Some Bikes Challenge Egos

This marketing poster from Triumph circa 1977 is a great example of how to turn your weakness into a product feature. Most if to 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.

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1961 Triumph TR5C

Modern off-road bikes are marvels of modern engineering, they have the power to weight ratio of yellow-cake uranium and motors that keep running no matter what you do to them. I am convinced that after the almost inevitable nuclear apocalypse only cockroaches and dirt-bikes will survive. And it’s touch and go on the cockroaches making…

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