Was Kenny Dreer driving the truck?
It takes 100 million dollars to start a motorcycle company. When John bloor resurrected Triumph he had the cash plus a construction business behind it to help support it. Triumph is only about 15% of his total business. When the factory burned down he was able to reconstruct it within what must have been record time and hardly any disruption in shipments of motorcycles. It wasn't until about 2 years ago that Triumph recovered its investment. Manufacturing started in 1993 or so with the US market opening in about '96. So profitability took a lot longer than the five years even Bloor thought it would take.
**** luck Kenny! Your new Norton is the one I've been waiting for, for the last 20 years.