Should I Buy A Speed Twin?

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  1. T100rider

    T100rider Member

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    I’ve had my 04 T100 one season and LOVE it. But I need more top end for travel. I’ve tested the line and speed twin seems right. It’s got abundant power, but still light nimble and fun. I’m slightly concerned long range comfort but mostly interested in any regrets or words of wisdom from the group before I commit. 120 is probably the safer choice but kinda tame... Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. MTBskier

    MTBskier Well-Known Member

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    I love my speed twin, and would highly recommend it. Longest stretch on the seat is about 2 hrs straight, but had zero complaints.
     
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  3. steve lovatt

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    Get the Speed Twin - if the seat proves to be uncomfortable then just change that :cool:
     
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  4. Jean

    Jean Well-Known Member

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    Before my Speed Twin, I was the owner of a 17 Bonneville T120 Black,
    and I can say, I 've no regrets, the Speed Twin is a fantastic bike, more powerful, better agility , better brakes , I love it !:cool:
     
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  5. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Have you had a go on one? If not get a decent test ride and as long as that's comfortable enough compared with your T100 you should be fine as you'll be limited to around 2 hours by the tank range before you need to refuel? Apart from the seat as @steve lovatt has pointed out a mini screen of some sort would probably cure and wind blast problems if that becomes an issue.
     
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  6. T100rider

    T100rider Member

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    Thank you all for your feedback, This really is a great community. Yes, I tested the speed twin, Bobber, and T120. That only does so much, but your feedback and comments elsewhere on the forum give me comfort. My ‘04 is going to be hard to let go. Oddly, the speed twin is more practical and hopefully no less fun.
     
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  7. dilligaf

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    I had a speed twin for the day when my bike was in for service :)
    Absolutely brilliant :cool:
    I’d have one in a heartbeat :heart_eyes: DB19A61C-D5DA-4740-BAF0-A2B26ECAEDB1.jpeg
     
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  9. T100rider

    T100rider Member

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    Thanks Dill, I missed that thread in my search. Great stuff!
     
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  10. steve lovatt

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    Is that you back in Bellyjam for breakfast? :D
     
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  11. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Yep :yum
     
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  12. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Su n me have one each after trading down from a street triple and a speed triple, even more fun that both our old bikes even if they have bit slower top end :)
     
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  13. chiari1

    chiari1 Elite Member

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    Go on go for it , would love too myself but cant decide between the T120 or the street twin
     
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  14. Jean

    Jean Well-Known Member

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    #14 Jean, Oct 28, 2019
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    Test the both and then you'll choose the Speed Twin :p
     
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  15. chiari1

    chiari1 Elite Member

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    Cheers Jean but I am weak and will probably end up with the both of them , why cant I be strong
     
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  16. Jean

    Jean Well-Known Member

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    :cool:
     
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  17. chiari1

    chiari1 Elite Member

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    THIS IS NOT HELPING !!!! I AM WEAK
     
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  18. T100rider

    T100rider Member

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    I spent the day watching YouTube video reviews. I’m hooked.
     
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  19. littleade

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    If in doubt this is a very good comparison between the speed and street twins....;)

     
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  20. joe mc donald

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    Do keep us all in the loop. Also have you tried the Truxton.
    Regards.
    Joe.
     
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