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METRIC REVOLUTION BIKER BUILD OFF - PREMIERES MARCH 31, 2007

Triumph Motorcycles has provided seven motorcycles to Metric TV for its new television series titled “Metric Revolution”. The series is on a mission to revolutionize the import motorcycle industry and maximize exposure for one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Import motorcycles account for a large percentage of motorcycle sales in North America and a television series with an emphasis on the metric motorcycle is long overdue. The "Metric Revolution" series will profile metric motorcycle manufactures, metric builders, metric events, and aftermarket parts that will transform the metric motorcycle industry like never before. The selected builders from each category will be profiled on-camera within three main categories throughout the series: Top10 “Custom Chopper” builders, Top 10 “Sport Bike-Drag Bike” builders, and Top 5 “Rookie” builders. The Metric Revolution audience will get a behind-the- scenes preview of these builders, the bikes and the crew. ESPN 2 will host the series.

Episode 01: SEASON PREMIER
Saturday, March 31, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, April 3, 6:00-6:30 pm

Episode 02: Saturday, April 7, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, April 10, 6:00-6:30 pm

Episode 03: Saturday, April 14, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, April 17, 6:00-6:30 pm
Mike Dusold: Lewisville, TX Triumph Rocket III

Episode 04: Saturday, April 21, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, April 24, 6:00-6:30 pm
Mike Dusold: Lewisville, TX Triumph Rocket III
Carl Stephens: Pine Knot, KY Triumph Speedmaster

Episode 05: Saturday, April 28, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, May 1, 6:00-6:30 pm
Carl Stephens: Pine Knot, KY Triumph Speedmaster
Ray Neff: Carlsbad, CA, Triumph Rocket III

Episdode 06: Saturday, May 5, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, May 8, 6:00-6:30 pm
Ray Neff: Carlsbad, CA, Triumph Rocket III

Episode 07: Saturday, May 12, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, May 15, 6:00-6:30 pm
Jason Sapp: Mocksville, NC Triumph Daytona 955i
Carlos Navarro: Santa Ana, CA Triumph Speed Triple
Closer Look Profile: Ray Neff: Carlsbad, CA, Triumph Rocket III

Episode 08: Saturday, May 19, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, May 22, 6:00-6:30 pm
Jason Sapp: Mocksville, NC Triumph Daytona 955i
Carlos Navarro: Santa Ana, CA Triumph Speed Triple
Adam Canni, Orange Park, FL Triumph Daytona 955i
Mike Stafford: Lancaster, CA Triumph Rocket III
Closer Look Profile: Carl Stephens: Pine Knot, KY Triumph Speedmaster

Episode 09: THE CRUISER ELIMINATION
Saturday, May 26, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, May 29, 6:00-6:30 pm
All the cruiser builders

Episode 10: THE SPORT-BIKE ELIMINATION
Saturday, June 2, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, June 5, 6:00-6:30 pm
All the sport bike builders

Episode 11: THE ROOKIE ELIMINATION
Saturday, June 9, 11:00-11:30 am ; Tuesday, June 12, 6:00-6:30 pm
All the rookie builders

Episode 12: THE FINALE (TBA)
All the finalists
 

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Episode 1 just started on ESPN2

3 classes.

Cruiser, sportbike, and rookie custom builder
 

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The first episode re-airs on Tuesday, April 3rd.

I watched this episode - it was mostly an introduction to the series. It showed a few metric cruisers that were mostly just custom choppers with metric power. Boring!

The Sport bikes look to be more interesting, but I am waiting to see what is done with the Speed Triple and Rocket III in later shows.

Unfortunately is seems the the entire judging will be on looks, and nothing on how the bike performs or handles. IMHO, the time is well past to judge a custom bike builder on how the finished product RIDES, performs, and handles. That is unless the future of cycle riding is to park bikes in the garage and at gatherings and never ride them. :violent1:

***Rant over***
 

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I get wheel blanks from a shop just down the road from one of the builders, he told me several months ago that the builder was trying to build something involving a triumph triple engine.......installed backwards, for this show. Glad to see the show made it to air, the HD crowd has a ton of shows (which suck) and no one else gets any representation. I appreciate all forms, but am sick of the chopper shows.
 
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I was really wanting to see this and being Belgian i wouldnt be able to. I set out on a search on youtube and found a vid of one of the teams rebuilding the Rocket III. :jerkit:

Suffice to say i dont want to see the rest of that show. "Hey lets make a bike that isnt even remotely rideable!" ???
 

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I just don't know.... I actually like the paint and overall design of the bike. I think the tail would even be ok if they hadn't stretched the hell out of it. :violent1: Front fairing isn't my cup of joe, but not horrid.

This show seems like they took builder from the "biker build off" and gave them metrics rather than llok for builders who regularly customize metrics.
 

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I fail to see the huge difference between customizing a 'metric' bike and an american bike other than that most of the american bikes are stuck using air-cooled v-twins.

I think they went a really ugly route with the bodywork for that Rocket, but I like that they hand-formed all the bodywork using an english wheel.
 
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