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Me and my Dad hit the local Triumph/BMW dealer for this demo ride day. I got to ride most of the Triumph line. No Rocket was listed, but thank GOD, that thing is HUGE!!

First off was the 2009 Tiger 1050 Triple. Since I've ridden my Dads 1150R it is quite similar but the power and torque are completely different. I was easily up to 6k rpm for my shift points before I noticed any buzzing from the bars. This thing is so SMOOTH!! The ride. WOW, Cushy suspension had me gliding over bumps that would be jarring on the Sporty. The small windshield worked surprisingly well. It blocked most of the wind off my chest which left my head in the full air. Interestingly, I felt quite fine with this. This would probably be my next bike, I was that impressed with it.

Second test ride, 2009 Triumph Speedmaster. Classic Triumph design with forward controls and wide bars. This was the FIRST bike I've ridden with forward controls so it was kinda weird at first, but once I found where the pegs were, it was fine. AIso I LOVED the stock seat. Nice, comfy and soft. This is what the Sporty seat should feel like. Power was excellent and definitely quite a lot more than my 883. One thing I noticed was that I didn't have a hard time hanging on with no windshield. The seat is considerably lower so the front end takes most of the wind. I easily hit 65 with no windshield and loved it. I wish my Sporty was like that One more thing to mention, the new 270 degree firing parallel twin was very smooth and almost no bar vibration.

Overall it was a good day and I finally got to ride more bikes to compare against the Sporty.

Prices out the door..... 1050 Tigre, $11,9 including hard bags - SpeedMaster $8800
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Did you get to ride the new bonneville se?
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Yeah what about the Scrambler too? I love that bike.
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I saw it in the showroom, but didn't ride it. They did have the new Thunderbird but it was showroom only. Something about it being a preproduction model and not road worthy.
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I love the old trumpets and the new ones seem to be a great value. Thanks for the ride report, I enjoyed it.
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I like that speedmaster.
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HotRod, I really liked the Speedmaster too. I'd say without riding any other brands, my next bike would be a Speedmaster or Tiger based on my rides today.
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Second test ride, 2009 Triumph Speedmaster. Classic Triumph design with forward controls and wide bars.
I think you mean a bastardized classic triumph designed specifically to pander to myopic american "cruiser" types - i.e. to try a steal some Harley sales.

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Did you get to ride the new bonneville se?
Now THAT's a CLASSIC TRIUMPH design!

I wouldn't piss on a Speedmaster if it was on fire.

But I'd take a new Bonnie Black or a T100 or a Thruxton in a heartbeat!
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