Morgan to Enter Motorcycle Market

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This has been caught in early testing. Morgan claim the frame is perfect for the growing adventure segment as it can be repaired insitu and will overcome the warranty 'return to base' issues of the market leaders.

Annual service, according to Morgan, will include Cuprinol and wood worm proofing.

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This has been caught in early testing. Morgan claim the frame is perfect for the growing adventure segment as it can be repaired insitu and will overcome the warranty 'return to base' issues of the market leaders.

Annual service, according to Morgan, will include Cuprinol and wood worm proofing.

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is that a telever suspension?. If it all goes pear shaped at least you could keep warm with it :) Might even float too!
I think for a special Christmas treat Kevin should cover this while we do the hp4 for him..and we would look at the bike :)

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Wood you believe it? I didn't think there was a grain of truth in the rumours, but good to see them branching out. I bet the brakes feel a bit wooden though.

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kharli wrote:
I think for a special Christmas treat Kevin should cover this while we do the hp4 for him..and we would look at the bike :)

Oh I think it could grow on you...

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The root of the story is, that it will be sold out of an Oakham based factory and will be called the Freeman. The pallette frame (trilateral deltoid-a-box)will be metaless (bucking Triumph's metalastic rubber band and wrought iron trend) with RAC approved yellow lens lighting for improved bad-weather illumination. Suspension is simple extensive-trailing-willow design. There's a grain of truth in that Morgan have done suffice to make you pine after this one. They may be in their infant stage, but that what's they said of Apple when they released the Acorn.

Honestly RIC yew ought to know better! ;-D

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Morgan are of course well-known for their use of ash frames. It is entirely logical therefore that ashonbikes should cover ash on bikes.

There is however a dark cloud on the horizon, this time not emanating from an unpronounable Icelandic volcano.
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara

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Im sure that bikes made of ash..it wood make him beam if yew took it down the beech...tis the seasoned to be merry...oaky ill knot stop now (yes i will)ow

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Well there you go, I log on to the site and right at the top of the comments is this wood-be adventure bike.

Don't know about the rest of you but I think they've nailed it.

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Morgan had to look through a forest of competition before the design was planted in their minds and they twigged how to transplant their ideas. Apparently it shoots down the road and they plan retail branches everywhere.

The root of the design is to appeal amongst biking tree hugger's everywhere.

The exhaust has a good bark and the engine saps little fuel from the tank.

It does lumber along unless you go bonsai with the throttle.

Some of the design detail may be pruned for production and fall by the wayside.

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Hee Hee. Is someone actually going around on that? If so I want to buy him/her a beer. Well, a half anyway.

Kharli said: "is that a telever suspension?."

Looks more like leading link to me, but I wooden really know. Be better with a chopped front end.

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ivy never barked so mulch in all my leaf

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"It does lumber along unless you go bonsai with the throttle"
... I thought my posting was good, but you really stumped me with this ring of ages comment RIC. Knot! :-D

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Looks like one of those nutty OCC choppers.

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Captain Scarlet wrote:
The root of the story is, that it will be sold out of an Oakham based factory and will be called the Freeman. The pallette frame (trilateral deltoid-a-box)will be metaless (bucking Triumph's metalastic rubber band and wrought iron trend) with RAC approved yellow lens lighting for improved bad-weather illumination. Suspension is simple extensive-trailing-willow design. There's a grain of truth in that Morgan have done suffice to make you pine after this one. They may be in their infant stage, but that what's they said of Apple when they released the Acorn.

Honestly RIC yew ought to know better! ;-D

Looks like a box-section swingarm on a twin-spar main frame to me.

Doubtless dreamed up by some splinter group at the factory.

Ten to one there's a hinge in it.

Hit warp speed and that thing would be all over the place.

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"Doubtless dreamed up by some splinter group"
... ooh that's good! Those skunkworks woodworm through the design. I'm sure they'll not leaf it alone, branching out until they've twigged it, so fear knot young sap!

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I suppose the big question for Morgan is, will they be poplar.

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Well my mate Red'wood buy one, he's no plank. In fact, he's at the elm when it comes to barking out what he wants.

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I dunno but I have a strange desire to climb all over it.

Should suit an ape like me hee hee. Shooby dooby doo wee.

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Big risk of coming unstuck if you hammered it.

Hard to have confidence in that screwy front end.

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Big risk of coming unstuck if you hammered it.

Hard to have confidence in that screwy front end."

Yes, I can cedar problem.

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It will copse market share with the seasoned Tree Hugger Chapter.

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Well I've never been a joiner, so I won't be getting one.

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You can dovetail in later unless you have a warped sense of humour

It's plane to everyone with hearts of oak.

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There is talk of a beech version.

And a flattracker they want to knock up from driftwood, called the Speedbole.

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You'd have to ring the thing to see what sort of age you'd get out of it. With a Dutch at the elm, you'd be sick-or-more to see it up roots and leave wooden you?

I told my mate that Morgan were onto something, but he wooden veneer any of it. He can be a real mortise and tenon blockhead at times.

I asked why he took such a cross-view and he said 'What dado'? I said is that like 'Gangnam style'? He just fixed me with a chatoyancy look, so I kerfed off

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Sounds like a load of balsa to me.

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wow a metal less motorcyle; im not sure if its going to hit its actually a big risk coz once it didnt work its seems like your hammering your own head.. but goodluck!!