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Selling my dead reliable Yamaha Super Tenere and thinking of a Thruxton 1200 or Ducati Monster 1200. Bit wary of Ducati reliability and poor customer service. Can you advise how triumph compare
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I’ve had several Yamahas, and all were great bikes. Definitely reliable. I’ve also had several Harley’s, we still have two in the garage.
But there’s something special about Triumph. A different sound, a different feel. My Speedmaster is one of the most reliable bikes I’ve owned.
I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a Thruxton. Just give yourself extra time when you stop, you’ll be getting a ton of compliments.
Good luck whatever you choose.
 

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Selling my dead reliable Yamaha Super Tenere and thinking of a Thruxton 1200 or Ducati Monster 1200. Bit wary of Ducati reliability and poor customer service. Can you advise how triumph compare
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Triumph have had their issues with reliability and customer service so I don't think there's much between them in that regard.
I've never ridden a Ducati monster but I have tried a panigale V-Twin and I liked everything about the bike apart from the engine, after that I never thought I was a twin sort of person, that changed when I tried the Thruxton R.
The Ducati beats the Triumph in every measurable way (apart from looks) but as I'm sure other owners will agree there's something about a Thruxton that can't be measured on paper, I was hooked from the very first test ride.
It makes me feel special riding it and when it's parked up attracting attention, and even when the weather's miserable outside I just sneak a look at it to cheer me up.:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. Yes.... Its a fine looking machine and would be the 30TH bike i've owned over 49 years on and off road..... maybe too old for Thruxton now:oops:
 

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Well there's always the Bonnies or Scramblers as an alternative, if you're after a retro. Have you had a look at the Speed Twin? It's basically a Thruxton without the clip-ons.
 

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Thanks everyone for your input. Yes.... Its a fine looking machine and would be the 30TH bike i've owned over 49 years on and off road..... maybe too old for Thruxton now:oops:
Judging from a lot of other owners on here you sound like you're exactly the right age :p
In my own mind it's riding a sports bike like the Daytona and a "Cafe racer" like the Thruxton that's going to keep me young, I'm not ready to give up and buy a Royal Enfield just yet.👴
The higher clip-ons on the Thruxton are not that bad, they're barely clip-ons, and I think you can buy aftermarket ones that are higher still. I'm still on the lower ones because they look cool but I know I can always move up a few steps if need be.
 
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