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So, this "little" bike decided to follow me home last week



1200cc, 135hp triple
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You are aware that pain increases with speed?
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So, this "little" bike decided to follow me home last week


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Hey, neat bike Shepherd! I've had several Triumph's over the years, mostly in my younger years. Have fun, wear your helmet and watch out for the other guy!
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My other bike is a electraglide with a 103ci "stroker", about 110hp.

I'm tired of washing it everytime I ride it....reminds me of an old girlfriend
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Nice bike Shep. Congrats on your purchase.
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Kewl bike.
I didn't know triumph was still making bikes. My first bike was a triumph 250. It was a 70's model. Leaked oil like crazy. But fun to ride.
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thing looks pretty moderen all the triumphs i have seen were the older models and like my bultaco the shifters were all on the wrong side
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one I was just looking at




but the one I have.





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but that tiger is smooooooth !
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and quick...

did I mention I'm the 1st and only one in 7 states to own one currently (and probably for another 4 weeks)
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Kewl bike.
I didn't know triumph was still making bikes. My first bike was a triumph 250. It was a 70's model. Leaked oil like crazy. But fun to ride.
Me too Doc. It was a 200cc Triumph Tiger Cub. It was black and silver. In fact I think that was the only two colors it came in. Had a lot of fun on that little machine.
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COOL

I just read the comparisons to Honda VFR overpowered & overweight, another Jap unrefined, a Goose I think - nonstarter... and the long running high priced gold standard BMW GS (I have one)

The consensus was Triumph is a winner...
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I just read the comparisons to Honda VFR overpowered & overweight, another Jap unrefined, a Goose I think - nonstarter... and the long running high priced gold standard BMW GS (I have one)

The consensus was Triumph is a winner...
I looked at the GS. Seat was too high, and I didn't care for the motor.

I actually looked at the Ducati multistrada...decided it was a bit more than I needed
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Cool looking bike. Reminds me a little of the 'staempunk' style.

Still have my 1970 Triumph Trophy 500 but it hasn't run in years. Insert warm beer joke *here*

That's more HP than my car has !!!!
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