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Those are all Harley parts. Fender, fairing, lowers, trunk, bags... that's no spy photo of a Triumph tourer... that's some guys ThunderBird-Glide (probably photo-shop). No way Triumph would use Harley parts.
 

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They expect to compete against Harley with a parallel V Twin??? The only way to ever even hope to take away sales from Harley, is a V-Twin that actually sounds close to a Harley. The only company they might take sales away from is one of the Japanese companies going by the pics posted in that link.
 

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Klock Werks showed a custom Tbird storm recently that looked like this (similar), so I wonder if this look is catching on in the Trumpet crowd ? And that motor actually does sound good. It sounds like a V twin, IMO. Not as good as a Harley, or a Vic. But it sounds decent.
 

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Those are all Harley parts. Fender, fairing, lowers, trunk, bags... that's no spy photo of a Triumph tourer... that's some guys ThunderBird-Glide (probably photo-shop). No way Triumph would use Harley parts.
The article indicates they camouflaged their touring test mules with Harley components. Though, the cast wheels are probably stock Vic parts. The original source is MCN out of the UK:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/New-bikes/2013/July/jul1013-triumph-harley-davidson-clone-war/

They expect to compete against Harley with a parallel V Twin??? The only way to ever even hope to take away sales from Harley, is a V-Twin that actually sounds close to a Harley.
...that motor actually does sound good. It sounds like a V twin, IMO. Not as good as a Harley, or a Vic. But it sounds decent.
Regarding the sound, jaysonL is right, the Bird has a 270 degree firing order which makes the parallel twin sound like v-twin. Here's a good explanation of how it works:

http://mcresourcesusa.com/TechNotes-270vs360.html



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