No, actually there is a brand new Taiwan plant. The Thailand plant was to make motorcycles for the Asian market. The Tiumph management decided that making motorcycles in England was too expensive so they buit the Taiwan plant as a way of cutting costs. This part I know to be true. However, even among the dealers, no one knows which factories make which bike.jstark47 wrote:Social Distortion wrote: Finally- 2004 thruxtons are the 1st and last year they are made in England, 05 and newer are made in taiwon I think so I honestly have British Iron!!Not Taiwan. Thailand. Triumph has two factories, one in the UK, one in a suburb of Bangkok (Chonburi) in Thailand. The Thai operation was begun in 2002, with final assembly of some models beginning there in 2006.Ryethil wrote:Yeah, I heard the same thing about them being made in Taiwan so tht's sort of a bummer. On the other hand, I've heard nothing but good things about them.
It kind of @%&$ because while I'm willing to buy a Brit bike, I'm not going to buy a second world one even if it supervised by original British engineers. And at least for me, not knowing the full extent all this fits together means that I won't consider buying a Triumph.