wish a Speed Twin TFC was Available now.
     
  14. Eljahara

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    You could spec one with all the extra bits they are willing to sell you!
    Arrow exhausts
    Fox rear shocks
    Aluminium brake reservoirs
    Black intake covers ......
    Just add $$$$
     
  15. Voodooo

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    Still not the same lol.

    I’m sure a tfc Speed Twin will be Available soon.
     
  16. BritTwit

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    I haven't seen the 2019 sales figures for the Speed Twin, but it appears to be a popular model, should have great sales figures.
    Triumph normally introduce new versions when a model has very good sales.
    Stay tuned.
     
  17. Voodooo

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    They said the bobber was their best selling bike throughout the companies line up. I wasn’t aware of the bobber being that popular.
     
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    That surprised me as well. I like the styling from a classic/vintage point of view.
    A see some of them in Manhattan - usually at hipster clubs.
    The Bobber does resemble the type of design some use to build Rat Rod bikes - from old bike components.
    May be that those who don't want to, or can't build their own, focus in on a new Bobber instead.
    Better sales for Triumph mean a healthier company.
     
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  20. Voodooo

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    That kinda goes for all modern classic / retro bikes.
     

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