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Intersting that they note Triumph had considered moving production abroad. I only hope they don't use this as an opportunity to start making these things in Thailand or some other place. I hate to say it but I like the fact that my bike came from merry old England

 

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What a tragic event! That is really going to hurt supply of motorcycles. I cannot belive the Bloor would even consider moving production abroad, where the hell would move the factory too? If they even consider building bikes in another country, it would really hurt the classic or nostolgic factor the makes Triumphs what they are. I would really re-consider buying another one, if that is the case.


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Holy sheeist! What does this mean for the future of Triumph, 50% of the factory burnt down? I hope they have and incredible insurance policy! And on their 100th anniversary, what a tragedy, how did the fire start?
 

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This is horrible news for Triumph and Triumph owners. It will be interesting to read about how Triumph reacts to this. I gotta say, I'm more than a little worried about the future of Triumph. Let's all hope they were prepared for this risk.
 

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I'm at a loss for words. Will Triumph be able to rebuild? What impact will this have on the workers? What is going to happen to production? Parts and support for current bike owners? This is a terrible news for the motorcycle industry and enthusiasts alike.

 

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I think we should also be concerned about the dealer network. The company probably has insurance to cover this kind of thing. But even if the factory rebuilds this means many months without new bikes or parts. The best dealers out there seem to be the ones that only sell Triumph, or have Triumph as their main brand, but with nothing to sell they will have to take on new lines or go out of business.

The fire is a tad suspicious given the claim that they are considering moving production "abroad." I wonder what "abroad" means? Someone mentioned shifting production to Asia, but I can't help but wonder if they weren't considering production in North America? This is probably their single biggest market now, especially for the Bonneville. I can see this hurting Triumph's prestige, though personally I don't care where they are made so long as they have as good or better quality as the current products.

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Anyone seen any newer info? Even MCN doesn't seem to have any mention of the fire, even two days afterwards. motorcycledaily.com was the only "news" site that even had a mention of it that I found.
My thoughts and prayers also go out to the families that have and will be impacted by this tragedy.

 

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Here's another link for the follow up story. Adds a little hope to the situation. I agree about the potential hardships on dealers. If there was ever a time to support your dealer, this is it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1877000/1877593.stm

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I was able to get through to a guy I have dealt with at Jack Lilley, the situation isnt as bad as it appears. Parts supply shouldnt be effected and most dealers have enough bikes to sell to get them through the season or until the end of the year. Have no fear, Triumph is back!!
 
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