This marketing poster from Triumph Motorcycles circa 1977 is a great example of how to turn a weakness into a feature. Most, if not all, of the Japanese bikes of the era had electric starts, the Bonneville still used a kicker and this was the marketing departments play at selling it to the masses.
I would have bought one.
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