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Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: Conniesaki on November 02, 2018, 12:58:10 pm

Title: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 02, 2018, 12:58:10 pm
No, seriously: https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/bikes/adventure/tiger-1200/tiger-1200-xrx-low-2018 (https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/bikes/adventure/tiger-1200/tiger-1200-xrx-low-2018)

"The new road-loving Tiger 1200 XRX Low Ride Height (LRH) model is a more accessible version of this easy-handling bike, and is perfect for touring the world’s highways. The XRX LRH model comes with all of the XRX’s leading features plus an accessible 32 inch seat height, which is one inch lower than the standard Tiger XRX, and has an additional adjustable seat set-up which offers another .75 inch reduction to take the lowest seat height setting to 31.25 inches."

(https://www.cycleworld.com/sites/cycleworld.com/files/styles/1000_1x_/public/images/2017/12/2018-triumph-tiger-1200-10.jpg?itok=b0G4Sh6e)

(https://media.zigcdn.com/media/content/2017/Dec/2018-triumph-tiger1200-review-zigwheels-m3_720x540.jpg)
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Rubber_Snake on November 02, 2018, 08:47:56 pm
Ah, something for us lowriders!
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conrad on November 03, 2018, 08:26:11 am
31.25 inches is considered a low seat height?
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Poseidon on November 05, 2018, 06:07:52 pm
Why do almost all adventure turing bikes have a beak. It is like the designers model them all after birds. I saw one a couple years ago, can’t remember what brand it was, but it was yellow and looked just like sesame street’s Big Bird from the front.

Are the “beaks” somehow functual? If so, what do they do. I thought maybe they act as a front fender, but the front wheel already has a fender.

Ive always liked the idea of the adventure touring bikes. Just can’t get past the look of the beak that most of them have.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Rubber_Snake on November 06, 2018, 10:01:11 am
Why do almost all adventure turing bikes have a beak. It is like the designers model them all after birds. I saw one a couple years ago, can’t remember what brand it was, but it was yellow and looked just like sesame street’s Big Bird from the front.

Are the “beaks” somehow functual? If so, what do they do. I thought maybe they act as a front fender, but the front wheel already has a fender.

Ive always liked the idea of the adventure touring bikes. Just can’t get past the look of the beak that most of them have.

How about downforce at high speeds?
Or maybe the bike is a transformer?
Kinda looks like a praying mantis...
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 06, 2018, 10:26:09 am
It's the Backup Fender ... catches all the mud that makes it past the Primary Fender. You can never have too many layers of fenders.

OK, OK, I completely agree that these adventure bike beaks are silly looking, with some downright ridiculous. I'm looking at you, Ducati Multistrada, with your two beaks ... oh, I guess it's that layered thing too: One is the Primary Beak, and the other is the Backup Beak. I'm not sure which is which, but hey you have two so you got that goin' for ya.

I do think the Triumph Tiger's beak is probably the best looking ... the most tolerable ... I've seen. Wait, a Tiger ... with a beak? So weird.

(https://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2016-12/ducati-multistrada-1200-s-test-ride-review_827x510_51482755851.jpg)

To beak or not to beak? That is the question.

And what's going on here? Spy vs Spy? Heckle and Jeckle? (I realize it's not an Adventure Bike)

(https://cdp.azureedge.net/products/USA/KT/2017/MC/SPORT/1290_SUPER_DUKE_GT/50/ORANGE/2000000003.jpg)
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: gPink on November 06, 2018, 05:09:07 pm
 :rotflmao: Heckle and Jeckle??   Spy v Spy??   Man are you old....
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Poseidon on November 06, 2018, 05:57:57 pm
2019 Versys 1000 SE LT+

The beak is almost gone...

(https://content.kawasaki.com/Content/Uploads/Products/7967/Colors/34wurhqu.4sp.png?w=640)
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 06, 2018, 06:42:38 pm
:rotflmao: Heckle and Jeckle??   Spy v Spy??   Man are you old....

