Have you heard pricing yet? If you could pick out a Rocket for mid $13k, would you still go with this twin? Never ridden a Rocket, but parked it feels pretty good. And I understand there is a bit of torque.I am hooked. I really like the looks and the power is is going to be perfect for this size bike.
I fully agree and I think it is one good looking cruiser, so much so I submitted my reservation for a blue one today. Obviously I'm not worried about intial bugs, I think Triumph will have it working pretty well right out of the gate.Ok , I probly will get banished to the enternal abiss . but isnt the way all of us are felling about the BIRD the same way the UMM , Umm , Harley guys felt about the V-Rod ? Some say they are a sell out while some say its about time a modern version of a classic ? Well thats they way we are acting . We need a bike like this . It is a fantastic bike . Apperance is WOW !! Give it a year to work all the bugs out ( if any ) and hang on the new BIRD is going to be the british version of a modern classic . Ok there its been said . let the bashing begin
Might be your first post, but you describe a nice bike!I don't understand the concept. Instead of running w/360* motor they choose a 270* trying to mimic the loped, single pin kinda/sorta sound/feel then have to tack 20lbs on the crank/accessories to smooth it out. Instead of coming in around 650 it would appear it could've been 630 @ 360*, smother and more responsive. Would've been nice if they'd ditched the forward controls or offered a classic peg arraignment w/pegs under your hips. I am soo weary of my feet stuck out in front.
All in all I'd buy this before the furry. Belt drive w/6 speed sounds good. Closer to what I'm looking for in a scoot, but ya can't hold a candle to the VTX left-over stock price...
The upswept pipes don't leave enough room, for me, for bags. Has a dorky headlight shroud that's definitely too small to be called a fairing, much like the Suzy 109. What, you go prone on the tank while your feet cut the wind?
They're allotting half of production to the US and are stumping for pre-orders/deposits o' reservation. I'm reading where some dealers are having problems moving the big triple. I'm still looking for a couple of road tests complete w/accurate spec sheets.
Gimmie some numbers I can crunch n compare...
Maximum Power In excess of 80 bhp
Maximum Torque In excess of 100 lb-ft
Dry Weight TBC
My deposit: In excess of one American dollar.
Check in the mail: TBA
I think it's kinda cheesy to want deposits when they can't come up w/solid numbers and a couple of real road tests complimented w/complete spec sheet...
Yeah I know, new meat & first post. I like a lot of what I see, but I'd like to see them trim the fat, dump the 200 for a 170-180, suck up the rake to 28.5-30* and along w/my previous comments bring the weight down close to 600lbs.
We can always dream. A set of high dollar rims would help w/weight. I'd like to see a little more sport in the power cruiser lines of all manufacturers...