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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2007, 05:20:03 pm »
Ummm Wes....you do realise the normal Bonneville has exactly the same suspension travel as the Scrambler don't you?

The Scrambler is not really intended to be an off road bike.

I've test ridden most of the Triumph's in the Bonnie and custom range.
(I know the guys at our local importers. :D )

I liked the Speedmaster the best. (With the add on hollow pipes.)

They wouldn't actually let me take the Scrambler off road, in fact they freaked when I suggested going to our local off road riding area and seeing how well it performed on singletrack and fire trails. :roll:

The Scrambler is ok for dirt roads, but then so is the normal Bonnie.

Have you checked out http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/5053.aspx

However...I do believe both the Bonnie and the Scrambler will go most places a BMW GS 1150 will go, simply because they are smaller.
Not exactly lighter you understand.
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2007, 05:24:45 pm »
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Ummm Wes....you do realise the normal Bonneville has exactly the same suspension travel as the Scrambler don't you?

The Scrambler is not really intended to be an off road bike.


o yeah i get that. i do prefer the scrambler to the regular bonnie though, looks wise

i have seen the sixty8 range. so hawt
 

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2007, 05:26:09 pm »
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if you like classic what about one of these...



There is a world of difference between the new Triumph's and the Enfield Bullets.
For a start the trumpies will actually do a few miles before you have to start rebuilding the engine. :lol:

They also do what is generally considered to be the legal speed limit and above...not something anyone has ever accused an Enfield rider of being able to accomplish. :D

I know the guy who imports and sells them here...he discouraged Shalako from buying one.
Said they are not bikes one should consider suitable for day to day transport, weekends away or long tours on.
I said "That doesn't leave anything to use the bike for?"
He said..."I know!" :D
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2007, 05:26:32 pm »
The Scrambler will do what a GS does, no hassles.

The cool thing about the scrambler of the bonnie is only the pipe, you do get more clearance as the pipe is the limiting factor.
 

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2007, 05:27:25 pm »
was he talking about the triumphs or the royal enfields?
 

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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 05:31:47 pm »
The Scrambler will do what a GS does, no hassles.

Cough, splutter, bullsh!t. :lol:  :lol:
Wes, first you have a Vespa, now you want a Triumph 'Scrambler'? You into the Cape fynbos? :D  :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 05:32:52 pm »
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was he talking about the triumphs or the royal enfields?


John was talking about the Enfield Bullets.

His shop is just doors away from the BMW/Triumph dealership.

He sells the Bullets, but makes most of his money fixing the older model BMW's that the dealership sends down to him. :lol:
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 05:34:38 pm »
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The Scrambler will do what a GS does, no hassles.

The cool thing about the scrambler of the bonnie is only the pipe, you do get more clearance as the pipe is the limiting factor.


I don't think the Scrambler pipes are cool.

I think they're freaking ugly. :twisted:

And they had to triple layer them to stop them frying your inner thigh. :!:
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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2007, 05:40:26 pm »
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Oh what a bike!

I took it for a test ride, one that had a few of the extras on like the race pipe that IDR describes.  (thanks IDR)
At a different stage in my life, it would have been mine.


with talks of harleys, enfields, and yamahas, you are referring to the triumph, right?

amazing, this thread has made it onto 2 pages, all within less than 3 hours  :lol:
 

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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2007, 05:48:02 pm »
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Oh what a bike!

I took it for a test ride, one that had a few of the extras on like the race pipe that IDR describes.  (thanks IDR)
At a different stage in my life, it would have been mine.


with talks of harleys, enfields, and yamahas, you are referring to the triumph, right?

amazing, this thread has made it onto 2 pages, all within less than 3 hours :lol:


I'm at work...what's your excuse? :D
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2007, 05:48:46 pm »
...same  8)
 

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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2007, 06:33:00 pm »
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with talks of harleys, enfields, and yamahas, you are referring to the triumph, right?


Yes the Triumph Scrambler.
No matter what the BMW crowd say, the wheels are the same size, the weight is about the same, maybe a little less on the Triumph and the power is more than enough.
If you dont count long distance road touring the Scrambler will do anything a BMW 1150GS can do.
And I would bet money on that, wait till I get one and show you.
 

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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2007, 07:12:18 pm »
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with talks of harleys, enfields, and yamahas, you are referring to the triumph, right?


Yes the Triumph Scrambler.
No matter what the BMW crowd say, the wheels are the same size, the weight is about the same, maybe a little less on the Triumph and the power is more than enough.
If you dont count long distance road touring the Scrambler will do anything a BMW 1150GS can do.
And I would bet money on that, wait till I get one and show you.


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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2007, 08:21:01 pm »
I like the Royal Enfield and yes I know it's made in India, how much $$$ ? I know they are sold somewhere in JHB.
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2007, 10:48:32 pm »
JAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!


Go for it! Get one. That must be THE coolest bike around. I want one too.. Brand new, but seriously retro. The only reason I don't drive old Afla's anymore, is because they don't make them anymore. Ja OK, I have a soft spot for older stuff.

Ever since I saw one, I've wanted one.
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2007, 11:23:45 pm »
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I like the Royal Enfield and yes I know it's made in India, how much $$$ ? I know they are sold somewhere in JHB.


i luv the enfields - looks very cool and apparently its a home-mechanics dream bike ;-)

the prices range from 39k to 49k

49k is the electra model witch is the super dooper model with wait for it.... front disk brakes and a gear shifter on the left!

39k gets you the machismo witch is the original enfield with drums front and back and the original gear shifter on the right!!!

shifting gears on the right foot - that is just asking for trouble!
 

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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2007, 11:26:42 pm »
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JAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!


Go for it! Get one. That must be THE coolest bike around. I want one too.. Brand new, but seriously retro. The only reason I don't drive old Afla's anymore, is because they don't make them anymore. Ja OK, I have a soft spot for older stuff.

Ever since I saw one, I've wanted one.

 
Do you want my old Alpha GTV 6 2.5 (Red) in very very good condition? It is in Benoni.
 

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« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2007, 11:38:42 pm »
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Oh what a bike!

At a different stage in my life, it would have been mine.


+1 there Shark :)

But with regards to your other comments about going where the 1200gsa will go :shock: .......NOT. If the dirt roads were in excellent condition then maybe, Baviaans would kill the Triumph in the first 20Km. Just my toughts...put it the pipe and smoke it or throw it away :D  :D  :D
 

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« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2007, 12:26:21 am »
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Do you want my old Alpha GTV 6 2.5 (Red) in very very good condition? It is in Benoni.


Not really, I was talking about about OLD(er) Afla's. The real GTV's. As in GTV Junior. Besides, any Alfa in Benoni, should stay there :twisted:

Thanx for the offer, but I've already got 6 bikes in the garage and MM would kill me if brought another toy home :shock:
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« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2007, 06:58:59 am »
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If you dont count long distance road touring the Scrambler will do anything a BMW 1150GS can do.
And I would bet money on that, wait till I get one and show you.


i reckon the scrambler could handle long distance touring, just not as well. only problems are wind protection and luggage

i wonder if touratech would make any triumph scrambler accessories?