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today i was visited by my mate on his new Triumph Rocket 111, what a bike, when it came to me, if Honda were to make a modern version of the original GL, lets say a bike like the 70s original, only maybe a 2.5 ltre semi auto, with lots of chrome and two tone metallic paint, not like churning out 1800sin bland colours, my HONDA youve lost the edge, get with your adverts, its time to make a truly futuristic bike way beyond the competitors

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They already did it in 1997 with the Valkyrie and again in 2004 with the RUNE ,both bikes are streets ahead of the triumph ,

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i wasnt comparing the Triumph to wings, even though now ive read it back it looks that wayit just gave me the idea, of a back to basics naked wing, with nice paint!!

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Nice paint = good idea.

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They already did it in 1997 with the Valkyrie and again in 2004 with the RUNE ,both bikes are streets ahead of the triumph ,
cough,cough splutter.........try again ciaran, for sheer exhilaration and rideability the rocket3 outdoes both those bikes and is much cheaper.....just my 2 cents and yes i have ridden them extensively..

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They already did it in 1997 with the Valkyrie and again in 2004 with the RUNE ,both bikes are streets ahead of the triumph ,
cough,cough splutter.........try again ciaran, for sheer exhilaration and rideability the rocket3 outdoes both those bikes and is much cheaper.....just my 2 cents and yes i have ridden them extensively..
The Rocket will fry you with engine heat. No just my opinion alone but every other owner I've talked with.

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The rocket is Triumphs usual poor build quality, and in my opinion a butt ugly beast, as is the Rune, but the Valk is buillt to a standard way above the Triumph or even Wings, just a shame they discontinued making them because they couldn't build that quality at that price. In my opinion they satisfied the wishes of the public for a naked Wing.

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i dont agree with you at all on this one Pete, i think that a naked honda , banged up to date with a large motor in it, and good paint jobwould be a instant hit, and may be attract customers from Harley and Triumph, iam sure the valk boys and girls would love to see a more modern version of the valk , i know i would consider one

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The rocket is Triumphs usual poor build quality, and in my opinion a butt ugly beast, as is the Rune...
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyRhune is ugly???









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i dont agree with you at all on this one Pete, i think that a naked honda , banged up to date with a large motor in it, and good paint jobwould be a instant hit, and may be attract customers from Harley and Triumph, iam sure the valk boys and girls would love to see a more modern version of the valk , i know i would consider one
I thought that was what I more or lesssaid PP, or at least in not so many words.!!!:goofygri n:

Sorry to offend Iraqi Ram, each to their own I guess, the Rune is certainly a work of art, but not to my particular taste.

Anyway, just to clarify, I would like to see a version of the Valk introduced, on the same lines as the origional, but with a bigger engine if you like PP!!



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