WSBK » Canned Triumph plans did include Superbike


Luca Scassa says Triumph did have ambitions to join the World Superbike Championship before its decision to pull out of the World Supersport series.

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johnnyoza - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 4:20 PM

Triumph with a superbike? Thats so funny the british have not built a championship winning bike in 50 years,next thing you know Chris Walker will be on a Norton in Moto gp

papi - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 4:49 PM

Er.. Norton Rotary, BSB 1990. Triumph 675, BSS 2009 (OR 2008?).

Triumph, along with BMW are the only bike manufacturers increasing sales in the UK right now. I don't think it would too unlikely that Triumph will build a superbike in the near future. Probably more likely than the Hunwick Hallum!

Dean Dean

April 12, 2011 7:23 PM

Triumph have the BEST supersport bike right now, Daytona 675R...WHO thinks they need to win races in WSS to prove that ??!!
As regard Superbike, their present engine configuration precludes them from competing, they'd firstly need a bike, an 1100 triple to compete and present to the FIM for ratification..is that going to happen as the poorer selling superbikes are not in their plans right now ??

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 12, 2011 7:31 PM

I think Dean Dean has hit the nail on the head.

Triumphs best sellers are the Speed Triple, Bonneville, Street Triple and 675R. The new 1600 Thunderbird Cruiser is also a big success. They have probably decided not to produce a superbike.

Dannyboy

April 12, 2011 10:26 PM

Triumph has a 1000cc superbike comming in 2012 and plans to race it in wsbk as of the last dealer meating.

Not sure why they pulled out of wss, maybe to concentrate on the new sb? Lets hope so.

shamarone - Unregistered

April 16, 2011 7:04 PM

re: "But after three months they said they didn't want to do it anymore. I was p****d off, not with Triumph, but with the situation because I knew we could do well. I don't know why they stopped.”

luca, luca, they stopped because (economy not withstanding) it was "a bridge too far". they would get handed their ****. bloor has been anti-racing since his inception. just having the 675 on the grid in it's first iteration was a small miracle. it would be better that they continue to build on THAT success with a MkII version than go chasing glory in superbike. that can come later... MUCH later.

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