Welcome to my 50th post! When I started four years ago, I had no idea how long or how much I would end up writing. I just knew that I had thoughts, ideas and dreams that I wanted to take to paper (the virtual kind) for the sake of prosperity. A lot has changed since then; I have moved, found a good job and gotten married. The bikes have changed as well, moving from some Japanese bikes to an all British stable (and one German car). I am very happy with things and have high hopes for the future! Throughout 2017 I will have some long overdue updates; Even though there may be long gaps between posts sometimes, there are always things going on in the background.
It seems appropriate that the topic of a 50th post should be about a party. Not just any party, but a Triumph party!
I was invited to the launch of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber event last Friday at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. This was on the merit of having purchased a new bike from my local dealer a few years ago, however it is still nice to be asked out!
It was a very well planned event, everyone got a free drink and trays of hors d'ourves were available to guests. I always love seeing new bikes and for me the street scrambler and T120 Bonneville (in red and silver) were the stars of the show. Triumph clearly have an ear to the ground and a keen eye on the budding custom scene of the last few years. My beloved Scrambler was due for an upgrade after a decade, especially with Ducati and Yamaha throwing their hats in that arena. The bike fits the bill nicely, I won't go into technical detail here but from what I have read the bike is a winner.
I do grow tired of the drab, matte paint schemes. Where is all the glorious two tone paint? Thankfully on the T120 it is abundant and stunning from every angle. This to me is the true measure of Triumph's success. Showing us all that can be whilst remembering all that was.
As for the Bobber that all the fuss was about? It was nice, but didn't really excite me although the crowd certainly loved it and I suppose that is the most important thing. I will let the pictures do the talking for me...
|An old friend met me at the gate.|
|There was no expense spared with the 2017 catalog, very high quality glossy paper was used.|
|Who doesn't love Snoopy? This would look great on a gas tank...|
|Quite a pleasant paint scheme up close|
|Triumph has a new Bobber, apparently.|
|Easily the most beautiful bike in the room...|
|The Triumph bus parked behind the main stage|
|The Bonneville Black. It certainly delivers what it promises!|
|Fortunately I didn't need this to escape the venue!|
|Beautiful from every angle.|