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Started at 10:39pm on the 17th November, 2007 by Miked
|Chaps, I am thinking that when i get my full licence next year to get a Bonny a couple of years old.
Will i be dissappointed, will i get the thump.I am looking for and that take over power.Will the Bonny give me the "power and the smile"or is the Bonny overated. I like the naked look and the additional power but what ride does it give compared to the Enfield help me rid my head of the Bonnie.
|Posted: 10:39pm 17th November, 2007|
|Richard Thorpe||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
I have had quite a bit of experiance of the bonneville as my local triumph dealer run a fleet of these bike as customer curtesy bikes when you take a bike in for service. If you can afford to go for the latter 860cc engine then do so as it considerably better in the mid range than the earlier 790cc.One modification which is well worth it for the smile factor alone are the triumph aftermarket exhaust the sound is fantastic. without them fitted the sound is some what subdued. I think the bonnie is a great bike modern levels of performance and braking along with the classic look. Go for ut !!
|Posted: 11:15pm 17th November, 2007|
|Iain P||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
|Try a W650. More like an original Bonnie than a modern Bonnie.|
|Posted: 11:00pm 18th November, 2007|
|michael||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
|if you get on they are good had one for three years,if you fit the after market pipes be carefull of where you get your mot done triumph outlet changed mine for some off a demo bike before the mot.the free breathing dna filter helps,and the air elimination kit,i find the king/queen seat better.|
|Posted: 10:37am 19th November, 2007|
|jonthevicar||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
|Get a proper Meriden T140 or TR7V
Easily as practical as a bullet but a lot faster!
|Posted: 12:43pm 20th November, 2007|
|John. Eastbourne.||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
I have owned a Bullet 65, which I liked a lot, especially after I tuned it i.e. exhaust, carb, air filter etc. After a while, I decided to change, owing to the constant attention that the Bullet required, and the poor build quality. I traded it in for a Triumph Bonneville in 2006. The Bonnie was reliable, extremely well built, was economical, and performed well. However, it was totally bland, and was, to my mind, devoid of character. As a result, i have reverted to a Harley, my fourth one, and I am happy again. It rumbles, shakes, rattles and rolls, and I love it!!
Triumph? Extremely well made bikes, but for me, only the Speed Triple lights my fire.
All the best, John.
|Posted: 09:13pm 22nd November, 2007|
|hugh||Subject: Re: Bonneville|
|Have the perfect balance in my view 1972 T120R in super condition (ebay purchase - sadly not me) which will keep up with the traffic and a 1957 350cc bullet to potter. Both have great sound and the smile factor. Bonneville more complex to maintain obviously and rebuilt the bullet with help from this site. Cheers all.|
|Posted: 02:33pm 1st December, 2007|
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