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Offline Jaeger

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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2020, 09:01:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by TEXICO [+]
Haha that made me chuckle :)

Or the measuring stick is skewed. :002:

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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2020, 10:39:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by trade_nancy [+]
But looks are subjective...thankfully else I'd still be single.
That's where 'character' weighs in.  :001:
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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2020, 11:18:54 AM »
Triumph is still a British brand and UK company regardless of where manufacturing takes place.
We choose to buy their bikes for whole variety of reasons and I for one will continue to do so.
I just hope they don't become as successful as BMW!
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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2020, 12:19:11 PM »
The trouble with that, is that when globalisation kicks in to this extent I feel that it's disingenuous to play on any particular national connection in the way that brands like Triumph, HD and others do. I MIGHT buy another Triumph in the future but it would be for a whole host of other reasons than it's nominal Britishness.
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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2020, 02:08:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by jannerman [+]
I MIGHT buy another Triumph in the future but it would be for a whole host of other reasons than it's nominal Britishness.

 :0461: I buy products that are best for my needs & budget, not for their country of origin.

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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2020, 04:25:09 PM »
I'll continue to buy Triumphs.  I like their designs and the way they ride, the quality is there, the bikes suit my needs well.  I don't buy them because they are made by a British company but because they are great bikes.  Am I a little disappointed they are manufactured in another country, yes, I suppose so, but that is the reality we live with today, and if it keeps Triumph in business, then so be it.
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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2020, 05:43:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
I buy products that are best for my needs & budget, not for their country of origin.

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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2020, 05:54:36 PM »
I bought my TEX in spite of the fact that it was built in the UK and (at the time) had a collapsed dealer network in my area. I just fell in love with it when I rode it, and it looked really lonely sitting all by itself in a former Triumph dealer's showroom. That, and the price was really good.  :002:
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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2020, 12:13:13 PM »
A Toyota built in Derbyshire is still a Japanese car, the heart of a manufacturer lies in the R and D department, which remains in Hinckley.

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Re: Virtually all remaining production to go to Thailand.
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2020, 05:53:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by organaphus [+]
A Toyota built in Derbyshire is still a Japanese car, the heart of a manufacturer lies in the R and D department, which remains in Hinckley.
With that in mind, last fall I bought a Royal Enfield Himalayan, which was designed by a British firm (Harris Performance) for RE along with the new 650 Interceptor. RE subsequently bought out the firm to become part of the RE's UK tech centre. I would think that also restores RE to a UK brand.  :001:
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