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Special edition Harley Davidson

Spotted this at a local bike repair shop and asked the owner if I could take photographs.




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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

Ooh I like those. The first one is a beaut! Nice processing too.
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

It's ironic that Harley Davidson eclipsed all British motorcycle manufacturers. When I was an apprentice, if anyone dared turn up on a big ugly camel HD, the 'thog-thog' of its exhaust note would be drowned out by hoots of laughter!

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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

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It's ironic that Harley Davidson eclipsed all British motorcycle manufacturers. When I was an apprentice, if anyone dared turn up on a big ugly camel HD, the 'thog-thog' of its exhaust note would be drowned out by hoots of laughter!

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Indeed, times have changed rather, I went to the Essex Motorcycle show a few months back and the amount of Harleys and Cruisers outnumbered sports bikes.
In my day I rode Jap 2 strokes, known back then as Jap crap, we wouldn't be seen dead on a Harley or a British bike, however this is what I now own.

A 2013 retro Truimph Thruxton

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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

Nice Triumph. Harley riders around here get upset when I call them farm tractors.
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

I'm still riding my "jap crap" honda fireblade but occasionally lust after a Triumph, usually a Daytona 675 or 955i. The problem is the honda is just so well put together and plenty quick enough, I can't justify selling it (the "second bike" option apparently isn't an option according to SWMBO!)
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

Not being a biker myself, I have to say the Harley does look stylish and iconic, but so does the Triumph. Back in the day my Dad used to ride a Speed Twin, amongst others.

I especially like the 2nd picture of the Harley.
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson still use an engine designed in 1952, so clearly it is not bought for technology, more of a cult thing.

The triumph is a copycat design of the original Bonivilles and Thruxtons etc, they are really quite a nostalgic ride, which is becoming very appealing to me nowadays.

The carbs on it are fake, they hide a modern FI injection system.
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Harley Davidson still use an engine designed in 1952, so clearly it is not bought for technology, more of a cult thing.

The triumph is a copycat design of the original Bonivilles and Thruxtons etc, they are really quite a nostalgic ride, which is becoming very appealing to me nowadays.

The carbs on it are fake, they hide a modern FI injection system.
I wish I could introduce fake carbs into my diet!
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

There's a few Speed Triples around here but no other models. I suspect some of the Speed Triples were brought so people could pretend they're Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II.
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

The Triumph triple has a lovely engine.

My Thruxton engine design is apparently very similar to the original twin even down to the firing sequence.
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The Triumph triple has a lovely engine.

My Thruxton engine design is apparently very similar to the original twin even down to the firing sequence.
Could not agree more. The sound of one un silenced is music to me but not my neighbours. I own one of these its actually a 1000cc triple which has been considerably altered from the original T150v. Sadly I have nowhere to ride it now.

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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

I'd have a Speed Triple (or Street Triple) if Ontario traffic laws wouldn't mean a seven day license suspension for warming the tyres up.
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Re: Special edition Harley Davidson

Bet that sounds awesome
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Bet that sounds awesome
I live in a very compact residential area now and it has not been started for something like 30 years. All it gets is the occasional turn over with the plugs out to get the oil circulating.
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