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When I first got my S3, I used to get a lot of questions like:
"What kind of bike is that?"
"Who makes it?"
"I didn't know Triumph still made bikes."
"Triumph? Like the car company?"

A couple of years later, I still get comments and questions fairly often, but more often, other riders know what the bike is.

What is the funniest question or comment you ever got while riding Speedy (or another bike)?

For me it was from a squid (right after I bought the S3 in 2005) that asked said "So you laid it down? Nice look without the fairings." I didn't have the heart to correct him, and just said THANKS.
 
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Is that ya stunt bike?

err, no. But I can pull the odd wheelie. Why do you ask?

Well is got no fairing! It can't come from the factory like that, right? :jerkit:
 

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the best I have gotten so far was after I did the fender elim with the rear tire stick'n out there, some punk said, "Man, how far is that thang extended? Looks sweeeet!" :violent1: ;D I told him 12 inches. ;D
 

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cheapbastard said:
the best I have gotten so far was after I did the fender elim with the rear tire stick'n out there, some punk said, "Man, how far is that thang extended? Looks sweeeet!" :violent1: ;D I told him 12 inches. ;D
LOL! 12 inches my ass! :twofinger:

I like it when they find out it's a triple..... "man that thing must vibrate like crazy, huh?"
 

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I have told several riders that it is a triple and has 3 cylinders, most don't know what I am talking about.

The neat thing is the number of older riders that have asked questions about Triumph, and say they had old ones in the past. Triumph must have made more of them than I thought, or they all shared the same bike. ;)
 

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One bike that went from garage to barn to house to garage..... LOL!
Yep always good for getting a person of the older generation talking about the bike they used to own. There are practically no S3s around here so it always draws interest.
 

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Dipwad: Wow...is that one of them "Huell" bikes.....

Guv: WTF is a "Huell".....Oh you mean Buell.....

Dipwad: Yeah dem little Harley's....

Guv: Uhmm No...its a Triumph

Dipwad: I heard dem bikes suk...

Guv: :finger: :gtfo:
 

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Devious2xs said:
The neat thing is the number of older riders that have asked questions about Triumph, and say they had old ones in the past. Triumph must have made more of them than I thought, or they all shared the same bike. ;)
I've been asked by an older guy before that used to ride Triumph's if my bike is the new Trident! :D
 

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Every old (ok my age and older) rider must have had a Bonne. I constantly get the "I had a Triumph.." storys.
 

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Dummy: "dayum that thing is nice...(reading the tank) triumph huh?...who makes it?"

Fat gang banger chick in the parking lot of a shopping center: "Yo white boy, you ever fuck on a bike before?" :eek:
 

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Devious2xs said:
The neat thing is the number of older riders that have asked questions about Triumph, and say they had old ones in the past. Triumph must have made more of them than I thought, or they all shared the same bike. ;)
i know what you mean, my in laws are cuban dissidents who fled when castro came...the funny thing is that they all know triumph and regard it as "the best"
 

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TheGuvnor said:
Dipwad: Wow...is that one of them "Huell" bikes.....

Guv: WTF is a "Huell".....Oh you mean Buell.....

Dipwad: Yeah dem little Harley's....

Guv: Uhmm No...its a Triumph

Dipwad: I heard dem bikes suk...

Guv: :finger: :gtfo:
Variation:

Dipwad: Triump, why do ya wanta rice burner?

Me: Actually being they are made in the UK it burns pints of bitter, not rice!

or

Dipwad: Why don't ya ride a HD, that's a man's bike.

Me: Actually I have one of those too, I'm using this while the Harley is being repaired...... again.
Variation: I'm not slow and fat enough.

Dipwad: All those sport bikes look alike.
Reply: Yes much harder to tell apat than those 5 black HD's sitting in a row.
 

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As they look at the bike. Is that a Triumph? No. they stop making
them I just put a sticker on it. Heres or sign :sign5:
 

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As they look at the bike. Is that a Triumph? No. they stop making
them I just put a sticker on it. Heres or sign :sign5:
Gotta love the idiots.....
Originally Posted by Newzpix on bmwbmw.org

While stopped at a traffic light on the Reston Parkway a woman, driving a BMW 7 series car, puts her window down and shouts at me:

Something like this;

Woman: You should remove those stickers

Me: What stickers?

Woman: Those BMW stickers. Everyone knows BMW does not make motorcycles. How dare you put those on...

Me (tapping roundel on gas tank): I can't, BMW put these on real good.

Woman: No they didn't. I paid a lot of money, more than you'll ever have, for this car and I'll be damned if some jerk who can't even afford a car ...

Me: Lady, I have a Saab...

Woman: is going to degrade my BMW by putting stickers on his bike. You're not fooling anyone. Take them off!

Me: BMW was building bikes way before ...

She puts window up.

Light turns green and she storms off.
 

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Eric,
It would not surprise me to learn that most BMW cage drivers did not know that the same company makes bikes.


I did see a Mercedes logo on a 'Zuki last week. I don't even know if you could call the kid a poser, or just 'special'.
 

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Old boy and his lady wife wander over to the bike.

He says to her.

"Thats just like the bike I used to chase Rommel across the desert during the war"

"Really" she asks.

"Yes really. Only trouble is when he realised I was after him he turned his Tiger tank right around and ran over my bike; rotten old bastard"

Cool old boy....

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A stuck up harley rider just today:

"Triumph, hmm, that american?"

The he said his 1500c harley has a crapload o torque

i went "sure.."



Im not really witty i know :twofinger:
 

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I told my father in law a while ago that I was getting a naked bike. When I showed up at his house with speedy, he looked at it and said," that is not what I expected at all." He thought I was going to get some harley looking thing with ape hangers. I replied "do I look like a Harley rider?" :gayaway: "Think hooligan dad.......think hooligan!" :tongue2: BBBBRRRRAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPP
 
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