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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I dunno...

It just doesn't look all that comfortable to me
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:12 PM
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At my age, it's more about comfort.

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Absolutely! I feel the same way.
My Speedmaster just wasn't comfortable either.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 09:03 AM
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Apparently they are selling like crazy so it can't be too bad right? I was in Saxapahaw last wknd and met a fellow on one. He loves it. Had nothing but good things to say. I suppose you may be inclined to overlook some flaws on a toy you just paid 14k for though, at least initially.

I have to say the seating position looks better now than in the first few spy shots we saw. The rider looked like a dog taking a crunch back then.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 09:24 AM
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Seems like a trendy look that will fade in time. Doesn't necessarily look uncomfortable, but I wonder if that seat is adjustable forward or back.

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From what I've read there is some adjustments to the seat.

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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 10:48 AM
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I think this is a bomb around town short hop bike. It's not a tourer for sure: the Rocket III is built for that role. Triumph saw a niche and filled it. Tons of subscribers have built bobbers out of their Bonnies, and many more obviously wanted a bobber but didn't have the fab skills or equipment to do it. Triumph made this possible for them. No bike fits everyone's physique. I've done a number of things to mine to make it fit me better but nothing is going to make riding as comfortable as sitting in a recliner. Thank God for that. People in cars are now so saturated with 10 way power seats, electronic conveniences, and entertainment systems it's no wonder that distracted driving is more dangerous than driving impaired.

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Do a YouTube search on the seat adjustment.
It's adjustable up, down, forward and backward. The way my dealer had it set up was for the average rider, whatever that is. It was way to small for me. I'd need to go all the way back and up then give it a try again. I'm a little on the above average side.
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Most successful new product launch in company history ... wow.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 11:48 AM
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Not my idea of a regular ride, but..if that saddle is a "sprung" type with some adjustments, I wouldn't mind having one on my T-100.
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