Which Triumph (Hinkley) would you buy?

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  1. jonegood

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    I ve had 2 Hinkley Triumphs in the past. I had a 900 Sprint Sport and later had a 955 Tiger.

    I loved the Tiger but in the end sold it because SWMBO was complaining it was too much of a climb onto the pillion (to be fair it was)

    Having been without a bike for a while because I didnt have a house garage I'm now looking for something comfortable but with enough get up and go to make it fun, been looking at the (97-04) Thunderbird Sport (better brakes), just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a characterful comfortable weekend machine?

    Jon
     
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    Speed Triples are good I’ve been told.
    No idea what years they made them, not ridden one either to be fair.
     
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    Yes look like fun but don't think they will pass the comfort test. I don't want to spoil her too much but she probably does need a seat to sit on:LOL:
     
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    You can buy gel pads for comfort :)
     
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    Jon you know it's a lot more fun if you just leave her at home(y)

    Martin
     
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    Might be worth trying the bonneville (hinckley) for pillion friendliness
     
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    You are in soo much trouble now Martin
     
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    61 bonny:)
     
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    When you get a bike for comfort send seat to Tony Archer who modifies it with a nice contoured comfort padded cover.I got my Deauville done (£100 + £10 p/p ) and is more comfortable than past gel etc. Another choice is a Airhawk (blow up ) but that makes bike a little higher
     
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    Glad I read this thread, Need my Honda CX500 seat rebuilding and was looking for a reliable source to do the job, looked at Tony's website and had him on my short list, your recommendation has made up my mind, Thanks. (y)
     
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    You’ll not want to see the price of a Ducati Panigale then. Nor of a CVO Harley!

    Ian
     
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    I can also recommend Tony Archer. I had a pad made for the Wing to raise the seat height as it was too low for me to ride comfortably. He matched it to the existing seat and People don't even know it's there unless I point it out.
     
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    Ah but ------- this just a Triumph and made in Taiwan!
     
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    The downside is it's so beautiful would you dare getting it dirty ?

    I'm happy if my bike looks used. But the insides are immaculate.
     
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    Having restored bikes to both look good & ride well, I love to thrash the nuts off them, cos that's what they're for! IMO:)
     
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    Plymouth Triumph did this special, it was gorgeous.
    Thruxton.jpg
     
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    Speed Triple is a great bike but not brill for the pillion, Thruxton R is a fantastic bike but pillion space is equally lacking.
    Best allrounder is the Tiger 800, goes and stops well, fit PR 4 / 5s and it will handle VERY well. Good for the lady on the back, fit a top box (Skip) to make her feel safer and away you go.
    If not.. the Bonnie T120 is a cracking bike, think upright Thruxton with a bit less power, but de cat it, new air filter and Power commander and it will fly..
    FYI The build quality of the ones made in Thailand are easily equal to the UK built ones, all designed, QC ed and tested here and Spain.
    Good hunting.
     
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