Main Motorcycle: 2016 Triumph Street Twin
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
Other Motorcycle: 2015 Vespa GTS 300 Super
My initial recommendation to the dad and his son, with respect to their question about how a Thruxton compares to a Bonnevile, is that for a learner, a Bonneville is a bit easier to ride due to the wider handlebars and overall seating position. I further endorsed the Bonneville SE edition with the smaller cast rims, thinner set, and lower seat height. And, this kid was 19, had limited car driving experience, and no motorcycling experience. If his motorcycle safety course is as challanging as I found mine to be (criss-crossing the orange cones placed too close to each other, and at a speed too slow for reality), then he will be challanged aplenty with steering at super slow speeds on a Thruxton.