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Old 12-06-2008, 01:14 PM   #61
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I owned an 05 Thruxton - an absolutely beautiful motorcycle.

...The Triumph forums are full of guys talking about how they can almost/sorta/kinda/not really keep up with modern sportbikes after tons of mods. These weren't built to keep up with a modern sportbike. Fun and cool all day long used as intended. I think the Thrux might be the best looking motorcycle sold today.
The Thruxie is indeed a fine and beautiful scoot. I have a pal who
races one in the now renamed Thruxton Cup and loves it stupid.
Beyond taking care of its' breathing issues, a set of Ohlins can
move the bike up to a whole new level.

The Ducati Paul Smart is however in a whole other league, putting out 95
ponies and weighing considerably less than the Triumph. It can easily
keep pace with most supersport bikes when piloted well.

I've spent considerable time on them both and have owned a Bonnie.

The Duc offers real performance with slightly more radical ergos
than the Thruxton.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #62
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I have to say I love the revival of the classic styling. The scambler and V7 look great and are about what I'd be looking for but I think the GT100s is about sexiest thing on wheels. I whish BMW would get into the fray and bring back a late 70's R series. Hey I can dream can't I?
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:57 PM   #63
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I think the Bonnie is the best looking classic style bike being sold today. I came very close to buying a tangerine/white T100 in 2005. Stunning motorcycle. The Bonnie Black is also a very good looking bike.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:41 PM   #64
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Anyone have a MG V7?
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:57 AM   #65
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Anyone have a MG V7?
Is this bike even at the dealers?
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:58 AM   #66
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Is this bike even at the dealers?
Is over here, and has been for months.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:42 AM   #67
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Is over here, and has been for months.
Ok I havent seen it here. What about the v7 cafe is that one in the dealers where you are?
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:35 AM   #68
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Is this bike even at the dealers?
I was sitting on one yesterday at my local dealer in Vancouver. It's actually smaller than I thought, way too small for me.
I've always been of the opinion that this retro bike bodywork should have been put on the bog engine'd format. This engine just doesn't have it IMO.
I was at the Guzzi factory in Sept., and saw the sporty version, with single seat, high pipes, and clip on bars, definitely a nicer looking machine that the current V7. I'm hoping that they can garner a bit more power out of this sport version much like Triumph did with the Thruxton over the Bonny.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #69
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I guess it comes down to finding a local dealer. Testride a bunch of bikes and choose the one I like the best .
have your expectations in check when test riding the new bonnevilles. I expected a ton of character from the engine and experience but it was a major let down. I'm going to try the ducati and the nightster next and then give up on retro bikes if they don't do anything for me
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:06 AM   #70
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have your expectations in check when test riding the new bonnevilles. I expected a ton of character from the engine and experience but it was a major let down. I'm going to try the ducati and the nightster next and then give up on retro bikes if they don't do anything for me
Well I dont really have that many expectations. To me its not so much the handling and power. More the overall feeling when driving and seating position. The local harley dealer have promissed me a testride on a nightster next year. Same goes for the duc dealer on a gt1000. Next on my list is going to the triumph and moto guzzi dealer. Fortunately for me there a 2 harley, 2 duc, and 2 triumph dealers in my local area
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #71
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I'm going to try the ducati and the nightster next and then give up on retro bikes if they don't do anything for me
Well... that should supply you with an excellent apples and oranges
comaparison.
Pay attention to the Sporty's suspension... or perhaps better
expressed... lack thereof. The motor has pleasurable low end grunt
but get's wheezy fairly soon. You're going to be more than 20 ponies down
on the Duc and heading towards 200 pounds heavier.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:24 AM   #72
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+1 for the bonnie. just picked up a 08 bonnie black. love it. obviously not a race bike, or a go anywhere, but I find it to have character in spades. The area where I live is urban. On a daily basis, using 100 h.p. is not practical. Nor is riding off the slab. However, it looks great, and the goods and bads of it's performance are what make it enjoyable for me. You sit on it, you are not wrapped in it. Heart strings for the old cb750's of youth. Are there better performers? Absolutely. Fastest? Nope! Best handeling? Not even close! Face stuck on auto smile long after you get off? Oh Yeah!
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:31 AM   #73
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Think it would be possible to get the clip on bars on the Classic?
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:40 AM   #74
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:45 AM   #75
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yes that MG v7 cafe looks very nice. Is that one in the dealers like the v7 classic?
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