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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all from Tassie,
Munga is the name and bikes are the game (as well as hot rods) well anyway I've been looking at thruxton's ro like ever and now finally this bike has become weapon. I love my Duck but now the flood gates have opened now you can have ball at lower speeds (somewhat safer) and short shifting at lower speeds and lower revs with equal or even more grunt,how awesome is that and just to top it all off at stock the thruxton r at this new level lends itself to even more power with power upgrades available from every where in the not too distant future because of the support this product I'm sure will get.
Exiting times are afoot

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-03-2017, 10:33 PM
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G'Day Minga from a fellow Tasmanian!

Great roads down here for your Thruxton - is it one of the 1200cc ones? If so you are in for a blast of a ride

I have a 1998 Trophy 1200 - a bit more sedate than the Thrux

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I have a 1998 Trophy 1200 - a bit more sedate than the Thrux
Now, I had the 1999 Daytona 1200 SE and that lump was no laughing matter. Man, it could pull!


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G'day fellow Tasmanian! from what I've seen of the Thruxton on youtube it will really like Tassie roads. (I don't advocate what is happening here but it sure is a blast).

Not as nimble as a street triple but the extra grunt will bring smiles. If I was looking for a pure street bike the Thrux would be right up there on choice.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
Trophy57 I havn't as yet to pull the trigger on a new thrux as yet but I am certainly contemplating this for sure, but on the face of it the thrux would have to be good crack infact I am betting it would be more fun than my current mount a Ducati.
Sean Patrick, for sure mate I will complete my user profile but all in good time mate and as far as posting I don't have a thruxton at the minute but this may change in the future but I certainly will post there for sure (water cooled twins) and uploading picks will be on it's way
Basil, yeh g'day mate chase the snake is what we do here in Tassie love our roads and I'd have to sat the new thrux would have to be a ball up the coast wouldn't youy agree..
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Basil, yeh g'day mate chase the snake is what we do here in Tassie love our roads and I'd have to sat the new thrux would have to be a ball up the coast wouldn't youy agree..
Yep - the strip between orford and st helens would be a hoot on a Thrux. Also the road west to bothwell via Woodsdale. Unlike those Malaysian hoons in the youtube clip the traffic cops in Tassie are not so slack so can only speed a leeetle bit
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Well last Saturday I took a thruxton for a jaunt to Richmond from Hobart, a big thank you to the people at the triumph shop in Hobart who allowed me to take part in such a journey in fact this was my second test ride aboard a thruxton and this time I actually had a good look at it objectively and boy was I TORN because disappointing journey definitely was as the bike disappointed me, let me explain the reasons why.

OK so the grips are fat, despite the fact my right hand fell asleep on the way out of town the fat grips assisted in this and you certainly do not get the feel of a fine tuning fork through them in fact the bike feels obese due to the grip size and considering the great expense of this bike this was disappointing.

Also due to the nature of a café racer the rider utilises the full length of the saddle depending of the situation so town riding I'm up against the tank and when on the high way I tend to stretch out and move far back in the saddle now in doing so the inside of my gusset was saw when riding in town because where the seat terminates at the tank the two seams, on either side of the saddle where they terminate at the tank specially on the left hand side seam there seems to be no padding and only hard plastic under the seam and this becomes super uncomfortable in my crotch and certainly does not represent good value on such an expensive bike I thought so again I was disappointed once more.

Now this Issue I am not so sure is as simple to fix but when you commit to a corner and are leaned over the machine feels like it resist's lean angle change and therefore resist's you from changing your line mid corner and therefore not flick able, so disappointing was I to discover this it is going to be a bitter pill to take if you are going to unload 20 casino's for a 1200 thruxton.

So therefore I definitely feel that "I am not sure this bike represents good value" as these items I have mentioned could be remedied but at my expence and this to me at least seems unsatisfactory.

The most disappointing day as I was hoping I was going to take one home .

The guy's at the triumph shop in Hobart I could not hope for a better bunch that is for sure, I will be coming back in the future to sample the next chapter as I have tested the 900 thruxton in the past and I really felt triumph had it in the bag with this one (1200) as only the power output was my only hang up with the (900).

in the meantime I think a monster S4RS weighs 50 Kg's less and has 30 hp more as well as more torque and I know it is definitely more flick able than the new thruxton and also the monster lends itself to fitting a fairing like thee the new thruxton has on offer and at about half the cost I recon i'm in. I am sorry but logic has to prevail in my garage.

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PS the guy's at the triumph shop in Hobart, super cool cats a more terrific bunch I don't think you'll find in a hurry .

Hey Fella!.... Your a turkey!
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Well last Saturday I took a thruxton for a jaunt to Richmond from Hobart,
PS the guy's at the triumph shop in Hobart, super cool cats a more terrific bunch I don't think you'll find in a hurry .
Just as well you got a test ride!

....and yes the Triumph dealers in Hobart are helpful.
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Orford-St Helens...

Just been sampling some roads in your whereabouts, on 4 wheels with the family, and goodness me! Was I dreaming of being on 2. You guys have Some of the best snakes to chase.

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