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Old 09-27-2006, 08:28 AM   #51
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Default Re: My own 'perfect' motorcycle.

not the point.......it was his "perfect motorcycle" and he obviously prefers twins so the bikes you mentioned didnt match his requirements.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:36 AM   #52
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Default Re: Design your own 'perfect' motorcycle.

The perfect new factory bike..



Being nearly 2007, every new bike should come with adjustable rear-sets. Having to blow $250-300 on a feature which should be standard is irritating.



Take a lesson from Heli, license or develop your own take on the idea. To satisfy the hardcore nuts, maybe offer a couple different clip-on styles per model. This ties in with the rear-sets.



The seat even on a purebred sportbike shouldn't suck. Again, having to drop $300 on a Corbin to replace the $5 bargain basement foam garbage shouldn't need to be done. On top of this, a seat height of no more than 31", lower yet even more appreciated.



The chain must go, bring on the kevlar belt.



Center mounted exhaust, a la Buell or the Ninja 650. I've cooked my calf on the can once too often, and putting it under the tail is also forbidden.



Being nearly 2007, a center stand. If an EX250 developed in 1987 can have a center stand why isn't this a standard feature everywhere?



The engine? How about a Triumph Triple dialed back to 800cc.



A slipper clutch.



Adjustable clutch lever, to match the adjustable brake lever.



Wet weight of 400lbs or so.



Optional hardcases, with either the subframe pre-drilled and ready for the install or some intelligent method of mounting the cases which at least doesn't require the owner to take power tools to their expensive new toy.



Analog everything. I will take an analog tach, speedo, trip meter, and fuel gauge over a monochrome LCD anyday.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:54 AM   #53
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It weighs too much?
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:57 AM   #54
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One other comment: Triumph could build this bike in a hot second. The parts changes from the Daytona are limited to:



Handlebar, front fairing (you could keep the lights and everything else), rearsets, shift linkage, rear brake linkage.



Mounting points on the subframe for the side luggage. Although this might mean beafing up the subframe slightly.



The ABS comes from the Sprint.



Otherwise, its ALL Daytona. (Well, maby go up a tooth or two on the rear sproket).



So it isn't even "parts bin" engineering, its taking a few clever bolt-on bits to make a completely new CLASS of bike: The SST, SuperSport Tourer.



Triumph busted up the 600ss segment with the Daytona, lets bust up the ST segment with something equally as revolutionary.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:57 AM   #55
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I'm playing with you, I have a maddona tape.....'83 or '84 I forget.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:08 AM   #56
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Default Re: My own 'perfect' motorcycle.

And by that criteria you are correct.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:49 AM   #57
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At least I wasn't playing Gary Glitter and Michael Jackson.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:52 AM   #58
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We all know that you are a closet George Michael fan.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:51 AM   #59
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Suzuki 1200 Madura.



AKA the ugliest bike on the planet.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #60
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Two Words.



Nuclear Reactor.



(But i guess that's actually a total of 4)
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