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Old 03-23-2008, 09:01 PM   #226
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My new Speed Triple. I've had it just over two weeks and suffering through the break-in. Enjoying every minute of it though!

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Old 03-23-2008, 09:22 PM   #227
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Very nice, love the white. Would've been a better pic with some bright green grass in the back ground though! C'mon spring! That looks like very much like our area, still too much snow.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:40 AM   #228
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That's what I figured, now I just need a big fat butt on a Scrambler to chime in.
I aint got a big fat butt but I haul stuff on my scrambler.

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Old 03-24-2008, 05:54 AM   #229
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I aint got a big fat butt but I haul stuff on my scrambler.

Jodie's out of town and what's that saying about "When the cat's away..." Had to run a few errands so "borrowed" her Bonneville. It's only the 2nd time I've ridden it, but I'm really liking that motor. It's only got 35kms on it so still breaking it in, but everyone knows how important it is to "load" the motor whilst breaking in, right? I may have to just go get a Scrambler. I think they'd go good together.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:34 PM   #230
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Thruxtons ???

I haven't seen too much mention of the Thruxton model on this thread.
Any comments about the practicality of the riding position -- especially the handlebars?
Has anyone taken a test ride and found the position to be disappointing and possibly not rideable for more than a couple of hours?
I'm not trying to offend anyone who has one. I've never ridden one and was just curious about what the bike is like before I take the time to check one out.
I've owned four Triumphs (the new company) in the past and have never been disappointed. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 03-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #231
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I haven't seen too much mention of the Thruxton model on this thread.
Any comments about the practicality of the riding position -- especially the handlebars?
I've got a Bonneville T100. Dealer didn't have a Thruxton when I bought the T100.

Now that I've got 1400+ miles on the bike and I'm developing my own riding style, I'm finding I would probably prefer cafe style bars. Before I was actually riding I thought I would prefer something more cruiser-ish but saddle time is telling me a different story.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:28 PM   #232
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I haven't seen too much mention of the Thruxton model on this thread.
Any comments about the practicality of the riding position -- especially the handlebars?
Has anyone taken a test ride and found the position to be disappointing and possibly not rideable for more than a couple of hours?
I'm not trying to offend anyone who has one. I've never ridden one and was just curious about what the bike is like before I take the time to check one out.
I've owned four Triumphs (the new company) in the past and have never been disappointed. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Don't own one, never ridden one and my only experience with one was a few years ago. We attended Canadian Bikers 25th Anniversary party in Victoria and one of the rides we went on, a wine tour was led by the local RAT pack. John Campbell an editor of the magazine was riding his Thruxton. Well by the end of the day, he was squirming and changing positions every 5 minutes, he looked very uncomfortable. He was riding tail gunner and I was right in front of him so was watching him in my mirrors. Longest stretch of actual riding that day was only about 45 minutes, otherwise it was ride for 25-40 minutes to a winery, do a wine tasting / tour etc. (up to an hour), then off to the next. So we never covered a lot of miles and didn't have a lot of actual seat time, but he was in obvious discomfort at the end.

Personally I think the Thruxton is perfect for a track or burning up twisties, but not very good for actual riding, but that could just be my 46 year old bones talking.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:47 PM   #233
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:00 PM   #234
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Triumph Thruxton

Thanks for the replies. If anyone else has an opinion, it would also be helpful.

To bross - my bones are slightly older than yours. I do have a BMW K1200s which I find perfectly comfortable with various riding positions possible. I can ride it all day and not feel the least bit uncomfortable. I would imagine from your description of the Thruxton -- that the bars are lower and the seating arrangement is more "committed", i.e. uncomfortable.
Thanks for the comments.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #235
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Thanks for the replies. If anyone else has an opinion, it would also be helpful.

To bross - my bones are slightly older than yours. I do have a BMW K1200s which I find perfectly comfortable with various riding positions possible. I can ride it all day and not feel the least bit uncomfortable. I would imagine from your description of the Thruxton -- that the bars are lower and the seating arrangement is more "committed", i.e. uncomfortable.
Thanks for the comments.
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Sure looked that way to me, like his wrists / arms and butt were killing him.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #236
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Thanks for the replies. If anyone else has an opinion, it would also be helpful.
Tycho
I don't have an opinion based on experience, but I sometimes jones for a Thruxton too, and this is what i have gleaned from the 'net: the stock position is painful for many, but there are some options available as far as repositioned or adjustable clipons (Lsl or Tomaseli) are concerned, and there are complete conversion kits that replace the upper triple with clamps and tubular bars. I could also be mistaken, but I believe from pictures that I've seen, that the '08s come with a tubular clubman type bar, which would make replacement that much easier.

Check out http://www.triumphrat.net/club-cafe/
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:27 PM   #237
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A pause in my commute.
That is a great looking bike.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:16 AM   #238
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Thank you. 8400 miles in the past six months and I still enjoy every day on the road. The Bonneville is great.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:22 AM   #239
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Just bought my '07 Tiger on Saturday, already have 130 miles on her. Every time I ride I fall a little more in love. :)

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:39 PM   #240
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Another Triumph photo taken last weeked in Baja...



More photos and trip report at...http://motofoto.cc/baja_2008.htm
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