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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #100 on: November 24, 2014, 11:45:26 am »
They could have picked "Dog The Bounty Hunter".  Now that's real, innit?   :imaposer:
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #101 on: November 24, 2014, 02:19:16 pm »
So apparently it is pretty even on feelings for fluffy unicorns...

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2014, 02:52:59 pm »
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Funny fucken thread!

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #103 on: November 24, 2014, 06:35:03 pm »
:sip: My griet, hoekom het Triumph nie vir Bakkies Botha gekies vir "Die Man" nie :3some:

Because Bakkies is a complete chop, that's why  :sip:

 :sip: Ja, Eastern Cape, ne, so jy like nie vir Bakkies nie oorlat hy 'n Blou Bul is, ons praat hier van bikes, Boet.
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #104 on: November 24, 2014, 06:36:33 pm »
:sip: My griet, hoekom het Triumph nie vir Bakkies Botha gekies vir "Die Man" nie :3some:

Because Bakkies is a complete chop, that's why  :sip:

 :sip: Ja, Eastern Cape, ne, so jy like nie vir Bakkies nie oorlat hy 'n Blou Bul is, ons praat hier van bikes, Boet.

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #105 on: November 26, 2014, 11:07:00 am »
So apparently it is pretty even on feelings for fluffy unicorns...
Still with those?
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #106 on: November 27, 2014, 07:16:43 am »
Saw this article on BBC and thought it worth mentioning on this thread  :biggrin:

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #107 on: November 27, 2014, 08:42:04 am »
Nee vrek....die enigste slegte goed wat ek drink is koue koffie. ;D
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #108 on: November 27, 2014, 12:29:33 pm »
Time to move the thread.
Started off kinda bike related, but then.............. :sip:
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #109 on: November 27, 2014, 01:52:14 pm »
Time for a poll!
a)who's drunk pee?
b)was it your own, or someone else's?
c)bottled, or draught?
d)was it a survival situation, so that you would know what it was like, in case of a future survival situation, or just for the hell of it?
e)would you do it again, and under what circumstances?  :peepwall:
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #110 on: November 27, 2014, 03:34:27 pm »
Time for a poll!
a)who's drunk pee?
b)was it your own, or someone else's?
c)bottled, or draught?
d)was it a survival situation, so that you would know what it was like, in case of a future survival situation, or just for the hell of it?
e)would you do it again, and under what circumstances?  :peepwall:

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #111 on: November 27, 2014, 03:46:39 pm »
To quote Jimmy Carr:
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(audience)Piss on it!
Exactly.
Apparently it doesn't work for shark bites, though.
The boy's parents were livid.
After the first hour, there really is very little one can do anyway... "
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2014, 03:50:45 pm »
Any news on the launch or are they just going to continue as is by just putting the upgrade models on the floor?

I would like to read a full review on the upgraded models; things like heat on the legs compared to the old one (also an upgrade I think we will se at some stage on the 1190) as well as the new suspension although I just can't fault the old one to be honest. The only concern I have as they do not mention anything about it is the stepper motor....other than that the better fuel consumption alone will convince me to buy another one as the outgoing model was really thirsty!

Please post any links if or when you find it on the reviews  :thumleft:

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2014, 03:54:51 pm »
Well said, sir. Although this thread should have been titled "Does Triumph need celebrity endorsements to sell their bikes?" , in order for a frank discussion. Is the leg heat such an issue? I thought it was more an F800 thing, given that the engine sits higher in the Beemer, with the fuel tank under the seat.
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2014, 04:06:13 pm »
Well said, sir. Although this thread should have been titled "Does Triumph need celebrity endorsements to sell their bikes?" , in order for a frank discussion. Is the leg heat such an issue? I thought it was more an F800 thing, given that the engine sits higher in the Beemer, with the fuel tank under the seat.


