Out of curiosity, have you owned any of the Hinckley Triumphs? If so did they remind you much of the Meridian Triumphs you started out on?
To keep this somewhat on-topic, does anyone still apply patches to their riding jackets (not referring to gang patches)? I never have, but the classic Triumph patches are amongst my all time favorites.
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A good friend of mine at work lets me drive his Steve McQueen Limited Edition Triumph that looks good and is great to ride. The seat is relatively high and is especially user friendly for my long legs, as opposed to say a Harley Sportster that sits lower to the ground. The jacket I am wearing is an old mall jacket that my friend wears and have been trying to talk him into buying a real MC jacket.
My riding jacket is a custom 50's halfbelt from Aero. I don't know what the function of the actual halfbelt is, but as a MC jacket, it's more style than substance. It works fine, but does not come standard with a bi-swing back, which IMHO is more suited to riding. But I love the classic look, it would look great paired with that awesome Triumph. Looks good on my Sportster, too. I do plan to buy a dedicated motor jacket in the future.
I had a Bonneville that I rode in 1967-1967 but it was stolen, which probably saved my life. In those days I rode without a helmet. To each his own; but the thought makes me cringe.