More often than not, when I stop at a gas station or for lunch when I'm out on a ride, I get someone coming up to me with one of three reactions:
1) "Wow, I didn't realize Triumph made big cruisers like this. What a beautiful bike." or
2) " You know, I love the T-bird. It's my next bike." Or
3) "Triumph, eh? I had a Triumph way back in the <insert decade here". I loved that bike. What great times."
That's what's wonderful about having a bike like the Thunderbird. Great way to meet people!