Yes it was quite an issue on warm summer days, I was touring in Mpumulanga when I really got aware of this. Triumph also listened to the owners and decided to do something about it. It must have been an issue in Europe as well since the XC800 is selling like hot cakes over there and I have read that they are even outselling the competition in some areas. I have recently also read an article in the Superbike magazine (love that mag) where they have tested a couple of DS bikes in the Alps. The 1190 came out as one of the favorites and only complain was also the heat.
So glad to see that the problem was addressed and would also like to see what the upgraded 1200 will be like as there were hardly any complaint on that bike other than too stiff suspension. I just could not get the setup right on the 1200 Explorer, not even with pillion and luggage although she was quite comfy.
 

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #115 on: November 30, 2014, 07:10:15 pm »
So I was showing someone the new Tiger and then showed him that video.
I paused at the end where all the text is.....

"Triumph motorcycles are street machines. Triumph motorcycles are not for off-road use.
Triumph does not endorse or encourage the use of Triumph motorcycles off road."

If that's true I guess KTM and BMW doesn't have anything to worry about...

WTH kind of marketing is that? Bear Grylls riding the bike offroad thyen saying that?
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2014, 07:28:01 pm »
So I was showing someone the new Tiger and then showed him that video.
I paused at the end where all the text is.....

"Triumph motorcycles are street machines. Triumph motorcycles are not for off-road use.
Triumph does not endorse or encourage the use of Triumph motorcycles off road."

If that's true I guess KTM and BMW doesn't have anything to worry about...

WTH kind of marketing is that? Bear Grylls riding the bike offroad thyen saying that?

Define the word 'off road'
is it a) off-tar
      b) off-any road surface (goat trails and off-road [enduro style] trails)

I am sure the real meaning is 'b' as they have launched the 800xc on gravel roads
 

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2014, 07:41:30 pm »
So I was showing someone the new Tiger and then showed him that video.
I paused at the end where all the text is.....

"Triumph motorcycles are street machines. Triumph motorcycles are not for off-road use.
Triumph does not endorse or encourage the use of Triumph motorcycles off road."

If that's true I guess KTM and BMW doesn't have anything to worry about...

WTH kind of marketing is that? Bear Grylls riding the bike offroad thyen saying that?

Define the word 'off road'
is it a) off-tar
      b) off-any road surface (goat trails and off-road [enduro style] trails)

I am sure the real meaning is 'b' as they have launched the 800xc on gravel roads

Well here close to home is literally tar...then sand and dirt tracks. If I go off the road which I often try and do... it's right in there. So not sure TVB. I guess that definition would be up to Triumph's interpretation.  :patch:
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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #118 on: November 30, 2014, 08:31:09 pm »
So I was showing someone the new Tiger and then showed him that video.
I paused at the end where all the text is.....

"Triumph motorcycles are street machines. Triumph motorcycles are not for off-road use.
Triumph does not endorse or encourage the use of Triumph motorcycles off road."

If that's true I guess KTM and BMW doesn't have anything to worry about...

WTH kind of marketing is that? Bear Grylls riding the bike offroad thyen saying that?

Define the word 'off road'
is it a) off-tar
      b) off-any road surface (goat trails and off-road [enduro style] trails)

I am sure the real meaning is 'b' as they have launched the 800xc on gravel roads

Well here close to home is literally tar...then sand and dirt tracks. If I go off the road which I often try and do... it's right in there. So not sure TVB. I guess that definition would be up to Triumph's interpretation.  :patch:


Hmm.....their definition surely must be 'off road' as for in goat trails because their launch was on gravel and their official launch video was gravel all the way.

I used mine on gravel and goat trails and it performed flawless.

But who knows....maybe it is based on a European liability thing (end of the vid diclamer......)

Agree, don't makes sense though
 

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Re: Why would Triumph get a wanker to advertise their bikes
« Reply #119 on: December 01, 2014, 07:32:24 am »
I would rate that video to be a worldwide marketing push though.
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