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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thruxton R vs Bobber vs Scrambler

Good day everyone , I was looking to pick up a Triumph as a second bike. I test rode the Thruxton R and loved the power , but found the riding position hurt my wrists. I heard a lot of folks say you get used to it after break in. I also test rode the Bobber and found it to be a very cool bike with decent power. I have not tested the 2017 Scrambler yet , but after watching some you tube reviews a lot of folks are saying this is their favorite Triumph. They are saying they like it better then the Bobber and Thruxton R even though it has less power. I am 6'3 230 32 inseam. I would like anyone's opinions on how these bikes compare. I currently have. Ducati Diavel so just looking for something to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
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If your looking to slow down,don't get the thruxton R it demands you ride hard.
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The standard Thruxton 1200 has a more sedate position
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The standard Thruxton 1200 has a more sedate position
Huh? They are setup identical... well, minus suspension and front brakes... but everything else in term of ergonomics is identical...are they not? I rode the standard Thruxton before buying the R... found them both equally comfortable to ride.

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Those are three very different bikes. Sounds like you need one of each so you can round out your stable.
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Huh? They are setup identical... well, minus suspension and front brakes... but everything else in term of ergonomics is identical...are they not? I rode the standard Thruxton before buying the R... found them both equally comfortable to ride.

The two I compared, the standard had higher bars, I suppose the R may have had the "race" clip ons installed.
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The two I compared, the standard had higher bars, I suppose the R may have had the "race" clip ons installed.
That must have been the case. If you liked the ride position on the non-R, then the stock R will also be fine.

Let us know what you decide. Post photos

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That must have been the case. If you liked the ride position on the non-R, then the stock R will also be fine.



Let us know what you decide. Post photos

Oh, I'm a whore ! You give me keys and I will ride it. I'm busy gathering bits to make my air cooled thruxton an axe murderer. Might not be as fancy as an lc 1200 but it's paid for and built by me.
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Good day everyone , I was looking to pick up a Triumph as a second bike. I test rode the Thruxton R and loved the power , but found the riding position hurt my wrists. I heard a lot of folks say you get used to it after break in. I also test rode the Bobber and found it to be a very cool bike with decent power. I have not tested the 2017 Scrambler yet , but after watching some you tube reviews a lot of folks are saying this is their favorite Triumph. They are saying they like it better then the Bobber and Thruxton R even though it has less power. I am 6'3 230 32 inseam. I would like anyone's opinions on how these bikes compare. I currently have. Ducati Diavel so just looking for something to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
I had sore wrists for the first few weeks,particularly when braking,and going down-hill.I would get home from a ride ,in agony,wondering why everyone said they were so comfortable,what I was doing wrong.One day,it came to me,I remembered many years ago my riding instructor telling me to grip with my knees whilst braking.Ah,so that is what the knee pads are for.
Simply using your abs does not do it,grip with your knees when braking and downhill,that will solve all your problems.At one stage I considered getting thicker grips,no need now.
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