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    T120 Bonneville Black

    Got one of these as a loaner whilst my Thruxton is in for its 500 mile service.

    Nice bike to potter around on, essentially the same engine as the Thruxton but no so highly tuned and lower revving - nice and easy to ride with plenty of grunt for back roads and town, steers pretty well too, suspension not fancy but more than good enough for the performance.

    Most definitely not a motorway bike though as one is hung out like a parachute to catch the wind blast - anything over 70 is hard work.

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    I personally have never ridden one but I know a man who has who said that "compared to his R1200 R the Bonnie T120 was as gutless as fuck"

    I should really try one for myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I personally have never ridden one but I know a man who has who said that "compared to his R1200 R the Bonnie T120 was as gutless as fuck"

    I should really try one for myself
    You should only about 80bhp but 105Nm so hardly gutless, no point in having massive power when riding above 70mph is not really practical because of the riding position. It's geared quite high too- when one is pottering one doesn't want the engine doing a gazillion rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    I personally have never ridden one but I know a man who has who said that "compared to his R1200 R the Bonnie T120 was as gutless as fuck"

    I should really try one for myself
    Give one a try, it's not going to scare you but they are certainly not gutless, plenty of power for what they do

    Unless your mates R1200 R is significantly more powerful than my R1200 GS

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    No his R is the Twin Cam motor so the same as my own Scrambler X
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    2003 Triumph Daytona 955i (Rob North Replica)
    2001 Yamaha T-Max Mk1


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    On the ride back to the dealer on the A14/A1 I let it rev a bit more, it certainly ain't gutless , nice bike but not a dual carriageway or motorway bike - if I had a gazillion pounds then I probably have a red in the garage alongside the Thruxton.

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