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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question New guy in Brisbane Australia - Bonneville SE, T100, Thruxton or?

Hi All,

I'm looking for some guidance. I've pretty much narrowed my choice down to a Triumph after looking at BMW's, HD's and what I am not sure of is the comfort and rideability between the different Bonneville's and a Thruxton.

I'm 5'7" and weight 160lbs (70 kgs) so I don't want something too heavy..plus i have shortish arms. I like the classic look and feel and have narrowed it down to the Bonneville SE's, T100, possibly the America's and a Thruxton from 2005-2008 years. My purpose will mostly be weekend rides with the occasional commute. My partner will also join me on the weekend rides.

Would appreciate any feedback...comfort is really important.

Thanks
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Hi All,

I'm looking for some guidance. I've pretty much narrowed my choice down to a Triumph after looking at BMW's, HD's and what I am not sure of is the comfort and rideability between the different Bonneville's and a Thruxton.

I'm 5'7" and weight 160lbs (70 kgs) so I don't want something too heavy..plus i have shortish arms. I like the classic look and feel and have narrowed it down to the Bonneville SE's, T100, possibly the America's and a Thruxton from 2005-2008 years. My purpose will mostly be weekend rides with the occasional commute. My partner will also join me on the weekend rides.

Would appreciate any feedback...comfort is really important.

Thanks
I'm similar height and weight to you, also carry a pillion from time to time. Go for the Bonneville, SE, T100, forget the America and Thruxton.
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thanks for the feedback. I have ridden hundreds of times but has been a long while since I've ridden a bike...in my 40's now and want something that is comfortable with a bit of style.
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