Author Topic: The Only One Ever Made – Factory-Built 1981 Triumph TS8-1 Prototype  (Read 158 times)

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the only one ever made? I wonder why . it needs a slap in the fizzer *fight*

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Fallout from the recent London Motorcycle Museum closure I see. Wonder what other goodies will be coming to market?

Odd thing with this one apart from the obvious is how rearset the footrests are yet they still sit below the nose of the seat. As if maybe they've moved the rider quite a bit further back. Maybe to allow for the weight of all that fairing up front?

'... though it may look a little dated by modern standards ...' - err, yes. As Berger notes above.
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The only one ever made, not hard to see why.  *eek*
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This just proves what I've always thought, the 80's would have to be the worst period of motorcycle styling in history. Glad I went dirt bike riding for those 10 years. *lol*
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Looks like something made for Batman.
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Yup, truly horrible! Rather like 1980's pop music!
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Footrest pos is interesting... did they finally realise that the 'old' footrest position was way too far forward, resulting in a hunch-back riding position. One of the reasons I sold my Bonnie.

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Footrest pos is interesting... did they finally realise that the 'old' footrest position was way too far forward, resulting in a hunch-back riding position. One of the reasons I sold my Bonnie.

Yes. On my UK spec '79 T140 the riding position as it came was horrible - and the bend of the bars felt like they were trying to turn you inside out. I bodged up some rearsets and fitted flat bars and it was OK after that.
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