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Old 02-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #61
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Like the trident I used to own without all the Fing problems.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #62
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From my observations here in Oz I would suspect that the Thruxton is the slowest seller in the Bonneville range. Not surprising considering that most Bonny owners tend to be from the mature end of the rider spectrum, so hopefully this bike won't have too aggressive a riding position.

Tuned for mid range grunt, better suspension, a little more room for bigger riders, larger tank, and this bike could be a real winner, a great all rounder. Naturally I'm talking about what I want here, other than the Scrambler I find the rest of the range a little small for me at 187cm and 90kg, not bikes I'd want to tour on. Ah, we can but dream.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:47 PM   #63
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Put carbs on it, some leaky old Amals, remove the electronic ignition and replace with points, and you've got a bike that some on here say they would buy, except that they wouldn't, because that's just how they roll.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #64
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Add me to the list for those who would like to see a Super Thruxton along the lines of the new Norton but still priced less than $10K. I have no interest in a retro bike with a Speed Triple sourced engine. I'd rather just have a Speed Triple.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:52 PM   #65
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Put carbs on it, some leaky old Amals, remove the electronic ignition and replace with points, and you've got a bike that some on here say they would buy, except that they wouldn't, because that's just how they roll.
Hey! Don't forget the oil leaks!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #66
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Hey! Don't forget the oil leaks!
That's a given. But my brothers speed triple doesn't leak a drop, although my 955 Daytona left a dime sized puddle of oil everywhere I parked it for the whole time I owned it. Just a little spot. My ducati leaks a little more than that, sometimes. Sometimes it doesn't.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #67
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Add me to the list for those who would like to see a Super Thruxton along the lines of the new Norton but still priced less than $10K. Me too! I have no interest in a retro bike with a Speed Triple sourced engine. I'd rather just have a Speed Triple.
A thrux with better suspension and brakes, maybe a bit more power sounds good.

If their going to go with a tripple engine, rather than a s/tripple engine in a bonnie, I'd rather an updated version of the thunderbird sport -

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:07 AM   #68
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I just read the street tracker article yesterday. With a Bonneville power plant and street triple components, I thought they got it exactly backward. Give a Bonnie derivative a power plant that inspires (ie street triple), shave some weight off it, and give it ABS, and it'd be sitting in my garage even if I had to finance it.

I love the retro concept, but retro doesn't have to mean ignoring modern power/weight expectations (of all-rounders, I'm not expecting nor desiring a sport bike).

Ducati had it figured out. Then they got rid of the sportclassic and uglied up the monster. Triumph is well positioned to come along and save the day with relatively little r&d. The parts are mostly already there.

Just my little rant.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #69
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I just read the street tracker article yesterday. With a Bonneville power plant and street triple components,
Does that mean they're going to slap a Street Triple front end on an otherwise stock Bonneville/Thruxton?

I'm with you, retro cafe bodywork on a Street Triple would rock, and be more in line with what the 1990s Thunderbirds were like.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #70
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Does that mean they're going to slap a Street Triple front end on an otherwise stock Bonneville/Thruxton?

I'm with you, retro cafe bodywork on a Street Triple would rock, and be more in line with what the 1990s Thunderbirds were like.
Hopefully a rear end to match...

Although I'd love to see a triple lump in there, even a 1000cc bored twin could be pretty awesome. As long as it makes near 100hp, with decent torque figures.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #71
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A thrux with better suspension and brakes, maybe a bit more power sounds good.

If their going to go with a tripple engine, rather than a s/tripple engine in a bonnie, I'd rather an updated version of the thunderbird sport -

that bike is awesome
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #72
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That is a sweet ride! Was that a model that Triumph made? Or was it mod'd? It's a looker, Triumph should re-do that or run it through a photocopier. I can live with to shocks on the rear to keep it a Bonnie, otherwise, double down on that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #73
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That is a sweet ride!

1) Was that a model that Triumph made? Or
2) was it mod'd?

It's a looker, Triumph should re-do that or run it through a photocopier. I can live with to shocks on the rear to keep it a Bonnie, otherwise, double down on that.
1) Yes. 1998-2000 Thunderbird Sport
2) Yes. Wheels, brakes, front forks, and more are not OEM for the T-Bird Sport.

I agree, though, kick-ass bike!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #74
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I was really hoping for something more like this:



Yeah, I know it's a photo-chop... but I REALLY like the triple engine!



that's a size 12 lady in a size 4 dress!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #75
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1) Yes. 1998-2000 Thunderbird Sport
2) Yes. Wheels, brakes, front forks, and more are not OEM for the T-Bird Sport.

I agree, though, kick-ass bike!
Well, that's an awesome bike! I'd love to get a standard, non-spaceship-looking bike that was actually meant to get the whip put to it.

Triumph: Photocopy that bike!
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