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Re: REVIEWS
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2019, 05:45:21 PM »
We just had our annual motorcycle show here last weekend. Unfortunately, I was called out of town and was unable to attend. As usual, the Friday Driving section of our local paper ran a column about the show. In that column, they highlighted new motorcycles (with a brief description) for all the major Japanese brands, plus BMW, HD, Aprilia, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, and even Vespa. Not a word about Triumph -- probably because Triumph corporate (again) did not attend the show. Triumph was represented by our lone dealer who sponsored the beer garden, as they did last year.
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 06:29:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
......Triumph was represented by our lone dealer who sponsored the beer garden, as they did last year.

That's Harley-Davidson's job!  :001:
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 07:31:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
That's Harley-Davidson's job!  :001:
Yeah... surprise, surprise!  Apparently, Hipsters like craft beer.  :164:
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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 07:48:49 PM »
At the UK's big bike show HD had no craft beer, just a barbers shop for hipsters to have their beards groomed etc. It was right beside HD's static "ride a bike for the first time" experience where wannabes could sit on a well bolted down Harley, rev the nuts off it and pretend they were riding it.

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2019, 08:45:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
...just a barbers shop for hipsters to have their beards groomed etc.
You just can't make this stuff up.  :008:
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2019, 09:19:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
At the UK's big bike show HD had no craft beer, just a barbers shop for hipsters to have their beards groomed etc. It was right beside HD's static "ride a bike for the first time" experience where wannabes could sit on a well bolted down Harley, rev the nuts off it and pretend they were riding it.


*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
You just can't make this stuff up.  :008:

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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2019, 01:31:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
It was right beside HD's static "ride a bike for the first time" experience where wannabes could sit on a well bolted down Harley, rev the nuts off it and pretend they were riding it.

So that's where they learn what to do when stopped at a stop light???   :745:

Years ago had an across-the-street neighbor who owned a Harley.    He rarely rode it, but early every Saturday morning he'd fire it up in the driveway and rev the pi$$ out of the engine (straight pipes, naturally) to the frustration of the entire neighborhood.    :230:
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2019, 10:21:44 AM »
*Originally Posted by thumper [+]
So that's where they learn what to do when stopped at a stop light???   :745:

Yes! They'd let anyone have a go - from children so small they couldn't reach the floor to geriatrics so decrepit they could barely get a leg over. No experience required & no instruction given, just get on & have a go! I saw one visitor try it. Complete novice, sat on bike, revved it up but didn't know to use clutch for gear changes (I guess the rolling road took care of the consequences). He was about to become a biker until he was told he'd need to take & pass a test to get a licence. Obviously thought you could just pay & ride away!

 


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