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robbo sps
29-05-2006, 09:54 PM
Triumph bikes are fast becoming a very good bike company and increased their profit to 16.5 million last year.

They also have 4 of the best bikes available on sale, 675, Speed Triple, Sprint st, and the 2.3ltr beast.

Oh and i am now a trumpet owner. yee har.

29-05-2006, 10:17 PM

This might worry you a bit then...

Incidentally www.thebikeforum.com has a section dedicated to British motorcycles and any new input is always welcome

Pete247 from this site chips in quite often

30-05-2006, 05:16 PM
New bike? Where are the piccies? :D :D :D

Have you traded something in for it, or just added to the collection?

30-05-2006, 05:18 PM
When I have enough money I will get a Triumph MotorBike... Think they are very nice bikes!

Arn't they owned by some rich Builder bloke? ;)

30-05-2006, 08:46 PM
Indeed they are the head of Bloor Homes, Jon Bloor. Not interest in bikes but knows a good brand when he see's one


31-05-2006, 09:35 AM
Excel620, correct me if I'm wrong... but do I get the impression you use thebikeforum.com? ;)

Sorry, I'm just being cheeky, please don't take any offence :lol:

31-05-2006, 06:42 PM
None taken, whenever there is a bike related post I always pop the the bike forum link in.

01-06-2006, 10:05 PM
Yup, Triumph rock! I just got back from Scotland on mine. Neck and arms ache but its like a free 6hr workout so not bothered.

I went for a spin around the loches a couple of days ago, only meant to ride for about 40miles but the roads are so much fun up there and I got a bit lost I ended riding 200 miles! absolutely fab. Had to get a new rear tyre yesterday tho, 3500miles the last one lasted and 140 to replace :(

02-06-2006, 07:01 PM
Sounds like fun Pete, any piccies?

robbo sps
02-06-2006, 11:32 PM

Well itas brand spanking new....

aND WILL BE APPEARING at thruxton on sunday.

03-06-2006, 02:14 AM
Sounds like fun Pete, any piccies?








03-06-2006, 06:56 AM
Some great views mate, I am very jealous! I have just been punting my XJR1300 to work and back!

Can you stick these piccies on the thebikeforum too, the folks on there would enjoy them.


05-06-2006, 10:11 AM
Pete : I like the matching overalls ;)

Robbo : A shame I did not get to see the new beast in the flesh at the weekend, but given the weather and traffic you probably made the right choice?

05-06-2006, 12:31 PM
Just reading through it is claimed Jon Bloor has no interest in the bikes. I believe he is very keen on bikes spends alot of time at the factory, so much so his son is now running the building side of the business.
A bit of history as I know it:
1983, JB bought the Triumph company.
1992, Triumph built its first bike under Bloor ownership
2005, The company made its first profit

200?, IvanTate sells his suzuki and buys a Triumph

robbo sps
10-06-2006, 10:13 PM
200?, IvanTate sells his suzuki and buys a Triumph

Do it, the triples are a god send on British roads. More torque than a twin and nearly the top end rush of a 4.

Lovely noise too.

11-06-2006, 10:10 PM
A harley dealer closed here in Fort Lauderdale Florida a few months back and in it's place we have a nice new Triumph dealer. I understand they are doing well too.


11-06-2006, 11:00 PM
Triumph recently overtook BMW as the largest selling bike brand in the US, which is ticking off our Bavarian friends no end apparently.
I have never owned a Triumph, but think I will try one before too long!