I just traded my Triumph Thunderbird 1600 for a new 2015 Ninja 1000. I've been looking for something a little sportier, but with an upright position, and this bike fit the bill. Only have about 150 miles on the bike, but I can tell this will be a blast to ride. Very different riding style, power distribution, and rider position, but I think I'll get used to it!!! The power, speed, and handling of this bike are awesome. I hope this forum will be as helpful as the Triumph Thunderbird ones I was a member of.
congratulations, and welcome!
I always like the looks of those thunderbirds, but enjoy sport riding too much.
Besides the obvious differences between a cruiser and a sport bike, how did you like the Triumph?
My new N1K is new black color for 2015. As far as how I liked my Tbird, it was a great bike. It was a heavy cruiser, but handled very well and had great brakes and ABS. I think it is the best handling cruiser in its class. The parallel twin had a unique sound to it that I really liked. It wasn't obnoxious or loud, but refined. Even though I loved the bike, I was craving something a little sporty now that I have some years on a bike under my belt. The N1K was exactly what I was looking for. The fact that the Triumph dealers in GA went out of business kind of worried me that I wouldn't be able to find a good mechanic if I needed one also. Triumph makes a great bike, but just wish there was better marketing in the US. Not enough support over hear.
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