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Hinckley Bonnevilles

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by swooshdave, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. BillT

    BillT

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    My non-Norton powered bike is a 2006 Triumph 1050 Speed Triple. The bike is hands-down the best bike I've ever owned. It has character, looks, and an engine that is one of the best motorcycle engines out there - smooth, torquey, easy-revving, and wonderfully mapped. It will pull easily from idle to redline in 3rd gear without stumbling, which makes it a great commuter bike. The seating position is nearly identical to my Commando if my feet are on the Commando rear pegs. I've done three day-trips to Daytona on Speedy, and they were great. I did one day-trip to Daytona on Ed. It was good, but I was wiped out the next day. (a day trip to Daytona from my home is about 600 miles altogether).

    Sadly, I'll be selling the S3 sometime in the next year. Once the G15 CS is running, there will be no room for Speedy in the stable. Also, my wife has never liked the Speed Triple. She calls the Commando 'Ed'. She calls the Ranger the 'Lone Ranger'. She calls the G15 'Bones' (it is in pretty rough shape at the moment)

    She calls the Speed Triple 'The Irritant'.
     
  2. swooshdave

    swooshdave

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    Out of the box the twins are pretty boring but a vibrant aftermarket excels at personalize them. Much like a Commando can be many different bikes (racer to touring and everything in between) so can the Triumph twins. A good set of mufflers make them sound really healthy.
     
  3. daveh

    daveh

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    The key thing here is that we have our classics, which stir the soul but are also a lot of work, so sometimes it's nice to hop onto something modern, turn the key and go. If it has character, great, if it doesn't, no big deal. I now have to admit to owning a '01 VFR800 for commuting and occasional two-up trips. It has all the character of a washing machine, but it was cheap and does the job. Ideally, I would like another Triumph.
     
  4. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    I like the look of the Scramblers but doubt I will ever own one even though look to be good value for money.
    The Bonneville's probably suit a lot of folk for their classic look without the drama's,look to be as exciting as a wet noodle though. :lol:

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  5. swooshdave

    swooshdave

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    Sometimes all you need is a little spaghetti...
     

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