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2016 Triumph Bonneville/Thruxton

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by TallPaul_S, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. TallPaul_S

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    Any £12k new car will be a basic bland shopping car, a brand new commuter bike can be had for £5k.

    Old bikes are great but I'd always want something nice in the garage, it's boring just having an old, dirty bike.
     
  2. wazza300

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    I'd buy a 60's one instead,something that will appreciate in value rather than depreciate

    Just seems silly to me to spend so much on a bike,esp with Britain's poor climate
     
  3. unKle

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    They are gorgeous. What with the Domiracer, R9T and now these, we have a few choices! And yes I deliberately left Ducati out :p
     
  4. TallPaul_S

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    The sport classic was a bit ahead of the trend - it didn't sell particularly well which means they're currently worth as much as they were brand new, even though the early ones are 10 years old.

    The sport classic was the bike that got me into bikes, so I'll always have a soft spot for it and nice cafe racer style bikes.

    I would have a Thruxton R over a sport classic though :D

    Not sure the domiracer can be classed in the same band as this bike or the R Nine T though, I mean they're £26000 to buy! I'd take a Thruxton R and a Multistrada 1200S instead!
     
  5. TallPaul_S

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    Tell you what, even the base model street twin looks pretty tasty
     
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  6. wazza300

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    they are stunning I have to admit,triumph are really churning out some good bikes
     
  7. GSXR Gaz Mc

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    what version is this one ???

     
  8. GSXR Gaz Mc

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    seems its a beckham special used for the belstaff film....gutted

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. wazza300

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    looks great apart from that **** posing next to it,hes too stupid to ride a bike
     
  10. TallPaul_S

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    According to the video, that's a Thruxton R that was used in the Belstaff short film, ridden by david beckham (king of the hipsters).

    But yeah, it's a thruxton R - gold forks, brembos, clip ons.
     
  11. atpbx

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    Nah, don't like either of them
    I like triumphs, I own a triumph, but I have no interest in any of those models.
     
  12. One

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  13. wazza300

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    cant stand him:mad: crash soon please :D

    gimme an original bonnie,lovely machines
     
  14. One

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    I'd like a Triumph Trident. They have an awesome history in racing too, TT etc
     
  15. wazza300

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    an original manx Norton Mmmm,i like the bonnies too the twin sound is nice
     
  16. DXP55

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    You leave David alone - I think he is the nicest footballer in the world

    He' his wife and kids always look smart - unlike most of the loud mouth ones.

    Back on topic

    Is that twin the same as old Triumph Twin - if so have they got vibration damping in engine. - I ruined my wrists and best watch riding my Tiger 110 in late 60's early70's :rolleyes:
     
  17. wazza300

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    im guessing that the engines would all be rubber mounted now
     
  18. Craig321

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    Yes, the twins are extremely smooth now.
     
  19. TallPaul_S

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    MCN (and probably others) are doing tests of the Street twin (think it's the base model), some more details have come out:

    £7300
    54bhp
    80lb/ft
    198kg dry
    75mpg
    fuel gauge, gear indicator, heated grips ready

    160 accessories, plus 3 "inspiration packs" including a scrambler one.

    Out next month.



    That sounds awesome :D


    The standard pipes sound pretty good too
     
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  20. Kreeeee

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    Why's it so heavy?