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    Nice review of the bike with great pics.
    http://www.davidcohen.co.nz/scrambler/pages/1.htm


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    Here's another review, this one by Dean Adams. Very funny writer

    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Jun ... h-test.htm

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    I really like that bike. Nostalgic. Classic styling. Looks good. But mostly it seems like a bike that's capable of a lot of things. I don't need a bike that can handle triple jumps, nor one that has race track perfomance potential. Simple and functional, but stylish at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Here's another review, this one by Dean Adams. Very funny writer

    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2006/Jun ... h-test.htm
    Yep, that was a good read.

    Best quote........

    "That thing is sexy," a woman said to me in a grocery store parking lot.......... In Minnesota."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ni-kito
    I really like that bike. Nostalgic. Classic styling. Looks good. But mostly it seems like a bike that's capable of a lot of things. I don't need a bike that can handle triple jumps, nor one that has race track perfomance potential. Simple and functional, but stylish at the same time.
    Exactly!

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    Me want....so bad! :?: :?: :?: :!exclaim: :!exclaim: :!exclaim:
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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantofmenace
    Me want....so bad! :?: :?: :?: :!exclaim: :!exclaim: :!exclaim:
    As much as I like the Scrambler, you can pick up one of these for 1/4 of the price. Add a set of high pipes and it'll take you anywhere the Triumph would.



    http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/88898652


    Nice pipes on this one.

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    Torqueing 8) (will the spelling fascist reprimand me on this one?) of classics, here's my all time dream bike (if of course I had my own spares manufacturing plant and bundles of dosh);



    On a more realistic note, however, this is something I could really enjoy owning and using on the road;





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    That's the best looking Vincent I've seen. Awesome! Nice Bonneville as well. There's a long Bonneville owner thread in advrider's roadwarrior forum if you haven't seen that yet.

    I wouldn't mind a Triumph but what's up with Triumph Japan's skyhigh prices? The Scrambler sells for a reasonable $7999 in the States, but retails for 1,228,500 yen here -- ridiculous for such a basic bike. Seems like the willingness of Japanese people to pay stupid prices is known worldwide :roll:

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    I just love these vintage bikes but the prices are too high and the inconvenience too great here in Nippon.....I already looked at the W650 or the W400 but for all the bashing around in the woods that I do they don't seem so practical.....nice for the open road but lacking bash-ability off-road.

    If I lived in the US or UK, Triumph would be the bike for me....as would other vintage bikes. Maybe in a few years after their "trendiness" value has decreased in Japan I will pick one up cheap on Yahoo.... :razz:
    Trendsetter. Luddite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    That's the best looking Vincent I've seen. Awesome!
    Ahh, Twinrider also possesses highly evolved taste in real motorbikes. It is, as I named the picture, "Sheer class". Not for everyone, I know but I will always dream of owning one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider
    Nice Bonneville as well.
    Actually, not wantind to sound too pedantic, it's a Thruxton 900. This guy
    has done an airbox mod, K&N filters and jetting mods, here's what he says;


    "Rear Wheel Horsepower with Triumph Race Cans cans: 60.1 BHP (probably around 54 rearwheel BHP before Race cans fitted).

    Rear Wheel Horsepower after airbox mods 65.1 BHP

    Rear Wheel Torque with Triumph Race Cans: 49.1 ft lbs

    Rear Wheel Torque after airbox mods 55.5 ft lbs"
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    Torqueing (will the spelling fascist reprimand me on this one?
    No, not this time. but consider on of your lives used up

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