Yeah ok what a subject to talk about but every night when I go to sleep, I close my eyes on a challenge of ‘How am I gonna do this…’
Well last night I had a fright, after reading one of Saul’s ‘Bike’ mags, every new bike seemed to have one of those crap laptop virtual reality screens and no proper analog clocks. I couldn’t get to sleep as I felt I was held down to the ground by the authorities unless I chose to have one!!
Oh dear better stop this toxic thought now and carry on with my real analog bikes……
Was reading about 900 scrambler vs benelli vs Ducati scrambler vs fantic and as they all skim the edge of retro with triumph most in style. They all but the triumph had futuristic looking dash instruments. I really like a bike with a real bike look tbh.
Actually, belt drives are not unknown on Harleys, and kick starters would still be a handy back-up in the case of a low battery. Not all modern developments have been positive: carburettors generally gave a better throttle response than electronic fuel injection, which was mainly introduced to meet increasingly restrictive emission controls. Carbs still work very well on my old Guzzi.
Now where’s my tin of carbide?
Beautiful set of dash clocks, they really do have charisma. I also love the style of your bike too and I might get an early one still one day.
It’s a comical story but ten years ago is when I first bought my bonneville and the wife swung it for me as it was either that or a V7 so she bought me a new leather jacket that happened to say the name triumph on it!!
Yes I remember you had two, what made the T100 better than the Bonneville SE?
The V7 I see as an Italian city bike , cool and laid back like you see period images of scooters and traditional evening bars and a lovely way of seeing the scenery at a relaxing pace.
I see the 9T as a fantastic part retro that has the laced wheels of the bonneville and the v7, the grunt and engine character of the air cooled indestructible GS and in my case from what I’ve made it for , the ability to carry proper luggage and tour the globe effortless.