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Old 10-04-2001, 09:03 AM   #1
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Kinda cool.
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:21 AM   #2
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VERY nice. I'm impressed.

Triumph appears to be taking marketing seriously. While no power cruiser, it appears to have all the ingredients necessary to fit in with the cruiser crowd.

I like the heritage and the style. What I'd like to know is what V2 cruiser folks think of the new bonnie. I'm a sport, sport/standard kind of guy thus my tastes run to the cafe racer style but, in my opinion, that's a tasty lookin bonnie!
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:29 AM   #3
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It's the most misbegotten cruiser since the Ducati Indiana. Why would anyone buy one? People who want retro-Triumphs want retro-Triumps that remind them of older Triumphs, not Triumphs that remind them of Harleys. If I were in the market for a new/old Triumph, I'd look at the Bonnie and the Thunderbird, which perform and handle. If I were in the market for a mid-displacement Harley repli-cruiser, I'd shop one of the Japanese brands. And if I found myself seriously considering the Bonneville America, I would schedule an appointment with an eye doctor, or maybe a psychiatrist.
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:29 AM   #4
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Readable on www.bike-city.de <<< German Site today Triumph will release a big cruiser with 2179cc next year! As they comment the new Bonnie America is just a test - in a way Triumph did before - built a bike out of a former version to release the next and better step one year after.

To understand the German text maybe use altavista's babelfish at world.altavista.com ... it's a worse translation but better to understand than the origin ;o)
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:38 AM   #5
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Readable on www.bike-city.de <<< German Site today Triumph will release a big cruiser with 2179cc next year! As they comment the new Bonnie America is just a test - in a way Triumph did before - built a bike out of a former version to release the next and better step one year after.

To understand the German text maybe use altavista's babelfish at world.altavista.com ... it's a worse translation but better to understand than the origin ;o)
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Old 10-04-2001, 09:39 AM   #6
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I really like what Triumph has done with the new Bonneville. I will have to go on down to the dealership when they arrive. Who knows, I might have to take one home.
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Old 10-04-2001, 10:03 AM   #7
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I agree it looks like a nice bike. Definitely a change of pace from the Hardleys and Metric Cruisers. I don't know if it will do well in the U.S. but I think that it is a great attempt. To me it looks comfortable without being a couch.



Good Job Triumph
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Old 10-04-2001, 10:06 AM   #8
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I've been a H-D rider for the past 6 years. Currently I've got a 1200

Sportster. I would definitely be interested in the Bonneville America.

The styling is pretty spot on, especially with the factory accessories. My other bike is a Triumph Sprint ST with all the factory options. If the new Bonnie is as good a bike as my Sprint ST is, then they have a for sure winner.
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Old 10-04-2001, 10:10 AM   #9
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Hmmmmm..very nice looking bike but I have to wonder--who will buy it.I would think that folk who buy it would have bought the standard Bonneville.

I dont think it will make major excursions into the Japanese "HD-like"cruiser crowd,the HD market or the power cruiser market.In other words I think Triumph may be competing against themselves.Maybe they will take some buyers from the BMW cruiser....the other "something different "cruiser.I wish triumph luck;I like their willingness to be different.Now,if they build a Bonneville cafe racer with a little more sport and a little more power....but Im not sure how many folk would buy that either.
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Old 10-04-2001, 10:26 AM   #10
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You've got a good point. Regarding the cafe racer bonnie... I'd be interested in one but I'd be much more inclined to purchase an 'original' bonnie and I wonder how many others would be of the same opinion. The bonnie may well be competing with itself.

Still, I think it looks great. A little more chunky than the bonnie without loosing its 'classic' lines.
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