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Chopper Chaz said:
don't like it...any company that steals another bikes name I wouldn't buy it....that is a Velocette scooter name and it was bad ass I may add...now if it were the Velocette company which no longer exists hell yes nice start there..
um, Thruxton was a airfeild converted to a motorcycle racetrack in england in the 50's

velocette got the model name from the same place and the same reason in the same timeframe triumph did (within a couple years)

nobody "stole" anything
 

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Chopper Chaz said:
that is the reason why Triumph took the name is because of that bike made by Velocette in the 50's..if Velo thought of taking it from a airstrip kudo's to them atleast they didn't hijack it from another bike..be like Harley naming a fat boy a Vincent Black Shadow that would be pretty lame don't ya think?
wrong.
velocette thruxton was released 1965
triumph thruxton was released 1964
sorry.
 

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Chopper Chaz said:
I do not know what book you are reading but best hit the books...I know for a fact Thruxton was released in the late 50's here's a link of a 62' I don't have time to prove a point to you but I am most assured that Velo was way before Triumph as far as the Thruxton name was...Cheers..
http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/Bike%20Directories/Velocette%20Bikes/pages/Velocette-Thruxton-62.htm
sorry again, you are wrong, and the source photo is wrong

by the velocette factory frame #'s, the first Velocette Thruxton was produced 6/30/1965, frame # 102, transmission # 18237.

as per velocette owners group from factory records
heres 2 (real) sources
http://www.velocetteowners.com/qanda/th001.htm
http://www.velocette.org.au/

best get to work yourself my friend
 
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