Harley owners seem to have a lot more respect for the Triumph brand name than other imports it seems like. Is it because Triumph’s story almost mirrors the Harley story and they feel a kinship? I know that back in the ’50s the Sportster was introduced specifically to fight the growing trend of sportier British made bikes. It was faster, lighter, and just all around sportier than any other bike Harley made at the time. It was a 1000cc v-twin that was chain driven, an oddity for Harley. And it was built specifically to go up against the Triumphs that were becoming the new “bad boy” bikes of the world.