Bobber's Biggest (and funniest) Critic Finally Concedes... - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Bobber's Biggest (and funniest) Critic Finally Concedes...

"It's a Great Motorcycle"

BEFORE RIDING A BOBBER:


AFTER RIDING ONE:

You've got to admit, Triumph's original promotional video for the Bobber truly was the gayest sales pitch in the history of motorcycles.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 10:47 AM
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I think Triumph were trying to snare the hipster market with that video. Probably why you see so few of them on the road - they're probably all parked up outside coffee shops or beard oil emporiums.
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I think Triumph were trying to snare the hipster market with that video. Probably why you see so few of them on the road - they're probably all parked up outside coffee shops or beard oil emporiums.
Hipster. Beard oil. That's hilarious! A dude with a big lumberjack beard who's also wearing skinny jeans. WTF could possibly be more hilarious and ridiculous than that?! It's like a ballerina smoking a cigar while toting an UZI.

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It's like a ballerina smoking a cigar while toting an UZI.

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Absolutely nothing wrong with that in my book !

In fact it would be quite a sight to behold, as long as she dances for the Bolshoi...
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Wait, I can't be gay and also ride a motorcycle..? Wait, I can't wear a Bobber t-shirt..? Crap.
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Im 100% gay whilst riding the Bobber... in the old school meaning of the word that is

Joking aside... straight... gay... male... female... bearded without or with oil, if you own a Bobber, you get it and as far as I’m concerned you’re one of us! ��
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I mean, he's a little right. The advert was really stupid. Specifically designed to draw in the young hipster crowd. But those are the folks that they need to get riding to ensure sales.
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I mean, he's a little right. The advert was really stupid. Specifically designed to draw in the young hipster crowd. But those are the folks that they need to get riding to ensure sales.
Yes, that's right. I'm not really anti-hipster and I'm glad there are new waves of younger motorcyclists that keep the flag flying. I know a lot of them will be buying into the "look" but I hope they appreciate what their motorcycles are capable of and actually enjoy the ride as well the pose. In that sense, the Bobber is perfect for these times - it has the looks. It also has the handling and power that you can keep on enjoying once the initial honeymoon period is over.


(In saying that though, I still think "gorgeous bike that" whenever I open the garage door.)
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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-03-2019, 11:04 AM
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I mean, he's a little right. The advert was really stupid.
In what universe do adverts ever reflect reality???

If that was the case Ronald McDonald would be supper-sized, the Marlboro Man would cough his guts up in every advert, and Budweiser would be sold as flavoured water!
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Ha! All who ride will convert.

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