And the only reason people buy Mustangs, and Harleys, and Jaguars, etc. We buy what we like and we buy what we think is cool. I fell in love with the Bonneville the moment I saw it. I hadn't even decided to buy a motorcycle at all until then, but I liked the look, the size and yes, the badge. That's the power of a brand's image. I think Triumph did a nice job of designing modern bikes with the sound and styling cues of the classics, and I can't imagine myself owning anything else.On 2006-12-11 05:17, English_Spanner wrote:
Be honest that's the only reason people buy 'em
Dead on! I think that a modern 600 supersport is what most of the magazine guys think of as a motorcycle and everything else is judged by how far it deviates from that standard. I don't think they even like the idea of a Bonneville. However, having said that, it is also fair to say that there is a bit of room for Triumph to improve the Bonneville line.On 2006-12-12 16:03, dazco wrote:
I bought mine because of the name, and that i hoped it would be more reliable and nicer to ride than my '78 triumph. It is. In fact, of all the bikes i've owned it's as nice as any and nicer than most i all respects. Anyone who gives such self centered opinions and is in such a position to influence masses like this is an idiot. These bikes sell well and are loved by many and from my experience get more raves from people when you're out and about than most anything else. I can honestly say w/o exaggeration i've had far more people comment on mine than all the compliments combined on my previous 12 bikes. And this guy calls them embarrasments?!