2000 Triumph Thunderbird 900cc

by Alissa Higgins
(Krebs, OK)

I love my bike! I ride it more then i drive my truck. My bike rides very nice. Triumph makes Good Bikes!!

THANK YOU!! Alissa

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Nov 18, 2015
2004 Triumph speed master
by: Sami Jo

Got my triumph in 09 after riding a honda reble for 2 years, i still own and ride it to this this day! Best bike ever!!

Nov 02, 2014
Triump America 2014
by: Anonymous

You mentioned that you had an Suzuki Intruder , were riding a Triumph and your age.. I made an assumption that maybe you Wanted a lighter bike. My sister didn't even learn to ride, never was on a bike until she was your age. She learned on a little Honda Rebel and rides a Suzuki 650 and just lovesit. She even take som 300-400 mi road trips on it. Age is just a number and you are as old as you feel and it seems that you still have a lot of miles left in you so "Keep On Trucking"

Oct 06, 2013
triumph america
by: John

I own a 2006 America,great bike,I also own a 1977 Silver Jubilee Bonneville.I am 5'8" tall,with short legs,my bike has a 28"seat,sometimes can be difficult to handle.My son is 6'2" and owns a 2007 America and obviously no problem with the seat height.Test ride first!

Jul 11, 2013
Triumph America
by: Margaret

I'm going to be 57 soon and I'm on my way to check out a Triumph America. I have a little Suzuki Intruder at the moment but I'd like to go on longer rides. I'm 5'2" and weigh just 50 kilos, or less at times but I am strong and very fit. Does anyone have any experience on this bike and if so I'd appreciate your comments. Marg.

Oct 20, 2012
by: Laurie

Too Cool! I envy you! My bucket list bike is a Triumph America 865cc. I was trying to find someone on here with one. Please post picture if you have one of your Thunderbird. I have only sat on a Triumph America at our local dealer. I saw one one day and my jaw dropped down - I think they are the most beautiful bike then I found out it was a Triumph. Have fun - ride safe - I will have one in the future!

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Triumph Boneville T100 2008

by Raudete
(Dallas, TX)

perfect hight, fast(900cc) and classic

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Triumph Street Triple R 2013

by Sara
(Denver, CO)

I just got my Matte Graphite Grey StripleR a few weeks ago, and it is my second bike - My first is a 2009 BMW G 650 GS. This bike is a world apart from that one, and I got it primarily to more fully experience the thrill of the twisties and eventually the track!! Loving the bike thus far!!

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Sep 28, 2013
Being Different is fun :)
by: Sara S

I have recently grasped the concept and now understand why hanging off the bike a bit in curves/corners helps with increasing the speed you can approach and complete the turn with.

I took an ARC class, and they talked about hanging your body, especially your upper body more to the inside of the turn. I tried that in the class on the G 650 GS and it didn't feel right. Tried it on the Streetie R on my favorite ultra-curvy road and it was like magic. I could now go comfortably 90+ mph around a curve I could only go 70-80 mph around before. I DO NOT advocate this in any way - always BE SAFE ladies! I was fully geared ( I am ALWAYS ATGATT), as well. If I were to ever go faster than this I would go to a track where there is a controlled environment, no deer, and no cars!

May 01, 2013
by: Mrstarzan

I've never ridden a dual sport but I used to ride dirt bike so I can imagine this will be significantly different than your BMW. You'll have to tell us what you notice as most different.

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Lynn's 2007 Triumph Bonneville

by Lynn DuPonte
(Port Charlotte, FL USA)

Lynn's Triumph

Lynn's Triumph

Growing up in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, I rode dirt bikes and raced moto cross for years in my youth. I retired from riding to be a Mom and pit crew for my former husband. Once I turned 50 and became a grandmother, I knew I wanted to ride again. I decided to take the MSF safety course last summer and the rest is history.

The bug bit me very hard and I was reborn with my riding. I felt alive and full of life. I bought the Triumph Bonneville for emotional and practical reasons. I grew up with BSAs and Triumphs in my Dad's garage. Although the Bonneville is a little tall for me, I love the standard pegs and the fact it is relatively light to handle.

After participating in the "No Boys Allowed" ride with HD in May, I met 3 other women of similar age and we started our riding group called "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". We ride together once or twice a month and sometimes we even let the husbands tag along.

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Sep 08, 2009
Yeah Lynn!!! You Go Girl!!!
by: Terrie Williams

Love to see you out there on the web! We had a couple of really good rides and hope to see you more! I am not riding yet due to an injured wrist, but can't wait to get back out there "in the wind" I love riding as I think you and I share this same feeling. The Ride! Its all about the friendship and the Ride! LOL, HuGS too! Terrie aka t2 or "Wrench"

Sep 05, 2009
You Go Girlie
by: Da Ol Turtle

LOl Well I think there ae a few more things goin on.But the fact that you are riding again and enjoying it so much is great YOU GO GIRLIE

Da Ol Turtle

Sep 04, 2009
You Go Girl
by: Gerry Dougherty

I know nothing about bikes, but I do know Lynn has refound her new freedom. Ride On!

