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Old 01-14-2008, 04:27 AM   #151
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I have been waiting to finish my Rocket project, then I realised it will never be over. So this is the early stages.
Jardine exhaust system is on, drag bars, fly screen, smaller indicators and Ness mirrors are on. Next week she is getting her Neville Lush Racing cams & lock up clutch fitted, custom tune & K&N filters, that should yield about 170 RWHP and the same amount of torque as a V8.





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Old 01-14-2008, 04:34 AM   #152
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:45 AM   #153
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very tasty.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:51 PM   #154
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Very nice, LEFTBOB!

Impressive.

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #155
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Last spring I was inches from buying a Thruxton just couldn't get past this.

Quote The most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, has a peak power output of 69bhp

But man is it beautiful


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Old 01-14-2008, 05:22 PM   #156
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pure scex! :0

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Very nice, LEFTBOB!

Impressive.

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Old 01-14-2008, 06:33 PM   #157
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el paso

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The dealers have a few of those green ones left over here in the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia. I am sorely tempted.

What are they going for in the Lone Star State?

You gotta ride that puppy out to Fabens and have dinner at the Cattleman's to celebrate!

Ride safe and enjoy your new toy.
mmmmmmm...cattlemans.........
$7200 with a contemporary seat and cowl, but by the time they tacked on the freight, setup yada yada I was out the door at $8200. I got triumph financing at 3.9% though. (I can justify darn near anything;) I wasn't to keen on the green inside the poorly-lit dealership, but one the sun hit it......mmmmmmmm
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:50 PM   #158
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Yeah, okay, that's about what they are going for out here in California. I rode one this past weekend and I really, really liked it. It had great bottom end torque and it felt pretty comfortable. The demo model I rode was 100% stock and it looked, sounded, and felt great. If those dickheads in DC can get the economy moving again and the stock market responds, I think I am going to get me one.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:53 PM   #159
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Last spring I was inches from buying a Thruxton just couldn't get past this....Quote The most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, has a peak power output of 69bhp
I wouldn't put too much into that. It's just a number. When I rode a demo standard Bonneville, it felt very responsive.

As an aside, my KLR has something around 34 hp (less than half of what the Bonneville has), but it is one of the most fun motorcycles I've ever owned.

I guess I stopped paying attention to hp figures a long time ago. 85 mph is 85 mph, and that's about my comfortable cruising speed. Believe it or not, that 34-hp KLR is quite happy at that speed. I imagine a Bonneville would be, too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #160
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Last spring I was inches from buying a Thruxton just couldn't get past this.

Quote The most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, has a peak power output of 69bhp

Hope you test rode one.


Here are my Triumphs. Same pictures as the "British Toys" thread. I need some new photos of the Thruxton.

1972 Triumph Daytona T100R
(My restoration project over several years)




2004 Triumph Sprint ST 955i



2006 Triumph Thruxton 900
(Perfect Sunday morning bike)



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Old 01-14-2008, 08:30 PM   #161
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bonnie hp

I wasn't too impressed with the hp when I test drove the bonnie, but the more I ride it the more I enjoy it. If I was in it for the hp I would have bought an S3......I'm drawn to the old school.
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:53 AM   #162
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Hows this for a Trumpy with a few balls.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #163
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Last spring I was inches from buying a Thruxton just couldn't get past this....Quote The most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, has a peak power output of 69bhp


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I wouldn't put too much into that. It's just a number. When I rode a demo standard Bonneville, it felt very responsive.

As an aside, my KLR has something around 34 hp (less than half of what the Bonneville has), but it is one of the most fun motorcycles I've ever owned.

I guess I stopped paying attention to hp figures a long time ago. 85 mph is 85 mph, and that's about my comfortable cruising speed. Believe it or not, that 34-hp KLR is quite happy at that speed. I imagine a Bonneville would be, too.
Amen. The ride is much more than just horsepower. Anybody can go fast in a straight line!
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #164
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Last spring I was inches from buying a Thruxton just couldn't get past this....Quote The most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, has a peak power output of 69bhp




Amen. The ride is much more than just horsepower. Anybody can go fast in a straight line!
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:51 PM   #165
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ride safe

Twisties separate the men from the boys. (Women from the girls too;) Most of the accidents around here are related to straight-line speed in traffic. That's what happens when bike performance surpasses rider skill.....
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