Thanks. They didn't have any Thruxton models in stock. It as been a hot seller. The regular and SE Bonnie's just seemed too small when I was at the dealer today. Plus it seemed like I'd be spending a lot of extra to outfit one of those properly with suspension, seat, racks and what not, in order to transform it to my needs. So I went with something already setup toward what I wanted, which also better fit my size. I ended up trading for another Tiger, an 800 ABS. I'm quite pleased.
You didn't go wrong there
one negative point about the Bonnie/Thruxton engine for touring duties...
For most of the narrow, English backroads, the twin is just about right however, when I went up to Scotland and those sweeping, high speed roads, I found myself longing for my Guzzi and it's little extra top end.
The Thruxton begins to feel a bit winded above 80 mph...just my opinion.