Sep 04, 2009
Bike Names?
by: Susan Hutt

I'll have to set up a page here when I have some spare time. Right now I need to get signed up for my continuing ed class for my real estate appraiser's license. I can't put it off any longer.

"They" say that my bike needs a name. Stan's Harley is Roxanne. It was Rowena, which he "stole" from a friend until the friend wanted it back. So now it's Roxanne. The Kawi doesn't have a name that I know of, so I'm thinking this name thing might not be a huge deal.

I'm not really interested in naming mine -- but "they" say I should! I've been thinking about -- Rocky. I'm still thinking.

Does your bike have a name?

Sep 03, 2009
by: kenberlyc

Love that bike! My brother has one and it is gorgeous although it is too tall for me. If I were taller I would have one! Congrats!!!

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My Last Motorcycle - Triumph Rocket III Classic

by Manuela
(Tacoma, Washington, USA)

Dung Beatle Day One

Dung Beatle Day One

Two weeks ago my husband and I bought my third bike. I got my first bike two years ago when my husband purchased for me a 1999 Suzuki GSX-R600, 600cc's worth of high speed, stick to the road like glue, adrenalin inducing yellow beauty I named Bumblebee. About fifteen months ago I purchased a Red and Black Suzuki Marauder VZ800, 800cc's of relaxed cruising, I named her Ladybug. While I love both of my bikes neither one can I ride for more than a few hours at a time. My husband rides a 2000 Triumph Tiger and will go for rides that can last for several days and thousands of miles. I needed a comfortable bike so that I can accompany him on these rides. We went down to the local Triumph dealership to check out their cruisers to see if one felt right to me. My husband directed me to Triumphs American a 900cc twin that he had heard good things about. Not paying a lot of attention to the names I sat on a bike and fell in love, it was huge, comfortable and beautiful but it wasn't a 900cc American. When I called out to my husband that I had found the bike of my dreams and my husband turned to see what I was so excited about, I thought he was going to have a coronary on the spot. It was only then that I realized that the bike I was in lust for was not a American but was the flagship of the Triumph line a 2300cc Rocket III Classic. With two grand of my own hard earned cash and a loan to be paid off by my husband I bought my third and very possibly the last bike I will ever own. I named her Dung Beetle. No one understands my naming convention and that's ok, each of my bikes reminds me of beautiful bugs. The Dung Beetle is an extremely powerful bug that can move many times its own weight and is known throughout the world as a beautiful bug under one of its other names, the African Scarab.

It's funny I get two reactions from men when riding my Dung Beetle, the younger men think it's really cool that I ride a big bike and the older ones grouse that it's too big a bike for a"?girl". The Triumph Rocket III is a very special motorcycle, riding her is effortless and the closest thing to heaven I can imagine.

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Oct 01, 2009
by: Anonymous

The dung beetle is definitely a roller. I can just see her rolling the sun across the sky. Certainly has power to spare. Every day I'm more in love. It's getting pretty windy around here and this bike just holds steady, beautiful.

Oct 01, 2009
My Last Bike
by: Anonymous

What a great story and what an awesome bike. Wish I had a name for my bike.... Now is your bike one of the tunnelers or rollers?

Oct 01, 2009
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful story. You look like the bike would not be too big, sounds like a lot of guys I know. Don't want the girls to have bigger faster bikes than them, welcome to the ole boy's club, hehe.

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I Ride a 2005 Triumph Bonneville T100

by Davine
(Denver, CO)

My baby is a tangerine orange and opal white Bonnie T100 and I love how responsive she is. I don't even have to put effort into a turn I just think about it and it is like she reads my mind.

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Aug 15, 2010
Reads My Mind
by: Sandra

That's like the best feeling!

Aug 15, 2010
by: bikermama

Love that bike. My brother has a Triumph Bonneville, love it!

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2012 Triumph Daytona 675R

by Lisa
(New Mexico)

After wanting a bike for many years, I finally could afford one with my new job. So after searching and changing my mind many times...what we are good at, right? ha ha, I finally decided on not my first choice (KTM 1190 RC8 R)but a little more practical bike, The Triumph Daytona 675R. Ok, so it's not the most comfortable bike, but handling, speed, and total cool factor is way up there!! I love it! And the great thing is no one else in town has one like mine. So at 48 I finally got my bike I always wanted, better late than never, right?

