It's red and cream not white, but that's okay as white like red comes in an infinite number of shades. No more red & cream......Wonder if the red & cream R3's will become collectors items like the '68 metallic red T120's. The red & cream color is actually sealed the deal on my R3. I've been pineing for 3 years but when I saw the Classic R&C, I bought one.....even though my B-I-L Bart (posting here now) says it's a "gay" color.
I hope that Triumph changes manufacturers for their screens. National Cycle makes their screens as of date and they are buggers to deal with if you have a problem. It would be nice of National Cycle had the professionalism of Clearview. Needless to say, Clearview will get all my business from now on.
I think that the 4.9% finance offer cost Triumph $1,000 per bike. They had to subsidize the low rate, GE Money Bank would not lend money for half the market rate otherwise. I would guess that the finance deal will not be renewed for 2007 Rocket III's. So the price goes down a grand instead.
Now Sidecar, if you are going to split hairs it's actually New England White, no cream in the name. The Classic model is also what put me over the edge too. After a test ride last summer I started devising a plan to explain the purchase of a new bike to my wife after just buying a Speed Triple. Thanks to Ebay all went well.
The reason I come up with for dropping price is to sell more product quicker and hopefully gain a loyal customer base. Personally I wonder what they are waiting for with respect to an all out advertising blitz. All too many people I run into don't know Triumph makes bikes.
Cream goes in your coffee Sidecar, you should know that!
You ar right (as usual) New England White. I like having a discontinued model/color, just like my Sapphire Blue and White T100. I called it cream because white to me is blue toned white or bright white. It's the shade of heavy whipping cream with a little cinnamon added. You have a T'Bird too.....I love the orange and black T'Bird. If I could find one, I'd buy it. There is always motorcycle money.....
Hondax,I have to wonder the same thing about an advertising blitz.I too run into people all the time saying I didn't know they were still making bikes.Then I see the sales figures of nothing but respectable increases that tranlsate to a controled growth.Maybe they think keeping a handle on sales ensures keeping the quality up.It's not main stream advertising but select exposure.I think the price drop reflects recoupment on product development.