Let's face it, I'm old. Sold my beloved 1986 R65 last summer because I considered quitting riding. Spotted a 2012 Bonneville for sale with 530 miles on it! Yikes, what to do? I mean, my first motorcycle was a 1965 Triumph TR6C, (owned a Sears Moped and Lambretta LI before that) so, why not go out with a Triumph?
The good - Easy starting with fuel injection, lights right up to a smooth idle. Easy shifting w/o clunks, rattles or false neutrals.
Less vibration, smooth power delivery, good balance, no exhaust sound.
The bad: Just doesn't have the personality of the R65.