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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Did my part to help keep sales numbers up on July 3rd, 2019........and so glad I did......

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Congratulations. I still love mine and can't wait until I start my trip.
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No idea what the sales figures are. However, Ive been lusting over the Bobber since it came out, and the Speedmaster tipped me over because it adds just the right amount of practicality. I had to get used to a few things, especially the Triumph pannier+pillion issue. Now Im riding the stock seat most of the time, but have a Corbin dual saddle for riding with my wife. I take it off otherwise though because it changes the look of the bike, plus I enjoy sitting a bit higher than on the Corbin. I installed footboards and its a game-changer for riding position in my case. Finally, I was concerned since lots of people dont like the beach bars, but I actually love them; the thing to get used to is not having your palms fully *circling* the grips. I have them at a 45 degree angle in the palm of my hands, *resting* them just over the bar-ends. Feels amazing for me and zero vibration!
Great looking SM there! I am looking at a new 2019 same paint scheme as yours. I wasnt interested in the SM until I sat on one today. I thought it would feel too small. I am 6' 235 and am concerned about the riding position. How tall are you and do you have any issues with the short seat height? I know the local dealer here in Pensacola very well as I have a 1968 t120 restored. They already threw out that they could work with me on the price. MSRP out the door with all taxes, freight, prep is right at $15,600. I am getting very serious about pulling the trigger. Thanks, Ray

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Hi Ray, I'm 6'1" at 210 and I had the same concern regarding seat height. But after 2300 miles it feels great. I have the Corbin solo seat with a Dart windscreen and it feels perfect. I also had concerns about the beach bars and was going to change them out but now they are very comfortable and for longer trip is the cruise control provides relief. Plannig a 4500 mile trip soon so I guess we'll see if I feel the same way on my return.

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Hi Ray,

I'm 5'9" and 190. I have no issues at all with seat height and riding position. Like I mentioned earlier, the best mod I made was to fit footboards - I LOVE the position. It was strange at first because it is a much smaller cruiser than I was used to previously (classic v-twin cruisers). My father rides an Indian Chief Vintage and that thing makes the Speedmaster look tiny when they are side by side; but after riding it even he agrees that the position and dimensions feel awesome; nimble but excellent stability.
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I went to the Triumph dealer in early May to take a 2017 Bobber for a test ride. It was a fun bike. The power put a big grin on my face. The ride seemed a little on the harsh side. The dealer didn’t want to deal on it. At all. Then I spot a 2018 Speedmaster w/900 miles that looks to be set up just perfect for me with mini apes, Vance & Hines silencers and a solo seat. And the price was reasonable.

Took it for a ride and was smitten. Picture below was taken at the dealership on date of purchase. For reference, I’m 5’8” and weigh 250 lbs.

Bought it then and there and have been riding it daily since.

I have been upgrading a few things since. Halcyon mirrors. Monza gas cap. TEC X-Pipe going on tonight.

Every time I ride it, I get a wicked smile on my face.


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Congrats IowaRat! I know the feeling. I also get a huge smile on my face riding my SM, but I sure wouldn't call it wicked! It's the deep joy of being on a superbly engineered machine that almost reads my mind, and responds to my thoughts like it is an extension of my body - and does ALL THINGS WELL.

That's my summary of this great bike: IT DOES ALL THINGS WELL. No, not a super-bike in any area. Not a Thruxton. Not a Speed Triple. Not a Ducati.

But, for me - the perfect bike.

How can I not smile?

About 70 miles Sunday with my daughter behind me on her Bobber on canopied, shaded, twisty roads of Virginia - does it get any better than that?

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