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Old 06-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #316
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Southwade, nice find on that statement from Yamaha.

What they're saying makes complete sense. I hope the market agrees.

And that front-view close-up of the headlight looks surprisingly good. In fact, the more I look at the bike, the more I like it's styling overall. Clean. No hangnails on the overall look (to my eye), unlike others I've seen.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #317
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. Huh????


. Oh I get it.



But really, huh? I would only ride the xs750 with ABS.
No kidding. All the "Special" Yamaha's were horrid. The XS 650 standard was a really neat bike. I was looking for one a while back. All I could find in Craigslist was the damned "Special" variety, which essentially ruined the lines of the bike and gave them crappy riding positions.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #318
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Only just noticed those air-scoops on the sides of the tank; styling nod to the Vmax?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #319
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Only just noticed those air-scoops on the sides of the tank; styling nod to the Vmax?
I dunno... quite a few 'naked' bike have those. My Z1000 does, for example.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #320
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If Yamaha is taking styling cues from the Z1000, we're in trouble...

Rumor has it that Mama Kaw has a "retro-style" bike in the works based on the Z's motor/chassis. If it's anything like the concept below, I will own it.

http://blog.derestricted.com/design/...ke-eicma-2012/
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #321
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I always liked the dual, round, chrome headlights on the speed/street, but the new generation pod things are nasty.
C'mon Mr Triumph it is well past time for a new approach to the Speed/Street Triple head lights. The twin light set up has progressed from iconic to historic.

Back to the Yam, a deliberate strategy for streetbikes away from racetrack rockets to FUN on the street

Never owned a Yam, yet....but it would have to be something special to out FUN my KTM 950 Supermoto
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #322
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There's more to a great bike then displacement. You do know the MV Agusta triple is now an 800.....
MV Augusta

I've read a few things about those...

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This problem seems to be the -elephant in MV’s room. Sure, the bikes are so beautiful and they win countless design and desirability awards, but they don’t work properly.
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There's nothing I like about this bike, it’s the worst bike I’ve ever ridden. It’s horrible.
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The F3 looks great but the digital display panel looks cheap. one of the worst motorcycle display I have ever seen.
Funny, I am not tempted to look at one..Well maybe look at one but not own one..

I hope YAMAHA do a bit better than that. Looks lie Triumph is the real bike to beat here.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #323
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C'mon Mr Triumph it is well past time for a new approach to the Speed/Street Triple head lights. The twin light set up has progressed from iconic to historic.
And ugly the whole time. In fact, I can't think of a front end on a recent (non-Daytona) model Triumph that isn't rather homely. There is so much to love about Triumphs, it pains me to say this. And the S3 and Tiger are the absolute worst!
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:06 PM   #324
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Oh boy... Big Mac blinkers again.

First mod...
Damn right, 'cause you don't want to alert every Joe Blow on the street to the fact you're about to turn... it's none of their business where you're going!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #325
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And ugly the whole time. In fact, I can't think of a front end on a recent (non-Daytona) model Triumph that isn't rather homely. There is so much to love about Triumphs, it pains me to say this. And the S3 and Tiger are the absolute worst!
Beauty, and ugly, is in the eye of the beholder. No?

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #326
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MV Augusta

I've read a few things about those...
Bit naughty to use uncredited quotes. How do we know they are any more valid than the usual tosser mouthing off down at the pub? Link your sources so we can make our own minds up.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:16 PM   #327
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If Yamaha is taking styling cues from the Z1000, we're in trouble...

Rumor has it that Mama Kaw has a "retro-style" bike in the works based on the Z's motor/chassis. If it's anything like the concept below, I will own it.

http://blog.derestricted.com/design/...ke-eicma-2012/

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Old 06-17-2013, 10:14 PM   #328
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If Yamaha is taking styling cues from the Z1000, we're in trouble...

Rumor has it that Mama Kaw has a "retro-style" bike in the works based on the Z's motor/chassis. If it's anything like the concept below, I will own it.

http://blog.derestricted.com/design/...ke-eicma-2012/
That is gorgeous.

So much sexier than the Yamaha...or the new cb1100 retro.

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:05 AM   #329
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Bit naughty to use uncredited quotes. .
1) MCN UK
2) Neil Hodgson.
3) Some other mag.

A small outfit like MV makes some great looking stuff and has a lot of passion for what they do, but sometimes they bump into limits that they can't spend their way around it. (like frinstance buying someone in to do the work)
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:37 AM   #330
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Damn right, 'cause you don't want to alert every Joe Blow on the street to the fact you're about to turn... it's none of their business where you're going!
Those small Yamaha LED blinkers are actually brighter then the sicilian oranges they put on us bikes.


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