I know the feeling. Had the Bonneville first. Then got an America. Had both for about a year. Although I loved the Bonneville the America won out. Just couldn't afford to keep both. Good luck with them and enjoy the "challenge" of deciding which to rideI think it was a mistake because I don't know which one to ride. Damn those Triumphs!
Imo,yes they are. As far as power and handling they are roughly the same bike. Neither one are comfortable enough for me to use as a tourer,that's why I have the tiger.Cruisers are a dime a dozen. The Bonneville is the bike with cachet that stands out from the cruiser crowd.
That being said, I also have a Honda NT700V (aka Deauville). I like it, but mostly in limited circumstances. Long rides, more that 50 miles at a time, doing 60 mph on country roads. It's a great bike for that application. So recently, I've considered letting it go in favor of something that says TRIUMPH on the side. The new Street Triple looks pretty good, but I'm not sure that's the bike for a 60 year old. So the other considerations are the America and Sprint GT. I like the America because it's ergonomically suited for my wife to ride as well. With the a windshield, sissy bar, and saddle bags it could become the touring alternative to the NT. The Sprint is an obvious touring alternative.
Are the Bonneville and America too similar to have in the same garage?