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Old 04-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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If you are interested in that, the new CB1100F would be a great alternative. Not the legendary CBX, but quite the bargain for what a cool retro.
Only reason I'd want it vs the cb1100f would be the 6 cyl motor and exhaust note. Thinking I'll probably be going with a twin of some sort. Wouldn't be opposed to the triple, though.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #22
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Maybe it's just me, but I've never found 6cyl exhaust note to be appealing, on either car or bike. I am slowly working myself towards parking a Diamond White Norge GT 8V in my garage. Them Italians just have a way of appealing to the right brain, even as the left brain fails them on all accounts.
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I'm usually a fan of the sport touring look, but just not a huge fan of that one. The California 1400 sure looks like a mean sob, though.
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1983 GL1100 (only year with the tall gearing), get the standard model. Put clubman bars on it and a cafe-style seat. Done.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #25
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Only reason I'd want it vs the cb1100f would be the 6 cyl motor and exhaust note. Thinking I'll probably be going with a twin of some sort. Wouldn't be opposed to the triple, though.
we have one on the floor if you wanna come check it out

triumph's are so fun to ride. took a tiger 800 out today, classic triumph package. loved it. might also look into KTM, duc streetfighter's, buell 1125 cr, and maybe the duc hyper. there are so many good choices out there so long as you don't mind stroken down some cash.

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What's the main diff between speed triple and street triple? Riding position?
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Power vs. weight.
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What's the main diff between speed triple and street triple? Riding position?
The Speed has the 1050 motor, the Street is the 675 motor so it is lighter and a slightly smaller package and probably has quicker turning.
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The Griso is a nice mix of standard with a little sporty attitude. You need to try one though. It's seat, peg and bar ergo's don't suit everyone. Guzzis are something that grows on you the more you ride it. Now on my second Guzzi. With both of them on the way home from the dealership I wondered why the F did I buy this! Then 1,000 miles later, I can't see me owning another brand.

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The Griso is a nice mix of standard with a little sporty attitude. You need to try one though. It's seat, peg and bar ergo's don't suit everyone. Guzzis are something that grows on you the more you ride it. Now on my second Guzzi. With both of them on the way home from the dealership I wondered why the F did I buy this! Then 1,000 miles later, I can't see me owning another brand.

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It is a bit odd in its ergonomics. The seat to peg distance is like a sportbike's but the seat to bar set-up is almost like an adventure-tourer. Definitely sit on one before committing.
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It may be odd compared to today's highly niched motorcycles, but this style of ergos was fairly common back when most bikes are "standards". Seats were low, pegs were straight under, and bars were set to lean the rider slightly forward. The sportier ones raise the pegs for a bit more ground clearance and flatten the handlbars for more forward lean. Go a little more and you have the cafe racers.
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