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Triumph Bobber / Speed Twin.

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

  1. Voodooo

    Voodooo VIP MEMBER

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    I’m not knocking the R9T. My cousin has one. Great bike. But the video above that I posted. No thanks.
     
  2. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    The boxer engine makes them about as wide as a Citroen 2cv - keeps your knees warm though :p
     
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  3. Fast Eddie

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    I wanted to take mine, and another bike on a track day, I loaded the R9 and went for the other bike, then realised that with the R9 in, the van was full !
     
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  4. BritTwit

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    Beemer boxer motors have a purpose, and where they look like they belong.

    [​IMG]Hosted on Fotki
     
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  5. Glenn Harman

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    I've got a Morgan 3 Wheeler, spec'd new. Yes it has limitations, certainly not an all year toy, but its been totally faultless and can't fault Morgan as a company and how it treats its customers.
     
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  6. Fast Eddie

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    Cool Glenn, those 3 wheelers look like an indecent amount of fun to me !
     
  7. Claudio

    Claudio

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    the Morgan 3Wheeler is a really nice toy!
     
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  8. MxMartin

    MxMartin

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    I've always wanted a boxer but as yet it hasn't materialised. I nearly went for a R1200C (james bond).... (please don't mock me) and the R9T was very nearly purchased instead of a 961 :)
     
  9. worntorn

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    The boxers are very good handlers.
    I've ridden the RT1200r and GS1150.
    The cons were more vibration than I expected, clunky shifting and low speed lurching. You learn to live with all of that. None of it is horrendous.
    Power was decent but uninspiring. The RT sure didn't feel like 110 horses.
    In spite of the poor showing in the Consumer survey, these two bikes have been completely reliable 80,000 kms on one and 60 odd thousand on the other. I suspect the poor BMW numbers might be due to fussy customers complaining about things like paint issues rather than engine failure.
    That's about all I know about BMW, they are one of those good bikes that I don't care about!

    Glen
     
  10. oldbeezer

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    Interesting comparison seeing as how the 2CV also had an opposed air cooled 2 cyl. engine
     
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  11. gchoppin

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    Never been on a Speed Twin. Love my Bobbler. I got on on the first 500 to hit the US market. Comfortable, easy to ride very nimble. Pretty strong too.
     
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  12. contours

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    Absolutely love my brother's (and my) Bobber. It was well worth taking a $16K hit on my 961. Just wish it was closer to me ... my brother keeps it in Colorado.
     
  13. Glenn Harman

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    Yes it is. If you've ridden bikes you'll love it. You have to drive it like you ride a bike, throttle back into corners and then power on exit. Go too fast into corners with the power on and it'll end in tears. Its very easy to spin the back out.
     
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  14. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    There is at least a couple of bikes out there with this engine.
     
  15. gchoppin

    gchoppin

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    Yep! Throwing an R9T into the mix is always fun. Love mine. Lots of character.
     

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