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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 03-01-2007, 01:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It is not just the feet forward position that is different on the America. It will handle very differently than the Bonnie due to different front suspension geometry. The upshot is that America will be more stable in a straight line but harder/slower to turn in. You should ride both and see which you like better. As others have stated, the height issues are fixable, the handling differences are inherent in the two models.

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Chicks dig guys who ride Bonnies
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Your recent motorcycle "life' has paralleled mine. I, too, took the MSF after being off a bike for 10 years and then bought a Triumph Speedmaster. Eventually sold the Speedmaster and bought a Sprint ST. Sold the Sprint and now own a Bonneville. My point is that each has its pros and cons. Some like chocolate ice cream, others like vanilla. It is not for me to say which is best for you, let alone what color is best. But for me, the ultimate decision came down to which bike had the best ergonomics FOR ME.

I didn't like the forward controls of the Speedmaster, however you might. I didn't like the "cramped" seating postition of the Sprint, however you might. As Goldilocks would say, the Bonneville is "just right"...FOR ME.

They're all great bikes, find the one that fits...YOU.



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Old 03-01-2007, 05:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Love my bonneville.I had shorter shocks put in to drop the seat height.
If you like riding the twisties the bonnie is hard to beat.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Straight-----America.
Corners-----Bonnie(with IKON or similar even better)
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Who says you can't have both?

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Chicks dig guys who ride Bonnies
And I think you mean Thrux riders :-D
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi I'm 5'6"

I have a Bonnie I've had it stock for two years, I've done 14000 miles on it including 3000 miles in 13 days on a return trip form London to Sicily.
I've had Cruisers and strangely enough the way there set up actually works out more uncomfortable than most regular bikes.
Cruisers are a style thing really, if your worried about the ride quality a stocker will all ways win over a cruiser.
If your worried about the pose value, everyone will ask you why you didn't buy a Harley Sportster.
Thats my observations here in the UK anyway.

What was the old 50s/60s poster logo " Triumph Bonneville the Coolest Bike in America".

The choice is yours enjoy.

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Old 03-04-2007, 08:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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And I think you mean Thrux riders :-D
Thruxton riders dig guys who ride Bonnies? :???:
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I, for one, am keeping away from those Truxton riders!
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