My Speedmaster recently departed and this showed up in my garage.
I agree with you, my Bonneville is the heaviest bike I have ever owned, As I age I notice I can not out muscle the bike as well, I raced dirt/moto for a number of years and mainly rode dirt/moto/street bikes. I have a 70 bonne thats much lighter then my 14 bonne but me and carburetors do not get along otherwise I'd ride it all the time.I wish someone would make an air-cooled, twin-shock, retro styled 350-500cc twin, it'd do me just perfect.
I actually liked the Speedmaster a lot. My SO, who likes to ride with me, not so much. She is just too tall for it and really prefers to be with me on the back of the T120. I'm OK with that.Such a shame that you let the Speedmaster go, did you not like it anymore?
It always looked good to me except for the small headlight, I prefer the 7" style.