would imagine it's been done as a cost cutting measure. Would think that the braided hose was to stop the possibility of the hose fracturing due to vibration. Probably carried out testing to make sure it dosn't.... at least within the warranty period. Before the Thruxton I had a 94 trophy 1200. It was interesting to watch little things being dropped in later years like hydraulic preload adjuster on the rear shock, adjustable hose clamps on the cooling system, less fancy logo on the mirrors ect. Some bean counter is probably paid mega bucks to cut production costs by a few bucks a unit.
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