New Ltd Edition Bobber. 

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  1. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    Just one question, what does tfc stand for ??? :confused:
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Triumph Factory Custom :cool::cool:
     
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  3. MrOrange

    MrOrange There is no good cop!
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    I was lead to believe factory & custom meant the opposite thing !!!:confounded:

    Guess I'm wrong:cool:
     
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  4. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    In other words...

    A bike that was originally aimed at folk without enough imagination to create their own custom bike from a 1200 Bonneville.
    Can now buy a Bobber that's been further customised for them! What a great idea :rolleyes:

    Oh well, as it works for Triumph & keeps the Hipsters happy. I guess it ain't all bad? :cool: :p
     
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  5. bob1

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    I think it looks pretty good to be honest. I wonder how long before a new speed twin comes out:)
     
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  6. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy WOOF! WOOF!
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    Tfc=testicle four corners.
     
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  7. Wire-Wheels

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    TFC= "Custom" bike for musicians and accountants. Triumph is making the same mistakes that has put Harley-Davidson in the tank. ...J.D.
     
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  8. SleepyOwl

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    TFC = Toomuch Feckin Cash
     
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  9. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    It could be that TFC = Trophies For Cockwombles? :cool: :p
     
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  10. Wire-Wheels

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    Kind of what happens when a company hires marketing pinheads ! "Let's see. If we build something of limited appeal, charge too much for it, and tool up for only a limit quanity, we should sell them like hotcakes on Sunday !" ...Gee, what could go wrong ? ...J.D.
     
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  11. XCaTel

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    Not sure why you would want to put a bike down or a group of people who may or may not want to buy one. You don't have to buy it if it doesn't suit you. It's not my cup of tea either but fair play to anyone who likes it and I'll talk to anyone on two wheels without prejudgement on the sort of bike they ride. I do think the Union Jack on the tank is one flag too many but that's just personal taste.
     
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  12. Voodoo

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    Here’s what gets me about some people. Who cares!
    what’s the big deal if triumph made a TFC Bobber with carbon fiber, Öhlins, brembo, arrow etc?
    Your triumph bobber is cheating as well.
    “Real bobbers of yesteryear” were built not bought.
    Yes even yours is bought. You didn’t cut the frame or build anything, sure you may of changed a few things, but you and the people that criticize people that like or want the TFC Bobber are no different. You’re not a bike builder or customizer, you’re a bike buyer.
     
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  13. MadMrB

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    I agree, and the critcism of the Bobber not being a real Bobber is just daft, as its just a bike design inspired by bobbers of the past, in the same way the Thruxton is inspired by cafe racers of the past, and just about every sport bike is inspired by race bikes, and then some riders also wear helmets and race suits etc that are "pretending" to be like those of actual racers.

    I wear an Agostini replica helmet, not for any desire to be Agostini (wish I could ride like him), but just because I like the way it looks and fits. I ride a Hinckley Bonneville, which surely is not a "real" Bonneville, but I love it.

    Would I buy a TFC Bobber...No, as aesthetically it doesn't appeal to me, but I did have a standard Bobber which I think is much better looking than the TFC, and I would love to have another one as its a great riding and great looking bike.
     
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  14. Voodoo

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    exactly.
     
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  15. Kenbro

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    You must be like me, MrOrange...I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.
    Ken. :cool:
     
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  16. Wessa

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    There are those that can and enjoy revovering/restoring or modifying motorbikes. There are those who are not interested or even capable of recovering/restoring or modifying motorbikes. The one think they all have in common is that they enjoy riding motorcycles. For me in doesn't matter in which camp you fall, you are still a biker in my mind.
     
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  17. Tricky-Dicky

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    You too can have a custom bike....just the same as everyone else's.:rolleyes:


    verb (used with object), cus·tom·ized, cus·tom·iz·ing.
    to modify or build according to individual or personal specifications or preference:
     
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  18. littleade

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    TFC= Triumph fleeces it's customers. A new opportunity Triumph have devised to extract extra money for bikes that are loaded with shiny bits and electrickery from customers with more money than sense that they could do without by buying the standard base model if they had friends or a bigger willy. They drive demand by making them limited edition models normally around 500 units available before the general release of the standard model they say they're not going to make. This means sales wise the standard bike outsells the TFC models by a factor in the hundreds or thousands

    Where as in actual fact what they should have done was follow the master's example. BMW build standard bikes no one wants, you can't even get a demo ride on one. What they do is load their bikes to the hilt to start with or have packs devised to get you to part with extra money by spreading what you want across 2 packs rather than 1 and adding bits you don't really want and options lists as long as your arm for those on a PCP- Ooo have you seen this sir, it's only an extra £10 a month on your PCP and everyone is having one. Everyone buys the top spec'd bikes increasing BMW's profits on EVERY single bike not just 500. A true master stroke by the cunning bastids. Wake up and smell the folding Triumph :laughing:
     
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  19. Helmut Visor

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    There really is nothing new here.............Car and bike manufacturers have been doing this for years so it's certainly not specific to Triumph :rolleyes::rolleyes: The simple solution is if you want one buy it, if you don't then don't but there is no reason to slag someone off just because they want to buy one and you don't :(:(
     
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  20. littleade

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    Ooops… I'm certainly aware of manufacturers doing "limited edition" models but can't remember any/many bringing out the limited edition/higher cost one first? I've taken advantage of such deals in the past- my mk2 vRS was a limited edition of 500 and was in effect a stock vRS with loads of free extras Skoda put on at the end of the production run. I wasn't slagging anyone off- if they want to buy any bike that's fine by me, I'm not bothered what people ride. I was just taking the piss, as I did out of myself for being a typical BMW bike magpie in the next paragraph.
     
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