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.........