Main Motorcycle: 2009 Sprint ABS Graphite
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Alabama
Hey gents.. :-)
Been a long time..very long time. I was on the forum a while ago. I owned a sprint, and was considering T-Bird when they first came out.
I sold the sprint a year and a half ago, and bought a heritage softail. Loved the bike, but wanted ABS. Sold it last month, bought a 2009 Road king from HD dealer, and had it shipped to me. When it arrived, guess what,...it didnt have ABS.
The dealer is picking it up monday and returning my money.
So, after visiting with HD dealers, and re-experiencing their attitudes of acting as if they are doing me a favor by showing me a bike, i thought i would take another look at the t-bird.
I went back to my local Triumph dealer (great folks, and they remembered me) i saw a 2010 new t-bird, silver and black, ABS.
He made me a decent offer, and im trying to make a decision. After riding the heritage and RK, im a little put off by the "chopped" look of the rear fender of the t-bird. It seems like the bike looks muscular and "thick" all the way until you get to the rear pillion. Then, it all just stops short.
I didnt need to ride it again, i remember the test ride from the last time, and i enjoyed the bike. I just have to say thats the one thing thats holding me back.
So, my question is, do any of you feel the same, and did it just take you some time to get used to the look of the rear of the bike? I am quite sure many of you like it just fine, and i dont mean to offend, just my opinion. Dont get me wrong, i think the bike is gorgeous aside from that. I am wondering if i would get used to the look of the back. Also, it doesnt look like it would be comfortable two up. Seems it would be cramped for the passenger. How do your passengers feel about the comfort?
Good to be back on the forum and see some of the same screenames still here. :-)
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