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UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:05:00 PM »
For anyone how missed it last night:

https://www.itv.com/hub/the-motorbike-show-specials/2a5288a0001

Triumph last night, Norton tonight then HD I believe.
Henry Cole does go on a bit but worth a watch.
Out with the UK might be able to see possibly.  :084:


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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 06:28:01 PM »
I watched it with a little scepticism. but didn't find it too bad. The one moment that annoyed me , was the dismissive way that the original Trident was described as a failed attempt at taking on the Japanese superbike invasion of the 1970's. When Doug Hele finally persuaded Triumph management to build his triple prototype it made 140 m.p.h. on it's first test outing. It went on to dominate road and track racing for the next five years, the most famous example being 'Slippery Sam' which won the Isle of Man prouction race 5 years on the run. Sadly, the bike that went on sale to the public was lacking all the mod cons, such as an electric starter! The game was up for Meriden but the John Bloor revival inherited Doug Hele's masterpeice, which was improved and updated and remains the jewel in the crown, it powers our own Explorers and is about to power all bikes in Moto2.

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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 09:02:16 PM »
Yea. Thought they would have made more of the triple.
Cheers for that. Didn’t know the history  :031:

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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 09:03:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by organaphus [+]
I watched it with a little scepticism. but didn't find it too bad. The one moment that annoyed me , was the dismissive way that the original Trident was described as a failed attempt at taking on the Japanese superbike invasion of the 1970's. When Doug Hele finally persuaded Triumph management to build his triple prototype it made 140 m.p.h. on it's first test outing. It went on to dominate road and track racing for the next five years, the most famous example being 'Slippery Sam' which won the Isle of Man prouction race 5 years on the run. Sadly, the bike that went on sale to the public was lacking all the mod cons, such as an electric starter! The game was up for Meriden but the John Bloor revival inherited Doug Hele's masterpeice, which was improved and updated and remains the jewel in the crown, it powers our own Explorers and is about to power all bikes in Moto2.

Cheers for this history snippet mate. Brilliant  :821:  :028:
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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 12:42:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by organaphus [+]
I watched it with a little scepticism. but didn't find it too bad. The one moment that annoyed me , was the dismissive way that the original Trident was described as a failed attempt at taking on the Japanese superbike invasion of the 1970's. When Doug Hele finally persuaded Triumph management to build his triple prototype it made 140 m.p.h. on it's first test outing. It went on to dominate road and track racing for the next five years, the most famous example being 'Slippery Sam' which won the Isle of Man prouction race 5 years on the run. Sadly, the bike that went on sale to the public was lacking all the mod cons, such as an electric starter! The game was up for Meriden but the John Bloor revival inherited Doug Hele's masterpeice, which was improved and updated and remains the jewel in the crown, it powers our own Explorers and is about to power all bikes in Moto2.

As soon as I realised who the Cole fella was I knew what we were in for, he presents a shed find programme specialising in converting rusty old bikes into painted rusty old bikes  :008:
I'll never be old enough to know better !

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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 10:28:01 PM »
haha very good !! The Triumph program was ok - I just enjoy thebike and the brand. John Bloor should be given a knighthood for what he achieved with Triumph - well deserved I'd say

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Re: UK - The Motorbike Show - Specials on ITV4
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 10:38:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
As soon as I realised who the Cole fella was I knew what we were in for, he presents a shed find programme specialising in converting rusty old bikes into painted rusty old bikes  :008:

 :0461: Cole's programmes are lightweight froth that get entirely justifiable criticism from the bike fraternity. But don't forget it's TV for the masses not a specialist audience. I think he should be applauded for managing to get any bike related programmes on screen at all. It's better than nothing and he brings bikes to a wider audience. It's a pity he "acts the twat" in a vain attempt to be a "character" but if the mass audience finds that endearing so watch the programmes it's OK - just not to my taste.

 


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