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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Sold my T 120 R9T

I’ve been a member of this community for nearly a decade and have made lifelong friends here. For real. In the flesh.

I left once before and came back and my Triumph love remains strong but I decided to trade in my T120 for this new BMW R9T /5 50th Anniversary model.

My Bonnie treated me great and Over Labor Day I did an 1100 mile round trip to the Bull City Rumble on her.
I’d been watching the R9T since 2013 but the price point scared me away so I figured I’d grab a used one down the line. Then triumph introduced the water cooled line and my T120Black called out. March would have been 4 years.

When this blue beauty was announced I looked it over and the wheels started turning. Called my dealer who explained their are only 150 coming to the United States and his wasn’t spoken for yet. He gave me a great number on my trade and I pulled the trigger.
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 08:42 PM
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I’ve been a member of this community for nearly a decade and have made lifelong friends here. For real. In the flesh.

I left once before and came back and my Triumph love remains strong but I decided to trade in my T120 for this new BMW R9T /5 50th Anniversary model.

My Bonnie treated me great and Over Labor Day I did an 1100 mile round trip to the Bull City Rumble on her.
I’d been watching the R9T since 2013 but the price point scared me away so I figured I’d grab a used one down the line. Then triumph introduced the water cooled line and my T120Black called out. March would have been 4 years.

When this blue beauty was announced I looked it over and the wheels started turning. Called my dealer who explained their are one 150 United States and his wasn’t spoken for yet. He gave me a great number on my trade and I pulled the trigger.
Here is the deal, I've owned 9 Hinckley Triumphs since 1996. I was a sales manager for a Triumph/BMW shop for a couple of years and much preferred Triumphs style and reliability to go with reasonable pricing. As a matter of fact I thought quite a few BMW buyers were rather arrogant and thought they were special.

My last two Triumphs in the garage are my 2009 Thruxton bought new and my 2016 Thruxton R. I consider myself a Triumph man, however I will be trading in my 2009 in the next week or so when I also pick up one of these blue BMW beauties.

I'm still consider myself a Triumph man but reasonable pricing isn't a Triumph selling point anymore.
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Here is the deal, I've owned 9 Hinckley Triumphs since 1996. I was a sales manager for a Triumph/BMW shop for a couple of years and much preferred Triumphs style and reliability to go with reasonable pricing. As a matter of fact I thought quite a few BMW buyers were rather arrogant and thought they were special.

My last two Triumphs in the garage are my 2009 Thruxton bought new and my 2016 Thruxton R. I consider myself a Triumph man, however I will be trading in my 2009 in the next week or so when I also pick up one of these blue BMW beauties.

I'm still consider myself a Triumph man but reasonable pricing isn't a Triumph selling point anymore.
If my budget and life allowed iíd Have kept my Bonnie without a doubt.
This model MSRP is $12,500. Definitely reasonable IMO.
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Congratulations on those good looking BMW R9T / 5 machines. I fell under the spell of a R9T Pure (now w/ a white Urban GS tank and Racer fender) this summer, but was able to also keep my Triumphs. That /5 edition is gorgeous, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the engaging character of the R9T boxer motor. Best of luck, and hope you both stay active on this forum.
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A new "Slash 5." Very cool.
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 02:49 PM
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Great looking bike! Especially in that striking blue. Probably more of a direct competitor to the Thruxton but it would be interesting to hear what it feels like to ride the R9T compared to the T120. Hope you get on well with it and it doesn't stand for Bring My Wallet. Not to say a trip to the Triumph dealership is cheap these days...
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Beautiful bike and I think for the price BMW did/is doing a great job on this one and I love the A/C engine.

However, IMHO the short pillion seat looks like it is a no-go for anyone except for someone's 10 year old daughter. For me the T-120 is much more of a 2 up machine.

Enjoy this great retro machine.
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Gorgeous bike. I have had quite a few old BMW airheads and a few newer ones. I would be all over this if it had more of an upright seating position with higher bars. (I'm sure this could be changed though.)

I'm just getting old.
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