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post #21 of 76 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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Triumph built a Street Tracker a few years ago, based on the Bonne, as a styling exercise. It's sitting @ Barber's museum right now. Looks sharp! This mule looks very much like that Street Tracker. The next time you're in the museum, look for it. It's currently parked outside the theater on Level 1.

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I would buy a bonneville styled triple in a heart beat. I love classic styling but there's no need to "like" dinosaur suspension and brakes.

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Now your talking. That would be my dream bike with the 675 Street Triple engine. Like having a real screamer.
the 675 motor in our heavy bikes might not be as much screamer as one would think the 675 has high rpm hp but does not have the torque needed for a heavy bike.

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I agree with Aussiematt and bonnieblack on the first page.
I have a Sprint. What I'd buy next would be a lighter Bonnie.
Not bigger not more powerful but light with torque.
The best idea should be power to weight.
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Triumph built a Street Tracker a few years ago, based on the Bonne, as a styling exercise. It's sitting @ Barber's museum right now. Looks sharp! This mule looks very much like that Street Tracker. The next time you're in the museum, look for it. It's currently parked outside the theater on Level 1.
Hmmm...

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Evolution.. not revolution. Refine the Bonnies. Keep the SE and base models for the folks who want to tinker, the T100 as the "luxe" model, and update the Thruxton with some trick bits so it will actually perform: steering damper, better adjustable shocks, etc to make it more than a "cafe looker".


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Evolution.. not revolution. Refine the Bonnies. Keep the SE and base models for the folks who want to tinker, the T100 as the "luxe" model, and update the Thruxton with some trick bits so it will actually perform: steering damper, better adjustable shocks, etc to make it more than a "cafe looker".
I think you've nailed it. Keep the first two levels and make the Thruxton a 'factory' sports package.
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that would sell. better go get a copy of MCN see if thats what they are building.

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Leave the Bonneville line alone. It's hard to improve upon near perfection!
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Leave the Bonneville line alone. It's hard to improve upon near perfection!
Improvements are always welcome. If the Bonnie the Bonneville were PERFECT....We'd not throw our wallets at it to improve suspension, performance, etc.... Many bitched when FI was introduced to the classic line, remember, now most accept it as an improvement in performance and reliability.

I,ve seen that Street Tracker at Barber and it's beautiful, but I don't think it was built my Triumph. I do know the motor was built up by Dink of D&D Cycle in Pensicola Fl. He also built the motor on my Scrambler.

I'm thinking the new Thrux & Tracker will have a modest increase in displacement.... BRING IT!

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