If you didnt have a triumph....

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  1. SpankyHam

    SpankyHam Member

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    Ok so here's a nice easy one!

    If you didn't have a triumph what would you have?

    I would probably have a KTM supermoto, I know its quite different to the Daytona but it was only really the Triumph that tempted me over to the sports bike style.
     
  2. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    If you asked me that a couple of years ago I would have said Ducati, loved the look of the new Multistrada but then I bought one :eek:
    Think if I wasn't on the Speed Triple I would be riding a Kawasaki ZZR 1400, nearly 200 BHP :biggrin:
     
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  3. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

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    I'm waiting for the naked BMW S1000rr.. was going to wait for one but the Dark tempted me... The new KTM super duke will be fun... 160BHP..V twin... my old Superduke was mental enough... and that was only 130....
     
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  4. chrispy

    chrispy Well-Known Member

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    I would have to say not a modern bike but a 1938 Matchless model x vee twin ,had the offer of 2 some years ago and couldn't raise the funds :frown:
     
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  5. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    Be interested to have a go on that naked BMW S1000 RR hope it's a bit roomier than the sports bike. Do sports bikes keep getting smaller or am I err........
     
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  6. SpankyHam

    SpankyHam Member

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    Good choice I do fance an old matchless or something like that for a bit of a project bike
     
  7. JimDiesel

    JimDiesel Member

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    Hmmm, I really like the Ducati Diaval Carbon (However you spell it..) but yeah I reckon The s1000R naked will be a machine and a half....
     
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  8. workshyfop

    workshyfop Member

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    I love the look of the Guzzi V7 'racer' & the Griso, must admit to being tempted by (dare I say it) the Harley 48 or maybe the more practical (but who buys a bike 'cos it's practical?) 1200 custom. I'm also tempted to just go completely retro & get a nice restored 400/4 or an RD. :biggrin:
     
  9. P19DJG

    P19DJG Banned

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    #9 P19DJG, May 14, 2013
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    If i didnt have the Triumph America then i would probably go for a..... Gay, slow, chromed up cruiser buy any other bike manufacturer i suppose :wink:
     
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  10. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

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    My mate has one.. Nice bike and I took it for a spin in the Black Forrest... Bit of a different ridding position and it would need a bit of time to get used to it but dam does it hustle... He has had 165 on the clocks and can shift it round the corners...
     
  11. chris

    chris New Member

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    If I hadnt bought a Sprint (or at least put a deposit on it !) I'd have bought a Speed T riple instead... but the thought of lots of motorway miles put me off that really ... Non triumph I would have an SV 650 .. wait - I've got one, which is going p/ex for the Sprint !
     
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  12. metbandit1

    metbandit1 Member

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    Hm... Ducati 848 Evo most likely! Tbh its still my dream bike, well that and the daytona 675R.
     
  13. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

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    Don't let high mileage put you off - I have a gel seat on my SIII and regularly do 500 miles a day. People do sometimes call me 'Ironbutt' but to be honest, I'm 53 and a bit creaky round the edges (and probably smell of wee a little) and if I wasn't comfortable I simply wouldn't do it! :smile:
     
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  14. SpankyHam

    SpankyHam Member

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    I heard they call you ironbutt for other reasons
     
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  15. brybrem

    brybrem Senior Member

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    No, they call me 'Gashbutt' for THAT reason!
     
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  16. janner

    janner New Member

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    I would quite like one of the new Norton commandos.
     
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  17. Tripleman

    Tripleman New Member

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    Yam YPVS500 V4 or Boss Hoss.
    But my XJR1300 will do
     
  18. Paultheother1

    Paultheother1 New Member

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    Probably an RC8, mmmmmmmm!
     
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  19. SpankyHam

    SpankyHam Member

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    That's a good call! Really cool looking bike
     
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  20. P19DJG

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    More money in the bank for a start! :rolleyes:
     
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