Main Motorcycle: 2016 Thruxton R
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Boise, Idaho
Other Motorcycle: 2020 BMW R ninet/5
A lot of good points made in comparing some BMW R9T and Triumph watercooled models. It gets a little sketchy when the comparisons are between different models in their respective ranges, for an example the R9T/5 at the beginning of this thread and say a Thruxton R .
I get to ride a T120 quite often and definitely find it more comfortable to ride for me than either my Thruxton R or my R9T/5. The Thruxton R feels faster and handles better to me than the T120 and R9T/5. For me the R9T/5 is right between the T120 and Thruxton R in terms comfort and performance.
I looked at the new Speed Twin for this slot and it was close but I liked the appearance of the R9T/5 over the Speed Twin and it was cheaper.
Quite frankly if I took the four bikes in my backyard to a bike show the crowd would pick the Royal Enfield first, the Red Thruxton next, the BMW RnineT/5 third and the Thruxton R last. Now I haven't had the BMW in that mix but I have had those results in two shows before.
Last edited by retjustdad53; 09-16-2019 at 04:34 PM.