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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Jet/Matt Hybrid..!

Hi Gents,

As some of you may have read on my introduction post (Englishman in New Mexico) on Monday I picked up my brand new Bobber Black from the Albuquerque dealership a couple of hours south of me here in Northern New Mexico. Needless to say I 'love' this bike and completely enjoyed the wonderful scenic ride home.

However!

I had one gripe as I had ordered the 'Jet' black version. The Matt black is super nice and I can understand why this version is so popular but for me the Jet black just pipped it at the post. So on picking up my bike I noted it was a hybrid The tank being Jet whereas the rest of the bike was Matt. See photos below.

Having never actually seen one before I wasn't sure if this was my mistake or not but on getting home it became clear that I was not in error.

The good news is that I emailed my dealer with my concerns and received a prompt reply with an apology and an admission that it was Triumph's mistake, the new 'correct' parts have already been ordered and will be fitted as part of my first service.

Needless to say I'm thrilled and it's great that the dealership didn't give me a hard time and with no hesitation wanted to make this right. Will update with a new photo once the work is all done but thought I would share this little story just in case it was of interest.

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Wow! That is odd. Matte black makes a fine looking bike but I prefer Jet because it is easier for me to keep looking nice.

Glad you are getting everything straightened out.

Love the brown seat! (At least it looks brown in the picture.) I have one on order. Hopefully it will get here this week.

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Thanks for that.

Yes the seat is brown. I'm also waiting for other parts, so hopefully when I take it in all outstanding parts (including the new 'jet' black pieces will be fitted.

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Curious , does the VIN reflect as a matte or as a Jet. You are about 50/50 here.......

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keep it as is, you will be unique, a one off, a maverick, eccentric.
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keep it as is, you will be unique, a one off, a maverick, eccentric.
That's an interesting question, how does one tell?

On looking the vin number does have 'JT' prior to the six digit number, so I'm suspecting that reflects 'jet', is that correct?

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keep it as is, you will be unique, a one off, a maverick, eccentric.
Interesting idea.

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keep it as is, you will be unique, a one off, a maverick, eccentric.
Certainly an interesting idea and one I had considered. However I do prefer the Jet Black look and it fits in more with my longterm plans for the bike.

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That's an interesting question, how does one tell?

On looking the vin number does have 'JT' prior to the six digit number, so I'm suspecting that reflects 'jet', is that correct?

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Dealer could tell you for sure how it is recognized on the title. I have a Jet Black Bobber Black , Iíll look at my VIN for grins.

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It's one of the odd things with Triumph, almost every manufacturer I have ever come across generally color's their bikes by the tank and bodywork, in the Bobber lineup however that's a wee bit different, the only part of the bike that changes colour is the tank, rest of the bike stays, in this case with the Bobber Black model it's Matt Black. So with the gloss black tank, you did indeed get the Jet black model.

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