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Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« on: October 29, 2015, 12:45:32 pm »
Triumph has revealed their updated Bonneville line and they have nailed it in my opnion. The Thruxton R especially gives me warm fuzzies.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/10/27/2016-triumph-bonneville-thruxton-and-thruxton-r-motorcycle-review-first-look-photos/

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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 05:15:35 pm »
Beautiful cafe style bikes straight from the factory. I think they'll sell like hot cakes.

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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 09:58:06 pm »
Ian and I have been discussing this and one of the startling things about the new Bonnies is just how much power they're pulling out of that vertical twin.  The 1200cc Thruxton is getting right at 100 bhp and 80 footpounds of torque which is just about what my 1200 Bandit produces.  So, this is a retro looking cafe bike that should handle pretty darn good and has the thrust to keep up with the sportsbikes on any real world street ride.

As a matter of fact, I suspect this bike properly ridden could really surprise the average Deal's Gap squid.

Having said all that I've been looking at the photo of the new and old Thruxton's and trying to decide which I would want to have.



After a lot of pondering the only possible answer is ... no surprises here ... both! 
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 11:40:13 pm »
It seems there will be traction control and ride mode select as well.

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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 08:22:20 am »
Apparently the surveys I kept getting from Triumph were being read....lol


Give me the Thruxton-R with the Fairing...



The only thing I wish was that they used the Cast wheels on the R model.   If you are going to part with the retro theme enough to put the good suspension bits on it then I'd like to have the lighter 17" tubeless wheels for the better tire selection and better handling.


Now I don't know whether to buy the new one which I'm sure will be $$$  or whether to get a leftover Thruxton until the R's start hitting the used market..   

I may just get a leftover 17" wheels SE and make my own Thruxton...   for now.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 09:32:54 am »
I prefer the spoke wheels. If it were to be a track missle than the mags may make more sense but I have a D675R for that.
Here's a link to the Visordown article on the release including shots of the packages available.
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/new-triumph-bonneville-family-revealed/28362.html

The retro fairing on the "Track Racer" Thruxton R is awesome.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 11:29:24 pm »
Y'know,I've been staring at the photos of the new Bonnie and although I know it's a liquid cooled engine I'd have to say you'd never know it just by a casual look.  The radiator is damn near invisible and the engine is as heavily finned as a true air cooled bike.  That's just amazing design work. I remember when Ducati brought out the first Hypermotard they defended using the air-cooled (and lower HP) engine by waving a radiator around the press intro and asking the assembled moto-journalists to show them where they could possibly have put a radiator.  Seems like they were asking the wrong folks...they should have asked the Triumph engineers. 

Well done lads!  You may now sneer in the general direction of Italy.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 12:51:51 am »
They made it look like a large oil cooler.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 08:25:22 am »


I saw something that said the Thruxton R will be priced around $14.5k 

Not sure whether that's worth it to me.  I'd be a buyer at $12.5 but if they discount the current Thruxton so that I can get it for under $8k then I'd rather have the $6500 to modify it.  tuners are getting the same 90hp(with some machine work) out of the air cooled 865cc as the new liquid cooled Thrux..

The main issue isn't the power on the current ones its the weight, it's got a serious pork problem.   I've taken almost 80# of weight off my scrambler and it is soo much better now (among other things.)
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 10:34:42 am »
Triumph in the past has managed to keep costs on their 'R' models down, I'd imagine the Thruxton will be the same.

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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 02:34:48 pm »
Yup

Theyre all pretty much out of my dollar range.

Probably be more accurate to say my $0.28 range.

But. . . . they sure are nice.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 09:01:22 am »
Well,  the Thruxton R  is $14,500 and they have preorders at the local dealers for all 3 they are getting.

Instead I picked up a leftover 2014 Standard Bonneville.

$6900 OTD and also get $1000 in Triumph accessory vouchers..
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 11:37:31 am »
Well,  the Thruxton R  is $14,500 and they have preorders at the local dealers for all 3 they are getting.

Instead I picked up a leftover 2014 Standard Bonneville.

$6900 OTD and also get $1000 in Triumph accessory vouchers..

Well done that man!  Sounds like you got a screaming good deal!
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 01:12:28 pm »
Well done that man!  Sounds like you got a screaming good deal!


Definitely,   2 other dealers told me to jump on it as that was below what they payed for theirs and they weren't willing to take a loss.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 09:53:18 pm »
29 hours to lexington and back.....

Dealer closed and didnt tell me...  supposed to deliver the bike to me this week.  Not holding my breath.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2016, 12:09:16 pm »
The dealer was out of business or closed for the day? Either way it sucks.
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Re: Triumph updates their Bonneville line.
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2016, 01:58:58 pm »
Just closed due to the weather.
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