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Old 01-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Bonny SE-R will be called "Street Tracker"

According to "Motorcyclist" magazine, the source of all wisdom and knowledge (!?!), Triumph is in the early stages of creating an upgraded, performance oriented Bonneville.

Early model includes inverted forks, Brembo radials with dual disks, bigger rubber, and Ohlins.

Engine may be increased to 1,000 cc.

For a couple of years, I expected the next step to be a dream bike called the SE-R...

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PS: Joe Gresh... any thoughts?

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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According to "Motorcyclist" magazine, the source of all wisdom and knowledge (!?!), Triumph is in the early stages of creating an upgraded, performance oriented Bonneville.

Early model includes inverted forks, Brembo radials with dual disks, bigger rubber, and Ohlins.

Engine may be increased to 1,000 cc.

For a couple of years, I expected the next step to be a dream bike to be called the SE-R...

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PS: Joe Gresh... any thoughts?


hmmm.

http://www.latestautoupdate.com/news...treet-tracker/
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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SWEET!!!! They're bringing back the Thunderbird Sport, with fuel injection!!

Of course it's a different name... but that's fine.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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SO. COOL.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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The magazine article implied that the air cooled twin would be bored or stroked...

No mention of a water-cooled triple... but I wouldn't mind a triple if the weight is acceptable...

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #6
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The magazine article implied that the air cooled twin would be bored or stroked...

No mention of a water-cooled triple... but I wouldn't mind a triple if the weight is acceptable...

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Quote from the article...

"Thus, Street Tracker the name has nothing definitive would have a Speed Triple engine and its suspension."

Also, the picture in the article has a triple engine:

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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I saw this Triumph street tracker at the Barber Museum this spring. I believe the sign on the other side said it was an option. What a cool machine.

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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Yup, I found the picture of the sign. Damn, I would have liked one of those.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #9
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The Thunderbird Sport was a cool bike and I wish they would bring it back. The same way it was. The Bonneville engine is not a good platform to build a performance bike out of, it's a cruiser engine.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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The Bonneville engine is not a good platform to build a performance bike out of, it's a cruiser engine.
While I admit that the Bonneville engine isn't lightweight or a high RPM screamer.. it's a parallel twin with a 180 crank... it's no more a cruiser engine than the Ninja 250's engine.

There are 90 crank versions in the Speedster, America and Scrambler.. so I'd understand if you thought that was the standard engine.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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I reckon it will be the twin motor will be bored/stroked as appropriate and some trick suspension fitted. Maybe an ally swing arm for good measure.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #12
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While I admit that the Bonneville engine isn't lightweight or a high RPM screamer.. it's a parallel twin with a 180 crank... it's no more a cruiser engine than the Ninja 250's engine.

There are 90 crank versions in the Speedster, America and Scrambler.. so I'd understand if you thought that was the standard engine.
I've always read that the Bonnie was a 360 degree engine and the Scrambler/cruisers were 270 degree. I don't think I've ever heard of a parallel twin with a 90 degree firing interval.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #13
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I've always read that the Bonnie was a 360 degree engine and the Scrambler/cruisers were 270 degree. I don't think I've ever heard of a parallel twin with a 90 degree firing interval.
That's what I meant..

In my defense.. a 270 crank and a 90 crank are essentially the same thing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:02 AM   #14
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That's what I meant..

In my defense.. a 270 crank and a 90 crank are essentially the same thing.
That may be true. As I said I've never heard of anybody referring to a 90 degree crank in a parallel twin. I do know that a 180 degree is not the same thing as a 360 degree.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:05 AM   #15
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The Thunderbird Sport was a cool bike and I wish they would bring it back. The same way it was. The Bonneville engine is not a good platform to build a performance bike out of, it's a cruiser engine.
Tell that to the guys running them on the Grand National Mile tracks,they can be made to go pretty fast.
(still kinda heavy I admit)
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