Motorcycle Forums banner
1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
With all this talk about the cruisers being king here in America, I wonder how many sporty Trumpets are being sold. With the price drop, that Speed Four looks mighty tempting, and in no small part because I have yet to see one on the streets here in Philly...
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,752 Posts
Love the new big Daytona

Triumph is showing the skeptics (longride) wrong. People said they were stupid to compete with the Japanese. Despite having the factory burned down they are thriving. No tariffs were needed to compete (here that Harley lovers). Congrads Triumph. Now all they need are more dealers.

The Japanese are not impossible to compete with. [*] Unfornuately the Harvard MBAs that control US compaines would rather quit than compete, offshore jobs rather than get more productivity from their employees. [*]Short Term thinking dominates US CEOs. [*] Triumph has a great long-term approach. [*]

I applaud the management and employees of Triumph.

Hard work does pay off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I believe the reason that Triumph is seeing a big increase in sales is because they have deeply discounted most of their models. You can get a ST with bags for $9999. I wonder how much profit they are making after these big discounts?



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,642 Posts
Their Website is no Triumph

Longride and/or other staff,

It occurs to me there may be money to be made if you offered to maintain the www.triumph.co.uk subsite for the "Americas".

Although (as has been pointed out in the past) Bloor and crowd seem to have little affection for the 'Net, you'd think the marketeers would care if we thought their websites suck greatly! I mean, you'd assume the above release would be on the company webpage "News" section, wouldn't you?

Maybe if you sent them some of the MO Triumph-related strings, so they'd see what the uncommon herd says about them, maybe they'd perk up.

(cue the flying monkeys)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,129 Posts
I would bet that the profit margin is higher than you think. It's been 8 yrs since the re-birth. The tooling is paid for and cosmetic changes cost very little. The development of the new Rocket cost them but within 3 yrs that will turn, as well. And since they've seen the light and bailed on the Superbike HP war thay don't have to worry about building that 200mph bike any longer. All they have to do is refine and expensive computing and cheap engineers help that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
hey guys, there is Triumph dealership right under your nose. Manayunk Triumph is one of the few exclusive Triumph dealers in the nation. We have demos of almost every model (to ride, not just look at). CHeck us out. 4026 Main St, Philadelphia, PA
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,752 Posts
Are budget deficits bad?

"Are deficits bad?

Persistently large deficits can be bad for the economy since they can lead to higher long-term interest rates and can depress national savings. In addition, large debt amounts can lead the economy down an unsustainable path. Each of these effects could harm the economy. Furthermore, deficits simply push off the burden to future generations. This is particularly troubling with the coming retirement of the baby boomer generation.

However, deficits do allow the government to finance vital national priorities, and can buffer the effects of economic fluctuations. The current level of deficits will hopefully prove to be, in OMB director Bolten’s words, "manageable." However, the persistence and the magnitude of the deficits, especially considering current and future needs that are going unmet, as well as the unprecedented dive from surplus to deficits, are a sign that the current administration is not acting in a responsible manner on tax and budget issues" see attached article for more.

Bush is evil
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Why is this posted here?

My company has posted 28 straight same period increases, my profit sharing is through the roof, my 401k is doing great, the interest rate on my house is lower than my parents had, and Bush is giving me back more of my ( own ) tax money instaed of having it go to saps like you. O.K., so the deficit is huge. Just means we need to cut a truckload of government spending, starting with your paycheck at the DMV. Thanks for the relevent post.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,415 Posts
That engine is going to be in the next gen. Trophy in a year or two.

Triumph isn't going to waste all the money they spent developing that engine to just let it go

Granted it won't be a 200mph superbike but a good handling fast sport tourer is on the way. I guess they realized the sport tourer market is a whole lot bigger than the XX, Hayabusa, ZZR market.

As an aside I found out today that my Trophy is a good snow bike, Got caught in about 3 inchs of wet snow/ slush on the way home from work, Not much fun but we made it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
I'm glad Triumph is doing well since competition will result in better products and prices for all of us. My big gripe is the lack of dealers. I love their bikes, but there is only 1 dealer within 50 miles of my home and it is 100+ miles from where I do most of my riding. If I have a breakdown, I'm in big trouble. Expand your dealer network and I'll buy a Triumph.
 

·
The Toad
Joined
·
17,461 Posts
How many miles you got on yer Trumpet so far? Glad you're still pleased with your purchase. Not too many parts have fallen off then, huh?



Gonna be in the market for a Speed Triple myself next fall. I've flirted with buying a Buell or an SV1000, but that Speed Triple just sings to me every time I see one.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top