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Hi folks,

Newbie to the community, and excited new owner of a 2016 Triumph Thruxton 900.

Absolutely love Bonnevilles and been a dream to own one for many years. Thankfully it is a pretty bike, as all I can do is look at it for the moment... Was lined up to take the DAS and Tests booked for the start of April, but then came the dreaded Covid, lock-down, and cancellations until the end of June at the earliest, but who knows when.

Anyway, been long scouring the bike ads in anticipation of getting my licence, and had been in mixed mind between my heart - a Triumph Bonneville - and head, a Honda CB650R, but when I saw a mint 2016 Brooklands Green model, 1 previous owner and a nod over 1000 miles at a fantastic price, there was no passing it over, and could not be happier with the decision.

As it's my first big bike I've no plans yet to make any mods, just really looking forward to riding the bloody lovely thing!

Cheers, and hope to see you on the road soon.

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Welcome to the site and Triumph ownership (y)
it's been bad enough for the rest of us not being able to ride during lockdown but even worse if you have a bike and can't take your test.
If you think about it logically it shouldn't affect bike tests anyway, you don't need to be closer than 2 metres anyway, but then when has logic or common sense come into it.:rolleyes:
I was going to say it leaves you more cleaning and polishing time but the bike looks immaculate already.
 
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Welcome to the forum @AV4LON. That is a bloody nice bike - always really liked the Brooklands Green and that stripe on the tank - nice. I know you said heart said Triumph, head said Honda, but really, that Thruxton's got both head and heart covered. Any questions, don't be afraid to ask and best of luck with the DAS
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Hey guys - thanks for the kind welcome.

Already learnt a lot from this forum. It's a good place to be.

Thruxton's got both head and heart covered.
You're totally right Bob. My heart is happy, which means my head is in the right place. Now desperate to get her out on the street. Looking to book an accompanied ride training day with the instructors I've booked the DAS through. Not seen one of these with Learner plates on before :)

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Oh that'll definitely need pics :) Any idea when they can re-schedule your DAS for? Whereabouts are you doing it? I did mine years ago up at Mallory Park and the first 2 days just riding around the paddock and then the track before hitting the road were great. That and riding past the Triumph factory :D
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Riding past the Triumph factory would be sweet, but sadly no where near as glamorous, Gillingham.
No news yet on when test centres will reopen - they closed for 3 months from the 20th March, so hopefully end of June - but again, imagine there'll be a backlog to get through. My MOD1 (15min slow control and maneuvers round a car park) was originally booked for 2nd April, then MOD2 (40min road riding) on the 10th.
 

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Pain in the bum when you've got that lovely bike sitting there, but you'll be mobile for the best of the summer and there's some lovely riding down that neck of the woods.
 

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Hey guys - thanks for the kind welcome.

Already learnt a lot from this forum. It's a good place to be.



You're totally right Bob. My heart is happy, which means my head is in the right place. Now desperate to get her out on the street. Looking to book an accompanied ride training day with the instructors I've booked the DAS through. Not seen one of these with Learner plates on before :)

Cheers,
Ben
How does it work using your own bike, can you get insurance without a licence, how do you get the bike to the training centre from home unaccompanied?
 

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I was surprised, insurance is not much difference having a licence or not. For my circumstances, insurance was only £40 a year more expensive not having a licence than if I held a licence for a year.

You can ride your own bike for the test if road legal (taxed, insured, MOT etc) but need a training instructor accompany you on the ride to the test center, or have a mate ride it there for you and you ride pillion. For the MOD 1 I'll rent a Honda CB650F through my instructors, as it handles a lot better for the slow control stuff - namely U-turn, figure 8 and slalom, so driving to the instructors office and we'll ride to the test together

For MOD 2, I'd like to ride the Triumph, as I'm setting it up for me, so the instructor will meet me at my house and we go from here.
 

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I'd always assumed you couldn't get insurance on a big bike unless you'd passed your test, but I've never tried though, you sound like you've got it all in hand. (y)
Just hope you get enough hours riding the Thruxton before your MOD 2, you don't want to be riding something unfamiliar on your test.
Hopefully you can get everything re-booked before the summer is over, and good luck with your tests, best day ever when I passed my DAS.
 
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That’s a beautiful bike, congratulations. I really like that color, and the stripe works perfect with it.
Get ready for a ton of compliments when you get it out on the road
 

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Welcome to the madhouse (you're never leaving 😈😁)
 
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