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Old 10-19-2010, 09:15 AM   #739
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Originally Posted by Pcfly
I guess looking at it's just a Triumph copy of an F800GS. Probably will be cheaper, more powerful, longer range, lighter, more comfortable........and a bunch more blah, blah, blah...........but it still looks like a copy of an F800GS?! Somehow I'm missing the originality?!
Well, I suppose there's only so much you can do with styling when you're trying to build a bike like that. In order to achieve proper handling and reasonable offroad capability, certain geometry and mass centralization is called for, which is going to result in bikes looking pretty similar. Triumph can't really do a whole lot more than change the headlights, instrument panel, and accessories in order to make the bike look less like an F800GS, and those are exactly the parts that look substantially different.

It's kind of like dirt bikes all looking more or less the same, or twin-engine jet airliners, for that matter. Form follows function.

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