ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Road warriors
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #3211
Randy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Newnan, GA USA
Oddometer: 2,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by skierd View Post
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...

__________________
"some might call it a 'midlife crisis', I prefer to call it a renaissance of thought and action"... "Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it"....Randy
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #3212
ViperJustin
Aerial Gunner
 
ViperJustin's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Lost Wages, Nevada
Oddometer: 554
After test riding a GSA a couple days ago, that's all I can think about. This is not good for my MegaMoto.....
__________________
08 MegaMoto #99529
ViperJustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #3213
kraven
Hegelian Scum
 
kraven's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 4,762
Quote:
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.
__________________
So there I was walking into a biker bar in Chattanooga with liberty spikes on my head and a drag queen beside me... - bcurvin
kraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #3214
0ldhippie
Studly Adventurer
 
0ldhippie's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento
Oddometer: 578
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
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...
__________________
I've forgot more than you kids ever knew!
Retired and living off the interest on the money I owe.
0ldhippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #3215
Krasniewski
I don't ride much.
 
Krasniewski's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: LA - Lower Alabama
Oddometer: 1,101
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.
Krasniewski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #3216
Ogre_fl
Beastly Adventurer
 
Ogre_fl's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Cook Bayou, FL
Oddometer: 2,018
Ogre_fl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 10:33 PM   #3217
dmac57
Beastly Adventurer
 
dmac57's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 2,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krasniewski View Post
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.

__________________
"Everybody's got to believe in something.
I believe I'll have another beer."
- W. C. Fields
dmac57 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 04:40 AM   #3218
kraven
Hegelian Scum
 
kraven's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Asheville NC
Oddometer: 4,762
This:


with this:
__________________
So there I was walking into a biker bar in Chattanooga with liberty spikes on my head and a drag queen beside me... - bcurvin
kraven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #3219
ph0rk
Doesn't Care
 
ph0rk's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Oaktown
Oddometer: 2,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0ldhippie View Post
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...
The 961 nortons have essentially the same power as the current triumph twins, with far weaker dealer support and almost zero aftermarket. sticker price is much higher, too. It appears you pay ~7k more for a name.

If that works in you and you can afford one, more power to you. Just don't delude yourself into thinking you bought a superior machine.
__________________
--Semantics are everything.
ph0rk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #3220
Randy
Beastly Adventurer
 
Randy's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Newnan, GA USA
Oddometer: 2,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
The 961 nortons have essentially the same power as the current triumph twins, with far weaker dealer support and almost zero aftermarket. sticker price is much higher, too. It appears you pay ~7k more for a name.

If that works in you and you can afford one, more power to you. Just don't delude yourself into thinking you bought a superior machine.

The term "superior machine" is very subjective, dontcha think?

Lots of things are "superior" in objective measures like performance, power, etc... But those things rarely if ever factor into the equation of what I enjoy most... Sometimes it's just the lust that a machine incites that makes it "superior" in the mind of those that matter most; the owner, or the admirer... Sometimes it can be a certain feel, or a certain look, or just the exclusivity of a particular machine.... Lots of bikes are "better" than either the Triumph, or the Norton, or my Sportster for that matter... But obviously, for ME, and at this point in time, the Sportster is "superior" to most others, or else I would have bought one of those others...

Besides, the $7000 is buying more than just the name anyway... You're also getting vastly superior suspension components with the Ohlins forks and shocks in place of the dimestore damper rod forks and crap shocks on some of the Triumphs. And then there's the radial mount Brembo brakes... Priced any of those separately? The dry weight figures don't sound too bad either...and the chassis geometry... There's much more to a bike than just how much power the engine makes...

Just a different perspective... Not that I would buy one... but if money were no object... and that's all relative too... If you can afford what makes you smile then more power to ya!

__________________
"some might call it a 'midlife crisis', I prefer to call it a renaissance of thought and action"... "Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it"....Randy
Randy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #3221
dmac57
Beastly Adventurer
 
dmac57's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 2,636
You ladies play nice, now...

__________________
"Everybody's got to believe in something.
I believe I'll have another beer."
- W. C. Fields
dmac57 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #3222
Crocker
just passing through
 
Crocker's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 3,509
Moto Guzzi Norge.

Had a chance to pick one up an 08 last summer, passed and decided to keep my r1150gs.

I've been regretting it ever since that test ride. Nothing wrong with the beemer, it just rides a little too refined for my tastes, hitting the slab I feel like I'm in a passenger jet.
Crocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 07:35 AM   #3223
Cortez
BAZINGA!
 
Cortez's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Croatia
Oddometer: 6,692
__________________
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
My Flickr gallery --- My 500px gallery
Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #3224
D.T.
One wheel wonder...
 
D.T.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Moneyapolis, MN
Oddometer: 9,493
That SV classic was a cool bike. Only sold in Urp.
__________________
Quote:
Originally posted by burgerking So?
Holland is about the most expensive country in Europe when it comes to bikes and fuel..Stop whining and go riding It's just money and you only live once...
D.T. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #3225
Cortez
BAZINGA!
 
Cortez's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Croatia
Oddometer: 6,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
That SV classic was a cool bike. Only sold in Urp.
I think it was available in US in 2003.

I got 2 good ones in the local ads, both worth more or less as much as
my scooter..

Do you feel my pain?
__________________
'08 Yamaha FZ6n S2 ABS

SOLD: '03 Peugeot Speedfight2, '07 Kawasaki ER6F ABS, '06 Kymco Agility 125, '12 Kymco Downtown 300i ABS
My Flickr gallery --- My 500px gallery
Cortez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014