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#476238 - 09/10/17 08:50 AM Triumph Factory Tours
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
More info here:

Visitor Centre / Cafe etc. opening 1 Nov 2017 (I guess new or refurbished facilities as I haven't visited yet). New tours starting Nov 1st.

Hopefully will be going with friends from Coalville once they are back from vacation in France.
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#476256 - 09/10/17 12:40 PM Re: Triumph Factory Tours [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
NeilL Offline

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Mmm that does sound interesting.

Would love to go over to Hinckley ..maybe way too tempting!!
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#476280 - 09/10/17 04:20 PM Re: Triumph Factory Tours [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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I went to the factory back in 2004 when they had just moved into the big new factory, following the fire.
Impressive, very modern and high tech. I expect that in the last 13 years they have evolved further.

I see the price undercuts MMC evil

The website and the message being delivered about Triumph and its heritage is a clear mirror of what MMC has been doing for a number of years!!

When John Bloor set up Triumph in 1984 he wanted to forget the past, with all the quality, reliability and industrial relations issues that went with it.
The success of Triumph over the years from the first product launch in 1990 and the enormous sales of the Bonneville family since 1999 has clearly changed their view of the history of Triumph!

For what it is worth, the new Thruxton R is a simply amazing machine, combining classic looks with 21st Century technology and manufacturing.

I'll be going next year, probably in the Morgan!
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#476281 - 09/10/17 04:38 PM Re: Triumph Factory Tours [Re: Peter J]
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That looks like an interesting tour for you bike boys.

We had a 3 hour tour of MMC when us South West boys went on Deano's tour which I thought was damn good value.
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#476350 - 09/10/17 08:31 PM Re: Triumph Factory Tours [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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I keep seeing Triumphs on the road here in central Europe and there were also quite a few spotted in France on our recent trip. They look terrific so if the remainder of the package stacks up then they'll be pulling lapsed riders back in to the fold. And obviously attracting new customers.
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#476413 - 10/10/17 07:58 AM Re: Triumph Factory Tours [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
Paul F Offline

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DonMog went on the tour a few years ago - an excellent visit and really showcases the balance they have achieved between modern manufacturing and preservation of the heritage. Would happily go again.

Norton at Castle Donington are also worth a visit - a rather different experience since their volumes are much lower and assembly takes place in the room that was once the British Midland Airways call centre - complete with carpet tiles.

Edited by Paul F (10/10/17 07:59 AM)
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