- Jan 16, 2015
I guess you will have to go out and by one Ed.
That video had a lot of WTF, but then I realized it was probably California... :roll:Britfan60 said:Why? Because its a little quicker? A two minute ride determined that comment? I usually like this guys vids because he's kind of funny, but that was the comment of a pompous ass. Put them side by side.
worntorn said:In fairness to the Norton 961, he tested it awhile ago and thought it was "fun". He's now ridden the Triumph and declared it "F'ng fun" which is obviously a higher rating. Now the Norton has slid to a rating of " A F'ng piece of crap"
So I'm not sure what he is basing all of this on, surely not the two minute ride up and down the hill on the Triumph or his short ride on the Norton.
I've not ridden the Norton so I can't comment on it's handling . The Triumph is the best handling bike I've ever ridden other than possibly the Featherbed Norton 650SS. It's hard to compare the two because the power difference is so great.
From a power perspective, I can't see how the 961 could come close to the 1200 Triumph in reality. A1200 ccs Watercooled OHC 8 valve 6 speed against 960cc aircooled pushrod 4 valve 5 speed is not a fair fight. That doesn't make the Norton a piece of crap anymore than the Triumph makes my 850 Commando into a piece of crap.
Some of the many mechanical problems encountered by the 961 owners and the lacklustre factory response could qualify the Norton for such a rating, but I don't think he is aware of that side of things, only the "fun" rating.
Yep, it is, the guy is associated with a set of California BMW/KTM/Triumph/Vespa dealers...kind of mindblowing that they would publicly associate themselves with such unprofessional stuff (on this video and his others).swooshdave said:That video had a lot of WTF, but then I realized it was probably California... :roll:Britfan60 said:Why? Because its a little quicker? A two minute ride determined that comment? I usually like this guys vids because he's kind of funny, but that was the comment of a pompous ass. Put them side by side.
You're a cheeky monkey Mr Eddie! But thanks for the very informative link, I really enjoyed that thoughtful and insightful review lol. Me thinks this might be more suitable as your profile avatar :lol:Fast Eddie said:
If this Triumph gives me the kind of problems I've read about with too many 961s, even late models, it'll be gone.BPHORSEGUY said:The Triumph has several reports over 3 different forums of paint chipping off (including a dime size piece ) and plating coming off, all documented with photos. Mine is no different, I am afraid to touch it. One dealer said to not wash it for 3 months because the paint has to setup, I am not going to wash my new bike for the summer!!!! There are reports of stalling, bad fueling and ticking sounds and instruments fogging internally. All of these reports are on very low mileage or even the first ride. Triumph has a much better dealer network with parts and accessories more available. The Triumph rides, handles and stops great, just as it should!
Cheeky...? Moi...? Never...!iwilson said:You're a cheeky monkey Mr Eddie! But thanks for the very informative link, I really enjoyed that thoughtful and insightful review lol. Me thinks this might be more suitable as your profile avatar :lol:Fast Eddie said:
Good point Britfan.Britfan60 said:I've been watching a lot of the youtube vids of the Thruxton. Some with the V and H exhaust, which, like the Norton, is quite pricey. They don't seem like much of an upgrade in decibels and depth. Video doesn't really capture a true audio, but they still sound a bit tame to me. Good marketing on Triumphs part. By the time your done with all of the toys, you're pushing over 20K.
Don't the V&H accessory exhausts ditch the cat unit?worntorn said:Something I might look at in the future would be fabbing up a near zero cost cat delete done here in the shop, provided Triumph has the map to go along with that and it is not outrageously expensive.