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Mar 27, 2013
nice bike
by: Lynn - FL

Congrats on your new Triumph! I had the Bonneville for a couple of years then traded to a cruiser style bike. I really hated to sell it!

Have lots of fun!

Mar 26, 2013
welcome to Triumph family
by: Missrider

Welcome to the Triumph family. Great choice of bike. Technology is superb and reliable. Triumph has been around for over 100 years, they have learned quite a bit since.

Check out my site to see what I do to my Triumph Bonneville. She has accrued over 47,000 miles in 3 short New England seasons. When she retires, she might have close to 70,000 when she is done with my North America tour, summer of 2014...

My site is: http://www.missrider.com/

Madeleine (aka - Missrider)

Mar 26, 2013
I really hope that's not your first bike...
by: Judy

...'cause it sure as heck is NOT suitable for a new rider. Modern superbikes like that contain hair-trigger responses to chassis, throttle and braking inputs.

The one good thing is you aren't extremely young so you're likely to be more prudent than someone half your age.

I hope you spent plenty on good gear to go with that beautiful bike..please don't skimp on that. Take time to really learn your bike. Good luck.

Mar 26, 2013
by: Anonymous

You go girl!! In my late 30's and finally have my harley!! Next, second bike will be a triumph!

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2009 Triumph Bonneville

by Madeline Velazquez
(Worcester, Masssachussetts, USA)

Picture Was Taken While I Was Taming the Dragon

Picture Was Taken While I Was Taming the Dragon

I have two bikes. I have a 2000 Ducati Monster 750, which I have owned since 2000 and put over 20,000 miles on it. For the age of the bike, I feel I should have more miles, but that is what happens on a bike that is not so comfortable for long distance riding. Then, I have my 2009 Triumph Bonneville that I bought specifically for long distance riding. I am 5'3" and most touring bikes are too high for me to reach the ground. Last year in 2010, I wanted to take a long 3000 mile journey with a group of friends and did not want to take the Ducati. Went shopping and saw the Bonnie. Bonnie is the name given to a Triumph Bonneville. It was a used bike with 1700 miles but it had everything I needed for the long ride, especially a very comfortable Triumph seat, not the standard stock seat which is very hard. It has crash bars, windshield and heated grips.

Took my Bonnie on the 3000 mile trek and many, many other long rides. Put 8000 miles in 3 months. As a result, I am now planning a coast to coast ride, see my website, missrider.com.

My motorcycle is not the most sexy and beautiful bike in the world, but let me tell you, it fits my short body, it is light and when I tell her to go from 20mph to 70mph onto a busy highway from the ramp, that girl moves and is usually the first one in the pack. I ride with men and always the only female, the guys like to ride very fast because they have large stronger bikes. They make fun of me because I have the smallest bike in the group, but I am the one they respect the most because my Bonnie demands and earns that respect.

I think the new Triumph Bonneville is a perfect match for a female. She is suited for long and short riding experiences. I love how easy it is to ride my motorcycle. My Ducati Monster is also an excellent choice of bikes for a female, but it is also a very demanding bike. I compare the two bikes like this, the Bonnie rides me, I ride the Ducati Monster since it handles a little more complicated than the Bonnie.

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Oct 23, 2012
Ride it, Don't Hide it
by: Damien

On May 7, 2011, I bought Betty, a new 2011 Triumph Bonneville America Classic Touring. Stock with touring goodies - windshield, bags, sissy bar and rack. REcently bought a Tourmaster T-bar bag and full rain gear including boot covers.
Today is October 23, 2012, and I am only a few hundred miles away from hitting 30,000 miles. That's an average of 20 K miles per year. :-) Live in central Iowa.
Has anyone ever heard that an 865 cc is capable of running only X miles?
Still have 6 months left on my warranty. No problems except for wearing out two front tires, one back tire, and a chain.
Longest trip has only been ~650 miles in two days, but I typically commute 100 miles per day. Looking forward to riding to Colorado Springs.
Don't just think out of the box, be out of the box.
Ride safe.

Jun 05, 2012
Love my Bonnie T100
by: Anonymous

I am 5'-1" and bought my beautiful Green/White T100 two years ago. An SE would have fit better but I love the spoked wheels and color scheme of the T100. I had shorter shocks put on and the front lowered a little which helped height wise until I added the solo seat w/ rack. I recently had that seat custom fit which which helped height wise but changed my reach to the handlebars so I have now had Rox Risers added. I think sometimes you just need to do little mods which can make a big difference to the ergonomics. My bike suits me and I have put 12,000 miles on her but I have yet to take any real touring trips. Now that I am have gotten her outfitted with the Triumph Quick release Windscreen and some throwover Tourmaster Cruiser Slant bags she's ready to go.

