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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 08:54:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
Funnily enough a guy in the most respected motorcycle magazine over here in Germany checked the new twin royal Enfield 650 interceptor and wrote it came way more close to the 1977 T140 to any Modern Classic Triumph puts on the market these days.... In the end the author advises to spread some used oil every now and then under the bike to get the real feeling


Haha, brilliant, was that meant to be a derogatory comment about the RE?  :492:
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2019, 08:59:57 PM »
The Triumph top brass should be worried by the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Crusader GT, both with regard the price and the fact that they come with a 3 year warranty.

It will be interesting to see how they ride, roll on spring when both the Speed Twin and Royal Enfields should be in the dealers

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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2019, 10:08:49 PM »
From what I've seen about the Royal Enfields and reliability, Triumph haven't got much to worry about......
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 10:09:18 AM »
It's great that RE have made it into the 1960's.

When is the 1200 Speed Twin due in the dealer showrooms?
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]

Haha, brilliant, was that meant to be a derogatory comment about the RE?  :492:
to the contrary my friend....
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 01:25:55 PM »
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From what I've seen about the Royal Enfields and reliability, Triumph haven't got much to worry about......
probably true...

couple of months ago I was on the notorious bike meeting point with my Bobber. Guy came up walked around the bike several times and inspected the bike closely. Getting curious I asked the chap what he was up to. Turned out he was an engineer working with Continental and responsible for their motorbike brake systems used by Triumph. He explained his behaviour with the fact that he normally saw the bikes in a pre-production state but not really finished. Anyway we had a nice chat and the Guy said he was always most impressed by the care Triumph takes at details and quality. He said Triumphs quality control has a much higher standard than BMW.

To my personal experience my Tiger is the most reliable bike I ever had, can't say very much about the Bobber in this respect as this is the new kid on the block and they alreay had to change the ignition lock barrel as it had tiny cracks in it.
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 04:45:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
Turned out he was an engineer working with Continental and responsible for their motorbike brake systems used by Triumph.

Did he explain which Continental parts were used on Triumphs?


*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
Bobber in this respect as this is the new kid on the block and they already had to change the ignition lock barrel as it had tiny cracks in it.

Was this a recall? my pal has a Speed Master 1200, likely same ignition barrel.

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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2019, 03:36:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Did he explain which Continental parts were used on Triumphs?
He said ABS braking system but I am not absolutely sure
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Was this a recall? my pal has a Speed Master 1200, likely same ignition barrel.
no recall I noticed the cracks which became visible with the engine heat, it took the Triumph dealer a day to get the front lock out eventually they drilled it out... they had to change that front lock as the new ignition barrel came with a different key...
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2019, 04:43:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by Derchef1962 [+]
He said ABS braking system but I am not absolutely sure. no recall I noticed the cracks which became visible with the engine heat, it took the Triumph dealer a day to get the front lock out eventually they drilled it out... they had to change that front lock as the new ignition barrel came with a different key...

Ok thanks for the reply, I had to drill the lock out of my Yam to fettle the tumblers, they're snap off security bolts.
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Re: New Triumph Speed Twin 1200
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2019, 10:16:20 PM »
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Ok thanks for the reply, I had to drill the lock out of my Yam to fettle the tumblers, they're snap off security bolts.

Fettle the tumblers? Forgive me but I haven't got a clue what you're talking about...
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