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Old 12-15-2012, 08:12 AM   #46
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i just like old stuff.
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There are vacuum tubes in my stereo amp for gosh sakes.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:18 AM   #47
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Picked up my '82 Suzuki purely because it was cheap, running, and all the parts were there in good shape. Since then done many, many upgrades to it, and it does whatever I want it to do. Blast down the local back roads? Check. Comfortably eat up highway miles? Check. Ride for days on end cross country? Check. It is also the easiest thing I've ever worked on and maintenance is simple and rewarding.

I have looked and thought about getting a Bonneville, and I quite like how they look, but I don't see the sense it paying out 10K for a bike that doesn't do anything better than my old Zook. Now if I didn't already have the Suzuki, a Bonnie with upgraded suspension and a breathed on motor would top my list in bike wants.
One of the BEST all around bikes ever! I wish I never sold mine
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:26 AM   #48
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I just prefer the way they "feel" and look....Especially first thing in the morning.

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:40 PM   #49
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Because when I had my Versys, I spotted one, and the simple...rawness...of the ZRX spoke out to me. Simple, yet riveting (to me, anyway).



It's a bike that harkens back to the days of the muscle car (even if the musclecars sucked, from '79-'83, when the ELR was rolled out into Kawi showrooms).
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:52 AM   #50
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The Triumph Bonny is the PT Cruiser pf motorcycles.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:22 AM   #51
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I love the looks of some of the modern retros, I just don't like how they ride. If I could get over that I'd probably own more than one, or wouldn't have sold the ones I had
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:09 AM   #52
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I bought mine because it's old-fashioned, slow, and overweight, just like me.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #53
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I bought my 09 Bonnie T100 to replace my deerstroyed Ducati ST3. I had always been a fan of the Bonnies back in the day and I got into motorcyling in the mid 90's when a buddy started restoring a 68 Bonnie TR6C and reawakened my interest for motorcyles at age 40. So when I was looking to replace that Duc, I came across this low mileage T100 on Craigs List. When I went to look at it, it was so pretty. And then I sat on it, and it felt so right between the legs with the controls falling easily to hand. Then I took a test ride and within 3 blocks I knew she was going home with me. Yes it was slow and the brakes barely work, but it feels and looks like what a motorcycle should.

A Bonneville should be the picture any dictionary uses for the word "motorcycle".

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #54
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Simplicity! Lines!
One carb, kick start, don't even need a battery!
Oh, yea, sounds like a motorsickle!

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #55
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^ That's nice.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #56
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The new bikes all look like ski boots

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 AM   #57
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That is too cool.

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #58
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Could that be a Heinkel Tourist? From the same people who brought you the London Blitz.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #59
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The Triumph Bonny is the PT Cruiser pf motorcycles.
I would say a VW New Beetle which is a homage to its own heritage, just like the Bonnie. I don't think a PT Cruiser is a homage to any particular model, just a retro styling theme that ran its course.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:23 PM   #60
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I went the other way. I bought the old bike (1975 Norton Commando) then brought it into the new age of motorcycling with all the trick components. Brembo brakes, electronic ignition, neg ground system with a Shorai battery, lightweight new electric starter, hydraulic clutch, adjustable forks, modern switch gear, Excell rims, and lots of other little parts. This gave me a classic bike that runs and rides like a new bike but has that character you just can't get enough of. Down side is I could have bought two new Triumphs, but you know what they say, "If money was so important they wouldn't make it out of paper".
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