May 05, 2012
Handlebar too far
by: Andy

Hi :-) It is nice to know someone enjoys the Bonnie so much. I have a used 2006 which I purchased early 2011 and am barely 5ft 6in. I have added about 2k miles on it...mainly because of the problems I have with the seat and handlebars. I can reach the ground alright but my bike has the stock seat and handlebars - both are a problem for me as the seat gets uncomfortable after just an hour of riding so I aim to fix that shortly but the handlebars are even more of a problem - my short arms force me to lean forward making my entire arm and shoulder hurt even after a very short ride. I need to change them or add the right kind of pullback risers. Any suggestions? After I fix these two items I intend getting the same windshield you have :-) I love the bike and how it feels riding and would thoroughly enjoy it with these fixes. Look forward to your reponse. Thanks.

Jul 07, 2011
by: Fran

Its was good to read your post. I am picking up my 2010 Bonnie this weekend. My guy has a 2011 Thruxton, (which I have not had the pleasure of driving, oh well, I guess I will be that way with my Bonnie), so I am looking forward to seeing how this bike handles, heard a lot of good things about it.

Jun 25, 2011
The Bonnies
by: Madeline

Hi Linda,

Glad you have experienced the power of the Triumph Bonneville. My Bonnie is faster and handles better that any of my friends motorcycles I ride with. We always end up leading the pack because the Bonnie's handling and speed power, totally amazing. I love my motorcycle. She is currently on route to Los Angeles where I meet her on July 4th to ride her back alone. Only bad thing with my Bonnie is finding suitable affordable saddle bags for her that look good.

Will be posting a new blog about that on my site, http://missrider.com/


Jun 25, 2011
Long Trip with Bonnie
by: Linda

Just finished 2500 mile ride on my 2009 Bonneville; temperatures ranged from 33 degrees to 101 during trip; bike handled so well and I was able to keep up with friend's 1200 R BMW - people really underestimate the beauty and drive-ability of Bonnie.

Jun 15, 2011
by: Madeline

Everything on the bike is by Triumph, and I love the seat, extremely comfortable. The windshield is very stable and removable. There is no vibration or nothing with it, very, very strong windshield. It has the little Triumph logo on it. It was made for the Bonneville. I bought the bike used with 1700 miles and now it has over 11,000 miles. Put those in less than 1 year because the bike is so stable and comfortable, I can ride hundreds of miles in one day in comfort.

Jun 15, 2011
by: Cam

What wind screen do you have and are there in buffeting issues with it? Your bike looks great and also congratulations on your many journeys!


Apr 14, 2011
Long Ride
by: Lynn - Florida

Also, I look forward to following you on your cross country ride! Totally awesome - I'm jealous!

Apr 13, 2011
by: Lynn - Florida

I had a 2007 Bonneville, before they lowered them with smaller tires, etc. I am 5'2" and although I loved that bike, I was on tip toes at the lowest shock setting. Had I known they were going to make a shorter version, I wouldn't have bought the '07. I have to disagree about the bike being for long distances. I considered it more a cafe style as it would kill me after 100 miles and was a reason I decided not to lower the bike. I like my VStar cruiser much better for long distances. I did 1200 miles over a long weekend and besides being tired, wasn't beat up physically. Your Bonneville is really nice and I'm glad you like it! I love the retro look and was why I was drawn to it initially.

Apr 13, 2011
by: Wanda

I love the classic lines of the Triumph Bonneville. I sat on one when I was shopping for a bike, and I agree the fit is very good for a woman. I'm 5'4" tall. I could flat foot it and reach the handlebars easily which is important. If I had wanted just a road bike, that very well might have been the one I bought, but I had my heart set on a dual sport. I actually went to the dealership to sit on the Triumph Scrambler which is a dual sport bike, but it didn't fit me well; it was just a little too tall and the reach to the handlebars too long for my short arms. I ended up with a BMW G650GS which I adore, but I still admire the classic lines of the Triumph Bonneville. I know you will get many years of enjoyment riding it. Good luck on your cross country ride!

Apr 12, 2011
by: Lois

I love your Bonnie I had a 2006 and I agree with everything you said, she rode like a dream. I sold my Bonnie this year I have short legs and was getting tired of tiptoeing it at every stop. It was hard to let her go but I knew I needed something easier to reach the ground on. Safe riding, enjoy.

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2011 Triumph Street Triple

I road my husband's "dirt bike" for a season - a Kawasaki Super Sherpa but wanted something lower and more comfortable if I needed to go on the highway. After much research - considered ER6N, BMW 650 GS and Triumph Street Triple. Test drove both Beemer and Triumph and it was a tight decision but I just love the Triumph a little bit more. Have been riding it for a full season now with no regrets.

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