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Offline Conniesaki

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Max's next bike
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:58:10 pm »
No, seriously: 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."




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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 08:47:56 pm »
Ah, something for us lowriders!
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 08:26:11 am »
31.25 inches is considered a low seat height?
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #4 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...
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #5 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.



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)


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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 05:09:07 pm »
 :rotflmao: Heckle and Jeckle??   Spy v Spy??   Man are you old....
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 05:57:57 pm »
2019 Versys 1000 SE LT+

The beak is almost gone...

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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 06:42:38 pm »
:rotflmao: Heckle and Jeckle??   Spy v Spy??   Man are you old....

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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 06:43:45 pm »
2019 Versys 1000 SE LT+

The beak is almost gone...



Yeah, but ... look at it  :_shudder_Emoticon

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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 10:40:13 am »
The beak (or beaks) is in the eye of the beholder  ;)

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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #12 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?

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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #13 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.


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Re: Max's next bike
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03:47 am »






With those open propellers spinning that close to you, what could go wrong?    :o 
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