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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:42 PM
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I had a Bonneville before my street triple.

It was a great bike. Twin cylinder torque is a lovely thing, and it was a very relaxing bike to ride.
I "thruxtonised" it so it looked like a cafe racer. The thruxton/Bonnie could hold her own against most others in the twisties, but I did have some quite lurid slides when pushing her hard.

I was happy, but then I made the mistake of riding a demo street triple at the local bike shop while buying some oil one saturday.

Oh boy! One ride was enough! I had to have it...

Being a bit short of funds, I traded the Bonnie in on the street triple.

86,000 K's and two years later I have no regrets. the street triple is an incredible machine, especially with a few little mods...

However, if I could do it all over again, I would keep the Bonneville and have the street triple as a second bike.

In my mind, that would be the perfect match.

Easy riding on the bonnie, flat out scratchin' on the street triple.

............. Perfect pair.........


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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 PM
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you'll love the street triple, all be selling mine sooner or later.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:32 PM
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I would love to own a thruxton myself though. I had my chance to get one when I chose to buy my Street triple...
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 05:34 AM
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When I pay off my car, I may just get a Street Triple. I hope the are still kick ass in 2 more years from now.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 05:57 PM
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Hey it's just what style of bike you like, i love my bonnie caf'e racer.ok its not silky smooth or realy rapid,(quick enough for me) but i can't get enough of the old 60's look. and as for getting better with the next bike you try, i have a mate who started on a street tripple ,then moved up to an all singing and dancing speed tripple r, loved that for 12 months, has now gone Italian and got the ultimate (acording to him ) Aprillia tuono . it' got to be said it is the dogs nuts, but hey i'm happy with my bonnie caf'e racer...

Here i stand foot in hand talking to my'm not quite right at all, i.
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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: Thruxton to a Street Triple R

Keep the thruxton and add the triple. You'll live oh so happily ever after.
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