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Old 11-27-2012, 10:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think there's a good case for keeping the Thruxton. While it's priced right at the upper end of the Bonneville range, I think there's a lot of people (e.g., myself) who see the Bonneville as too sedate or 'standard' (ignoring the identical performance) but who can't spring for a $10,000 plus MSRP this new bike will probably carry. If my Thruxton hadn't come in well under 10k including tax, prep etc. I'd probably be riding (and hating) a Sportster right now.

Then again, Triumph has about run out of colors to paint Thruxtons!

We should thank Triumph for listening to those of us who wanted a better performing retro-bike. My bet: better brakes and suspension, maybe another overbore, ABS (?) but still no sixth gear.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How fortuitous for our favorite EFI tuner... a whole new set of custom tunes to make up, eh what?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you look at the guzzi line, they have the V7, which would be equivalent to the bonnie/thrux. Then you have the Guzzi Griso 8V, similar looks, but modern performance,suspension,brakes, etc. I would love a triumph 8V, and would buy it in a heartbeat.

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I think there's a good case for keeping the Thruxton. While it's priced right at the upper end of the Bonneville range, I think there's a lot of people (e.g., myself) who see the Bonneville as too sedate or 'standard' (ignoring the identical performance) but who can't spring for a $10,000 plus MSRP this new bike will probably carry. If my Thruxton hadn't come in well under 10k including tax, prep etc. I'd probably be riding (and hating) a Sportster right now.

Then again, Triumph has about run out of colors to paint Thruxtons!

We should thank Triumph for listening to those of us who wanted a better performing retro-bike. My bet: better brakes and suspension, maybe another overbore, ABS (?) but still no sixth gear.
+1. I like the way you think.


Perhaps those modest changes on the 2013 motor were in preparation for the modest power increase we hope for in these new models. Here's hoping!

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I can't see the factory dropping the Thruxton considering the current cafe racer fad. If they drop a model to make room for something noticeably different, I'd say it would be one of the current mag wheel models. That's not to say the new model won't have mag wheels.

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I can't see the factory dropping the Thruxton considering the current cafe racer fad. If they drop a model to make room for something noticeably different, I'd say it would be one of the current mag wheel models. That's not to say the new model won't have mag wheels.

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i`d like to see a bonnie with a lighter frame , engine and better suspension stock but yes it would be way more expensive and i`d probably be better off with a ducati sport classic . to me the fun thing is screwing around with them to make them suit our individual needs and not breaking the bank .i`ve had this 790 for a few year now and still happy ,i have a 01 sportster streettacker that in my opinion looks a lot more like an xr750 than the xr1200 and i think we will see the same compremise with the new bonnie .look forward to seeing it though ,light is right .
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I hope this comes off. I was considering getting a Thruxton and putting a sports front end and better shocks, plus some engine mods. If triumph are going to do that for me then I'll put a deposit down. It is just the sort of bike I'm looking for.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #18 (permalink)
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A friend has just been over to the Triumph factory in the UK, seems that the aircooled twin will be killed off when euro5 emmisions come into effect.

Triumph is probably going to offer and end of the era special, as they have done in the past.

Here's hope for the future.....1000 -1200cc, 270deg parallel twin, stacked gearbox, water cooled hot rod....yeehaaa!!


could be Euro4,........ anyway here's the MCN spy photo, just a development hack, already been done here in OZ, when Peter Stevens did a special with Daytona front end and rear end on a Thruxton


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Old 12-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, what does the 8V in the Griso stand for?

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Quote - Just out of curiosity, what does the 8V in the Griso stand for?

8 valve cylinder head..... like Bonnies !!!
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