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post #141 of 337 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 12:04 PM
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If the pegs are higher that could mean the seat to peg is less, then so will the comfort be for my arthritic old joints. Could be a problem, I'm comfortable on a T100 I tried. The Thruxton was not.
I read where they are not as high and swept back as the Thruxton, but still higher and more sporty then the T120, Street Twin, etc.
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I read where they are not as high and swept back as the Thruxton, but still higher and more sporty then the T120, Street Twin, etc.

Ok thanks for that, have to wait & get a test ride then. Possible swaps with other pegs.
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post #143 of 337 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 01:50 AM
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I read where they are not as high and swept back as the Thruxton, but still higher and more sporty then the T120, Street Twin, etc.
Higher than the Street Twin. Oh I had mine lowered in my ST...
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post #144 of 337 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 12:19 AM
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This bike could be a real possibility for me. Since I lost my Speed Triple I've been looking for the right ride. Another Speed Triple is a possibility, but I've always liked the classic Bonneville look from my youth. I liked the T120, but I like the look of upswept pipes, bar-end mirrors, etc. So... this has all of that, much lighter weight, more power....AND!... with aluminum wheels (not spoked) you have much better tires at your disposal than does a T120. Being able to put on my favorite PR4s, or the new Road 5s is a good thing.

I'd like to see a ride report.
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post #145 of 337 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 01:37 AM
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post #146 of 337 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 10:58 AM
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AND!... with aluminum wheels (not spoked) you have much better tires at your disposal than does a T120.
I agree.
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Alloy mag type wheels (with alloy spokes) have no need for inner tubes, which eliminates the risk for bow-outs as opposed to laced wheels (with steel pokes) with inner tubes.
Alloy mags do not require poke tightening to true up rim run out as laced wheels do.
Alloy wheels are stronger than laced wheels, resist bending better should you encounter severe paving irregularities like potholes at speed.

On the other hand, laced wheels scream CLASSIC STYLE, but require far more maintenance than mag wheels.

If style is more important than functionality and safety, and for some it is, then laced wheels are the way to go.
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Had a look at the specs again and noted that the rear tire is a 160/60/17 which is the same spec as a Thruxton R which has chain interference problems with some 160/60/17 tires IIRC. When the bike is in the showroom, check to see whether the same clearance issue exists with the new Speed Twin.

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Having bought a T120 in 2017, this ticks me off. The Thruxton is not comfortable for me. Now they put out another standard but with the hotter engine. This is planned obsolesence. Typical Triumph scam.
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Having bought a T120 in 2017, this ticks me off. The Thruxton is not comfortable for me. Now they put out another standard but with the hotter engine. This is planned obsolesence. Typical Triumph scam.
Why is it a scam? All mfgs are constantly trying to make their products a little better in some way or other year after year.
How much time do you spend riding at red line? You really think 10 hp at that rpm is going to make a big difference in your life?
If the T120 met your needs yesterday, it will still meet them tomorrow.
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Having bought a T120 in 2017, this ticks me off. The Thruxton is not comfortable for me. Now they put out another standard but with the hotter engine. This is planned obsolesence. Typical Triumph scam.
No planned obsolescence would have been Triumph introducing the T120 with this revised engine. This is just routine product line expansion. Not their fault you future divining powers were switched off!!
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