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Hi Gents,

Overall Triumph Bobbers and Speedmasters are somewhat rare out on the road and I think we have all been the grateful recipients of thoughtful compliments from other motorcyclists and the general public. My wife has often commented that if I'm out for a ride I always have to add time to my day to deal with all the questions..

Yesterday I received a really nice compliment. A gentlemen crossed the car park to speak to me, quite clearly he had some knowledge of current Triumph models but said he was a little confused and "unfamiliar with this model of Triumph" and could I tell him more. As has been mentioned many times on the forum my 'Bobber' has morphed somewhat into a hybrid, a Speedbobber if you will, I'm totally fine with that as I have endeavored to create my own interpretation of a Triumph, so I was quite chuffed with his comments.

As I explained all that has been done, he went on to say that he loved the bike and it was near his dream bike, so I was pretty pleased.

So, can you share any of your own favorite compliments?

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The compliments are never fast enough to catch me....
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My coolest compliment came from a bar in Wisconsin last summer. My buddy and I pulled up for lunch and parked on a higher part of the slanted parking lot. When we walked in there were about 10 older patrons looking out the window at our bikes. They were all trying to figure out how old and what Make mine was. When I told them it was a brand new Triumph they were amazed and couldn't stop raving about how cool it looked and how awesome it was that a bike that looked so old has cruise control, traction control and anti-lock brakes. I don't ride it for the compliments though. I just love putting the effortless miles behind me.
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One situation I have been constantly (but pleasantly) surprised about being and English Triumph rider here in the US, is just how many older chaps have come up to me and shared there experience with British bikes back in the 60's or 70's. I really had no idea British bikes were so popular back in the day, so it has been nice to learn this.

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In retrospect (mods please alter) I should have titled this thread:

What Compliments Or Comments Have You Had..?

Just in case someone had a comment that was not favorable..

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... my 'Bobber' has morphed somewhat into a hybrid, a Speedbobber if you will...
More like a MasterBobber or Bobster.
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Just last week, stopped by a cop, pulled up beside me, rolled down his window, “ that’s one fu****g nice bike”, no ticket!
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Just last week, stopped by a cop, pulled up beside me, rolled down his window, “ that’s one fu****g nice bike”, no ticket!
Nice.....

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One situation I have been constantly (but pleasantly) surprised about being and English Triumph rider here in the US, is just how many older chaps have come up to me and shared there experience with British bikes back in the 60's or 70's. I really had no idea British bikes were so popular back in the day, so it has been nice to learn this.

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There were fewer choices in the '60s in the US. The Japanese were not realy here yet. Most popular were HD, Triumph, Norton and BSA. There were some other minor players like Bultaco and believe it or not BMW was not very often seen.

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The usual “is that old or new” but I most enjoy the thumbs up sign 👍from a car at a stoplight. Makes me smile every time.
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