Triumph Bonneville vs GT1000 Touring — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Bonneville vs GT1000

Retro motorcycle style a modern presentation,Triumph and Ducati their storied past in the SE and GT1000 Touring.

Twin wire-spoked wheels, dual shocks and simple, classic These features define a motorcycle produced during the boom of American ridership in the and ‘70s. Jump ahead a or four, and Motorcycle USA sampled the interpretation of these “classic” — the 2009 Ducati GT1000 and Triumph Bonneville SE. What we were two different approaches to a retro-themed modern motorcycle.

But first the question: What is the vintage boom?

And while SportClassic and Triumph’s Modern motorcycles are the most prolific of the modern vintage niche – are far from alone. Moto has built “classic” models its high-performance Twins, and Royal survives solely off vintage-inspired Even Honda floated a vintage test balloon it debuted the ‘80’s-styled CB1100F at the Tokyo Motor Show in

The success of the modern vintage is hard to argue against, Triumph’s Parallel Twin-powered Classics, of which the Bonneville is the a stalwart of the Trumpet line. The of Ducati’s SportClassic line the GT1000 Touring in 2009 is a signal its retro seeds reaped financial rewards for the marque as well.

It’s not enough to just good, as riders crave performance wrapped in a vintage But which classic delivers

And, no, you don’t need to be an old (I use the term lovingly!) to appreciate the lines. Clearly gentlemen of a age aren’t the only ones off dealerships with vintage-inspired beneath them. Plenty of Gen X-ers like myself, of whom weren’t even when the original steeds the American roadways, find the models quite fetching and a tempting purchase… Depending, of on how they ride.

And there’s the rub. It’s not to make something that good. This is 2009 all, so a “vintage” ride function in a very un-vintage-like with an electric start, injection, fiery motor, brakes, sporty handling and maintenance-free reliability.

Testing our duo, we tagged along for the Grave Robbers Run, a ride through the mountains of and Montana (stay tuned for the travel feature). The rally rides that had to meet two Be older than 1980 and less than $1000 to and get in running order. What way to sample the modern retros riding alongside the real

So let’s get our vintage verve on and see how the Duc and fare…

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