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Street Warriors

The Plaza de Palmeras in Felanitx for some reason and on a regular basis attracts hordes of motorcyclists. Some Sundays, whole legions of Harley-Davidson aficionados descend on our town and its weekly market, eager to present their machines to the envious eyes of the Mallorcan youths. Last week, I was having my afternoon coffee, reading my papers, when these two motorcycle beauties caught my eye and especially the one on the left, a Triumph Street Triple (675 cc, 105 bhp). Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. was founded in 1902 in Coventry (UK) but went into receivership in 1983. The name and the manufacturing rights were bought from the Official Receiver and production started up again in 1987, this time in Hinckley (UK). They are doing quite nicely now, or so one hears, thank you very much. There is a concessionario for Triumph motorcycles in Palma de Mallorca (Mundi Moto).

I am not suggesting that either of the two cyclists shown here would have been Steve McQueen or Marlon Brando even though, a man’s dreams are his own possessions. May they both rest in peace.

The photo was taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: July 31st, 2010. The time was 19:36:24.

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