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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Street Twin
      #657580 - 04/16/16 03:26 PM

So today was a beauty of a day. I did all the yard work during the week. Sooooooooo I jumped on the America and rode my but off today. I stopped by the Triumph dealer and was talking to the owner Dan and before I knew it he had me sitting on a Street Twin. Take it for a ride he said. Only had to ask once. Did about 10 miles. What a sweet handling bike. Powerful 0 to 60 in first gear no time flat. Responsive handling great brakes. Triumph has put together a great package in that bike. When I got back to the dealership I told Dan I need that for a loaner bike for a couple days when I bring mine in for service. Yes I can do the service, but if it gets me a fun little bike like that for a couple days I'm all in. Before I left he told me I need to take out a new Bonnie. Maybe next weekend?

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findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3952
Loc: Australia
Re: Street Twin [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #657582 - 04/16/16 03:56 PM

Yes they're nice bikes.I haven't ridden one. just seen them at the dealers.
Tell your dealer to keep asking Triumph for a 1,200cc Cruiser Billy.

I think I've got one more new bike purchase, before I hang up my boots and a 1,200cc Triumph cruiser is it!


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SMJoe
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Reged: 11/19/09
Posts: 2692
Loc: Ottawa, ON
Re: Street Twin [Re: findlay13]
      #657586 - 04/16/16 08:15 PM

Oh if only our local dealer had any demo models to take out for a tour or Triumph showed up with a tractor trailer full for a demo day.

Sweet looking ride as I am partial to the black engine.


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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: SMJoe]
      #657587 - 04/16/16 08:25 PM

Dan the owner is an old school guy. He will let anyone ride anything as long as you ride in on a bike. He sells Indian, Victory, and Triumph. Saw him let a guy ride a new Indian Springfield right off the floor today just because he wanted to ride it. He gave me a Thunderbird last year for the weekend. Put almost 300 miles on it.

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oldroadie
Worn Saddle


Reged: 05/05/07
Posts: 6432
Loc: Alabama USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #657595 - 04/17/16 04:58 AM

My riding buddy Porter just took delivery of a T120. He can not praise it enough and he's been doing motorcycle bingo for five years looking for the right ride. I'm hoping he lets me ride it next week.

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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)


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B02S4
Oil Expert


Reged: 02/28/08
Posts: 2427
Loc: USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: oldroadie]
      #657627 - 04/18/16 07:42 PM

Quote:

... I'm hoping he lets me ride it next week.




From another site, a quote from Menzies:

"Yeah, he needs to come on out and try it, I think he will be smitten."

Looks like you're gonna get your wish


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Gregger
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Reged: 04/07/07
Posts: 3018
Loc: Timmins, Ontario
Re: Street Twin [Re: B02S4]
      #657703 - 04/22/16 02:11 AM

Bill, how would you compare the performance of street twin to your america? I know 10 miles isn't a fair comparison but first impressions?

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12 Rocket Roadster
03 Bonneville America
69 BSA Firebird Scrambler
73 Yamaha TX 750


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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: Gregger]
      #657712 - 04/22/16 09:50 AM

From a performance aspect it blows my 2005 America away. Not that I have done anything to to increase the performance of the America. The Street Twin is so well balanced and seemed so lite it feels like you are sitting on a much smaller bike. When you twist the throttle she just out right goes. I am going to take my America in for service and he is going to give me the Street Twin as a loaner so I will let you know more that a first impression after I put a couple hours on it.
The America is about the ride so she will not be going anywhere, but I could see a second horse in the stable. I still have to check out the new Bonnies.

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Wade
Saddle Sore


Reged: 05/09/07
Posts: 5056
Loc: North Ga . USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #657815 - 04/26/16 09:22 PM

Apostasy ! You done tricked out that America. And it's GREEN ! Don't make me come up there !

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2005 Model . Two Fast Eddy stickers , a bell and a clock . She's Lola . She tinkles and keeps time .

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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Street Twin [Re: Wade]
      #657829 - 04/27/16 02:35 PM

I asked my wife for a loan. There will be plenty of upgrades to come for my little green meanie. Wade I may need a yak thong for the dancing my wife is going to make me do.

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