Newbie Speed Twin

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by BingNoSing, Mar 8, 2019.

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  1. BingNoSing

    BingNoSing Member

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    Hello,
    New to this forum. I have had several Triumphs over the years (Bonnie, Thunderbird Sport and Explorer) and have just taken delivery of a new Speed Twin last week, which I LOVE.
    I am looking to keep in touch with other new owners.
    Cheers

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  2. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake

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    Wow. Looks a great beast. Welcome to the forum hope you enjoy the banter and the fantastic resource it is. All the best and ride safe.
     
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  3. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum BingNoSing

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  4. BingNoSing

    BingNoSing Member

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  5. Dave C

    Dave C Elite Member

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    Welcome aboard Bing, hope you enjoy the forum and have fun on your cracking looking new steed.
     
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  6. Holtee

    Holtee Member

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    I had a test ride on one today and it was amazing. I loved it too. Not sure if I’m going to become a new owner through. Enjoy the new bike.
     
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  7. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    Welcome aboard BNS. Enjoy the ride mate. It's a cracking bike.
     
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  8. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Bing, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  9. Harvey

    Harvey New Member

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    Due to pick mine up in 3 weeks (trading in my Tbird 900) and can't wait. How are you finding it so far. In particular rank range.
     
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  10. BingNoSing

    BingNoSing Member

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    Thanks Dave!
     
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  11. R_1000

    R_1000 Elite Member
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    Welcome buddy :)

    Beautiful bike ;)
     
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  12. BingNoSing

    BingNoSing Member

    Mar 8, 2019
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    Thanks Dave!
    Harvey, that’s funny - I have a Thunderbird Sport (03) as well which I love but can’t justify two bikes now, so will have to go unfortunately. I was thinking of the Bonnie 120 or the Thruxton R but saw this on the factory floor at Hinckley and loved the look of it. The Speed Twin is amazing to ride. It feels really light and is great around town. I am still running it in and the roads have been pretty wet up here on Exmoor but so far it feels great on the twisty roads. I would say it rides a bit like an old Speed Triple. Tank range not really tested yet, but I filled it up and it said 145 miles range.
     
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  13. Holtee

    Holtee Member

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    I love the red one!
     
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  14. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Elite Member

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    Welcome to the madhouse you should fit right in.
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  15. BigCLM

    BigCLM Senior Member

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    Welcome from sunny California.

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  16. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi & Welcome to the Forum, nice bike, enjoy! :cool:
     
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  17. joe mc donald

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    BingNoSing.
    Welcome to the Family. Great bikes and yours's is one of the best matches. Do let us know how you get on when you have had time to get the miles on it.
    Ride Safe & Enjoy.
     
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  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
    Lovely looking bike mate :cool:
     
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  19. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Hi n welcome :)
     
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  20. Harvey

    Harvey New Member

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    #20 Harvey, Mar 9, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
    Thanks I have owned mine for three and a half years . Been a great bike but want something a bit newer .Tried the new street scrambler but it felt a bit small physically for me( and that exhaust is hot against the leg). Saw the speed twin and thought while I am here I might as well try and just loved it. They offered me more in part exchange than I paid for my Tbird so both my heart and head told me "Life is too short buy the damn bike". Tank range and long ride comfort are a concern as I do a four day tour each year. However I had to fill up the Tbird every 120 miles so sure I will adapt.
     
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