Is TRIUMPH a British Company?

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Well not to throw a wrench in all these discussions, however The actual question of this thread is...............
"Is Triumph a British Company?" and from all I can tell, John Bloor owns the thing (He is certainly British) the corporate office and majority of manufacturing, R&D, design, etc. etc. etc. is in Britain and last but not least when you buy one, the bulk of the $ goes to Britain, so if it walks like a duck.......... the answer is YES. :y2: (sorry feeling a bit cantankerous this evening.)

Oh and that Pat guy is a Wanker :y13:----just sayin--------

You got it right on all counts TUP
 

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Well not to throw a wrench in all these discussions, however The actual question of this thread is...............
"Is Triumph a British Company?" and from all I can tell, John Bloor owns the thing (He is certainly British) the corporate office and majority of manufacturing, R&D, design, etc. etc. etc. is in Britain and last but not least when you buy one, the bulk of the $ goes to Britain, so if it walks like a duck.......... the answer is YES. :y2: (sorry feeling a bit cantankerous this evening.)

Oh and that Pat guy is a Wanker :y13:----just sayin--------

Here have one of these GRUMPY2 ROTFL
 

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Good one Dave TUP TUP
Busting a gut in Halifax :y2:
 

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BGRIN just had to find a use for that one
 

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Wow! This is a good thread. Who needs soap operas? Running the whole gumut of topics from Great British pride, nationalism, misunderstanding & accusations, history lessons and even the inability of Thai workers to know where Thruxton is. I'm a Brit and I'd still find it hard to pinpoint Thruxton on a map.
However, I do know where my 1976 Bonny is (it doesn't lie over the ocean, although some recent replacement parts may have come from there). It's parked in my back yard sheltering from the rain. I don't give a monkeys where the bits are made as long as they work. As far as I'm concerned it's a British bike because it sounds and handles like one and the chrome doesn't fall off after a few years.
Thanks for the entertainment and happy riding to you all.
 

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Pat, I agree with your point (s), most of them, anyway. But I'll say this- the Guzzi is a hell of a bike for the money. it offers similar performance and most of all- sells for a LOT less than the Triumph. Not talking "list price", but actual transaction price. I've done a lot of new bike shopping lately and some time spent on "Cycle Trader", or similar websites, turns up some smokin' deals on Moto Guzzi. Long time rider friend just bought a new 2018 Guzzi for a song-LOVES IT
 

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Pat, I agree with your point (s), most of them, anyway. But I'll say this- the Guzzi is a hell of a bike for the money. it offers similar performance and most of all- sells for a LOT less than the Triumph. Not talking "list price", but actual transaction price. I've done a lot of new bike shopping lately and some time spent on "Cycle Trader", or similar websites, turns up some smokin' deals on Moto Guzzi. Long time rider friend just bought a new 2018 Guzzi for a song-LOVES IT
Did he research cost and availability of parts and repair services?
 

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Did he research cost and availability of parts and repair services?
Not sure about cost, but here in Metro Detroit Area- 1 Triumph dealer on far, far Eastern edge of sprawl, 1 Moto Guzzi dealer in North central area. So, "availability" is roughly equal, looks like
 

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And, by the way, I have owned a big handful of Triumphs over the 55 years I've been riding, (surprisingly, never owned a BSA), in addition to 6 H-Ds, a couple of Guzzis, BMW and a pile of Hon/Yam/Kaw/Suz. Currently own a '96 Hinckley Triumph Thunderbird, 4 Norton Commandos and an Aprilia. Oh, and I am a licensed Master Motorcycle mechanic. So, I do know a bit about motorcycles and parts/service "cost" and "availability". My experience here in Detroit, USA-"availability"- Best?- H-D, hands down. Worst?- old Japanese, especially Yamaha. It is likely much different in other parts of the world.
So, back to the original question; is Triumph a "British" company? Is the Queen British? (actually the royal family are, (or were), Germans, so there you go). Globalist corporate capitalism has redefined these nationalist terms and these corporations have absolutely NO nationalist or "patriotic" ties- they are only concerned with the almighty dollar, (or pound, yen, euro, etc). It's only the poor sap who gets drafted to fight their wars who has notions of nationalism.
 
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