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Old 09-14-2012, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bonneville to Scrambler to Bonneville

Just about to buy yet another Bonneville but was just musing if a Scrambler may be a better bet. Has anyone made the transition in either direction and if so what do or did you think.

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Old 09-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My wife has a bonnie and I have a scrammie. Very different sound but other than that very similar bikes. Both are a blast to ride. The pipes on the Scrambler just continue to grow on you the more you look at them.

I think you would be happy with either. I bought the Scrambler specifically for the extra leg room. Not a lot but noticeable.
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if I've read correctly, the scrambler has a 270 angle crank, instead of the bonnie/thrux's 360 crank, and this makes for a sort of more laidback, lazier type of engine.
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The Scrambler out runs the Bonnie through the quarter but has a lower top speed.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just about to buy yet another Bonneville but was just musing if a Scrambler may be a better bet.
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05 Bonnie to 07 Scrambler. Scrambler is better. Follow your muse.
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Test rode both before I bought my Scrambler. Liked Scrambler more. Specifically the seating position, engine feel (270 vs 360 crank), seemed more flickable also. Not a fan of the high pipes but that can be changed out.

Overall, the difference is not great, but it's there. The stock tires on the Bonneville are better on the road, obviously.
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tbh I think the stock tyres on the bonneville are horrible. resemble the old 70s dunlops I had on my honda...I'd switch to avon's or BT45's in a heartbeat..
I dont think you will be dissapointed either way, you cant go wrong with triumph
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if I've read correctly, the scrambler has a 270 angle crank, instead of the bonnie/thrux's 360 crank, and this makes for a sort of more laidback, lazier type of engine.
Correct - the T100 is also 270
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I thought the Bonneville/T100/Thruxton were 360 and the Scrambler/America/Speedmaster were 270 ?

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I thought the Bonneville/T100/Thruxton were 360 and the Scrambler/America/Speedmaster were 270 ?

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You are correct. The 360 sounds like the Brit bikes of old. The 270 is more like a small block V8.
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