Well, the ride turned out a bit different from the plan but was really good... he decided the T120 was the only bike he wanted to ride (he has too many speeding points!), so I had the Thruxton R the whole time...
Started off on country roads and had a stop halfway, and a bit of a chat, and the bike was definitely weaving it's magic... he wanted to do a bit of highway work to check what it was like at the legal limit. So did that except he failed to follow me doing a 180 around a roundabout.
Nevertheless, we caught up, and appeared back at the dealer after an hour. He loved it... Finally believing all the things I'd been telling him about the Triumph Classic "magic"... I believe we will have a new convert to the Triumph fold.
As to the Thruxton R... As most of you know, I had a knee op last year and the old left knee doesn't like being bent less than a right angle... Well, the hour on the R was really comfortable - but I'm very very happy with the SM. The brakes are awesome, the bike seems lower geared than the SM/Bobber so the changing down wasn't quite required so much, but another ace! Brembos were single finger, and the urge to go was really fun.
Roads were a bit mucky with leaves and stuff, so there was no attempt at heavy lean angles, but a lovely afternoon... riding somebody else's bike that I don't then have to clean...
2018 Bonnie Speedmaster Jet Black with Highway pack (less bags) and rider footboards