Last night I watched "An Officer and a Gentleman". Richard Gere and his Triumph brought me back to the days when I would have given my pinkie for a Triumph Twin. I was trying to get through college in the sixties and after a Harley Hummer, a Honda 90, and a brief introduction to a Triumph Cub, I then got a BSA 250. I got drafted and went to Officer Candidate School and had a Tactical Officer just about like Lou Gosssge in the film. I had to go 23 weeks in Army OCS rather than the Navy version of 13 weeks. Triumphs were always more pricey than their BSA counterparts. Well after 4 more BSA's and a Royal Enfield Interceptor, I never did own a Triumph Twin. Probably not a a lot different than my A65 Lightning, but still that image of a Triumph twin from the sixties is ever present in my head. With age creeping up on me I am relegated to an occasional ride on my BSA B50, now my only motorcycle. Having never owned a Triumph twin and turning down a 57 Corvette for $1200 are a couple of life's regrets..
Maybe the movie brought back similar memories for others.