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New 1200 version od what to me looks very similar to the street twin. Others saying it looks more like a Thruxton but i don'tsee that at all. Anyways, finally what i kept thinking they would eventually do, add a 1200 with cast wheels. Also sports dual clocks and discs ocer the street twin. Horrible paint just to my eye unfortunately, but i assume that will either change when production models hit the floor and if not surealy within a model year or 2. QAnyways, this is the first bike in the 1200 line I like.
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Both of those bikes look good , but i wish they had more chrome and wire wheels, times are changing and i am to old school.
 
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thing is, of about a dozen of the new 1200 and 900 twin line only one had cast wheels till now, the street twin. I think the cast wheels are a good move on the speed twin because 1- a lot of people like them and now those who do have a choice of 900 or 1200 with cast wheels. 2- the best selling model to date of the entire new twin line has been the only one till now with cast wheels...the street twin. I would wager the wheels are a big part of that because i see an awful lot of people saying they want cast wheels. But th fact that the best selling model is the only one till now with cast wheels is very telling. But i'm with you on the chrome.....they couldn't put too much chrome on it for me.

Anyways, i firmly believe that the speed twin is triumph;s reaction to seeing the street twin take off like it has. Logic would dictate if people like it that much then a 1200 similar to it will probably sell like hotcakes too. I love my Tbird and will likely keep it till i croak, but if i can possibly swing a second bike one of these days that will be it, at last as far as whats available now. Of course by the time i can they may well have something that makes me drool even more. Triumph has a knack for creating bikes that tick my boxes far and away better than any other brand.
 

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I really like the look of this one and from what I can see in this photo just about everything appeals to me. If I were up for a new bike this would be one that I would really take a close look at.

 

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I'm with TD on this one, not enough chrome or aluminum.
 
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there are things i'd change but overall it ticks almost all the boxes for me. The only one that i'd un-tick with vigor is that paint. I'll give you that in that pic it's acceptable, but that's a forgiving pic and color. The silver one looks especially horrible and if you see it from the right angle close up it's very obvious the paint does not fit with the curves of the side of the tank. Hard to explain and maybe it's just me, but it looks as wrong as can be to my eye.
 

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I'm with you on the paint and paint scheme.
They are sometimes like art. You know what you like when you see it.
I delayed two years before I bought my Bonneville because I didn't like the paint colors.
A bike has to make me smile every time I look at it.
 
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Yep. It may seem superficial but any bike i buy MUST make me turn my head as i'm walking away to look at it because it's so beautiful i can't not look ! It's mandatory or i won't buy it no matter how good it is in all other respects. I still do that every day with my thunderbird even after 9+ years. It rare that everything about a bike is perfection or very close for me, but thats what my Tbird is to my eye. The speed twins paint would put it in the ballpark for me, especially if it had the paint in the pic below. Perfection like my Tbird for me would be that, longer front fender like my Tbird painter the color of the tank, rear fender painted to match also, no gaiters, and regular mirrors. If they did that i might sell my everything i own trying to afford it !
 
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It is hard to believe that you have already had your one for 9 years now as it seems just the other day when you brought it home.
 

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I know the feeling. My Bonneville is 12 years-old already FACE
 

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Well my Speedmaster is also 12 years-old already.
 

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It sure does and the bikes sure do change along the way.
 

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Even after 12 years my Bonneville makes me smile every time I look at it and I feel like 20 again when I'm in the saddle.
 
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It is hard to believe that you have already had your one for 9 years now as it seems just the other day when you brought it home.
Yeah no kidding. At our age everything is like that. Scary. But yep, picked it up as a pre order that the dealer actually preordered at the end of June '09. Seems like a year ago.
 

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Yeah no kidding. At our age everything is like that. Scary. But yep, picked it up as a pre order that the dealer actually preordered at the end of June '09. Seems like a year ago.
Same here. Many times I'll be talking about something I did or happened "a couple of years ago" when it was really 5-6-7 years ago BGRIN
I retired 26 years ago and I can't believe how fast those years have passed, but I've had some great trips and adventures in that time. Priceless memories.