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    Question Star Bolt

    Well, had my tdub into the shop for some service and picked it up last Saturday. While I was there... I checked out their road bikes. I'd like to get something that is good for longer distance and highway - but not a big monster. I sat on a Bolt and it felt really good. Belt drive, 942cc v twin power plant on a light bike with a comfortable, low seat. $7800. Hmmm. I'm liking it so far. I need to take one for a spin before I decide and maybe check out some other bikes... but I'm liking it.

    Salesman said that they're easy to work on and very light (540 lbs.) for the power.

    Feedback on these?

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    Smart looking bike. I have a friend that bought one and really likes it. I find it a bit cramped for my body.
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    i looked at them too but ended up with a bonneville...
    '13 Sportster 883 Iron vs Star Bolt vs Bonneville - Motorcycle USA

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    Thanks for the link. Bonneville out performed the Bolt and Sportster. I have to say that the Bolt is a much better looking bike. The Bonneville is a classic ride - very retro looking. On the Bolt, they cited the pegs being too low and scraping when you take a sharp turn... I wonder if that's been fixed. As to the ergonomics, when I sat on it, it felt very comfortable to me... but then, I've been riding a tdub lol.

    What's a basic Bonneville go for?
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    click on the link below and then click on the specifications of whatever bike and then scroll to the bottom...they range from $7.7k to $9.2k msrp new...i bought a used 2010 bonneville se with 650 miles in showroom condition for $6.3k from a private owner off of Craigslist...extras included: full arrow exhaust, extra seat, grab bar, owners manual and extra key
    Bonneville | Triumph Motorcycles
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    Thanks - price is right... how does the seat sit? One of the things I like about the Bolt is the seat. Both have lower seat heights... Bonneville's tank capacity is better... but do I have to develop a British accent to ride one? lol



    The Bonneville does have a stock beotch seat too... hmmm
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    if you are asking about seat height, it's lower than the TW but the seat is wider and more comfortable so they probably equal out...mine doesn't have the stock seat on it so i really can't comment on that (but i do have the stock seat)...last weekend i just slapped my old bike's plate on it and rode it home in the rain, in high 40 degree weather, for 60 miles most of which was highway and it handled great (aside from my whole body shaking from being cold and wet) but that's all i have ridden on it...another big plus to the bonneville is they have been around for a while so there are a lot of aftermarket parts (similar to the TW)

    here is my thread over on triumph rat asking about the bike...
    Bonneville for a commuter? - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums


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    Sweet bike! You're in winter mode up there right now... a little chilly to be riding but maybe it'll warm up enough before winter sets in for the duration...
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    thanks man!...yea the temperature is comfortable for quick rides but not long highway rides...good luck finding whatever bike you decide on...def test ride them!...can't want to see the new addition!
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    That blue looks like my blue on my 09 trump America............The bolt is very nice if you like a V-twin... Most do I guess.. But for me I like my parallel twin.. Very smooooooooooooooooooooooooooth.. OMM.
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