Radare's Triumph Bonneville

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Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:27 pm

I'm certain you all have known I've been in the market for a new bike given that I'm selling the red '92 and considering selling PBT. Well, this afternoon I put a deposit on a 2004 Triumph Bonneville. I have been in love with the new-style Bonneville's since their release in 2001 and I finally have the funds saved to buy one. You can't imagine how excited I am.

This one is located between San Antonio and Austin Texas. I have plans to fly out and ride it home on one of the upcoming weekends. K has family in San Antonio and plans to come along and help shuttle me around.

Once picked up, I plan to ride it from San Antonio to Denver over the course of three days with stays in Amarillo and Raton. Stay tuned for a ride-report on the journey back, when it happens.

And without further ado, here she is: Radare's future 2004 Bonneville

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Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:11 pm

Nice "future" ride. Hope everything goes as planned and you get it soon. The Bonneville is the first bike that comes to everyone's mind when asked to name a brit bike. That being said, I do have to say the new Thruxtons are pretty cool too. Never owned a Triumph personally so would be interested in your candid review of it.

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Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:54 am

Jimbo wrote:Nice "future" ride. Hope everything goes as planned and you get it soon. The Bonneville is the first bike that comes to everyone's mind when asked to name a brit bike. That being said, I do have to say the new Thruxtons are pretty cool too. Never owned a Triumph personally so would be interested in your candid review of it.
I've never ridden one, myself, so I've purchased this one on ideals alone. But I'll happily provide an radare style review once I have some miles under my belt.

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Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:03 am

Looks great, congrats on the new future bike. Keep us updated on how it goes with the "fly and ride" to pick it up and bring it home. Yep, this is what always came to my mind when I thought about a motorcycle, a classic Triumph.
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:25 am

Beautiful bike... I've come close to buying a Bonnie several times.

You'll enjoy it! Twins rule...
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:00 pm

Nice.... I Rode a '77 Bonneville years ago and I remember it being REALLY Torquey, I'm sure the new ones are even better, can't wait for the ride report :thumbsup:

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Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:35 pm

Here's the route I'm thinking about taking to get the Bonneville back to Denver. It's just under 1000 miles, through three states: Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. I'm not certain if I can do it in two days; I think I'll need 3.

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Or for those of you outside the US, here's a more zoomed-out version showing the magnitude of the trip:

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Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:50 am

Looks good, if you can afford the time off, I'd take 3-4 days+ to do it. If there's no reason to be in a hurry, just enjoy the trip, right?
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:59 am

radare wrote:I'm not certain if I can do it in two days; I think I'll need 3.
Oh come on, that's a ONE day ride! ;)

Everyone needs at least one SaddleSore 1000 under their belt... :thumbsup:

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Iron butt award for 1000 miles in 24 hours!!!!!
Yes it a real thing...

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