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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2018, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Breakfast Date With A Thruxton

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So I'm just back from a morning ride to my Triumph dealership to get a small oil leak taken care of on my Bobber. While I waited I was offered a choice of demo bikes to take for a ride. Having just spent the best part to two hours on my Bobber I wasn't up for a long ride. However I decided to take their Thruxton out for breakfast.

This is totally the opposite of the type of bike I would ever own but never the less I was very impressed. Well done Triumph, what a bike. If performance is your thing (it's not mine) then this is certainly one to look at.

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Nicer way to spend the time while Bobber is being serviced than the usual reading magazines and drinking so-so coffee. Maybe with each service, a new mini review?
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Yes I like that idea.

I think next time I would like to give the Tiger a go.

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Yes I like that idea.

I think next time I would like to give the Tiger a go.

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Don't do it Roy, you'll fall in love with the Tiger. I have the 800 and for longer rides in comfort and plenty of oomph it can't be beat.

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The Thruxton is the reason I went to my Triumph dealership.

I came out having bought my Bobber

I still want to use cheerio.
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The Thruxton is a lovely bike, I chose a bobber because it just 'spoke to me'. I have an old fireblade for higher lean antics/touring and I love the contrast between the two bikes. Both fun and soulful in their own way.
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Don't do it Roy, you'll fall in love with the Tiger. I have the 800 and for longer rides in comfort and plenty of oomph it can't be beat.

Chico

+1 on what he says. When I bought the Bobber I thought the Tiger will stay put mostly. Oh no I take the Tiger out frequently not only for the long distance runs and it still amazes me how much fun that 5 year old bike still is.
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I have to say gents that if I could afford another bike I may even be tempted to get another Bobber OR evan a Speedmaster.

But just dreaming my Bobber will likely be my only ride.

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I am going to test ride the Tiger 1200. If that was compared to a similar BMW, how do you think it would do/ride? I’m looking for something I could ride all day from NY to Florida.
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Sounds good Steve,

Let us know how you get on and don't forget some pics.

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