I actually like it. That white R spec looks tasty! I don't know what all the vitriol is about with the new rear swing-arm, doesn't bother me at all. I like the contrast of the red against the white as well.
I like the new wheels, seat shape is ok. The stock exhaust looks horrid but most do. I'm glad that the engine isn't changed, I'd have been pissed if it had more power. I hope that the new passenger peg's swap onto my 12's subframe, they look much better with the low exhaust than mine do.
So what do you say for someone who is considering... Get the 12' or wait for the 13'?
I just got a quote for a 2012 R with arrow slip ons, rear sets, ohlins suspension, belly pan, grab rail, fly screen kit & visor, carbon front mudguard plus rear hugger for 13k otd. Should I pull the trigger or wait lol.
My DanMotos and Shorai battery dropped more weight than the new bike! The frame has been tweaked a bit but looks much the same as the old one. The swingarm is new to make room for the low exhaust. IMO it is a fine racy looking naked bike; people can go to the aftermarket for a replacement pipe if they want to but the stock exhaust looks fine if you want quiet operation. I didn't think they would try and up the power too much cos it would be at the expense of the strong powerband. Light weight is so important for handling ease and Triumph has the right idea. - Wayne
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