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« Reply #2700 on: September 30, 2021, 02:26:33 pm »
Hey Ironheads,

I sold my 1966 Benneli Tornado when my daughter was born. I'm starting to think about two wheels again. I've always been a cafe racer rider and more into the Brit and Italian retro styles, more into Bonnie than a Ninja ;-) Having said that, an Indian Scout was always a dream bike back in the day.

I'm so long out of the bike scene (my last bike had right foot gear change LOL) that I'm look for ideas and what lemons to stay away from.  I don't want to go down the old vintage path again - but the retro flavour with reliability is what I'm thinking.

Hypersonic speeds are not my thing and the ability to have a lady squeezing my waist as a pillion passenger needs to be part of what I go for  :D

So after that long ramble, it would be great to hear from some of you with some ideas.

Thanks in advance

Jase





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« Reply #2701 on: September 30, 2021, 02:32:34 pm »
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I picked up a Thruxton RS around Christmas and have been putting in the miles this summer.  Great bike (retro styling) but modern comfort and reliability.  You can get passenger pegs/pillion for it also.

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« Reply #2702 on: September 30, 2021, 03:36:34 pm »
Hey Ironheads,

I sold my 1966 Benneli Tornado when my daughter was born. I'm starting to think about two wheels again. I've always been a cafe racer rider and more into the Brit and Italian retro styles, more into Bonnie than a Ninja ;-) Having said that, an Indian Scout was always a dream bike back in the day.

I'm so long out of the bike scene (my last bike had right foot gear change LOL) that I'm look for ideas and what lemons to stay away from.  I don't want to go down the old vintage path again - but the retro flavour with reliability is what I'm thinking.

Hypersonic speeds are not my thing and the ability to have a lady squeezing my waist as a pillion passenger needs to be part of what I go for  :D

So after that long ramble, it would be great to hear from some of you with some ideas.

Thanks in advance

Jase

Sounds like you're looking for something similar to me. I'm considering an Iron 883 with a pillion seat and sissy bar for my better half

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« Reply #2703 on: September 30, 2021, 03:44:20 pm »
I would second @goosehd ’s suggestion @Jase68 . The Thruxton ought to be an option you consider and test ride for rideability, comfort and looks. I thing it scores high in all categories although I don’t own one. I own a Scrambler but I’m not fully in love with it; a bit too unrefined/unpolished ride for a road bike. I’ve tried out a Thruxton and loved it for the sort of use you are considering. Good luck and enjoy the search!!!

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« Reply #2704 on: September 30, 2021, 04:31:02 pm »
 Thanks fellas

 @goosehd  The Triumph Thruxton looks the biz - where are they made these days, I will certainly be looking more into that model.

@motojobobo - thanks for the info and glad to hear you are on the mend!

@LewisStonehouse - good luck in your search, as I mentioned I have been a long time out, so I'm not sure what an Iron 883 is?

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« Reply #2705 on: September 30, 2021, 04:35:17 pm »
@Jase68 Made in Thailand to the best of my knowledge. 

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« Reply #2706 on: September 30, 2021, 04:35:49 pm »
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« Reply #2707 on: October 01, 2021, 05:26:23 am »
Thanks for the info @Giles and @goosehd

Bloody hell, I went down to the local bike shop and saw the limited  Guzzi 21' V9 Bobber !! Made my heart skip a beat LOL.  Shitty weather so I didn't ask for a test ride, but sat on it and went brumm brummm so that was something  :D

Lucky I didn't have the $s there and then as I still want to explore wider.

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« Reply #2708 on: October 01, 2021, 01:14:29 pm »
Look at the new Indian Scout. Liquid cooled and lots of seat options for your passenger. There's a brand new Indian Chief also thats still aircooled but not as many seat options.

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« Reply #2709 on: October 01, 2021, 02:03:03 pm »
Look at the new Indian Scout. Liquid cooled and lots of seat options for your passenger. There's a brand new Indian Chief also thats still aircooled but not as many seat options.

Cheers mate, they are definitely on my radar, I've always loved Indians

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« Reply #2710 on: October 01, 2021, 04:30:55 pm »
I demoed the Indian Scout and came away thinking it was a cheap/crappy bike. The Chief on the other hand is a whole lot of motorcycle. Possibly the best V-Twin engine ever.

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« Reply #2711 on: October 02, 2021, 07:36:13 am »
I demoed the Indian Scout and came away thinking it was a cheap/crappy bike. The Chief on the other hand is a whole lot of motorcycle. Possibly the best V-Twin engine ever.

Oh that's a bit disappointing to hear about the Scout but good to hear the Chief was a winner - thanks for the info  :)

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« Reply #2712 on: October 02, 2021, 05:57:02 pm »
My Deluxe is almost finished, just need to find some nice fishtails, now I continue with the Sporty 8)

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« Reply #2713 on: October 02, 2021, 06:56:37 pm »
Love,Love,Love the wheels. Nice looking scoot!

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« Reply #2714 on: October 03, 2021, 01:32:40 am »
I've got to agree with @Jett129 , those wheels are fantastic. That may be the final push I need to convert...
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