I have an '06 with 23,000 miles. I've owned it since new.
ZERO problems. Only wear parts have been replaced. And I hammer this thing. I ride it like my MX bike. Go into corners fast.... Brake while clutching and down shifting, then dump that clutch and pull out like a hero.
It's such a great bike that I'd buy another if this gets stolen or whatevs...
Had an '02 Bonneville 799cc - Tweek'd and modded - loved it! Hooligan fun bike.
Had an '05 Thruxton 900cc. - Not so much. Uncomfortable clip-ons and I don't like the looks of the raised bars on them.
With the new power module/higher rev. limit, jetted carbs, airbox removal & BUB exhaust, the 799cc Bonnie always "seemed" faster to me. Pulled the front wheel way easier too. Could be some geometry in there I suppose.
For me the ideal one would be a 900cc Standard Bonneville or T100 - Pre-Fuel Injection ('09?) and Spoke'd wheels for sure!
The Scramblers are pretty cool too.
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I also have a newer one. Love my 2006 Bonnie Black. Light weight and handles great. Plenty of pep for a small bike. Rode from Ohio to Williamsburg VA last summer with the wife on the back. Biggest problem I had was running into a severe rainstorm on the way back and ended staying an extra night on the way home. Was literally riding through water up to the pipes.
I'm not really in the habit of keeping the same bike for long, but I am thinking this will be a keeper for many yrs to come.
Ditched the A.I. garbage, added K&N filters and British Customs Predators.. Makes a big difference in sound and performance..And YES.. My pipes are BLUE!!!
I don't want to buy new so I don't really want to hassle a dealer by test riding if I'm not serious about buying new,.....And my local Triumph deal doesn't have much for used on the floor,...
I've ridden a couple of Harley's and they just don't do it for me,....Aside from the Sportster they seem bloated, fat and big,.........Not that I'm not bloated, fat and big but I don't want that in a scoot,.
I grew up in Viola, WI home of S&S so I'll get plenty of flack from friends if I buy a Triumph,...........Oh Well,...........