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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:00 am

geofferz wrote: ↑
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learningtofly wrote: ↑
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Lol why am I not surprised! πŸ˜‚ Can't believe you've had the bmw for 18 months though OMG does time fly. Very nice mate. How many bikes is that since you started now then?!
Haha... that'll be about 4, or 5 if you include the YBR :P
In what 2 years?! πŸ˜‚
Yes, but the YBR doesn't really count! :lol:

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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:03 am

Bender wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Very nice indeed πŸ‘
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Looks really nice :thumb: , I saw one of these yesterday when I was at Loomies, no idea what they ride like but thought it was a very cool looking bike.
How much does it pop and bang when you shit the throttle?, I don’t think I’ve experienced a bike that does it more than my R1 seems to so far!, like constant artillery fire on over run, the Thruxton sounds great too.
Thank you. The effect when you roll off the throttle is hard to describe - suffice it so say that it's literally a continuous series pops and crackles... incredible to hear 8-)

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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:42 pm

Well, a nice ride with a set of new Road 5s fitted was quite an eye opener! The handling is up there with that of my old Street Triple, and the Showa/Ohlins suspension set-up is wonderful.

A couple of photos... what a beautiful looking thing it is!

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Re: New bike

Post by Marino » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:38 pm

I prefer bmw, Just by the look nothing technical.

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Re: New bike

Post by S-Westerly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm

Nice looking bike but I think purely from the aesthetics I prefer the BMW. No idea how ride quality and performance compared though. I ride a Multistrada so am certainly not in a position to cast aspersions on other folks bikes! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Re: New bike

Post by sm0129 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 pm

learningtofly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Well, a nice ride with a set of new Road 5s fitted was quite an eye opener! The handling is up there with that of my old Street Triple, and the Showa/Ohlins suspension set-up is wonderful.

A couple of photos... what a beautiful looking thing it is!

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Nice looking bike. Is that Luton Hoo?

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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:12 pm

sm0129 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 pm
learningtofly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Well, a nice ride with a set of new Road 5s fitted was quite an eye opener! The handling is up there with that of my old Street Triple, and the Showa/Ohlins suspension set-up is wonderful.

A couple of photos... what a beautiful looking thing it is!

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Nice looking bike. Is that Luton Hoo?
Yes it is - well spotted.

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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:17 pm

Marino wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:38 pm
I prefer abmw, Just by the look nothing technical.
S-Westerly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Nice looking bike but I think purely from the aesthetics I prefer the BMW. No idea how ride quality and performance compared though. I ride a Multistrada so am certainly not in a position to cast aspersions on other folks bikes! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
That’s fine - the BMW is a gorgeous bike and I think it looked amazing. Perhaps it was just time for a change - there are lots of lovely bikes out there.

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Re: New bike

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:18 am

The Triumph is a lovely looking bike. The engine is brilliant and the noise on the overrun is marvellous.

Are you finding that cars pull over to let you past? I suspect the exhaust rumble has that effect. A downshift and a blip of throttle usually has the desired outcome.
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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:09 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:18 am
The Triumph is a lovely looking bike. The engine is brilliant and the noise on the overrun is marvellous.

Are you finding that cars pull over to let you past? I suspect the exhaust rumble has that effect. A downshift and a blip of throttle usually has the desired outcome.
Thank you, and it's funny you should ask that. I went out for about an hour's ride yesterday and three or four cars did indeed pull over to let me past/through. I had two stationary car drivers wind their windows down for a chat, a couple of thumbs up from cars driving past me in the other lane, and a long chat with someone when I was parked up. I've never come across such interest in my bike before.

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Re: New bike

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:28 am

learningtofly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:12 pm
sm0129 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 pm
learningtofly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Well, a nice ride with a set of new Road 5s fitted was quite an eye opener! The handling is up there with that of my old Street Triple, and the Showa/Ohlins suspension set-up is wonderful.

A couple of photos... what a beautiful looking thing it is!

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Nice looking bike. Is that Luton Hoo?
Yes it is - well spotted.
Bet it sounds bloody lovely with those pipes.....

Just to be sure though I think a video should be posted :thumb:
Its better when its loaded

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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:30 am

Richzx6r wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:28 am
learningtofly wrote: ↑
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Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:50 pm


Nice looking bike. Is that Luton Hoo?
Yes it is - well spotted.
Bet it sounds bloody lovely with those pipes.....

Just to be sure though I think a video should be posted :thumb:
It sounds unbelievable, Rich. I did shoot a video - I just need to edit it - but with the mic inside my helmet you don't get the full sound effects, sadly.

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Re: New bike

Post by Richzx6r » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:32 am

learningtofly wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:30 am
Richzx6r wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:28 am
learningtofly wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:12 pm

Yes it is - well spotted.
Bet it sounds bloody lovely with those pipes.....

Just to be sure though I think a video should be posted :thumb:
It sounds unbelievable, Rich. I did shoot a video - I just need to edit it - but with the mic inside my helmet you don't get the full sound effects, sadly.
Just listened to that clip from the first post.......yes it sounds bloody nice
Its better when its loaded

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Re: New bike

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:34 am

learningtofly wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:09 am
it's funny you should ask that. I went out for about an hour's ride yesterday and three or four cars did indeed pull over to let me past/through. I had two stationary car drivers wind their windows down for a chat, a couple of thumbs up from cars driving past me in the other lane, and a long chat with someone when I was parked up. I've never come across such interest in my bike before.
That's that same reaction as I get with the Bobber. On group rides I'm always in front clearing the path because people do respond very positively to the sound of that engine.
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Re: New bike

Post by learningtofly » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:53 am

Some thoughts about the new bike (the YouTube channel is called "Guy On a Bike", so...).


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