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#813302 06/20/2020 5:40 PM
by Bob Fletcher
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I've been looking at the Hot Links forum, looks to me like selling prices of nice classic Triumphs are not what they used to be. In 1998 I saw a excellent restored 67 TR6c go for $10,000 at a BSA club sale/swap meet in Santa Jose. I thought that was going to continue on. I build Triumphs for the pleasure of bringing back a beautiful machine from just a pile of parts, but, I was hoping my labor would net $5 bucks per hour! After doing the math it looks more like $3 bucks per hour now.
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#813434 Jun 21st a 05:10 PM
by reverb
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I am not turning this to Japanese vs British motorcycles but regarding quality of materials and aesthetics the Japanese bikes of the 70s were crude. Check a mudguard; check the details; (the tanks shapes; the finishes; the brackets) of course the engine technology was newer...however; a Japanese 2 valve bike was not faster.
Also if you compare (I am a designer) a Norton engine to a Triumph engine. Norton s look old and crude.

I like the aesthetic, the vibe; the style and that are the originals not the copies. Also I put 10000km last year in my 79 at 120-130km/h CRUISING speed. How much speed do you need for a naked to commute?
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