I think some of the newer crotch rockets are already there (too much power.) When they have to have software selectable modes to keep a bike like a GSX-R from getting away from you, its too much power.. I've seen youtube videos where dudes are accelerating to max speed, and the front wheel keeps popping up into a wheelstand in higher gears (I'm talking like 4th gear and up!) just from acceleration. That's bullsh1t!!! Thats the kinda thing that makes me feel like the bike is so powerful it's not really controllable or streetable.
I must be getting old. I have reached that stage where handling is more important that outright HP. The roads are so heavily policed that I focus my energy in achieving the perfect corner. My insurance costs will go through the roof if I thrash the bike down the 'straights' (remember I live in California - not out in the boonies). Would i purchase +130 HP motorbike? nah. I like my 75HP Thruxton...yep i must be getting old
The Thruxton R is so new but I, like many other Thruxton R owners, are already talking about the various ways we can personalize our bikes.
There are many accessories motorcyclists consider but there is that one accessory all gear heads can agree with as being one of the most...
I recently installed one of those cheap eBay led lights on my 14’ Bonneville. The light is working fine but I can’t get the halo ring to turn on at all
The light has a H4 connector and there is another connector that v’s from that same line, which I assume is the connector that lights up...
Have long been keen on altering a Thruxton, although a beautiful machine and design, I had an alternate vision.
My plan started with:
- Remove airbox and swap exhaust system.
- Install a different tank, nothing wrong with the OEM, it’s still on most modded bikes and want to go my...
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