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  1. bruce johnston

    bruce johnston New Member

    May 6, 2021
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    Hi, I am a long-time motorcycle rider, and have enjoyed riding motorcycles since 1992. I currently ride a 2012 Speed Triple R, which I have owned since nearly new, and have decided to join a discussion forum to read about the new Trident. I am not terribly old, but am appreciating relaxed ergonomics more lately, and am thinking of getting something that rides more upright and relaxed for the longer rides I occasionally take with friends. For most of my riding career, I have ridden solo, and used the bike primarily for commuting to/from work. Longer rides out are new to me, still.

    I am looking forward to what people have to say about some of the new models out there since I last considered shopping for a bike. I have heard good things about the Trident, but also the Speed Twin, which is also attractive.
     
  2. johne

    johne Standing on the shoulders of dwarves.
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    Hi Bruce. Welcome. I'm the same as you in that I'm interested in both the Trident and the Speed Twin. I love the sound three cylinder bike engines make, so I'm favouring the Trident at the moment. BTW you started riding in '92? You are just a kid then. I started in 1969! I guess that puts me in the terribly old category. Lol
     
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  3. bruce johnston

    bruce johnston New Member

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  4. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member
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    Welcome in to the madhouse
     
  5. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy Bruce :cool:
     
  6. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Welcome to the forum :cool:

    A few Speed Twin owners on here - not sure about Tridents yet.
     
  7. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Hello Bruce and welcome to the forum :)
     
  8. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome….
     
  9. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum, Bruce. Good luck with your bike purchase decision. I don't know that there are lots of Tridents out there yet but I'm a big fan of test rides. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I think a test ride is worth about 10,000 words. :) Let us know what you decide! Hope you enjoy the forum.
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  10. LeezRyd

    LeezRyd Noble Member

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    Welcome, fellow Nutmegger. We even live in the same town! Maybe our paths will cross some day. BTW, my son is getting his new Trident 660 in a couple of weeks
     
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  11. bruce johnston

    bruce johnston New Member

    May 6, 2021
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    Thank you and everyone else for the warm welcome! I agree test rides are the best. I found that the tridents (right now, at my local dealer) are being purchased sight unseen, with no unsold inventory to throw a leg over or even just see in person. I could go out of state, but if I can't even sit on one in a showroom, then there's no point worrying until I can. The R is doing just fine, thank you very much, although I will have to do a better job with my stretches before longer rides (which I hope will start happening again this summer).

    A speed twin is coming into my local dealership this week, and I did express interest in seeing it, assuming that comes to pass on their end. From pictures it looks very nicely finished, and I know the famous Triumph paint jobs always look better in person. I am looking forward to riding, whatever it may be this year.
     
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  12. bruce johnston

    bruce johnston New Member

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    That is awesome! Do let us know how he likes it.
     
  13. bruce johnston

    bruce johnston New Member

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    Things progressed a bit this week. I got to see a pretty fresh trade-in, 2019 Speed Twin (dealer pictures attached). I am going to go for it, and paid a deposit on it last night.

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  14. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Agreed, enjoy it…
     
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    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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