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Old 08-09-10, 12:11   #1
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I was hit with a pretty good one yesterday.

Bystander: Nice bike! What kind is it?
Me: Triumph Street Triple
Bystander: Cool, who makes it?
Me: Uh, lol, Triumph
Bystander: Oh, OK, I thought Triumph just made cars?
Me: I just laugh a little and go about my business.
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Got a good one too...this happened yesterday after our trackday as we were heading home. It was me, newtomoto, and dis-dis that saw this happening.

Basically, some guy comes up to "dis-dis" and starts admiring his 675.

Highlight questions from the douche:

"Is that the original Triumph"
"Its like a gixxer huh"
"It looks like the mix of a gixxer and a ducati"

Newtomoto and I were standing around. We had to run back in his car and just busted up laughing.
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Funny this is on here.

Someone asked me What bike it was.
I replied Triumph Daytona.
them: Who makes that?
Me: Triumph
Them: Does it have a honda motor
Me: No (Unbelievably amazed by the question)
Them: So it has nothing with honda in it.
Me: No
Them: Oh Ok. And walked away.

That was the strangest one I have had so far.
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My boss (A major in the US Army, and an avid dirt riding fan...) just (Litteraly...not 5 minutes ago) told me that Triumph makes shit bikes, and that I should ride a BMW

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My boss (A major in the US Army, and an avid dirt riding fan...) just (Litteraly...not 5 minutes ago) told me that Triumph makes shit bikes, and that I should ride a BMW

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Point him to the thread topic showing BMW's new liter sport bike having a catostrophic failure
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haha I should have.

I have a sneaking suspicion he has no idea what kind of bikes Triumph makes...I have a picture of a Scrambler jumping a dirt mound as my laptop background...I don't think he liked it much :D
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My fav was at a convenience store wearing boots, leather pants, gloves and a Bohn mess jacket. A little kid, about 8 years old asked me if I was a Terminator.
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kid about 17-18 years old at a local car show.."how'd you get that red bull sticker on there?"

me "are you familiar with how stickers work?" followed by a long blank stare...

he walked away.
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Got a good one too...this happened yesterday after our trackday as we were heading home. It was me, newtomoto, and dis-dis that saw this happening.

Basically, some guy comes up to "dis-dis" and starts admiring his 675.

Highlight questions from the douche:

"Is that the original Triumph"
"Its like a gixxer huh"
"It looks like the mix of a gixxer and a ducati"

Newtomoto and I were standing around. We had to run back in his car and just busted up laughing.
Yeah I was like - "Its pretty much a ducati dude"
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