Do Bronco Owners Enjoy Their Celebrity Status?

Do you enjoy your new found fame in being stopped to answer questions/people eyeing up your Bronco?

  • Yes - No problem with people looking or asking questions

    Votes: 107 71.8%
  • Yes - No problem with people looking at my Bronco; but don't stop to ask me questions

    Votes: 7 4.7%
  • Yes - No problem with people asking me questions; but don't stare/look into my Bronco

    Votes: 9 6.0%
  • No - Keep away from my Bronco and don't talk to me

    Votes: 26 17.4%

  • Total voters
    149

SevenT

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TBH, where the hell are all of the new Broncos in CO. I go anywhere and mine is the first that anyone has seen. I get the ticks attached to me in traffic, people come up in parking lots, it happens everywhere. I know I am driving a unicorn (fabled and not substantiated), but I need someone else to take the focus off of me. The limelight is too bright and I have flash burns from it.;)
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When I test drove the dealer's mannequin, he told me they had to keep a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign in the windshield because people were climbing all over it. I get that at a dealership where people are there to look at new cars, but I hope I don't see that happening when mine gets delivered! It did get a lot of attention during our short test drive.
 

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What kind of Triumph do you have? Where I'm at, they're the most common bike on the road.
A 2014 Thunderbird Commander 1700, the are three Thunderbird models, the LT, the Storm and the Commander. I haven't seen a Single one of any of those models at the Rock Store or Cook's Corner when I've been to those. They stopped making them in 2017. I think I read that between 2014 and 2017 they brought around 1600 total of all three models combined to the states.

I have seen Bonnies/scramblers/bobbers and the adventure bikes and speed trips out there though.
 

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I love it when a dealer tells me I know more than he does about the Bronco. I ask him how he expects to sell what he knows nothing about. Then I say I'll go find a dealer that knows what he is talking about.
 

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Tons of people here rip through the city on Groms. I always felt like I'd look like a polar bear on a tricycle on it, but they do look fun. But I also ride a Sportster and am over 6', so I'm halfway there anyway.
Yeah Groms are a ton of fun around town or very narrow twisty backroads around here. I just wish we could lane split here legally. I’m 5’10”, and even I feel like the bike is way smaller than me, but that’s part of the experience. My other bike is a Ninja 650, but I got bored of that so next year I am actually considering replacing it with a Sportster, and possibly making it into a “scrambler”. Kind of hoping I might find a good deal on a used one with the new generation of Sportsters coming out.
 

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Yeah Groms are a ton of fun around town or very narrow twisty backroads around here. I just wish we could lane split here legally. I’m 5’10”, and even I feel like the bike is way smaller than me, but that’s part of the experience. My other bike is a Ninja 650, but I got bored of that so next year I am actually considering replacing it with a Sportster, and possibly making it into a “scrambler”. Kind of hoping I might find a good deal on a used one with the new generation of Sportsters coming out.

I seriously suggest test riding an Indian Scout before committing to the Sportster. Especially coming from a sport bike. Nothing wrong with the Sportster, but after spending years on a couple of Scouts, the Sportster is the last HD I want to ride now.
 

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So far only one person has asked about mine. Pulled up next to me at a light in a really nice late 90s-2000s Defender rigged up for overlanding and said "So they do exist!". Not gonna lie I was kind of crushing on his defender too, it was sweet looking. Just a quick conversation at the light about if it was the sasquatch, since I have the optional wheel, and away we went.
 

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I have gotten a ton of "is that your bronco, it's nice". A few conversations too. Luckily when I wasn't in a hurry. So far no one has overstepped their bounds yet. I don't mind it as long as I'm not busy. Have had a few people at a stop light ask questions and even someone start talking that was walking by as I was stuck in traffic in town.
 

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Have had a few people walk up as soon as I get out, ask a few questions and walk around it. I never mind taking time.

This weekend was on another level - went to a college football game this weekend and got there early to tailgate. We got there early enough to get a good central spot. Over a dozen people came by asking for ‘the owner’, I got to speak to about 10 of them. The usual questions, but some even asked price, which is not normally asked. I don’t mind sharing since it’s public info. I just quote MSRP.

Anywho, made a new friend on got some free whiskey out of it. And several people got pictures with it.

Definitely not used to the attention but I feel a sense of responsibility to take some time to show off the Bronco.

A common question we had was, who’s tailgate is this? We didn’t have anything fancy setup but I got the impression some thought it was a Ford Bronco sponsored spot.

One of the few photos taken, wish I would’ve got some better ones.
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I have been in car culture a long time and the Bronco is not going to be the first car I've owned to bring attention. Most recently I've owned a 2019 Challenger and it got the gawks. Even my 2016 Wrangler got it's fair share of attention.

Having some ten-year old kid walk up to you and be all about that car you have, seeing that dream of owning one in their eyes reminds me of growing up in a family that was involved in car culture. Having been that 10 year old myself, taken to see muscle cars and lifted trucks and going to races (As a kid I went to both on-road and off-road racing events). And seeing that same delight in other's eyes is priceless. Kid's and adults.

That's something that never gets old.
 

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AT FIRST IT AS GREAT ..PEOPLE ASKING ME ABOUT MY NEW BRONCO AND THE CHANGES I MADE TO IT...BUT NOW IT GETTING OLD ...
 

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I seriously suggest test riding an Indian Scout before committing to the Sportster. Especially coming from a sport bike. Nothing wrong with the Sportster, but after spending years on a couple of Scouts, the Sportster is the last HD I want to ride now.
I respectfully disagree and agree at the same time. The Sportster is kind of like a Base Bronco. It's like an adult Lego kit and only as good as the time/work/money you put into it.

I can tour mine, but also rip on it. Upgraded... everything. All for less than I'd likely pay for most other bikes that come with stuff like that standard.
 

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I've had mine for 10 days now. Have ~600 miles on it. Drove it to work a couple times, had several co-workers check it out pretty thoroughly. Deckhands on the ferry I commute on talked to me about it, said they see every kind of car but hadn't seen the new Bronco until mine.

Had a few parking lot walk ups, one red-light conversation, gas pump conversations. Fortunately no issues with anyone going too far yet.
 

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Don't have my bronco yet, but having had a couple skylines (current and forever one pictured) I am familiar with the concept. I honestly hate the attention lol. I am cool with people looking, or admiring, or talking shit about it because it isn't a GTR.. but I certainly don't want to get recognition for a meterial object, particularly one that is at it's core barely different than any other 90s japanese tin can

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