The Way of the Desert Sled: 36 комментариев

  • 23.06.2014 в 11:57
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    Why Jack Pine?  That was a famed enduro somewhere in Michigan if memory serves, where this big Triumph would've been out of place.

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  • 26.06.2014 в 03:51
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    and its still heavy as hell and has very little power. Its sad that a 200cc larger engine makes the same power as the old 650.. hell the T120C made more power with the good cams high compression and bigger carbs that they came with

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  • 13.07.2014 в 09:43
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    Nice bike. I want one fo theose t throw around. Just not sure where. The rider is the builder, James Loughhead from Hammarhead Industries. The so called old man, is Peter Egan from Cycle World

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  • 06.11.2014 в 23:24
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    It's a great looking bike but if your serious about riding a bike off road then you really should be looking to have the rear brake calliper on the top and not the bottom of the disc as it would only take one rock to knock the brake off.

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  • 23.11.2014 в 07:54
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    Looks like one of those old Isle of Man TT bikes.  I liked the look of the old Matchless TT bikes best.

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  • 30.04.2015 в 20:17
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    anyone can help me out i want to get a motorcycle like this a bike that can go off road and on street city with an old school look anyone can help?

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  • 03.08.2015 в 05:43
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    Lucky me! I still have my 1976 Triumph Bonneville T140V purchased new January 10th, 1977. I took the stock mufflers off dropping the weight from 395 lbs to @ 365 lbs, I did put on a wide handlebar, took out the foam seat and raced her on a motocross track against my own (other rider) 1977 Suzuki RM125C. I lead for 3 laps until while flat tracing with the back end hung all the way out in a left curve my left boot got caught up in some really deep loamy powdery grey sand and pulled me down. You need to know my bike was so much faster everywhere. You also need to know that I had crushed my pelvis and dislocated both of my hips back in 1972 so I was just not as strong, nor did I have the stamina to race a street desert sled on an motocross track for more than 3 laps. I'm positive had I been uninjured I could have kept up the lead all day long. P.S. I did win every street cafe race on Long Island NY with curvy back roads (think Isle of Man TT roads) for 10 years from 1977 to 1987 only stopping when I got married and put her in the garage. No one I have ever met can claim winning every street cafe race for 10 consecutive years. That's how good an owner maintained Bonneville really is. I took her out again in 1992 and cafe raced against a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 1100 and Honda V4 1000cc Interceptor and won! Handling is the key that and the ability to stop from 60 mph in 111 ft. as my Bonneville can She is still totally stock. Never spent a penny for aftermarket parts except the wide handle bars and that was because my brothers father in-law wanted to "only" kick start my bike, he froze up and his eyes glazed over and he put her in gear and drove right into a tree in the backyard, bending my stock handlebars. I raced on Stock Dunlap K70-H street tires as well, they look as if they are almost semi knobby they provided the exact amount of grip to let me know when I was sliding and that only happened at 10/10th's riding- which is racing.
    You know what she is parked around 20 feet from me as I type this. I love My Triumph Bonneville with all my hart. It changed my life. I went on and became a mechanical designer and I am now disabled and retires but still riding at age 65.
    So yes I would recommend a new Bonneville as it still has a Parallel twin with a 360 deg crank or the version in this video which has the 270 deg crank!

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  • 20.08.2015 в 19:01
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    the history of Triumph is built on the vast numbers of guys who saw the wet spot on the pillion seat where the girl sat.  It's rather like Harley in that way — the Bonneville was the UK's Harley with it's unique exhaust note and vibration. With the new 900cc Scrambler Triumph revive old memories, for the 270 degree crank on a parallel twin seems to invoke the same sound and vibration that the common crank pin V twin of the Harley does.  If Harley and Triumph sell enough of these machines the sex toy business will go bankrupt

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  • 10.09.2015 в 07:26
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    That 270 degree crank may not put out as much power as the 360, but it's better power…well, until you get above the ton anyway. When I rode one,  I was blown away by the lack of vibes. It would be nice if the Scrambler was lighter with tubeless tires and the pipes on the left side, and if the engine had a kicker and looked more like a Triumph instead of an old Honda CL450.They could use another inch of suspension travel too… still, I would probably buy a good used one if the price was right.

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  • 03.01.2016 в 08:18
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    James Loughead (aka Hammarhead Industries) took many people's money, but did not deliver the bikes, and has since disappeared. Hipster con man, "perception" indeed.

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  • 11.04.2016 в 19:38
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    Nobody rides standing up as much as this guy. (Poser). A local guy must have seen this and street rides all over town standing up. Looks ridiculous and does not have as good control over the bike (dangerous). I built/rode Honda CL350 and CL450 in California high desert and Colorado. I would take either over a Triumph any day. Current build a CX650 scrambler.

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  • 29.12.2016 в 04:35
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    I Picked up the full throttle for shits and giggles, Love it… However can anyone convince me to buy the desert sled? For that price tag just hit the Honda
    Africa Twin… Or if you're an offroad junkie hit a KTM 690 or Husky
    701 even cheaper. Anyone Justify buying this bike for offroad? Looks kinda like the old Honda XR600 baja bikes.

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  • 15.01.2017 в 05:31
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    when he said that perception its more important than reality and said "that's why we leave te exaust pipes low" yeah,good look coming out whit that on a rainy day on the city as it's supose to be an all in one motorcycle… come on men,don't lie to me.

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