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Offline Motorhobo

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Triumph T100 Test Ride
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:09:52 AM »
Rode a 2017 yesterday about 15 miles - I noticed:

*My hands were tingling from the vibration after about 10 minutes of twisties at moderate rpms.
*The digital display for tach, gear indicator, and speed were so tiny as to be illegible without reading glasses for anyone with less than 20-20 vision. I don't intend to be wearing bifocals to ride just so I can see the instruments -- that is absolutely the stupidest design flaw I think any half-witted engineer could possibly overlook.

Besides that, it was a fun ride the pea-sized digits on the instruments alone were enough of a deal-breaker for me. I'll be sticking with the K75 probably for life.
1994/1995 K75 ABS Frankenbike: original engine 130k miles, frame from Gary Weaver (RIP), 173k miles -- Current Odometer: 184k miles
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/California Sidecar Friendship II Sidecar & Black Lab 'Miss B'

Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

Offline kris

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 09:30:48 PM »
Ya', but they look cool....!
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Offline Skunky

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 07:20:06 PM »
Yes they do  :clap:
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Offline Laitch

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 08:00:53 PM »
Ya', but they look cool....!
If I wanted cool, I'd try to find a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The cost savings would pay for surgery to repair nerve damage from riding it.

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Offline Martin

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 09:05:22 PM »
Save even more money on fuel, and never ever get another speeding ticket. Buy a diesel Enfield.  :hehehe
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Offline Skunky

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 08:27:35 AM »
Trust me, the Thruxton won't break any speed records but its not a bad ride as for vibration I can't say l noticed any. My SV1000 used to make my hands tingle. And push my adams apple down to my scrotum with that whip like raw acceleration  :riding: .

Rode a 2017 yesterday about 15 miles - I noticed:

*My hands were tingling from the vibration after about 10 minutes of twisties at moderate rpms.
*The digital display for tach, gear indicator, and speed were so tiny as to be illegible without reading glasses for anyone with less than 20-20 vision. I don't intend to be wearing bifocals to ride just so I can see the instruments -- that is absolutely the stupidest design flaw I think any half-witted engineer could possibly overlook.

Besides that, it was a fun ride the pea-sized digits on the instruments alone were enough of a deal-breaker for me. I'll be sticking with the K75 probably for life.




Motohobo,  Have you tried the T120 smooth as a baby's bum and much more power than the T100. And the Thruxton R, wow!


Image result for thruxton r



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Offline Motorhobo

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 09:34:28 AM »
Naa...that was my test ride for the current millennium. I'm over it -- sticking with the tried and true as long as there are gas stations that sell dinosaur juice.
1994/1995 K75 ABS Frankenbike: original engine 130k miles, frame from Gary Weaver (RIP), 173k miles -- Current Odometer: 184k miles
1994 K75 since 2013, 76,000 mi (11k mine) w/California Sidecar Friendship II Sidecar & Black Lab 'Miss B'

Past: 1974 Honda 550/4 (first bike), 1994 K75 (sold), 1995 K75 ABS (parts bike), Sidecar Dog & Best Bud 'Bo' - RIP

Offline Snowman

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Re: Triumph T100 Test Ride
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 08:03:13 PM »
Test rode the T120 at the Baxters open day in IA this year. Came away very impressed with the quality of ride and build.
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