I'm another thread lurker, and here's my ramble. In 1978 I bought a brand new 1978 Bonneville and it is maybe the best bike memory of my 70 or so street bikes. Would I get another T140? No, unless it fell into my lap. I had a 2001 Bonne for a few thousand miles - TOR's, intake, Ikons, and fork work. Decent bike but kind of heavy, mild and boring, nothing like the T140. But that's not to say it isn't a superior highway bike to the 140, it is, there is no comparison really. A friend has a 500 Daytona, cute and fun in an old Brit way. Is it a conceptual basis of a modern offering? Perhaps with 15 more HP and a balanced engine - I'm watching the Honda 500 development. People mention Ducati Monsters, I think not comfy enough and with dry clutches and other Duc "features" to be that do it all bike the old Bonnie was. I owned a S4R for a while and never gave the plumbing a thought, it was a tough looking and functionally INSANE motorcycle. But ultimately it had a harshness and focus I couldn't embrace. I think anyone would think twice about taking their Monster very far down a dirt road. I used to slide my T140 through the corners in the dirt. Back a few years I was torn betwixt a Duc GT1000 and a gorgeous R1100S BCR. I picked the BMW which turned out to be monumentally dissappointing. I wished I had gone with the Duck, gas tank and all, as I liked the 2V engine of my MTS1000 (whatever it's other faults). I'm in the faction that wants a ~400 pound 60 HP standard seating position balanced engine version of the old Bonnie. Not some corporate "platform" that starts off bloated so the engine can be incrementally enlarged to freshen up the offerings. I think the new Bonnie can be gussied up to look really nice, but it's still just too big and heavy. An "R" version? Ugh, then it's getting to be a HD XR1200, a bike I just didn't see the point of. Therefore, I'm not looking to Triumph (well, the Tiger 800 maybe) but to Honda and KTM.