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Saw this today..

#1 Post by Gerontious » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:12 pm

Out for a ride this afternoon.. sunny and warmer than yesterday and came across this, New on a 68 plate. Im assuming its chinese, but have to say, it looked great!!

sadly, I couldn't see the other side as i wasn't prepared to go in some random strangers garden.

400cc drum rear, kickstart. one for @Snod Blatter

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Re: Saw this today..

#2 Post by skyrider » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 pm

it does have a british look about it but I reckon it is indeed Chinese :|

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#3 Post by fastbob » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:21 pm

Look how they've done the R in Crosby to look like a Triumph logo . There are quite a few of these pseudo Triumph retro lookalikes around and this is not the prettiest I've seen by far . If this is the "Scrambler" version I bet there's a street version and a café racer version as well . It's just an attempt to Anglicise a Chinese bike that I'm guessing may have actually been aimed at the Japanese market . ( Possibly )
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Re: Saw this today..

#4 Post by Tiggie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm

That's a South African import apparently. In Europe they are badged as a mash while in S.A they are called Crosby

Commissioned by a French company but yes made in China :wink:
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#5 Post by fastbob » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:28 pm

Tiggie wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm
That's a South African import apparently. In Europe they are badged as a mash while in S.A they are called Crosby

Commissioned by a French company but yes made in China :wink:
Ahh , someones done their research , I was just guessing ( wrongly )

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#6 Post by Tiggie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Very nice looking bike though. Would be interesting to see what it looks like after a couple of years in this country :shock:
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#7 Post by Snod Blatter » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 pm

I wholeheartedly approve of this message but I'd still have a CB400SS out of the lot 8-)
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#8 Post by Joeman » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am

Looks nice apart from the exhaust which looks like a total after thought.
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#9 Post by fastbob » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 am

Joeman wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am
Looks nice apart from the exhaust which looks like a total after thought.
I agree, it's in completely the wrong place .

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Re: Saw this today..

#10 Post by Smithers » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 am

@Joeman and @fastbob

I go along with your comments. The exhaust doesn't do the bike any favours.
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Re: Saw this today..

#11 Post by Fred » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:51 pm

Tiggie wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Very nice looking bike though. Would be interesting to see what it looks like after a couple of years in this country :shock:
If it is looked after and is not neglected in the cleaning regime it will still look fine.........the exhaust will still not look right though! :D

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Re: Saw this today..

#12 Post by skyrider » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:34 pm

yes they could have made it look a lot better,