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post #851 of 852 Old 11-26-2018, 05:04 AM
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Having done a full lap of the country and another half lap I just wanted a change, I've been riding adventure style bikes since 2009 and I really enjoy riding my other bikes the T500 and SR500. The Bonneville is just an up to date version of these, low seat height, good style and hopefully good economy. When you get to a certain age the number of years left to ride is decreasing so I want to try something different, this is my first British bike.
Hi Drew,

Does this mean that you'll come down to Victoria for the All British Rally?
Drew and I always go across to Newstead for a look and then ride to Maldon where they block off the main street and all the bikes park all the way up the stret.

Shazz and the other Drew!

DL650 -Candy Apple Red K7 - mine
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DL650 -Candy Max Orange L0 - Drew - sold
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post #852 of 852 Old 11-28-2018, 12:05 AM
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I am sitting in my lounge room watching a thunderstorm. I arrived home 3 hours ago from a ride to Bethanga near the Hume Weir for the SR500 Club Rally. I rode the Bonneville and was pretty happy with it as a tourer. The tank holds 14.5 litres which gives a range of 200 miles or 360 kms with a bit left in the tank. The economy has stayed steadfastly at 3.8L/100 in all conditions. The headlight is bloody awful nowhere near as good as the Vstrom or AT. The seat is good I did three 1000km days and I could still function. The whole ride was 5936kms so I think it's run in now. It handles dirt roads easily just like mu SR500. Lots of people stopped to talk about the Triumphs they had back in the day.
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