So....... got my new Thruxton on thursday and just did 5 miles to get a feel for it. Did 50 miles today round trip to the not so local hangout called the "Vanilla Bean" Good food and loads of bikes. Had lots of fun riding there and back. The bike has a nice feel to it and handles like a dream. Glad I bought the Thruxton and will be putting many miles on it. Talked to a gentleman there today with a speed triple. He said he has 25K on it and it hasn't missed a beat. Says a lot for the way they are built now. I still like my 79 though!