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Dapper Gentlefolk…….

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is a bit of an Annual Highlight. There is something about the sight and sound of so many Classic machines, accompanied by their Dapper Riders that really resonates with me. Its a spectacle that cannot fail to raise a smile. That taking part in the ride, also contributes to a simply massive worldwide fundraising effort just adds to the joy. This year, for the second time, I hosted the Busselton WA DGR and I was keen to build on the success of the inaugural event…

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Triumph Bobber – Full Review

Since not everyone will be familiar with the Bobber concept, it makes sense to start with a history lesson. The term Bobber originated sometime in the 1930s to describe the end result of stripping your motorcycle back to the absolute essentials and shortening the rear mudguard, which gave it a “Bob Tail.” The front mudguard would be removed. Bikes of this era typically had no rear suspension (Hardtail) and sprung single seats. The end result was a lean, clean looking bike, the Bobber. When rumours and early spy shots of…

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Retro Beyond Skin Deep

Its taken a few sleepless nights, the sale of a couple of much loved bikes, and a significant amount of patience, but it has all been worth it, because this evening I collected my 2017 Triumph Bobber from the local Dealer. Spotting my new bike in the Centre of the showroom caused my already overworked heart to go into overdrive, it couldn’t decide between skipping beats, or running at 200 beats a minute, so it did both. This bike is simply Beautiful. Triumph have taken the concept of “Retro” to…

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Happy BobberDay

My Bobber is now so close I can almost smell the leather on the Triumph Signature Leather Seat….. She arrived with the dealer this morning, and will hopefully, as I write, will be undergoing the process of being unpacked and assembled using the accessories that will make her mine. Today being my Birthday, makes this an extra special occasion. I won’t say how many years, but it is a Milestone. If everything lines up, I should be able to put my first kilometres on the Bobber tomorrow, and a then…

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Ladies Who Lunch (after a decent ride)

I’m just back home after a lengthy day in the saddle having enjoyed some time in the company of the Ladies from WAWMR. After an early start, where, I am not ashamed to admit, my heated seat and grips were turned on full, I pointed the bike North and got going. As arranged I met with a couple of other ladies on the way into Perth, one of whom I had agreed to shadow for the duration of the ride. We all arrived at the ride starting point in plenty…

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Help Us Triumph at the World Record Attempt

Late last year the World Record for the largest number of Triumph Motorcycles was established in the U.K. This was in response to an earlier attempt to set the record in Western Australia, by the irrepressible Triumph enthusiast Lorin Sole. Much time and effort has gone into preparing another attempt to set the record, where it belongs of course, back here in WA. The end result of all this enthusiasm from Mr. Sole, is a Festival Of Triumph Motorcycles that is scheduled to take place in the Shire of York…

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Rally Call for Triumph RATS

The Dates and key events for the Annual Triumph Riders Association (RAT) Rally have been released and I for one am very tempted. I am already imagining that a steady ride across the Nullarbor on my New Triumph Bobber in the company of some like minded riding ladies, would be a great way to run the new machine in. The lively party at the end of the Journey may be just the motivation we need, to get ourselves moving. The RAT Rally that runs from the 7th to the 9th…

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More than Ready for A Bobber

Up until the launch of the 2017 Triumph Bobber, I was fairly convinced I needed a Red 1200 Thruxton R, with the gorgeous add on fairing, and some subtle tweaks. That all changed when I caught sight of the first leaked shots of the radical Triumph Factory custom Bobber. Although I have yet to see this bike in the “Flesh” the attention to detail and quality of finish looks to be superb. I am more excited about this new Triumph, than I have been about a new bike for a…

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