I Bleed Orange
- Feb 10, 2010
Triumphs and BSAs were once really common in the USA. It was either that or a big V twin like Harley and Indian. As Indian disappeared in the early '50s, there wasn't much choice until the Japanese bikes started showing up in the '60s. Other European bikes---BMW, Jawa, Ducati, Vincent and others---were scarce. Triumphs and BSAs had something in common with Harley and India---they were all based on 1930s technology. I feel the aftermath of WWII had a lot to do with it all.Can’t help but notice the large percentage of Triumphs? Are they very popular in the US, or is this a similar thing to Gretsch were people of style crave something different from the usual Gibson or Fender fair?