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Old 03-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #3196
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What a shame it took Yamaha to make a real sportster again.
I'm out of the loop. Why is this so much better than the HD Iron 883 (@ the same price)?
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:29 PM   #3197
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #3198
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Sorry; Clip-ons, rearsets, 100+ extra pounds, cheap suspension and 10+ less HP? No thanks! even at half the price.
vs a 15k norton clone? you're paying for a cheap copy either way, the triumph is just cheaper. At least the trumpet has halfway decent dealer support and a growing aftermarket and pretty much the same performance. The "norton" has... a name?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #3199
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I'm out of the loop. Why is this so much better than the HD Iron 883 (@ the same price)?
It was just announced but the specs say it's got more power, less weight, more ground and cornering clearance, and better suspension bits from the factory. For the same price.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #3200
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That's just wrong.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #3201
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FOOTBOARDS? What a joke.......
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:28 AM   #3202
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:44 AM   #3203
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What a shame it took Yamaha to make a real sportster again.



And what a shame I just bought a bike...
Looks like a shadow to me... I really don't get the novelty...
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #3204
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What a shame it took Yamaha to make a real sportster again.


Guess I don't see how that's any more of a "real sportster" than the ones H-D is producing. Same overly low seat height, same lack of ground and cornering clearance. Just looks like Yamaha copied the same current styling trend as H-D to me.

In fact, I think H-D even did a better job of it with my 48, IF you can take the concessions that the current "slammed" look brings to the table...




As much as I like my 48 for what it is, IMO, a "real Sportster" should be more "sporty" and not just another bar hopper...

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #3205
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After test riding a GSA a couple days ago, that's all I can think about. This is not good for my MegaMoto.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:13 PM   #3206
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Same overly low seat height, same lack of ground and cornering clearance
Bolt has more of that than any Sportster model offered.
It's not a pipe grinder made to hop bars.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #3207
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vs a 15k norton clone? you're paying for a cheap copy either way, the triumph is just cheaper. At least the trumpet has halfway decent dealer support and a growing aftermarket and pretty much the same performance. The "norton" has... a name?
Not really a clone or copy? That would be a bullet or ural. The triumph/norton are modern evolutions of a classic style. The Triumph is nothing but a boring and painful pretty ride to me. The Norton really seems like something I'd enjoy riding and looking at. I'm sure for the money a evo monster, 1000ninja or even street triple would be a much better choice but the exclusiveness and look of the Norton is worth something to me but I'd at least need dealer close. They will most likely never see our shores anyway...
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #3208
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I really want to see what EBR has in the works. They have a questionnaire about the upcoming sportbike: https://ccfdo.wufoo.com/forms/m7p7a7/

I filled that out and got to thinkin' about their new models. I want one (not a sportbike, but an ADV Uly type).

There was a used ZX-14 on CL the other day. Can't say I wasn't tempted. Always wanted one... if I had seen it about 6 months ago or hadn't just spent so much money on the recent Scrambler project I would have almost certainly have bought it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #3209
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #3210
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I really want to see what EBR has in the works. They have a questionnaire about the upcoming sportbike: https://ccfdo.wufoo.com/forms/m7p7a7/
Link no worky.

Tried that and going to the ebracing.com website both.

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