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Old 11-16-2012, 11:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If it wasn't for the Hinckley Bonnie I'd still be riding my Shovelhead, or pushing my Shovelhead. I did a lot of that....
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I believe that at one time the NewBonnie was half of Triumphs sales. I still think it's the best seller of the Triumph line-up. No statistics to back that up, but this is the internet and since I said it.... It must be true....
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I think the Bonneville 2 has been a great success for Triumph.

In particular as witnessed by this forum sales in the USA have been excellent. Triumph and the USA have a special relationship IMHO.

You only have to look at the very many custom versions as well as the ''ordinary'' versions.

In 2006 I took delivery of my first Bonneville and with Norman Hyde pipes it was a thing of beauty (790cc version with twin carbs in cardinal red.) I loved it........



But look at this lovely beast, Streetmaster version.....



My main (negative) comment about the Hinckley Bonneville is the weight of the frame and the engine, but overall a very good bike. I like the newest version with the comstar wheels and slightly smaller tyres.

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Old 11-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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My baby, Black Betty, will be 12 years old in January of of 2013. According to the sticker on her frame she was born on January of 2001. I think she must be one of the early ones. Almost 30,000 miles and zero trouble. Both valve checks were spot on. Never even a cam cover leak. I try to take her out and flog her on a regular basis. She seems to like it.

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My baby, Black Betty, will be 12 years old in January of of 2013. According to the sticker on her frame she was born on January of 2001. I think she must be one of the early ones. Almost 30,000 miles and zero trouble. Both valve checks were spot on. Never even a cam cover leak. I try to take her out and flog her on a regular basis. She seems to like it.

She's lookin' finger lickin' good Irish Guy

Great bike.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah, T120, you do have to get out more.

I've seen three.
Less Forum, more Freedom. I hear ya. Today is a perfect day. I'll take that advice. Cheers.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I had a new '66 T120R and can't wait to add a T100 or Thruxton to my garage. Can't make up my mind. It will happen, it's just a matter of time.
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I think 250,000 Bonnies up until 1972. I've only seen one Hinckley and that's Dogtired's but I believe more have been made.
Does anyone know the production number for the new Bonnie?
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I've only seen one Hinckley and that's Dogtired's but I believe more have been made.
Saw another today. That makes two of the buggers.

P.S. I'm not "up" on the new Bonnies but it seems to me after 12 years a substantial "upgrade/change" in styling and performance is due although still maintaining the 60's classic retro look. I know the Bonnie line is successful and profitable for the company ("don't fix what's not broken"), but many owners might be ready for a Triumph "retro upgrade/change".

P.S. You guys are soon going to be "Old Hinckley Guy claiming he owned one "back in the day.""
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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P.S. You guys are soon going to be "Old Hinckley Guy claiming he owned one "back in the day.""
I already am.

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