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Old October 21st, 2017, 08:28 AM #11
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A friend of mine is into them, restores older models, rides a newer Thruxton, just got a 75 bonneville to restore for his son, has probably owned a dozen. They are definitely cool, I've demoed the new street tripple and 675 daytona, really nice, all the modern bells and whistles, great chassis, great engine, a bit pricey, but not unaffordable. I love tripples, they sound and perform awesome, and Triumph does them well. There is a dealer up here in Camp hill, right around the corner from the new Field and Stream store. If you are looking to get back into it, do it. Take the rider safety class to knock off the cobwebs, be careful, and get a bike.
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My 2017 Cinder Red Bonneville T120. I picked it up in April and have 5700 miles on it now. Classic lines and modern engineering, fuel injection, abs,traction control, heated grips( that are handy in the morning lately). The gear shift acted up at 4700 miles, but the warranty covered it and I'm still very happy with the bike.
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I had a Speed Triple a few years back. Sold it when I moved (cash issues). I miss it. It was bullet proof and fun to ride. I now have a project Bandit 1200, great bike but less 'soul'.
If I buy a bike again, Triumph would be near top of my list.
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Well something about her Brit teef that turned me on! Small wonder why her and Alexander Haig were caught in the rack together.
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My 2017 Cinder Red Bonneville T120. I picked it up in April and have 5700 miles on it now. Classic lines and modern engineering, fuel injection, abs,traction control, heated grips( that are handy in the morning lately). The gear shift acted up at 4700 miles, but the warranty covered it and I'm still very happy with the bike.
THAT's what I'm talkin about!!!! No more ticklin the Amal carbs with injection, I assume even they finally have electric start and NO frame oiling!? Beautiful scoot.... whats MSRP and are they negotiable? I don't care about speed anymore but I'm sure it's at least plenty adequate in and out of traffic.

The Limeys weren't exactly speed demons in the 70's but they still looked and handled MUCH better than any rice burner with exception to maybe a pocket rocket RD 350.

Did I mention that thing is beautiful?

Oil leaks.... thing of the past?
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A friend of mine is into them, restores older models, rides a newer Thruxton, just got a 75 bonneville to restore for his son, has probably owned a dozen. They are definitely cool, I've demoed the new street tripple and 675 daytona, really nice, all the modern bells and whistles, great chassis, great engine, a bit pricey, but not unaffordable. I love tripples, they sound and perform awesome, and Triumph does them well. There is a dealer up here in Camp hill, right around the corner from the new Field and Stream store. If you are looking to get back into it, do it. Take the rider safety class to knock off the cobwebs, be careful, and get a bike.
Looked it up last night, 3809 Hartzdale Dr..... I'll probably con her into dinner then say "oh look".
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They are much better nowadays. I worked in the motorcycle business in the 70s, and back then the electrical systems on the Triumphs, Nortons and BSAs were from Lucas, the Prince of Darkness. When the humidity got over 75%, you often became a pedestrian. Might just as well stay home if it was raining. And even the factories of those brands joked about the amount of oil they all left on the ground. They had three conditions to describe the condition: Weepage, Seepage and Leakage. If it didn't have one of those conditions, it was unusual.

They also had right foot shift and left foot rear brakes. Made it challenging to switch between those and the other brands for demo rides.
Well that's true BUT if it wasn't doing one of those it was out of oil! I liked the torque of the Brit twins, chug chug chug......
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