Hey Rats, it's DJL!
Love this forum, I'm all in!
I took a trip to Hawaii last year, and was delighted to find a rental place that actually had a couple of Triumphs (99% of rental places only have HD's and sport bikes). Anyway, I had never previously ridden a Triumph, but always loved the style and legend of the brand, and so I said "why not?"
Not only did Glen at 'Cruzin Hawaii' have a Bonneville, and I think A Triumph America, but he told me that morning, that I was in luck. He had just taken delivery of his brand new 2012 110th Anniversary Edition Bonneville, and I was the first person to take her out! (Talk about pressure!)
I rode that thing around the island of Oahu for about 8 hours total, just cruisin around and taking in the sights, and basically falling in love with the bike. Came back with some pretty mean tan lines too!
Long story short, I promptly returned home and got myself a 2003 Bonneville.