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    Triumph enter the fleet

    After finding myself with 4 Honda's I have parted with two and will be welcoming a Speed Triple 94R into the shed in the next few days, it was a toss up between a 1200 Thruxton in white or the triple in lairy special edition yellow. It was the ohlins and memories of the fun I had on one for a few weeks a few years back that swung it, also the fact I only lasted 3 weeks with my previous (900) Thruxton, I know its a totally different bike but I did not like it at all, a mate said you will soon get bored of the Thruxton which could be true, think I will have one one day though.

    Well time to dig out all the old Triumph gear that's been sat in the wardrobe for the last few years

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    Well one day came a week later, I went back and picked up the Thruxton the following Friday, what a bike, I really like it, looks, brakes, handling, sound and performance are bob on. This is the std version the R must be amazing. Hope to get some miles in before the salt comes.

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    classic bike.

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    Run

    Well got out for a few hours on Sunday and can confirm this is a great bike, Triumph have done a fantastic job on this, it rides brilliantly down the back lanes and will surge out of bends. On the straights it will hold a comfy 80-85 with plenty in hand, few vibes come through over that, I am well impressed especially compared to the previous version I had
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Den View Post
    Well got out for a few hours on Sunday and can confirm this is a great bike, Triumph have done a fantastic job on this, it rides brilliantly down the back lanes and will surge out of bends. On the straights it will hold a comfy 80-85 with plenty in hand, few vibes come through over that, I am well impressed especially compared to the previous version I had
    I wouldn't leave it parked like that for long

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    I prefer the Thruxton over the 'R' version to be honest

    I think it has a more traditional look to it
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    I can confirm the Thruxton R is a fab bike, 2000 miles of fun since July, I never tire of riding it - it is so addictive, I hope to commute on it all this week if the weather holds. I will miss it hugely when the roads are salted, it is too beautiful to subject it to that horror.

    P.S. Matt black is the coolest, fasted colour

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    Enjoy

    But you will be back for the "R" ....

    And ignore Engineer ... the grey ones are most sort after .... love mine .. 18 months into ownership ... still makes me smile when I look at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebuyer View Post
    But you will be back for the "R" ....

    And ignore Engineer ... the grey ones are most sort after .... love mine .. 18 months into ownership ... still makes me smile when I look at it
    bollox!
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    Well, I was on the verge of asking for a p/x price on mine against the Blade Triumph's "R" demo the other day but I just managed to hold off

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