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post #1 of 22 Old 05-06-2016, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 22 Old 05-06-2016, 06:14 PM
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Looks like a hoot to ride, but the shape of the tank is a little funky looking.

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Overall I like it. That tail light looks goofy to me. I'm sure it's functional, but I'd have to chuck it.

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More like the new speed triple. Interesting....

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Not bad I guess. A used niner in near mint condition can still be had for <1/2 the cost, same power, and better looks though. I'll pass but will admit it looks a lot more enticing than the FZ09 is.

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Why is it that there is hardly any power upgrades. The power output continues to remain largely flat in this segment. Doesn't make any sense.

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Spending all the money on electronics, TC and such-like.

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A retro bike with electronic nannies seems like a contradiction in principals to me. What's next? An automatic transmission, and training wheels? And I like a little skidder going hot into a corner. So you can keep your slipper clutch too. Keep this up and the next generation of riders won't know how to ride.

Ok, I'm done ranting.

I like the Yellow one. One nit I will pick.... The radiator is ugly. A curved one would appear to be smaller with the same surface area, plus be more stylish.

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yamaha transmissions suck...

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I have to admit, the gauge is clever abs has me very intrigued.

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I like it! An economical version of the Speed Triple. Looking forward to some real reviews.

Some modern electronic features would be great, But... I've only had my 919 for 13 years and I haven't gotten tired of it yet.

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i'm looking at this ugly transformer: Yamaha MT-10

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i'm looking at this ugly transformer: Yamaha MT-10
It's so hideous that I like it!

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i'm looking at this ugly transformer: Yamaha MT-10
I'm sure it'd be a great bike, and the riding position appeals, but...that face...

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Not bad I guess. A used niner in near mint condition can still be had for <1/2 the cost, same power, and better looks though. I'll pass but will admit it looks a lot more enticing than the FZ09 is.
My thoughts exactly.


Anyone interested in the Triumph Street Twin??
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I was all into the XSR900 until I saw it in person and then I sat on it and lost all interest. It's just too damn big and awkward to be a serious fun bike. In the flesh it exudes more aesthetics than it does substance, You just get the feeling that if it could the XSR would put it's hair up in a man-bun and stand around nursing a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer instead of actually going out and tackling some twisties.

The MT-10 on the other hand... Well that fills an entirely different niche and likely does it very very well.

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I was all into the XSR900 until I saw it in person and then I sat on it and lost all interest. It's just too damn big and awkward to be a serious fun bike. In the flesh it exudes more aesthetics than it does substance, You just get the feeling that if it could the XSR would put it's hair up in a man-bun and stand around nursing a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer instead of actually going out and tackling some twisties.

The MT-10 on the other hand... Well that fills an entirely different niche and likely does it very very well.

It just doesn't look that big to me, LD. It seems compact in those photos. How tall are you? I'm 6'1" and it looks like I would fit it pretty good.
Besides, I don't have enough hair to make a breadcrumb let alone a bun and I don't even drink!

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My thoughts exactly.


Anyone interested in the Triumph Street Twin??

Street Twin looks pretty nice and has gotten good reviews. So many nice bikes out there right now, so little time.

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Good looking bike overall. It's enough to make me appreciate it, not enough to make me need it. However I do need those gauges
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I sat on one, I'm 6' and 230 lbs and it felt comfortable. I love the looks of it too, that retro yellow caught my eye instantly. However, I've done so many mods to my 919 already it is custom to "me" and I don't want to start modding another bike again. lol. I'll be keeping my 919 for a while yet.

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Good looking bike overall. It's enough to make me appreciate it, not enough to make me need it. However I do need those gauges
Yeah, I love the retro style, but with digital output. Looks good.

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