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The Mercury Cars Guide : April 18th 2009
14— CARSguide Motorworks Enduro Series Motor Cycles ANZAC DAY POKERRUN Leaving Montrose Yacht Club 10.30 am. Info Phone Yogi 0418 122 054. 2 BMWK100 RT ’89 naked, low klms, looks good, $3,000. Ph 0419 818 797 0 Draggin Jeans W/proof jean polo fleeced lined. Rossi and Thomas Cook boots, leather jackets, jeans, vests, gloves, - ladies and mens. Oilskin jeans, jackets, swags Country Leather 108 Elizabeth St, Hbt 62315082 1 GO CARTS X 2 Clubman, Evans tuned. J-Cart, Gyro tuned, steers enough for an- other cart less motor. Bargain $2,000. Ph 0419 818 797 0 GSXR1000 ’05 rego, lots of extras, exc cond $10,990 ono Ph 0407 406 655 0 HIGHLIGHTER ADS Make your ad stand out from the rest! Ask the operator for a price when next placing your car ad for Saturday. Ph 62 300 400. 1 HONDACR125 1997, goes well, $1,800 ono. Phone 6260 4007. 0 Honda VTR 1000 F Some plastics and bits Offers Ph 0439 729 395 1 HONDA110CC Kids motorbike, 2 stroke pull start auto, $400. ph 62 604 043. 0 2006 0 KAWASAKIGPZ1000RX’85 very good cond, 6 mth reg $2,850 ono. Ph 0439 494 118. 0 KAWASAKIKX85 2001 big wheel, exc cond, $2,700. Ph 0448 137 393. 0 KAWASAKI 2003 ZXR 636, just serviced, new tyres, black/ red, extras, $8,900 ono. Ph 0400 355 645 0 KTMSX60 exc cond, $2,400. 0408794300. 1 KTM450 EXC ’06 , low km, good cond with extras, $7,200 ono Ph 0414 215 346. 0 2 helmets. Dryrider jacket, large. Ph 0417 342 198 0 POKERRUN BIKES, CARS and HOTRODS All welcome to join us for a run to the Bicheno show and shine. Small bus provided leaving Titan Bike and Trike, Charles, St, Moonah no later than 9.30 on the 18th. Enq 0409 964 751. 1 505 Main Rd Montrose Ph 6273 2871 deferred payment available TAA 505 Main Rd Montrose Easy fi nance interest free or THUNDERBIRD TRIUMPH Go your own way LEATHERS 2 pce set. ATTENTION! THERE MAY BE MORE LIST- INGS IN CARSGUIDE EXTRA. PLEASE REFER INDEX SATURDAY’S CLASSIFIEDS. 1 exc cond, $1,800. 0408794300. 1 4 X WHEELER 200cc SOUTHERN DIRTBIKES DIRTBIKES derbirds have been built for next month’s international media launch, with production also starting at the Hinckley plant in Leicestershire about the same time. Hesaidheexpected the bike to T be in most markets, including Australia, by September, exactly five years after the project be- gan. Triumph Australia con- firmed it will cost $20,500. Taylor said there would be more than 100 accessories for the bike, with about 80 available when they hit the showrooms. ‘‘We’ve tried to make the bike as customisable as possible,’’ he said. ‘‘Accessories will include a full luggage system and a big- bore kit, which will increase power to more than 100hp.’’ Most of the accessories were designed byTimPrentice, of Los Angeles, who also designed the Thunderbird. ‘‘He worked in Hinckley for two years on the bike,’’ Taylor said. Prentice also designed Hon- 248 Argyle Street Hobart Ph 6234 3888 www.motorworks.com.au For only $29.95, park your wheels in Tasmania’s highest profile vehicle market, the CARSguide classifieds. With a colour photo and 4 lines (extra lines $2) you’re much more likely to attract the right buyer. ...it’s that easy! PARK YOUR MOTORBIKE HERE AND WATCH ITGO da’s Rune limited-edition con- cept cruiser, Yamaha’s Roadstar cruiser, Triumph’s Rocket III Touring, and elements of the new Triumph Bonneville range, including the new 17-inch wheels. ‘‘He will also be employed to do some new products for us,’’ Taylor said. ‘‘We have a rough commit- ment to two new products every year, including updates.’’ He said the new Thunderbird was an important bike in a lot of ways. ‘‘There is a lot of potential in cruisers, and this fills an impor- tant gap for us between the [900cc] America and Speedmas- ters and the [2.3-litre] Rocket III,’’ Taylor said. ‘‘But we’re not going to take sales from Harley-Davidson. RIUMPH Motorcycles PR and communica- tions co-ordinator Paul Taylor says 20 Thun- People buy Harleys because they want the brand. ‘‘We want to bring the cruiser style to people who want a cruiser, but don’t necessarily like the Harley lifestyle. ‘‘It will be more of a competi- tor for the Japanese cruisers. ‘‘One or two Harley riders may buy them, but not a lot.’’ Engines for the new cruiser are already being built at the company’s Hinckley headquar- ters in England. A recent tour of the facilities revealed a modern production plant with a mixture of robotics and hand-assembly. The engines undergo three tests before being installed into bike frames. The first is an air-decay test, in which air is forced into the engine to test compression and detect any leaks. Abattery is connected and the engine is turned over and gears changed in the second test. Taylor said every engine also underwent a ‘‘hot test’’, either in the dyno room or on a rolling road, where it is run up to 120km/h. ‘‘Ninety-nine per cent of all engines work first time,’’ Taylor said. ‘‘The plant makes an engine every 1.5 minutes and about 300 engines a day.Weare running a bit slower at the moment be- cause they are building the new Thunderbird engine and we want it to be right. ‘‘One thing we are very pas- sionate about is the quality of our product. [Owner] John Bloor is very fastidious about quality. Triumph had a bad reputation for quality with oil leaks, but when we came back [from the 2002 fire in the original Hinckley factory] we almost over-engineered our bikes, which meant most were a bit heavy, but well-made. ‘‘Nowweare concentratingon performance and reducing weight.’’ Taylor said the company usually started building new or updated bikes first for the Aus- tralian, New Zealand and Japa- nese markets. ‘‘Because of the time it takes to ship them to those markets, it means they should arrive in all our markets at the sametime for launch,’’ he said. ‘‘However, this time we will make them first for Scandina- people who want a cruiser, but don’t necessarily like the Harley lifestyle ‘ Yet another triumph TRIUMPH now has five fac- ’ tories. The original Hinckley fac- tory was rebuilt after the fire and now houses a paint shop. Less than1kmaway, thenew factory builds about 66 per cent of all its bikes. It is also the administration headquarters for the brand, owned privately by business- man John Bloor since 1983. The other three plants are in Thailand, where the rest of the bikes are assembled and most of the components are manu- factured. There are about 700 people employed at the Hinckley HQ, and about 1550 worldwide. The company has recorded 19 per cent annual growth over the past four years, and last year built more than 50,000 and sold 47,551, beating its 1967 sales record of 47,000. Despite the economic down- turn, Triumph Motorcycles PR and communications co- ordinator Paul Taylor expects the company will sell about 50,000 this year. Taylor said the stand-alone clothing and accessories busi- nesses were becoming a larger proportion of the business. ‘‘Accessories are very impor- tant for our dealers,’’ he said. ‘‘We are second only in acces- sories to Harley-Davidson, and it grows every time we intro- duce a new bike like the new Thunderbird.’’ vian countries to take advantage of their very short summer.’’ Taylor said it was difficult to forecast sales for the Thunder- bird in the current economic climate. ‘‘Sports bikes are about 60 per cent of oursalesandabout 20 per cent each for cruisers and mod- ern classics,’’ he said. ‘‘The Thunderbird is about getting new people into the brand, so it might change pro- portions at least 10 per cent of output. ‘‘Our target is to build about 5000 in a year, which compares with 8000 Street Triples, which is our biggest seller. ‘‘Australia represents about 6-7 per cent of Triumph’s world sales.’’ We want to bring the cruiser style to 2,200klms, $5,900 ride away. Ph 6231 1500 KAWASAKIGPX250 model, as new, only 0 WALDEN MILLER leather jacket (38), never worn $150. Ph 0407 270 473. 0 YAMAHA FZR 250 ’95 model, good reg, goes well, $2,500 ono Ph 0408 326 597 or swap for 4WD. 1 ROAD WARRIOR: Triumph’s new cruiser, the Thunderbird, is right on schedule to hit the Australian market in September. Thunderbirds aregofor nextmonthwhenTriumph begins production of its1600cc parallel twin cruiser.MarkHinchliffe reports 0 Tassie Quad Adventures Ride from Huon - Maydena. 25 April Enq 0419 550 534 tassiequadadventures.com.au as new cond $6,000 ono Ph 0409 709 884. SUZUKI 08 GS500 LAMS, very low km, Blue/white, low k’s, good ??MERC?? ENDURO Sunday 26th Scruit/Race 8.30am/10.00am $30 MA License, Race Fee - $30 Senior, $20 Junior, ‘‘Mace’s’’ Buckland April 2009 $5 Land Owner Fee. $10 Merc Day Membership $50 Merc Year Membership. Turn (L) at end of the Buckland Straight. Follow Signs. For further information, please contact Israel on 0409 974 757. 1 MONSTER125 Acc and spares, near new $1,600 ono. Ph 0437 904 800. 0 POLARIS 500cc 4 wheeler bike, good cond, needs shocks, 2 new tyres and rims incl, good workhorse, $4,600 ono. Ph 6268 0132, 0412 222 041. 1 STMCAMX Club Day Interlaken Rd, Oatlands. Scrut 7.30, riders brief 9.15. Enq Judy Ph 0439 284 095 2 SUZUKI GS500 1989 mod, new tyres, unreg, $1,400 ono. Ph 6273 3276. 0 SUNDAY 19TH APRIL Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au Saturday, April 18, 2009 Cruising towards takeoff Order yours now 2035000-16 2003678-41
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