Hello all! - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

The Welcome Center New to the Site? Please take a moment to introduce yourself. New members and members who have yet not posted MUST post their first post here to activate their profiles.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fort Bragg, NC / NYC
Posts: 14
Hello all!

Hello there.

Brand new rider checking in!
I've just passed the MSF BRC and is currently in the process of getting my licence!. I have decided that i would get the Thruxton or the Bonnieville as a first bike. What are your thoughts on that? And what is the biggest differences between them that sets them apart, other than the seat cowl.?
I'm 6 foot and about 190 lbs and like i said before, a brand new rider. Ive browsed around the forums and to my knowledge, there are many taller riders that are comfortable with the bike. I have yet to sit on one but i plan on visiting the dealer as soon as i can.
Ive also been looking around for some Thruxton's and Bonnies on craigslist and Ebay and i have to say, they are pretty rare to find used.
I hope to learn alot more about these bikes and gain as much experience riding as i can!
Thanks for any info you provide!


-Gary
garyy115 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fort Bragg, NC / NYC
Posts: 14
Going to pick up a 2012 Bonneville on sunday!

Hello all!-3jc3nf3l65gc5e75k9cb28614b873bdac1575.jpg
garyy115 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 01:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 09 Triumph Bonneville
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 41
Other Motorcycle: 08 Victory Hammer
I'm 6'2" and I'm surprised at how comfortable the riding position is.
goat-ee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 08:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Bonneville
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fort Bragg, NC / NYC
Posts: 14
It is quite comfortable, I havent ridden long distances yet but i was thinking of getting thruxton length shocks to raise the seat height.
garyy115 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Newbie
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Doylestown
Posts: 2
2007 Bonneville was my first and it has 17k miles of pure fun and counting on it. Have done a few longer rides on it with no problems at all comfort wise. Did about 1000 miles over a few days to Lake George and another similar ride South along the coasr and'back up to Pa via the Skyline drive. Good luck and have fun.
Plamb is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.