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Hellllo again.

After owning an Enfield Continental GT (a very fine motorbike and the most fun I've had going that slow) and realizing that my knees and hips were not suited to the riding position it offered and that it sucked as a highway commuter, I bought a 2017 Triumph Street Twin. A fine bike. Built well, smooth, handled well, fairly fast, sounded great and I never really jelled with it.

Last fall Rumors started coming out of the Indian motor press that the 500cc bullet was to be dropped. hmmm. the around a month ago they made it official. It's going to be dead soon.

I started conjuring.

To put it short, I'm aiming for +-30 hp at the wheel, figure out suspension then make it pretty.

The bike isn't here yet, but some of the parts have started trickling in. Engine work will be done by a guy who has coaxed close to 40 at the wheel out of one of these unit construction OHV units.

This is going to be fun.
 

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That’s not such a far fetched idea. Hitchcock’s in the UK have a 4v in development.

But for my use, the standard head (with a little work) will do fine.
 

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Sad to hear the Bullets coming to an end.

I love the Classic as well but the entire ergonomics/seating position sucks erected horse cock compared to the bullet.....and I favor the looks better on the bullet.

I don't care if it only has 20 horsepower... I'd still love to own one just for leisure rides around wherever. There was one on eBay about a year ago that was really sorted out nicely. All the accessories...it looked awesome
 

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Only the 500 is being retired. The 350 will continue until it no longer can pass emissions. Only the 350 will never be imported to North America. It’s just too slow.

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Only the 500 is being retired. The 350 will continue until it no longer can pass emissions. Only the 350 will never be imported to North America. It’s just too slow.
 

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So, the bike hasn’t arrived yet, but my parts are tricking in.

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Had to assemble the damn light into the ring. See those clips? There are supposed to be 6. One zinged by my head and is headed back to India!

This IS minor fluff. Big box of Hitchcock’s goodness is sailing my way and things can get going.

And yes, that is an RC car body painted in (sort of) Team Repsol colors.
 
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