Fiddy ... as of Friday.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 06, 2018, 06:43:45 pm
2019 Versys 1000 SE LT+

The beak is almost gone...

(https://content.kawasaki.com/Content/Uploads/Products/7967/Colors/34wurhqu.4sp.png?w=640)

Yeah, but ... look at it  :_shudder_Emoticon
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Rhino on November 07, 2018, 10:40:13 am
The beak (or beaks) is in the eye of the beholder  ;)
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 07, 2018, 10:47:46 am
:rotflmao: Heckle and Jeckle??   Spy v Spy??   Man are you old....


And what's wrong with Heckle and Jeckle or Spy vs Spy?  ;)   I still use the Heckle and Jeckle one...still fits.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: fartymarty on November 07, 2018, 01:27:07 pm

And what's wrong with Heckle and Jeckle or Spy vs Spy?  ;)   I still use the Heckle and Jeckle one...still fits.

Nothing wrong with either, but if you know who or what they are, then.....
:rotflmao:  Man are you old....

....as for bike beaks...was it started by Suzuki's BIG DR's in 1988?..and then came the BMW1100RS in the 90s?...or is it older then that?
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 07, 2018, 09:21:10 pm

Nothing wrong with either, but if you know who or what they are, then.....
....as for bike beaks...was it started by Suzuki's BIG DR's in 1988?..and then came the BMW1100RS in the 90s?...or is it older then that?

Ahh, so we can blame this long term unsightly trend on Suzuki. DAMN you, Suzuki!

ps Why isn't Max replying to this thread? The entire thread is about him.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e0/17/8e/e0178e797629cc4c18f31a5b458381a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conrad on November 08, 2018, 07:03:47 am
(http://gulfbusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Dubai-police-hover-bike.jpg)

(https://www.arabianbusiness.com/sites/default/files/images/2017/10/12/Dubai-Police-Hoverbike.jpg)

(http://cmzone.vzbqbxhynotw9ion96xv.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Police-in-Dubai-Will-Soon-Have-Hoverbikes.jpg)

With those open propellers spinning that close to you, what could go wrong?    :o 
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: MtnRider on November 08, 2018, 08:14:58 am
Definitely going to need an aftermarket seat!   :o ??? ;D
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: fartymarty on November 08, 2018, 10:22:44 am
 
ps Why isn't Max replying to this thread? The entire thread is about him.

SsHHHHHHH.... :-X 

It makes for a better thread this way. I mean, do you really want to know what max' wants in a bike? Didn't think so, me neither.
Probably want's one with a super beak or something else silly and short.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: B.D.F. on November 08, 2018, 10:30:11 am
Wasn't that a Rick James song- 'Super Beak'?

Brian


SsHHHHHHH.... :-X 

It makes for a better thread this way. I mean, do you really want to know what max' wants in a bike? Didn't think so, me neither.
Probably want's one with a super beak or something else silly and short.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: Conniesaki on November 08, 2018, 12:33:26 pm
Wasn't that a Rick James song- 'Super Beak'?

Brian

It's a super beak ... super beak ... it's super beaky, YEEOOW
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: eng943 on December 18, 2018, 07:13:47 pm
I like the Tiger, but after riding the new GS, I think I may go that route.
Title: Re: Max's next bike
Post by: maxtog on November 15, 2019, 03:13:33 pm
31.25 inches is considered a low seat height?

Missed this thread.

Yeah, that isn't very low.  I have the C14 lower than that and still have to use raised boots.  In any case, it isn't a sport touring bike, no shaft, no real wind protection, minimal storage, etc, (Spoke wheels???  This is more like a dual-sport) so it doesn't matter how low it might be, not interested.

ps Why isn't Max replying to this thread? The entire thread is about him.

Because I don't typically follow the forums not related to the C14:)

SsHHHHHHH.... :-X 

It makes for a better thread this way. I mean, do you really want to know what max' wants in a bike? Didn't think so, me neither.

Too late