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    World SuperBike Racer TriumPhil's Avatar
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    Three's a good number, Tom...
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    3 is a good number and old isn't bad
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    I would be a lot better off if I could manage to stop reading bike magazines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl View Post
    The '18 Explorer certainly looks to be a better bike, but the old model has been devalued by bringing out the new one, as always happens, and to get one would mean my bike plus maybe 5 to 6,000 of my hard earned, seeing as Triumph have priced them up near BMW prices.

    The question is, would the new bike be 5 to 6K better?

    I think not.

    Every time I ride the KTM 1290 SuperDukeR I tell myself I need no other bike, it's that good.

    Then I jump onto the Explorer and realise all over again why I love it.

    Maybe I need a third bike. Sounds logical to me.
    Maybe make that third bike one from your misspent youth? Judging by Classic Bike et al, there's a healthy vintage scene over there.
    A good long ride can transport me from where I am to who I am.

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    Hmmm. Maybe. I must admit, I still lust after a well made Triton after all these years. Trouble is, the riding position would probably cripple me, and I'm not exactly the worlds best mechanic.

    One bike that really floats my boat is fromBritish manufacturer CCM.

    They brought out a limited edition of 150 bikes based on a 600cc single cylinder Husqvarna engine.

    By the time I got to hear of it, they had sold out. I actually wrote to them and practically begged them to make 151, but they wouldn't.

    They did offer me one of their forthcoming limited edition Scramblers, Cafe Racer or Flat Tracker, but they just didn't appeal to me as much as the Spitfire.

    The only one I've seen on sale since, the seller was asking 4000 over his buying price.

    Maybe I've just got to be patient.

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/n...re-600-launch/
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    Congratulations on your upcoming retirement Tom! You're going to love it...everyday is Saturday ��
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    How's about one of these, Tom - an awfully sweet scoot: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2...international/
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    Nah - I like the Thruxton R bikes as they are, without the hipster brown seats, and those giant tyres and offset headlight just looks naff on a road bike, in my opinion.

    The Bike Shed is a typical hipster hangout,with in house barber shop for your beard and beefburgers at 15 each. Lots of scramblers with knobbly tyres in that vicinity, the centre of London for Gods sake. Not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriumPhil View Post
    How's about one of these, Tom - an awfully sweet scoot: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2...international/
    Never mind the bike but that unused and iconic lighthouse is just a couple of miles from where I live. Run round it two or three times a week. Didn't see the bike shoot unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl View Post
    The Bike Shed is a typical hipster hangout,with in house barber shop for your beard and beefburgers at 15 each. Lots of scramblers with knobbly tyres in that vicinity, the centre of London for Gods sake. Not for me.
    Aw, come on, man, get some of this timber scented beard care and you'll fit right in!

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    A good long ride can transport me from where I am to who I am.

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