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Old 10-17-2010, 11:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thruxton or T100

Went to a local dealer and I'm still torn.

I'm heavily leaning towards the Thruxton now. Besides what appears to be a more streamlined tank, the cafe racer handlebars, and the rear cowl, what else is different/missing/extra?

They both have the same engine/output, right?
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have NOT compared the 2010 bikes but
when I bought my Thruxton besides the items
YOU mentioned being different, yes motors are
the SAME now, Thrux has a FLOATING front disk brake
and alloy wheels instead of steel wheel like the Bonneville
and of corse the rear set foot pegs and 1 inch longer shock
on Thrux (14.5 vs 13.5 inch T100)...I would say if your
riding by yourself mostly no question the Thrux is good...
but if 2 up alot the Standard Bonneville/T100 is more comfortable
with a passenger. Funny when I bought my Thruxton I had seen
only photos of the SCRAMBLER, feel in love went to the shop intending
to buy the SCRAMBLER but left with the THRUXTON...

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Old 10-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and according to the literature the Thrux has a tad more horsepower and torque.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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and according to the literature the Thrux has a tad more horsepower and torque.
The "difference" has been chalked up to a couple of things:
1. Possible (likely?) optimism on Triumph's part.
2. Differences in the Exhaust system of the Thruxton. Thrux Headers are reputed to be freer flowing IIRC.
3. or a combination of the two.

In any case, it's not enough to matter in the real world. The content/effectiveness of your diet may have a greater impact.
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It all boils down to questions of styling and comfort. The Thrux has that classic cafe styling, but the Bonneville has it seriously beat in the comfort department. The Bonnie also handles better, because of the wider bars and more upright riding stance.

The more extreme riding position of the Thruxton serves no useful purpose. It's like high heels. How much suffering are you willing to do for style?
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It all boils down to questions of styling and comfort. The Thrux has that classic cafe styling, but the Bonneville has it seriously beat in the comfort department. The Bonnie also handles better, because of the wider bars and more upright riding stance.

The more extreme riding position of the Thruxton serves no useful purpose. It's like high heels. How much suffering are you willing to do for style?
I found it to be quite the opposite as far as comfort goes. The T100 was the leastr comfortable bike I sat on at the shop. I was so disapointed.

Between the Thrux, the Bonni, and the Thunderbird, the Thunderbird felt like the most comfortable, heavy duty bike.

The Thruxton had the best combo of looks, feel, and comfort. (Keep in mind, I haven't ridden any of them, so....)
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I find my new Thruxton really comfortable and I'm used to comfortable bikes (my other ride is a HD Road King and previous bikes were BMW GS 1150's). I've only had mine for 4 weeks but have done 1000 miles and am really happy with the bike.
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It all boils down to questions of styling and comfort. The Thrux has that classic cafe styling, but the Bonneville has it seriously beat in the comfort department. The Bonnie also handles better, because of the wider bars and more upright riding stance.

The more extreme riding position of the Thruxton serves no useful purpose. It's like high heels. How much suffering are you willing to do for style?

I wonder if you are thinking of the clip-on Thruxtons rather than the m bar model onwards that came out in 2008? The later model is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. As to its purpose, well it served a very useful purpose as far as I am concerned and doubtless for anyone else that has elected to buy a Thruxton rather than any other bike in the Triumph range, without even bothering to mention another brand.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just went through the same issue, but the Thruxton just spoke to me. I also liked the slight forward stance on the Thruxton better. I loved the T-100, but the little things like the aluminum wheels and the white gauge faces on the Thruxton did it for me. I also thought it would be easy to change the bars on the Thruxton if the forward stance grew tiring.
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Depends where you ride as well. The thruxton is quite comfortable on the open road and at higher speeds, round town, not so much.
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