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▲ 2019 Rocket 3R and Rocket 3 GT. Are these the ugliest motorcycles so far manufactured by Hinckley Triumph? We're not sure, but they're certainly up there on one of the podiums. Yes, these street dragsters look macho and in-yer-face, and it's easy to be wowed by the huge power and torque figures. But style and elegance has clearly been rejected in favour of muscle-bound brashness. That said, there's bound to be a long queue for the latest incarnation of the Rocket 3 roadshow. The GT is on the left. It's aimed more at the touring rocketeer as opposed to the sporting rider. That's where the R model wades in (eyes right). Traction control. Cornering ABS. Dual Brembo M4.30 Stylema four-piston calipers up front. A single Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper at the rear. Various riding modes (one configurable). Aluminium frame. A 17-inch front wheel followed not-too-closely by a 16-incher. A TFT display. LED lighting. 165bhp @ 6,000rpm. 163lb-ft (221Nm) of torque @ 4,000rpm. Torque-assist clutch. Six-speed gearbox. 47mm Showa front fork. Adjustable footrests. And more accessories than Inspector Gadget. No prices or delivery date. Yes, they're British, beautifully engineered and will bring home some export bacon. However...

 

 

MOTORCYCLE NEWS

August 2019

 


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New H-D Technologies

 

Harley-Davidson has announced two new packages for selected models designed to keep riders in-tune with the latest electronic techy must-haves whilst helping them stay vertical.

 

Connect Service

 

The first is the H-D™ Connect Service. This is a suite of toys designed to keep you in touch with your bike. It also allows Harley-Davidson dealers to keep you informed of service intervals and factory recalls. Basically, riders can now use their smartphones to pinpoint the location of their bike and study its current status (health check, fuel level, mileage covered, battery charge level, infotainment stuff, and suchlike).

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2019 Herald Rambler 125

 

2019 Herald Rambler 125

 

This might not be the shortest news story we've ever written, but no one is likely to fall asleep whilst reading it. The gist of it, as gleaned from the very brief press release, is that the Herald Motor Company based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire has re-launched their older 250 Rambler single as a 125 single knocking out 9.6bhp. There's just one colour on offer; gunmetal metallic with a tan seat. Other features include "slim black side panels, a headlight grill, a short front mudguard and LED indicators. The press release doesn't specify the engine origination. But it looks like another Chinese-built copy of the Suzuki GN125 motor.

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2020 Low Rider S launched

 

It's no wonder that Harley-Davidson is having so much trouble these days shifting bikes. We get regular press releases from Milwaukee and its minions, and most of them go straight into the trash. That's because said press releases tend to talk and talk and talk, but say nothing; at least, nothing that means anything, and nothing that we ain't heard a hundred times before. Which makes Messrs H-D the masters of serving up the same, but different, and that's not good for press coverage. Not around here, anyway. But don't misunderstand us. We LOVE Harley-Davidson. We've owned a few and ridden plenty more, so we're well versed in H-D lore, etiquette and marketing spiel. However, if the firm indulged in a little brevity and stopped trying so hard to sell, we might find buying a little easier.

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Motorcycle workshirt

 

 

Sump workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear

 

We spend much of our miserable lives in the garage. Usually we're fixing bikes and stuff, and all too often we're re-fixing the stuff we ought to have fixed properly the first time around.

 

So it goes.

 

Anyway, we wanted to increase our product range (that's partly how we fund Sump) and we've been thinking for some time about introducing workshirts and general shirts that we might want to wear when the weather closes in—which is most of the time in the UK. Anyway, this is the result; our first Sump branded garage/all purpose shirt.

 

The Sump logo is featured above the left-side pocket only (notice how we cunningly avoided saying "breast"?). The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt.

 

We think these are pretty good quality and worth the money. First come, first served, etc.

 

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BSA motorcycle workshirt

 

 

BSA M20/M21

workshirt £26.99

All purpose street & garage wear

 

Seems that plenty of folk love our BSA M20/M21 T-shirt design which features the above roundel. So, to widen the appea we decided to reproduce it on a more formal shirt that you might want to wear in the garage or in the magistrate's court.

 

The shirts are 100% cotton twill, which means they're tougher than ordinary cotton. We wear these ourselves, and we're perfectly happy with them—and we're nothing if not hard to please. Follow the links and see if they're right for you (Hint: they probably are).

 

The BSA M20/M21 roundel is featured above the left-side pocket only. And when you wear this, other BSA folk will notice and might even become your friend and take you out for walks and stuff. It happens.

 

The image quality is very good and will last the life of the shirt. You know you want it, and you know we've got it.

 

 

New motorcycle launches and reviews

Motorcycle news

There's news, and then there's Sump news, and we usually see it differently from the rest of the world. Come check it with us...

 

Latest motorcycling products and accessories

Biking product news

In a world of plenty, there's plenty more coming down the pike. Stay with us for new motorcycle gear.

 

Motorcycle industry news

Bike industry news

Without industry, the wheels won't turn. We're keeping an eye on the guys who grease your spindles.

 

New motorcycling laws

Motorcycle legal news

Fortunately, in the UK we have the rule of law. Unfortunately, few know what all those laws are, and the government keeps changing them anyway. But if it affects you, we'll tip you the wink...

 

Safety news for bikers

Motorcycle safety news

In a dangerous world, we're intent on keeping you shiny side up. So mirror, signal, brake, stop and read the latest news.

 


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