Main Motorcycle: 2007 Sprint ST 1050
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Other Motorcycle: None
You won't have any problem transitioning from the Shadow to the Bonnie. In fact, you'll soon discover the Bonnie easier (and safer) to ride than your Shadow. Better ground clearance, more effective brakes, and vastly superior handling. Years ago when I bought my first Triumph (a new orange and white 650 Thunderbird) I'd ridden only 250's and was intimidated by moving up to the more powerful Triumph. As I sat on the bike preparing to leave the dealership, that big 650 twin rocking and throbbing beneath me, I began to question my sanity. The dealer, a salty old rider who sensed my anxiety, laughingly said "Don't worry, just remember the throttle works both ways".
Last edited by oldgeezer; 11-10-2012 at 11:38 AM.