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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2019, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Back to the dark side

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new here but not new to these kinda bikes....have had 3 Harleys (loved them all) but had an urge to get Sport bikes out of my system so bought a Ducati Streetfighter (should have kept that) and then a Triumph 765RS, but now realise I'm not as fast as I like to tell myself I was.
Picking up a Bobber this week
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Welcome Diver,

Looking forward to seeing your new ride.

Cheerio,

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Congrats & welcome to the forum.
The way I usually ride it, I find the relaxing pace of the Bobber therapeutic and it’s torque absolutely fantastic. The thought of having another streetfighter/sport bike is long gone.

Clip ons are (relatively) cheap and easy to install should you get the itch for a more sporty and focused riding position. Moving the seat forward will also put more weight over the front, should you feel it necessary.
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Looking forward to seeing your new ride. A number of us here (and some still do) rode HDs before going to a Bobber. The torque and responsiveness are addictive as is the style. You may never look back. Oh, yes you will, at least every time you park it. 😁. Not sure why getting a Bobber is going “back to the dark side” though, unless of course you’re getting a Bobber Black 😆. Either way, congrats and enjoy the ride.
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dark side because all my mates wouldn't look twice at these kinds of bikes
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Welcome!
You will love this machine.
Trust me..... this bike has quite a bit of sport performance to it.
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“dark side because all my mates wouldn't look twice at these kinds of bikes”, I sold my BMW K 1200 and my Ducati 999 to buy my Bobber, some of my riding buddy’s thought I was nuts, nobody I rode with had a Triumph, old man bike they said.I reminded them I,m a old man and then just kept my mouth shut. They all came around after a few rides. Now one in the group has bought a T-120
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Hi Folks,

Some very interesting thoughts shared here. I think for me the Bobber just has a sweet spot, it's certainly not the biggest, fastest, most comfortable etc. but does seem to have a balance of all that one would want from a motorcycle. If one is really into touring, off road, racing etc. there are of course bike that do it better but for a good old fashioned motorcycle riding experience, I think this little Triumph is hard, nay impossible to beat..

I've said it before and I will say it again; I've had some cracking bikes in my life but I simply have NEVER enjoyed riding one as much as this.

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Hey Diver! Welcome!

I did Harley's in the past, and always liked them, just something about the V-twin sound appeals to the Lizard part of my brain.

I now have Both. The Triumph is absolutely my go to for most things! I love riding it, its way more fun than it should be!

My Harley is great too, but it's a different kind of ride.

I suspect you will not be disappointed with your choice!!
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Hi
new here but not new to these kinda bikes....have had 3 Harleys (loved them all) but had an urge to get Sport bikes out of my system so bought a Ducati Streetfighter (should have kept that) and then a Triumph 765RS, but now realise I'm not as fast as I like to tell myself I was.
Picking up a Bobber this week
Welcome, you will love the ride they are a fantastic bike
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