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12er 10-06-2010 05:10 PM


Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 250361)
from "looks like Suzuki Gladius's retarded uncle".

Now thats funny!

The_AirHawk 10-06-2010 05:50 PM


Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 250380)
You forgot: "I AM NOT AN ANIMALLLL!"

GET your Filthy hands off me, you DAMN DIRTY APES!!!!

TigreBrian 10-07-2010 03:00 PM

Small changes, lead to a little more performance, but those headlights. Jury's out...

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I'm here at the show, and have seen it in the "flesh" so to speak. I love all the changes, save one... The headlights... But, I've been wrong before, and things grow on you. However, I love the new windshield, the frame, and the little things, like the restyled radiator nacells... Over all it's a nice update, but hasn't strayed too far from the BELOVED original.

But those lights... I believe when people use the word "Iconic" in description of a motorcycle or feature, you need to keep that feature, or close to it, as it is so model identified. They could have gone with Yamaha style projector beam headlights, with a nice "Angle Eye" halo... But now, the bike looks more like something that was crashed, and stripped (er, which I guess is going back to it's roots...) But the twin round lights are really the identifier, and Triumph pretty much owned that feature (because not enough Moto Morini's are sold to matter)

Changing the frame seems, to me, a bit of a waste of time, as I don't remember hearing anyone complaining about terrible handling... And the weight savings were certainly not worth all the hours of design time and testing... But, what do I know? It may have been necessary for something other than "Change for Change's sake"; but right now, that's what it looks like... A large visual clue that it's not the old model, and a reason for the "well heeled" to HAVE to change to the new model.

But, the question one always has to ask after a refresh/redesign of a long favored model is... "Do I prefer this one to the old one?" And as an engineer and designer in the industry, I always have to ask, what improvements are the changes supposed to engender? Did the succeed? As a business decision was the money and time well spent...

Anyway, it's a pretty conservative restyle... for obvious reasons... But if I bought one for the extra torque, I'd pull those headlights pretty sharpish, and don some which better suite the character of the bike... Now that I think about it... Something like the Buell's lights (XB), but done a-la-Triumph would have been better. That way, I'd get the look, and the additional power...

Fly'n Brian

sarnali2 10-07-2010 04:20 PM

That tanks a nutcracker, ever read about "open Book" fractures? it's where you hit a tank like that and your pelvis cracks open like a book......

Nasty business

12er 10-07-2010 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 250482)
That tanks a nutcracker, ever read about "open Book" fractures? it's where you hit a tank like that and your pelvis cracks open like a book......

Nasty business

That was my brothers 996 when I was hard on the brakes. No pelvis fracture but I think my reproductive health took a downturn.

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