IMZ R&D crew may need to take note of Triumph's new Rock

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IMZ R&D crew may need to take note of Triumph's new Rock

Post by a1930ford » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:14 am

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Post by Barbosa » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:54 am

HA!! Too funny. Loved it.
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Post by JohnBG » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:09 am

The emergency stop for the person that had fallen over retrieveing their badger from the road.... :shock:

That took balls... :lol:
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Post by seth » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:45 pm

that seemed pretty honest and straight forward.....all except the 900 years experience building motorcycles...i think motorcycles were invented in 1492, around the same time king george washington freed the slaves. that would give them at most...uhhhmmm...800 years experience.
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Post by mr. cob » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:25 pm

Howdy All,

As someone who has owned both a "BSA Rocket 3" and a "Triumph Trident", I think this new bike built by what passes for a British firm is a total bastardization of the name "Rocket 3". I guess maybe I am stuck in the past but a name should mean something not just be thrown onto something to make it sound cool, another example of this is how Ford has the audacity to call one of their modern cars a "Crown Victoria". Shame, I say SHAME on to these blasphemers. :x
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Post by Tin Man » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:29 am

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Post by Spyder » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:22 pm

Same thing Chevy did with "Nova" when they slapped that name on a POS econo-box.
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Post by DaveO » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:55 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: I think we need to incorporate the 'Badger Drop' into the Ural Rally Games....drum brakes only!!
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Post by Hoot Owl Pete » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:48 pm

And who says the Brits have too much of a sticky wicket!
A great ad and fun way to get the "customer's attention."

Blimey! I hope the Ivans are paying attention.

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Post by Mud Pie » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:10 pm

Last year I actually looked into getting a Rocket III Tourer. When I asked a Triumph dude at a bike show, he snickered and said, "How tall are you ?" 5'6" . "What do you weigh, soaking wet ?" 140. He said, "You wouldn't be able to hold up this bike, the torque alone will make it drop."

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Post by JohnBG » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:57 pm

Spyder wrote:Same thing Chevy did with "Nova" when they slapped that name on a POS econo-box.
Let's not forget Ford's wonderful "Mustang II"... :puke:
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Post by Dwight » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:39 pm

JohnBG wrote:
Spyder wrote:Same thing Chevy did with "Nova" when they slapped that name on a POS econo-box.
Let's not forget Ford's wonderful "Mustang II"... :puke:
I owned one! It was a '74, and a total piece of crap. How sad... In 1989, I bought a brand-new Mustang LX; the car I lost my license in... Now THAT was a Mustang!
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"Rocket 3"

Post by TheWildOne » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:08 pm

Yeah. I kinda don't like Triumph resurrecting the name of one of their main competitors' bikes, even if they <i>do</i> have the legal right to do so. Like having a Kawasaki Combat Wombat, or a Chrysler Hornet, for that matter.

Not long after those things arrived, I happened to be out riding my Triumph Hurricane (which - in case everybody's not aware of it - actually started out as BSA Rocket 3s, 'til Craig Vetter went to work on one). In a really odd coincidence of sorts, a brandy-new Triumph Rocket 3 pulled up next to me at a stop light.

I shouted to 'im something like "<b>Do you realize that THIS bike's engine & frame are actually from the -original- Rocket 3 ?</b> "

He hmphed, gave it a long look, and said something like "Yeah - <b>SURE</b> it is."

Little did he know . . .

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Post by JPanyon » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:47 pm

You'd think that manufacturers would have learned a lesson with the "Nova" name. It didn't sell very well in all the Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish interpolation of the name is "No Go"!!!

I laugh whenever I think of it.

My personal bugaboo name, was the "GTO" that Pontiac tried to revive, by hanging the label on one of General Motors econo box bodies. What a piece of garbage compared to the original concept.

Ahhh, the good old days of 25 cent gasoline and 400 horsepower engines with rock crusher transmisions. No wonder that the auction prices for good examples have sky rocketed.

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