Bonny SE-R will be called "Street Tracker"

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by No False Enthusiasm, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Harry Backer

    Harry Backer Ran when parked!

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  2. JNRobert

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    A 800 twin powering one of these would be wonderful

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  3. norseXL

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    Are you bloody drinking?
    No sane pearson ask for more weight, but you can add it if you want.
    Cute bike tough, they can give it a #2 plate, the HD XR owe #1 :D
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  4. NJ-Brett

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    I was being really sarcastic I thought, but people went along with it.
    The old bikes used to be light and nimble for their time, with good seats and better suspension then the new ones have.
    The new ones were never 750cc's and just keep getting bigger and heavier.

    I would like a light 500cc bike like the old Daytona was, get it to 350 or 375 pounds and it might have a chance in the dirt, and would be better in turns on the street.

    The scrambler is the most silly thing they ever came out with, 600 pounds does not scramble.
    An under 400 pound bike might scramble a little...

    But looking around, people want sport bikes (plastic all over it), or Harley's.
    In the Harley world, a 550 pound 1200 is a girls bike, but even the girls do not ride them.

    Better make the new SE-R a 1500.



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  5. Dave in Wi

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  6. No False Enthusiasm

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    Yep... You were the only one...

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    Here you go. :D
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  9. NJ-Brett

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    Needs more plastic...
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  10. No False Enthusiasm

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  11. Pigford

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    :huh Get an Goldwing Galactic Interstate then :deal
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  12. mrbreeze

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    why not use the 1700cc Thunderbird motor? :evil
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  13. eatpasta

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    .....or the 675 Triple?

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  14. DAKEZ

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  15. optimum_malarky

    optimum_malarky Premium nonsense

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    An updated version of the Thunderbird Sport of the late 90s would be sweet! I have wanted a Bonnie since before I got my first bike, but the stock motor, suspension and brakes leave me a little cold. I wanted a Duc GT1000 for the looks, but the stories of tank swell and price (and the fact it wasn't Triumph written on the tank) turned me off.

    Excited for more info on this one!
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  16. KingOfFleece

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    Every bike under 10K and most over need better shocks and fork work. On the Bonnie it's very reasonable to do. As for a few more ponies, they are there for the asking. I'm not keen on spending MORE on a new bike but that class is what it is. Plenty of us ride 'em stock and swap out a few parts as they need it-however for 300 I installed Progressive 412's on my brand new 09 Bonnie-big improvment.

    I've had 4 of them and they are good bikes overall. One's hacked!
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  17. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    That was a great bike! I put quite a few miles on a '98 T-Bird Sport demo.

    A little heavy at about 500-lbs, but loads of fun!

    Retro bodywork on a current Speed Triple would do the trick.

    I have a feeling what we'll be seeing is suspension and bodywork on the current Bonneville platform, but who knows? :dunno
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  18. PeteN95

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  19. Bongolia

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    Why anybody would want a 1000 cc parallel twin is beyond me.

    My view is that triumph should be lopping off a cylinder from the 675/800 engine to give a 400 - 500 cc mill, watercooled and stroked to give a torquey fuel efficient modern Bonnie. 320 lbs would be great.
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  20. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    That's a cool idea. :thumb
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