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    Triumph Bobber

    Thoughts on this?

    http://www.cycleworld.com/2017-trium...cle-first-look

    I can't decide whether I like it or not. (I'm assuming that's a no?)

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    I like the newer style bobbers coming out, is assume there would be a mountain of aftermarket bolt on stuff available too. Comfort and reliability are there too.

    Bit of exhaust wrap, patina up the paint will look the part. Only thing I don't like are the new style controls/plastics
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    Thats cool, I could own that.
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    I dig it, a lot!

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    Almost cool!
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    Hold it flat cunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherfucker Jones View Post
    Almost cool!
    Not quite there, huh?

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    I like it. Would prefer a wider rear but I know that's not what bobbers are about.

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    They fucked the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brasher View Post
    They fucked the seat.
    No exposed coil springs?

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    It needs to be lower and make that shock flatter to accomodate the seat on the rails of the frame. It's a good start though. The one with apes looks good to me.

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    They do realise that bobbers are bobbers because you trim back or 'bob' the rear fender right back to a 'bobtail' yes?

    So this isn't actually a bobber.......

    Cool bike tho......

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    I like this... Some of the newer (similar style) Harley's have really hit the mark!

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    I like it, you should definitely buy one and then sell it a week later.

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    Bobber is a hotrod bike with all the bullshit removed in a nutshell. Guards removed or cut down.

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    It's a good starting point. Unlucky the seat and throw some more stuff in the bin and it has potential. The hints of modern styling, like the exhaust, are what kill it.

    Should be a win for the hipster crowd so they don't have to ride around on old dangerous shit they don't know how to fix
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    A lot of the guards and stuff are the way they are because of reg's on that kind of thing, first thing anyone does when they buy a 48 is change everything that's lame that HD had to do for noise regs and stuff, just do the same to this

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    They look reasonable for factory job add some custom parts etc can see market for them for those not wanting HD
    an easy fix is get a mate to drive in front of you at 60 then 80 then 100 and mark in on your speedo with some liquid paper.

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    Very much this, Triumph even say in their press material that it is intended to be a base for modification. Guards, exhaust etc are how they are to meet ADR's and such for a new bike. Short exhausts, chopped guards and almost invisible tail lights will be available to suit by the time these are actually on sale in dealers. If you love the idea of having a new Triumph in the bobber style it'll make much more sense to buy this as a starter than buy a T120 and go from there.
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    I rang the dealer today, no idea on release date nor pricing

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    Quote Originally Posted by FioriGuy View Post
    A lot of the guards and stuff are the way they are because of reg's on that kind of thing, first thing anyone does when they buy a 48 is change everything that's lame that HD had to do for noise regs and stuff, just do the same to this
    This!

    Even the triumph sprocket gearing on some bikes is whack because they were trying to build a general "base" from which you could then customise, while still apparently passing noise etc regulations.
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    golf clap for this guy lmao


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    Cunt fucking nails it.
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    5/7. Solid.

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    Cat observation is hilarious.
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    i'm upset i lost that video of that aboriginal woman taking a dump on a train that was on youtube
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    fuck that video is funny, I'd like to buy that guy a beer !!
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    Positive review

    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Good video. From the side profile the front half of this bike is spot on. The aftermarket will make these things pretty trick hopefully.

    Watching the riding clips it's ground clearance is worse than my sporty which is stupid low already.

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    Yeah does seem to scrape easy. I think it's 90% there with the look and more reliable than bobbing a mid 90's bike. Keen to see one in the flesh
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    I saw one at BikeBiz a couple weeks back. Looks quite nice. Wouldn't mind a ride.

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    Are they here already?
    1jz Rolla Van ....... 11.6 at 124mph

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