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Old 9th April 2010, 12:32   #16
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Ohh My god!!! This is my fav bike. Do I stand chance to get a feel of it, in case I am in Mumbai or you are in Pune?

How much does it cost, in India?
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Old 9th April 2010, 12:51   #17
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Its really one of the most beautiful bikes, no frills to spoil its classic look. Congrats buddy, Triumph Thunderbird was my dream bike in schools and very happy to see a BHPian with one from the same stable. And the color is also very nice.
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Old 9th April 2010, 13:12   #18
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Beautiful bike there r_nairtvm.

Do the Triumph's sold there come with a kick-start option?

All U.S. bound bikes are electric-start only.
Congrats on the bike. Ya I dont see any kicker. How comfortable is your seating position. Dont you think the seat is a bit too thin and flat.
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Ram,
Love your Bonnie.
They have retained the classic, retro looks and added more charm to it.
Ride safe brother.
Regards,
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Old 9th April 2010, 14:44   #20
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Ramji, that bike looks sexy as Helen !!the no.1 classic bike of all times.congrats. i wish yamaha bring the SR400 in India. Did you buy it new ?

ride safe
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Old 9th April 2010, 15:15   #21
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Ohh My god!!! This is my fav bike. Do I stand chance to get a feel of it, in case I am in Mumbai or you are in Pune?

How much does it cost, in India?
@throttleking, as mentioned in the topic of this thread, ram seems to have bought this bike in dubai not in india.

@Ram : congratulations on your purchase. Its good to see money well spent of such classy retro looking bikes. The bike looks pristine.
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Old 9th April 2010, 17:06   #22
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What kind of an engine this this have? CC and BHP?
Its about 66bhp with a 865CC engine. A true ambler along well paved roads.
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Congratulations its a sexy looking bike. Take it slow and steady and do keep updating the experience.
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Gorgeous, your bike is. Ride it safely, you must.

Congrats.
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Old 9th April 2010, 20:20   #25
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She is a real beauty man!!!
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Old 10th April 2010, 18:40   #26
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WHOA!!! DAMN!! thats the best thing ive ever seen on this thread.. someone finally got a Bonneville. God!! dude congrats!! hope you have a lot of fun with her!! i am soo coming over to meet you on my next visit to Dubai.
P.S: where do you live in dubai?? i live in OPC.
Cheers!!
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Old 10th April 2010, 23:17   #27
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Nair saab, though I prefer V-twins or twin inline cylinder, I love Bonneville despite being a parallel twin. I love its classy looks & the design of wrapping the FI to give a look like carb. I'm so happy for you that I'm fumbling for words ; go hit the road & enjoy the ride man.

Here's something to cheer you up with Triumph. Me & Son are crazy about this little video
Thanks a lot Aargee.

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Congratulations, Mr Nair. A superb bike. The Bonneville is one of my favourites, too!
The bike looks great inspite of being a year old. Thanks flotsam.

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Ram you are one lucky chap! Triumph and specially the Bonneville range are my favorites from the time i had a look at the Bonneville series.

Congrats and please do post some more pics of the beauty and yes do enjoy munching miles with the Bonnie!!
I will try and get more photos. At this point I am really busy at work and almost no spare time during day light hours. Thanks Abhinav

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Beautiful!! Just Beautiful
What kind of an engine this this have? CC and BHP?

Sorry Don't know much about motorcycles.
865 cc Parallel Twin, 360 deg firing, EFIm 69 BHP. Specs are posted along with the bike pictures in "My Garage"

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Congratulations. This is a real beauty. Please post some more pics for us to drool..
Will make you drool more soon! Thanks

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Gorgeous ride.

Cheers,

Jay
Thanks Jay!

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Beautiful bike there r_nairtvm.

Do the Triumph's sold there come with a kick-start option?

All U.S. bound bikes are electric-start only.
There is no Kick Starter. Its Electric only

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Maashe.. adi poli bike!
One of the few bikes that save the retro look, with new school blends here and there.Definitely on my list of bikes to own!
Hope to see a video with some music from the pipes.
Good riding gear in hand, I hope.
Ride safe!
Nitin, Bike is adi poli indeed, so is the ride. The pipes are almost silent. It has got baffles and a catalytic converter in it, hence its really quiet. I am planning to get a used set in Ebay and take out the baffles (I don't want to ruin the originals), one of these days. Thanks!

