I've been meaning to do this for a while now, but am just getting around to it. I always see people asking about the prospects of using a Triumph Modern Classic (Bonnie, Scrambler, Thruxton) as a tug, and the answers are typically a resounding "YES!". However, not a lot of details are provided. Since I crossed over 2,000 miles on my new-to-me Bonnie hack yesterday, I feel somewhat qualified to put some information out there. Let me start by saying that I LOVE this rig. But with any rig, there comes some tradeoffs. First, here is the rig that I am basing my observations on. It is a 2007 Bonneville with a Ural cargo box. Now for the commentary. Pros: 1. Power/Engine. The Triumph 900 engine has more than enough power to tug a chair. It pulls like a beast, and is a night and day difference from my Ural. The Ural has its limitations, and I'm fine with those. However, the Bonnie's limitations are beyond what I want to do. So in a sense, I have no speed restrictions. In the mountains at 6,000ft, it ran like a champ. I could toss it through the curves beyond the speed limits. On the interstate, I can run it with traffic. I cruised at 75mph fully loaded on a trip in July during 100 degree days. Oil cooling is nice! 2. Ergonomics. The modern classics have great ergonomics and are very conducive to long trips. 300+ mile days are a breeze. The lack of jugs sticking out from the side makes it easy to move my feet around. The bike is so comfortable, I only have to stop for fuel. 3. Suspension. It's a comfortable ride that handles the bumps like a champ. I don't get tossed off my seat every time I hit a bump like I have on some of my bikes. 4. Handling. This thing handles amazing. The chair is kicked out a little more than I'm used too, which means I can't hang off as easily as I can on the Ural. The Ural makes it easy to hang off lazily and grab some seat on the tub. The Bonnie rig makes me use more muscle, as hanging off really means hanging off. I routinely toss this thing around like its a sport hack. Cons: 1. Maintenance: Maintenance on a Ural is easy. Maintenance on a Bonnie is a PITA. Prior to having hacks, the newest bike I ever owned was a '73 CB750. I like my bikes old, and easy to work on. The Bonnie has a whole lot of parts compressed into a tight area. This is no bueno on maintenance day. Add a hack into the mix, and things get hairy. That nifty little sight glass for oil is neat and might be awesome....if I could see it. That sight glass is completely invisible to me. By the time I hang over the bike to see it, something like glare or dirt always distorts the view. I rarely know how much oil is in the bike. I want my dipstick back. It's the little things that make routine maintenance a pain, but, maintenance intervals are lengthy. 2. Steering: I have the billet triple trees from DMC. This makes the bike SUPER EASY to steer. However, the occasional jaunt on the Ural reminds me that a steering damper is a nice feature. It is easy to steer, but does have some low speed wobble. Taking my hands off the bar at sub 30mph speeds isn't really feasible. It is a minor complaint at best, because at speed, this thing tracks awesome. 3. Suspension: The front forks need a boost. I notice a fair amount of dive under braking, and on low speed maneuvers. I've got a set of Hagons en route. Perhaps those will fix it. 4. Ground Clearance: This biggest issue by far is ground clearance. Once the triple trees were done, and the sidecar mounts added, I'm looking at under 4" ground clearance. This sucks. I camp on my travels, hence the reason for the cargo tub. I like the forest, the roads less traveled, and secluded campsites. This rig will get me there, but not without some headache and scraped frames. I desperately need to find a way to pick up an inch or more of ground clearance. I think that about sums it up. My original post got chopped somehow, and I've tried to recreate it here. If there is something I missed, please let me know. Otherwise, I will edit this as I discover more things I like/don't like about this rig.