Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Back from the Dark Side
Sold the 04 cbr1000 today and picked up a thruxton of the same vintage (and bizzarely enough the same clicks) - black with the check stripe.
Bit of blueing and corrosion on the downpipes and some corrosion on the engine covers is about all that's wrong.
Whats right is very flickable forgiving handling (at sensible speeds), a much more comfortable but still down low posi, a nice fat twin sound (some kind of non standard pipes but no name I can make out??), and very useable spread of power (although the top end behaviour is, shall we say, a bit different from the blade!)
I'm slowing down and doing more commuting than fanging at the moment, so this bike seems perfect - more fun for the everyday and less feeling guilty that the old bike was never feeling her oats.
Loving the Thruxton - planned mods maybe a fender eliminator and a few cos touches here and there as they appeal.