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Old 11-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Classic style bike. new Triumph or Ducati?

Which would you prefer for a new bike with classic look. The Triumph bonneville, scrambler, thruxton or Ducati GT 1000, sport 1000.

I really like the looks of all of them. Never driven one of them, just seen them.

Would love some imputs from you owners.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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Short answer for me is that as much as I am drawn to the looks of the Triumphs, the power was sorely missing when I test rode 3 of them(America, Bonneville and a Thruxton). From all accounts the Ducati's actually DO at least perform like a contemporary bike. Something about all that empty space above the rear wheel on the GT 1000 however leaves me wondering if the looks are satisfying enough. Not exactly a neo-classic per se, but the Guzzi Bellagio would be a strong contender if only it were available in my market.

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Old 11-29-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
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They say a picture is worth 1000 words and I agree


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Old 11-29-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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those two bikes look awsome. But for the guzzis I like the V7 classic and V7 cafe better.... they have the real classic look But dont know too much about the guzzis are they reliable? and how are they to drive?
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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I'm kind of tired of the matte black paint on some of these bikes. That Guzzi would be awesome in a pearl white.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:56 PM   #6
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I don't think I could buy a retro-styled current production bike as it just wouldn't seem right to me, but I'm a bit of a randian in terms of aesthetics I suppose:)

I do appreciate classic looks, just not on new machines. I think if I were in the market I'd be looking for a bevel drive like this one
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=bevel
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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The Ducati is drop dead gorgeous - no doubt about it but, Not very comfy IMO and they just sit weird (and I'm a sport bike kinda guy).
The Triumphs have plenty of power for what they are and are actually comfortable & designed to ride...
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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those two bikes look awsome. But for the guzzis I like the V7 classic and V7 cafe better.... they have the real classic look But dont know too much about the guzzis are they reliable? and how are they to drive?
I have lusted over the V7 since last year's Milan show, even tried to convince myself I could live with the modest power output. I finally had a chance to ride the Breva 750 (same bike as V7) and my hopes were dashed. As an around town putter it would be a fine bike but on the freeway at an indicated 80 mph that 'little' engine was working pretty hard. Mind you I am 200+ lbs in the B-day suit and a (much) lighter rider might be a better fit.
As others have suggested, a Bellagio fitted with a V7 body work and cafe seat would be a nice bit of kit. Even a V7 cafe (prone) styling exercise on the Big Breva, i feel would have made more sense than on the very modest Breva 750. The more upright position on the Classic would certainly makes the 750 mill easier to live with.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:31 PM   #9
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I actually bit the arm off of a man that tried to throw a leg over my Triumph Scrambler without asking.

True story.

The Triumphs get a crap load of attention as well. Can be a bit uncomfortable at times. I've taken to calling mine The Movie Star.

Excellent bikes for just cruising around. Plenty of power for that too.

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:58 PM   #10
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I do love the looks of the Thruxton also, but it's just too under powered IMHO.


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Old 12-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #11
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I actually bit the arm off of a man that tried to throw a leg over my Triumph Scrambler without asking.

True story.

The Triumphs get a crap load of attention as well. Can be a bit uncomfortable at times. I've taken to calling mine The Movie Star.

Excellent bikes for just cruising around. Plenty of power for that too.

Uh, you took a picture of the wrong side...
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #12
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They say a picture is worth 1000 words and I agree


One of these should be arriving in February.
There was some talk that it will only be available in black for '09
although i did hear today that red (my choice) might still
be a possibility.

Had a Bonnie... fine scoot... but not even close in
terms of performance.

It will of course be running a full Termi set up which might
alone be worth the price of admission.

And now i must settle down to the tick, tick, tick....
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #13
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here's my 06 scrambler .i traded in a 03 ducati monster 800 dark for it. i just got another ducati but i'm keeping the scrambler..........
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:24 PM   #14
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I was strongly tempted by the retro Ducatis before I picked up my Hypermotard. I really liked both the GT1000 and Sport 1000. They're such nice looking bikes. The GT1000 looks like it would be a great bike for just cruising around town and back roads on at a nice pace.

One test ride on the Hyper sealed the deal for me however. As much as I like the looks of the retro Ducatis, the Hyper suits my riding style better.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:43 AM   #15
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Personally i would go for a Scrambler but thats because in the North West theres ALOT of forest service roads to be explored. But if i were going road only, id get the Duc. A guy i used to ride with had one of the new retro Ducs and well, it looks kinda old but its a modern bike. The rate at which one pulls away from you will tell you that
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