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Old 10-02-2012, 04:35 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #122 (permalink)
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I'm 55 and just purchased the 0'12 basic Bonneville black. I just love the engine and the stock sound. I feel 55 when the stock suspension talks to me over a washboard road. I put on a Dart, and some upgrade shocks in both ends are in my future.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #123 (permalink)
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She has the TORs on it and following it sounds fantastic.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #124 (permalink)
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I'm only 25 which makes me one of the youngest.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Perhaps this has been said, but I don't think there is an average rider of these bikes. Perhaps that is informed by many years of riding these bikes alone. As until recently there has not been any representation, so I was the only person around with a new triumph twin. They are fantastic machines, put 20k miles without an issue.


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Old 10-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Early 30's and came from sportbikes. It is very hard to not to ride incredibly fast on sportbikes, they demand it.

A few years ago I rebuilt a 1972 Honda XL250 I found on craigslist for $500 and enjoyed the sit up riding position and how you could just cruise around on the thing without a care in the world. I also fell in love with the classic twin shock looks of that bike, took me back to watching On Any Sunday as a kid with my Dad.

When I bought my Bonneville T100, I knew I had found the best mix of classic looks and performance. Feel like I can ride this bike forever into the sunset.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Interesting thread!
Just picked up my new Bonneville T100 last week, have almost 800km on her now, loving every kilometer/mile! Initially I came close to buying a Tiger, but it just wasn't me, I came from a Norton Commando 850 35 years ago. I'm 57 now, got on the Bonnie and it all came flooding back.
Taking an early retirement package and am planning on taking off south for the winter (if things work out). Time for one of those life adventures!
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:33 AM   #129 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:54 PM   #130 (permalink)
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I find the numbers listed here very interesting, and somehow I feel they don't fit Triumph's projected demographic for the reborn Bonneville back in what? 2001? I remember reading that the original target audience was the group who remembered the original Bonneville ('59-'72 -- I don't count the T140 in the original Bonne series). That means most of the people posting here never saw a new T120 in a dealership (and probably most never say a Meriden/Triumph dealer, even -- current Hinckley/Triumph dealers who were Meriden/Triumph dealers excepted).

This is good for Hinckley Triumph -- they have successfully created a modern classic that is very appealing to an entire new generation of riders.

BTW, I'm almost 62, got my first Bonneville ('67 T120) back in 1969, sold it and bought a '69/'70 T150 (Trident), bought my second Bonneville ('67 Bonneville) in 1981. My 2012 SE is my third Bonneville (and the best of the lot). I've also had a bunch of other bikes, starting with a Honda C200 (90cc) back in 1964. Never left the scene, and usually have owned 2 - 3 motorcycles at once.
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