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Old 09-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #11
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all bikes are all play bikes.
Agreed, but some are such limited use it's hard to justify.

I'm currently going back and forth with spending bigger money on a dirt bike. Spend $5k now and ride it 5-10 years or spend $2k now and again every 3-5 years.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:51 AM   #12
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Like others, I like the look of 'em (same with most modern, retro-inspired bikes...thruxton, R9T, etc), but their use seems somewhat limited. It'd never be my only bike, but maybe my 3rd or 4th bike. I wouldn't expect amazing performance, comfort, or versatility out of them, but they look nice and could make a nice commuter or Sunday afternoon bike.

Or you could just get an XSR900, have the retro feel, and actually get good performance.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:09 AM   #13
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Or you could just get an XSR900, have the retro feel, and actually get good performance.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:33 AM   #14
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I'd say it's far from a play bike. My dad has a 16 Classic that he's got over 10k miles on it already. We just got back from a 3000 mile trip and the Scrambler ran flawless. He did upgrade the rear shock to a Nitron and plans on a fork upgrade soon but, he rides it, a lot.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:16 AM   #15
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I took a test ride on the standard model. What I didn't like was the heat on the inside of my legs and cajones and the handlebars.

As a Ducati owner, I like that they are getting more market share, but For me personally I wouldn't buy one. My Hyper is just more useful to me.

Lastly, I think the price is right on them. BUT, in that price range there are a few others I would get first. 690 Duke, FZ09 are a couple examples.

Unlike ducman, I didn't find them to be cheap. It just didn't work for me.


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How about a Thruxton 1200R?
New guy in my apt. building has one. Looked up the specs, and Triumph effectively addressed all the performance issues I had with their standard model. Looks awesome and performance is there. I'd love to ride one.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:15 AM   #17
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A guy I used to work with bought one. He was a giant asshole. Within a few weeks, he crashed it. Blamed it on the car in front of him (I quietly blamed it on him stabbing the front brake and washing out the front end). I was glad he crashed it... because, well, he was a giant asshole.



And that's the extent of my experience with the Thruxton.
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