Awesome, awesome, awesome
The only thing wrong is that it makes me want to skip work and ride. Frakking bike is awesome.
I never planned to buy a bike this big. I never wanted a new bike to replace my Shadow, as it was buzzy, so I wanted to look at another engine type, and the Triumph Parallel twin looked good. Long story short - went to a dealer to test a Bonneville, and after a test ride, drove home on TBird 1600. It's a big honking bike; about 800 lbs with all the cruiser stuff.
It's really well built, see the Speedmakers TV show on Hulu - Google Speed Makers Triumph Hulu. A great look inside the Triumph Factory. This bike is high quality. Perfect paint job, and all chrome and steel. No plastic.
Fat wide tire and huge gas tank. It's stunning to look at; even more so to ride.
Down sides are the aluminum wheels tend to discolor, but if you're fastidious and keep it clean and polished, they will hold up. I want to powder coat mine one day.
Many complain of fast tire wear, but it depends on how you drive.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2012