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A lovely purchase Ram. If you were in India you'd need a lemon and chilly on a string and a lockable fuel lid.

Ah the Bonny. The gel seats, the pea shooter twin exhausts make me weak in the knees. It has spent lots of time posing on my home computer screen. A legend in itself, the bike along with the Thruxton and the Scrambler have brought back the classic looks and styling and put it bang into the middle of todays trends. The shrewdly hidden FI system makes it a killer. I also believe it encouraged Royal Enfield to bring back the classic and the cafe racer styling bikes.

Is yours from the 2010 range? It sure looks like the T100 sans the two tone coach line paint scheme but i might be wrong.

I would love to see a grab rail and a colored matched fly screen as well as the oil gauge and a tacho conversion kit.
Thanks. I did the lemon bit already. This is actually a 2009 model. Standard not t 100. Grab Rail and Tacho are in my wish list too

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Congrats Ram...Nice bike u got there...pls post a detailed report after your ride tomm..enjoy there and have a safe ride...
Jay, sorry I didnot tell you earlier. I will mail you separately. Thanks!

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Absolutely Stunning and Gorgeous
Drool rating -5/5
Thanks Sheel.

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Its really one of the most beautiful bikes, no frills to spoil its classic look. Congrats buddy, Triumph Thunderbird was my dream bike in schools and very happy to see a BHPian with one from the same stable. And the color is also very nice.
Thunderbird is my fav too. But the price is too much these days. Even 1994 models are selling for about USD 8,000 - 10,000 (or at least the asking price). The bike tooks like a bike. As a dear friend put it - not like one of the morphed cointraptions these days also called a bike. Thanks jacs!

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Congrats on the bike. Ya I dont see any kicker. How comfortable is your seating position. Dont you think the seat is a bit too thin and flat.
I had a 350 KM ride yesterday about 3.5 hours in all = including a breakfast stop. Seats are great. I am short at 166 cm and the seat position is great. Thanks Chipz

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Ram,
Love your Bonnie.
They have retained the classic, retro looks and added more charm to it.
Ride safe brother.
Regards,
Bro Fazalaliadil Thanks!

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Ramji, that bike looks sexy as Helen !!the no.1 classic bike of all times.congrats. i wish yamaha bring the SR400 in India. Did you buy it new ?

ride safe
Thanks George! I liked the Helen comparison.

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@throttleking, as mentioned in the topic of this thread, ram seems to have bought this bike in dubai not in india.

@Ram : congratulations on your purchase. Its good to see money well spent of such classy retro looking bikes. The bike looks pristine.
Rotorhead, Thanks! Actually the condition of the bike made me fall in love with her at first sight (well almost) No my first love on vehicle is still my RD 350!

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Congratulations its a sexy looking bike. Take it slow and steady and do keep updating the experience.
Jaggu, Thanks! I am more for miles than speed! I will take it safe.

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Gorgeous, your bike is. Ride it safely, you must.

Congrats.
Thanks EYW! Ride It Safe I will! Hope the "Force" is with me!

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She is a real beauty man!!!
Lee Power Thanks!

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WHOA!!! DAMN!! thats the best thing ive ever seen on this thread.. someone finally got a Bonneville. God!! dude congrats!! hope you have a lot of fun with her!! i am soo coming over to meet you on my next visit to Dubai.
P.S: where do you live in dubai?? i live in OPC.
Cheers!!
Bivin, Thanks and you are always welcome. Give me a shout when you are in Dubai.

Bivin, please pardon me for my ignorance on the short form language. What is OPC? I live in Bur Dubai (near Golden Sands)

I will post more pictures and the first ride report soon!

Best Regards and Ride Safe

Ram
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Old 12th April 2010, 11:03   #28
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what a super sexy and wild looking ride ram.

i am supremely jealous... as in the old onida ad - 'neighbors envy owners pride'

THIS is what a classic bike should look like and damn do Triumph know that!!!!

ride safe dude.
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wow! modern classic! congrats! hope you had safe and fun ride in the weekend!
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Old 12th April 2010, 16:02   #30
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Hello Nair,

Awesome Bike! Congratulations. Ride carefully and enjoy miles and miles on her.
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