Cruiser triples

Nimrod

Member
Riding for 9 Years
Local time
Today, 10:43
Joined
Aug 8, 2019
Messages
2
Points
0
Age
63
Location
West yorkshire
My Ride
‘96 T’bird
With new Thunderbirds/Americas and Speedmasters not selling well, why don’t Triumph make a cruiser bike with a triple engine? An updated version of the Hinckley T’bird , 900 triple range, maybe?
It could compete directly with the smaller HDs if sized accordingly (and priced accordingly).
I have been looking for a modern equivalent of a 96 T’bird 900 to replace mine and there is nothing in the Triumph range.
That’s probably why the Hinckley bikes are very popular and becoming a classic.
I won’t be updating my T’bird any time soon, I guess?
 

CarlS

Big Kahuna
Riding for 61 Years
Staff
Local time
Today, 05:43
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Messages
25,121
Points
1,028
Age
75
Location
Altamonte Springs, Florida
First Name
Carl
My Ride
12 Tiger 800 XC
I think cruisers in general are not selling well.
 

Wire-Wheels

Member
Riding for 49 Years
Local time
Today, 02:43
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
108
Points
27
Age
73
Location
Southern California
My Ride
2002 America, 2000 Legend, 1995 Sprint
I know of nothing built these days that I would consider a fitting replacement for my old 900 Legend. Getting better every year. Here is a picture of "Cedric"...J.D.

Legend TT-2.jpg
 

Rocky

Still Rocking
Riding for 27 Years
Administrator
Staff
Local time
Today, 06:43
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
16,842
Points
893
Age
81
Location
Halifax
First Name
Rocky
My Ride
2006 T100 Bonneville
Great bike and great looking TUP
 

CarlS

Big Kahuna
Riding for 61 Years
Staff
Local time
Today, 05:43
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Messages
25,121
Points
1,028
Age
75
Location
Altamonte Springs, Florida
First Name
Carl
My Ride
12 Tiger 800 XC
I don't know. I would not mind having a new Bobber. ...J.D.
In my opinion, the Bobber is not a a traditional cruiser. It is a modified Bonneville, a standard bike. Tom me a cruiser, is a foot forward bike. like the Rocket, America, Speedmaster, HD. I like the Bobber.
 

Wire-Wheels

Member
Riding for 49 Years
Local time
Today, 02:43
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
108
Points
27
Age
73
Location
Southern California
My Ride
2002 America, 2000 Legend, 1995 Sprint
In my opinion, the Bobber is not a a traditional cruiser. It is a modified Bonneville, a standard bike. To me a cruiser, is a foot forward bike. like the Rocket, America, Speedmaster, HD. I like the Bobber.
You do make a good point there. It kind of blurs the lines a bit. Not that I am about to buy one mind you.Got too many bikes already. I have a very patient wife, but one has to know when to quit while he is ahead. ...J.D.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

CarlS

Big Kahuna
Riding for 61 Years
Staff
Local time
Today, 05:43
Joined
Jan 5, 2006
Messages
25,121
Points
1,028
Age
75
Location
Altamonte Springs, Florida
First Name
Carl
My Ride
12 Tiger 800 XC
You do make a good point there. It kind of blurs the lines a bit. Not that I am about to buy one mind you.Got too many bikes already. I have a very patient wife, but one has to know when to quit while he is ahead. ...J.D.
I hear you loud and clear! BGRIN
 
Premium

Support TriumphTalk by becoming a Premium Member.

 What You Get

Donate

 

Top Bottom