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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #500 on: 26 August 2020, 05:53:29 PM »
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Not a fan of these efforts, way too weedy for my taste 🤷‍♂️ looks like someone's stuck an engine on a push bike.
I really like the Beemer, I love the way the whole thing flows from front to back, and for once the minimalism really works.  Plus its got an almost surreal comic book look about it.  But it is real and road legal (with a few bits removed for the photoshoot).
It only weights 168kg wet.  Would definately turn heads.

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #501 on: 26 August 2020, 07:47:21 PM »
i got this old friend back. since selling it to me mate tom about five years ago hes done a few quid onnit to say the least. acra ti system is gorgeous. single seat unit and various carbon fibre is nice, but the uprated clutch and MCT suspension is even nicerer. parked outside me workshop, is it cool? me grandaughter thinks so... :D

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #502 on: 26 August 2020, 07:50:53 PM »
talking of Tom, i fitted a side plate conversion to his new rocket three then took it arooond the airfield for a hoon. Is it cool? dunno. but its ridiculously foccing fast and hen some. in piss pot and t shirt once the revs went past 3k it was more than flesh and blood can stand...

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #503 on: 27 August 2020, 10:07:58 AM »
Ogri, is there something wrong with the gravity in England just now?
Yeah the Yamaha is cool, more so with the exhaust fixed with the Akra stuff.  Goodness only knows what Yamaha were thinking when they decided to make that.  They seem to hold value well.  I like em.
I'm not so sure about the Triumph.  Thought the previous Rocket was a stinker.  Obviously I've not riden one, but I just think it would scare the hell out of me - stupid fast, then hard work to get round a corner.  Sure its got go, but really its all show - no?


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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #504 on: 27 August 2020, 12:49:57 PM »
talking of Tom, i fitted a side plate conversion to his new rocket three then took it arooond the airfield for a hoon. Is it cool? dunno. but its ridiculously foccing fast and hen some. in piss pot and t shirt once the revs went past 3k it was more than flesh and blood can stand...

Looks like you took that when you got off and was on your hands and knees  :rollin
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #505 on: 28 August 2020, 04:21:34 PM »
Ogri, is there something wrong with the gravity in England just now?
Yeah the Yamaha is cool, more so with the exhaust fixed with the Akra stuff.  Goodness only knows what Yamaha were thinking when they decided to make that.  They seem to hold value well.  I like em.
I'm not so sure about the Triumph.  Thought the previous Rocket was a stinker.  Obviously I've not riden one, but I just think it would scare the hell out of me - stupid fast, then hard work to get round a corner.  Sure its got go, but really its all show - no?






Don't it just show how people's choices differ ? I think both those look great! I road tested a Rocket 3 some years back though and it was daunting,the power was brilliant but the weight around slow corners and trickling in traffic was an issue for me,so much so I took the bike back before I had to,but I'm a bit of a shortarse so maybe a bigger rider wouldn't find it an issue.I really think that yamaha looks the bizz though. :thumbup
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #506 on: 29 August 2020, 06:02:04 PM »
this new Triumph Rocket looks like a Tonka Bike.
or a BSA Bantam on steroids.


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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #507 on: 03 September 2020, 10:50:13 AM »
Yes please

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #508 on: 08 September 2020, 08:58:46 PM »
Can't remember if its been posted before, but how about a FZS600 🤔

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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #509 on: 12 September 2020, 04:23:11 PM »
A few years back my VFR left a good part of its fairing in France after massive hailstones settled and turned the road surface to ice. It's sat in the back of the garage since. RecentlyI decided to put it back on the road as quickly and cheaply as possible. I don't think it looks too bad:


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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #510 on: 16 September 2020, 05:12:56 PM »
This is kinda sweet;
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Re: The cool bike thread......
« Reply #511 on: 19 September 2020, 11:22:02 PM »
What a cracking tool for mooching about and going to work,etc. :thumbup
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« Reply #512 on: 20 September 2020, 09:58:32 AM »
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What a cracking tool for mooching about and going to work,etc.
Yeah, it is sweet.  I want one.

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