New On Forum, Not On Triumph

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  1. 03_triple

    03_triple New Member

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    Hi All,

    My name is marco from antwerp, have been the owner of a daytona 900 from 1993.
    Have until a few months ago never considered something else, or driven a more modern bike.
    But, after driving a meticulously maintained grey speed triple R of 2016, with arrow cans and quickshifter, i decided to buy it.
    The difference in agility, weight distribution, power and ease of driving is incredible. I'm now considering selling the daytona 900, with some hesitation.
    Funny enough, after buying it, winter has set in in belgium. :mad:

    cheers, marco.
     
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  2. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Elite Member

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    Hi and welcome! Enjoy the new bike when the weather picks up again!
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome, enjoy your new ride.
     
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  4. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome Marco Spring will soon be here (hopefully)!
     
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  5. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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  6. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    Welcome Marco.
    Triumph has changed a bit in the past 30 years, enjoy the new bike. But DON'T EVER sell that Daytona. :)
     
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  7. 03_triple

    03_triple New Member

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    #7 03_triple, Dec 11, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2022
  8. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Salut Marco :cool:
     
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  9. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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    Welcome Marco, keep both if you can. You will miss the Daytona, it’s a classic. :cool:
     
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  10. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  11. Lou160487

    Lou160487 Senior Member

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    Welcome
     
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  12. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    Daag Marco. The solution has to be to sell the Volvo and keep everything else! :) Especially the Daytona. :grinning: It's in THE BEST colour and looks to be in great condition so it's very much an appreciating asset. Yeah ..... MAYBE the Volvo is, too, but it will NEVER be as handsome as that Daytona. Or as sleek. Or as fast.

    Yeah ...... keep the Daytona .......................

    Tot zo.
     
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  13. 03_triple

    03_triple New Member

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    Hi Adie, haha!
    All are in great condition, the 780 is similarly rare as the daytona i think (it's the bertone coupe), and also in the best colour. :grinning:
    Maybe not much appreciation on this forum but anyway: see photo. ;)
    This was last summer in Scotland.

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  14. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    Volvo coupe?...........
    Nah, that can't be right :dizzy:
    :laughing:

    Edit:
    Evoque cabriolet anyone?
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Geoff Butler

    Geoff Butler Never too old for Biking!

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    Isn’t owning a bike and a Volvo an oxymoron? :laughing:
     
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  16. 03_triple

    03_triple New Member

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    Yep, this was to be expected... :laughing:
     
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  17. 03_triple

    03_triple New Member

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    I finally came around to taking a few photographs of the "new" bike.
    I don't know how the previous owner got it to look like this after 6 years of use.

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  18. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    It helps enormously to keep average annual mileage in hundreds rather than thousands ......... STYDE.jpg

    styde2.jpg

    ;):)
     
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  19. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Seems such a shame to have something so nice and not use it, it's too much money for me to use as an ornament :(
     
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  20. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    I can assure you it's no ornament and it does get used. I currently have 5 road legal, usable bikes so, if each got 1,000 miles per annum use, then I'm doing what many "own for pleasure" riders would do.

    My mileage is often governed by how much work I have to do on the house, garden, car etc., as well as the weather. And occasional paid employment.

    I make no apologies to anyone for being a fair weather rider as I reckon I "served my time" when a bike was the ONLY form of transport I could afford and work was an 80 mile round trip from home ........ LONG before the easy availability and affordability of 'technical underclothes' or Damart; GoreTex, and even full face helmets, etc!!

    Eeeeee, wenn ar whur a ladd .................... :laughing:
     
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