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Old 30th May 2016, 13:19   #76
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I am into a cross road now. Need to make a decision from the below options. Please help.

1. 2016 ST900 - 8.05 lacks
2. 2015 T100 - 8.15 lacks (Only one bike left. I think I can get a discount close to 40K as it being 2015)
3. 2016 Street 750 - 5.68 lacks
4. 2016 Iron 883 - 9 lacks

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i was in a similar dilemma about 6 weeks ago (with a pre-owned 2014 Bonnie thrown into the mix for good measure), bought the T100, could not be happier. The bike is extremely easy to ride, super smooth clutch, reliable braking, etc etc. However, its a very heavy bike (235kg fully loaded), which can be a pain in heavy traffic. ST900 is a smaller+lighter bike (compared to T100) which can be a boon in dense traffic. Otherwise, T100 is amazing, and yes, you should be able to get a discount. I have recently completed a 200km early morning ride on my T100 and its performance was flawless on straight runs, mild traffic and curves!

No comments on the HD, rode it once, not my cup of tea.

Do let us know about your final choice, safe riding!
Thanks for your suggestions Rohan, Cyborg and SMurthy2807. It really helped me.

Objective is to buy and hold something for a long term which is Iconic, authentic, proven, makes a descent road presence, makes me happy even if I see it after 15 years from now. Not a fan of contemporary gizmos which all the other motorcycles comes with (Example, Z800, Street Triple). I usually wont exceed 80 KMPH on a motorcycle. I believe in comfortable cruising speed, where I can listen to the exhaust and connect myself with the machine I am riding (Here RE came to my mind, but the vibrations and niggling issues kept me away from picking up an RE).
I am not an agile rider, Rip the road or Burn the track guy.

That being said, I was NOT searching for something which is easy to ride, easy to maneuver in traffic, small in size for better control and handling. If this was the case, my options starts with Bajaj CT100 and ends with D390. So here I rules out the ST900.

I felt T100 as a right match for me with my current frame of mind and booked it without missing the last bus (As only one vehicle was left in the showroom). Delivery is planned for June 10th as it being my Birthday. I want to gift something to myself and keep it as a long term companion.
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Delivery is planned for June 10th as it being my Birthday. I want to gift something to myself and keep it as a long term companion.
Congratulations !

Take it from me - it will be a lasting birthday present for you.

T100 is more than a capable bike for your needs or for that matter for 99% of the riders in India, in Indian conditions (even in a foreseeable future - the way things are going viz. infrastructure)

Best Regards & Ride Safe

Ram

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Congrats Pistons and here's to years of safe riding. Cheers!
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heartiest congrats on your new bike, you will enjoy the T100 for many years to come! Kit up and ride safe! Do let us know if any plans for riding to Mumbai any time soon
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Delivery is planned for June 10th as it being my Birthday. I want to gift something to myself and keep it as a long term companion.
Pistons,

This definitely will be a long term companion, and likelihood of you getting tiered of her is rather remote.

Even with the stock peashooters - she will sing to you so smoothly you will not feel the distance fly past and surprising quickly as well (though some may say that she sounds like an electric sewing machine ).

I had actually posted the following as reply to Rohan.xj (equally applicable though), but it was originally meant for you.

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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Congratulations !

Take it from me - it will be a lasting birthday present for you.

T100 is more than a capable bike for your needs or for that matter for 99% of the riders in India, in Indian conditions (even in a foreseeable future - the way things are going viz. infrastructure)

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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Thanks All for your suggestions and wishes, I will be posting the acquisition Pics soon. Till then day dreaming....
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Street Twin! I had the same options (minus the Street 750) and the reviews of the ST sold it for me. With 2 months on the bike, riding via Silk Board junction, BLR both ways, I'm so, so happy with my decision!
I was wanting to get a street twin but I'm a new rider. I'm located in bangalore - would love to connect direct to get your opinion.

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@Gautam - more than happy to talk to you - just back from the Triumph anniversary ride and loads to share. Don't have PM and not sure if I can post email ID or tel no - mods please help
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Thanks for your response smurthy 😀. Please look me up on Facebook as Gautam Nevatia and send me a message. Thanks in advance
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Overdrive has a review of the Street Twin
http://overdrive.in/reviews/triumph-...t-ride-review/
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So there's been a lot of chatter about the Street Twin being small and not having the presence of the outgoing model - my decision on purchasing the Street Twin wasn't based on the size of the bike, but I was curious after reading a lot of posts talking about the size. So some research brought up a very nice comparison by a French blog: http://www.moto-station.com/article1...reet-twin.html - unfortunately, in French, but Google translate to the rescue!

Also, here are a few pictures for future buyers that give a better perspective of the difference between the bikes - not much in my opinion, with the exception of the tank and the fact that the Bonnie SE is broader.

Hope this helps prospective buyers. Cheers!

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Triumph has unveiled a few of its updated products at the Intermot show that will be held till the 9th of October. The motorcycle maker announced a new range of models including the Street Cup and the Bonneville twins.
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Triumph has thankfully changed the front brake oil reservoir on the street twin's handlebar
!!! Much better than before.
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