A detailed review of the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS will follow in the next few days. Here we want to leave it at our first driving impressions: We have not had as much fun as with the new Speedy for a long time!
Since I was only the last to be happy about the food during the lunch break, my personal schedule got a bit confused. The country road trip should start already at 14.00h, so unfortunately I could not with. But it didn't matter, after all, such a bobber can also be moved comfortably alone on the country road. As I heard from my colleagues in the evening, the country road ride was anything but comfortable, I would probably have flown off the bike anyway.
So complete rest for an extensive test drive on the new Bonneville Bobber. And what a difference to the curve rush on the Speedy! Just sitting up, my pulse has fallen by at least 20 beats. Lazy seating position, footpes not quite as far forward as expected, wide handlebars, deep saddle (690 mm seat height) and the wonderful geblubber of the 1200 Bonneville Twin!
Again, I save myself detailed assessments, because a detailed test will also follow for the Bonneville Bobber. Short conclusion: I was not so relaxed on a motorcycle for a long time. If you are interested in the Bonneville Bobbers, it is best to watch the second part of our Triumph Media Day video (see below).
In the evening we go back to the hotel to eat and watch football together. Triumph Media Day 2021 was an excellently organized and interesting event. Each participant was able to test drive virtually all current bikes and also talk shop with many colleagues. The focus was clearly on the new Speed Triple and its racetrack qualities, but there was also enough space and time for other topics. Gladly again!