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post #71 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 08:57 AM
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post #72 of 85 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:10 PM
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I've been riding scooters for 7 years. I took the MSF course to improve my skills and legally ride my 125 cc. I had no plans of buying a motorcycle. Then, with the influence of a friend, I began thinking how cool it would to do some day trips and weekends away on two wheels. Next thing I knew I was looking at motorcycles.

I wanted one that I would be comfortable riding around the city so a standard motorcycle was most appealing to me. I'm sooo NOT a Harley girl. I'm a huge retro/British mod fan. I love cafe racers. My father's influence who was brought up in London riding Lambrettas and BSA's/Nortons/Triumphs in the 60's. I think they're in my blood.

I love the look of the Thruxton but the riding position is just too aggressive for me. I also love the looks of the Moto Guzzis but in my research, I knew I didn't want to own one. Everything I read about the Triumph Bonneville solidified that they are great motorcycles. Good for a newbie like me but not so much so that I would be compelled to trade it in a year later. That's what I wanted.

I couldn't justify the expense of a new bike. Saw a T100 on Craigslist that called my name. Opal & tangerine. Drool. Beautifully maintained. Lots of little upgrades but nothing major. Eveything I would've done myself. In my price range too. I bought it that week.

BTW, I'm in love. I haven't riden my scooter since. Although, I do miss parking on the sidewalk.
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Opal & tangerine. Drool. Beautifully maintained... I do miss parking on the sidewalk.
Most of us would rather see that parked on the sidewalk than a scooter.
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47 years old..never been on a motorcycle in my the bug over this past summer....i have a friend that runs a couple triumph/ducati/bmw shops up in northern CA...asked him for some advice cos i knew i did not want a harley...he couldnt say enough about the scrambler...i did loads of research and made my decision...the first bike i ever rode was my new 2013 scrambler...picked it up about a month has 800 miles on it....i am so damn happy on that thing...
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I started riding again last year, after 45 years of not riding. My two brothers have 4 Triumph Triples between them, Trophy's and a Super III. They're nice bikes but after a 2000 mile trip using one of them I knew it wasn't for me. I demo'ed a Street Triple, and a Suzuki Gladius, they were nice but not quite right. Then I demo'ed a 2010 Bonnie SE. One 20 mile ride and I knew this was it. I bought my 2011 Blue Bonnie SE when I got back from the demo. That was July 2011. Now I have 20,000 miles on it. It's perfect for me, it's good at everything. My brother's bikes are faster until the road gets really twisty, then they are chasing me.
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Originally Posted by golfingirl View Post
I've been riding scooters for 7 years.
When I first read the line above, I thought who rides a scooter for 7 years that is of the legal motorcycle riding age, then I saw girl a few times listed in your post and said phew.

'Good to see you on a proper two-wheeler.

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I fell in love with the Bonneville back in 1968 after seeing one in the local showroom. I actually went with a friend to see the new Honda CB 72 but it was the Bonnie that stole the show. As we walked away I remember thinking, "Hmm, dream on, maybe one day."
Last year...53 years and 10 Japanese bikes later I finally bought one.
Thank you Triumph for resurrecting such a great bike and making my dream come true.
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Hey, scooters are cool. Not as cool as a Bonneville, but still cool!
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Originally Posted by Wheelhorse View Post
When I first read the line above, I thought who rides a scooter for 7 years that is of the legal motorcycle riding age, then I saw girl a few times listed in your post and said phew.

'Good to see you on a proper two-wheeler.
I started riding in 1968. I rode Harleys for 20 years before switching to Ducatis. In 2008 I bought the best scooter on the planet. A Genuine (PGO) Buddy. My Vespa cost an arm and a leg to keep running. In 8000 miles my Buddy didn't have a single problem. If it hadn't been stolen I would still own it. Day one I hit the road in Cleveland and rode it to San Francisco. If you need a quick run to the store for a gallon of milk, it fits under the seat. Try that on your Triumph. Stop and go traffic is fun on an automatic. You really need to broaden your horizons.

I love my Scrambler but I still miss my Buddy.

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