Main Motorcycle: '13 TEX, '16 Thruxton R
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
44 years since my first Triumph
Greetings from Salt Lake City, Utah. My first REAL motorcycle, purchased new in 1971, was a 650 Tiger on which I toured, wheelied, cruised the beach, rode my future Bride and had a wonderful time on. After four seasons, 27,000 miles and one holed piston I sold her to buy a motorcycle suitable for a coast-to-coast, 12 week, 11,000 mile adventure. (750F Honda). Never stopped riding to start a career or family (had the career, forgot to have the kids) and found a '71 Bonneville to fix up 20 years ago, which I ride weekly. Really didn't consider a "modern" Triumph as I was happy with my KTM's, Ducatis and Classic BMWs'. Then I rode a leftover '13 Explorer 1200 a few weeks ago and here I am, a new Triumph owner again. 1500 miles in a week and quite loving it. My Ducati ST4S is looking nervous, as the KTM 950 Adventure is already gone. Thanks Triumph for not making me buy a GS!
P.S. In those 27K on the '71 it taught me how to be a mechanic, but only left me stranded twice (one of which was a shorted-out battery). Not bad, I got stranded my first ride on the Ducati!
Last edited by utahrpm; 06-01-2015 at 10:53 PM.