Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

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Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby KingOfFleece » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:24 pm

The new 1200 motor-WOW!

All I can say is if you're even thinking about a new Bonnie don't ride this motorcycle unless you're prepared to write the check. It's that good right out of the box.
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby jefff1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 am

:mrgreen: How much HP does that new Bonnie make Jim?
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby matts1050 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:00 pm

500 HP
Matt -Tracer 900GT and a V85
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby bonnevillebilly » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:42 am

:drool: I want one!
Some day, maybe some day.
I still love my Bonny too much.
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby GerryP » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:22 pm

bonnevillebilly wrote::drool: I want one!
Some day, maybe some day.
I still love my Bonny too much.


Yes, that's the way I felt about my V7 vs trading her in for the V9 I rode home from Bennington.
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby KingOfFleece » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:29 pm

High 80's I think.
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby jefff1 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:05 am

matts1050 wrote:500 HP
:scratchhead: Matt that is just plain silly
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby drlapo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:11 pm

I tried one and bought a 1200 Thruxton; sweet ride
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Re: Demo'd a new Bonnie T120

Postby mark » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:26 pm

My dad bought a T120 last fall, and I took it out for 100 miles when I visited for Thanksgiving. Terrific bike! I was even pleasantly surprised with the stock suspension -- while it's nothing spectacular, it's certainly not bad.

My only nitpick is with the 270-degree crank. With the different firing order, it no longer feels like a Bonneville. It feels like a very smooth V-Twin that looks like a Bonneville. There's something about that BRAAAP you get out of the traditional 360-crank Bonnie when you crack the throttle open that gives the older bikes a certain personality, and that's lacking from the new bikes. For the purist in me, that's a shame... though it certainly wouldn't stop me from owning what's an otherwise outstanding motorcycle.

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