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Red face Triumph Thruxton must..not..buy..another..bike - May 23, 2006, 12:14 PM

The Thruxton looks better in person. So it doesn't have 175HPs, it's cool and they already have aftermarket support.

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a friend at work was telling me he's thinking about the same bike but from the 60's


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May 23, 2006, 12:40 PM

I haven't ridden the thruxton but have ridden the bonnie with the same motor. It's a GREAT motor. A good amount of torque at the bottom end and a decent pull to redline. I've ridden several 60s and 70s triumphs and the new motor keeps some of that feel but with 10 times the refinement and twice the power.

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May 23, 2006, 12:47 PM

I demo'd the Thruxton last fall. It had more pep than I thought it would. Definitely more umph than my CB500. I was in a demo group of 3-4 and I was the last to leave the parking lot. The demo leader didn't bother to wait for me while I waited for traffic to clear so I got a chance to open it up some to catch up with the group. The bike felt good the few times I actually got a chance to lean and the transmission was way smoother than on my '95 S3. I think the clip-ons would grow old after anything more than a local scoot though. Possibly the best aftermarket support than any other Triumph right now. I know a lot of folks with a Thruxton or some other variation of the Bonnie...which most people seem to get.

Quixotic (Lori) was on the demo...her and I switched bikes at a light so I also got a little time on the 05 S3. Totally different animal. Any and every ride on that thing could result in jail time.



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a friend at work was telling me he's thinking about the same bike but from the 60's
Your friend better really really really like wrenching on bikes if he buys a vintage Triumph.
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Your friend better really really really like wrenching on bikes if he buys a vintage Triumph.
HAHAHA he doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. Thanks for the heads up I will give him little "advice."


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Oh hell yeah what a cool bike! There was one at Cornerspeed a while ago and it was looking tight. There’s a spec class for racing them too.

http://www.ahrma.org/thruxton_challenge.htm


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Your friend better really really really like wrenching on bikes if he buys a vintage Triumph.
being someone who regularly wrenches on 60s triumphs...you couldn't be more right.


ride 1 hour and wrench for 3. I was going to ride the chopper to a car show at Colonial beach (about 40 miles away) I decided not to because I gave myself a 50/50 chance of arriving.


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being someone who regularly wrenches on 60s triumphs...you couldn't be more right.


ride 1 hour and wrench for 3. I was going to ride the chopper to a car show at Colonial beach (about 40 miles away) I decided not to because I gave myself a 50/50 chance of arriving.
thats not because of the bike....you just couldn't coordinate the route with appropriate "green zones".

Nunya, I'd personally rather have one of the bikes you've built. But I guess the grass is always greener...



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point Rek:

Actually....there is a greenzone in the area. I work 15 minutes from the beach!


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