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Fresh guppy here to scene!


I've always toyed with the idea of riding and eventually had my friend talk me into giving it a try. He let me ride his Thruxton around a big empty parking lot for an hour and it was enough to peak my interest. So immediately after that I signed up for the MSF basic rider course, got my license just last week and now here I am...



Always been drawn to Triumph's in general but the BB has been calling my name ever since I saw one. Considering picking up a used 2018 and was just wondering if there's anything particular I should be checking for when looking and test riding these bikes.



Have a couple in my area both under 2k miles. Any feedback is appreciated!!
 

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You can’t go wrong with a BB with under 2k miles they have done nothing and are good to go, I love mine and am busy tweaking to my individual taste.
 

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Fellow NYer welcome

Welcome aboard to a fellow NYer.
Congrats on passing your MSF. Good luck with your search and take your time.
You’ll when you find the right bike, trust your gut.

I won’t pass any of my comments on to you regarding Gold Coast, just be wide eyed and do your homework.
Also, one of our members on here from NY is actually selling his Bobber ( Bearju ) it may still be available.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask us few NYers close to you as well as the rest of the guys on here.
 

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Welcome aboard to a fellow NYer.
Congrats on passing your MSF. Good luck with your search and take your time.
You’ll when you find the right bike, trust your gut.

I won’t pass any of my comments on to you regarding Gold Coast, just be wide eyed and do your homework.
Also, one of our members on here from NY is actually selling his Bobber ( Bearju ) it may still be available.

If you need any help, don’t hesitate to ask us few NYers close to you as well as the rest of the guys on here.
I second Jalaans sentiments and comments mikelectic. A big welcome to the forum from another New York State resident.? We like guppys here.

Chico
 

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A used BB is a great bargain as most Bobbers have had some work done by owners so you may be able to save not only on the MSRP but also on the mod costs. These aren’t sports bikes so you don’t have to worry much about hooliganism. Just be forewarned that the temptation to customize them is strong.
 

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Fresh guppy here to scene!


I've always toyed with the idea of riding and eventually had my friend talk me into giving it a try. He let me ride his Thruxton around a big empty parking lot for an hour and it was enough to peak my interest. So immediately after that I signed up for the MSF basic rider course, got my license just last week and now here I am...



Always been drawn to Triumph's in general but the BB has been calling my name ever since I saw one. Considering picking up a used 2018 and was just wondering if there's anything particular I should be checking for when looking and test riding these bikes.



Have a couple in my area both under 2k miles. Any feedback is appreciated!!
Mike, per @Jalaan’s reference, just saw that @BearJu still has his Bobber for sale. It’s a steal. Check out the thread in the Active Topics section.
 

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Appreciate the warm welcome.


I'm going to sit patient until I come across a good deal but will definitely keep everyone updated.


BearJu - bike looks super clean! Would definitely be interested but pretty much had my mind set on the BB.
 

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Bearju bike is a steal at that price with all the mods, I’ve got a bobber already and wrong side of pond for another one ?
 

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Whatever works for you my man. Although other than the front tire I don’t think there’s much of a difference between the two haha, maybe a couple other black pieces.


2017 Triumph Bobber NYC
 

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Has anyone personally ridden both the bobber and bobber black variants to compare the brakes?
I have, and I can confirm the Bobber Black's brakes do have more power and a better feel than the Bobber! But it's only a little bit better, don't go thinking they're twice as good because they're not.

If you like the look of the original Bobber then go for it, the brakes are fine you'll love it. But if you prefer fat front wheels and murdered out paint schemes then buy a BB, the good news is there no wrong answer to this one. This is of course unless you can't live without effortless two finger braking that's so powerful it lifts the back wheel on a good squeeze. If that's the case then buy a sports bike you won't like the Bobber!
 

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