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12-04-2012 02:14 PM
Jim Moore I got a good look at a new Speed Triple R a few days ago. It looked pretty bad-ass with all the bling parts.
12-04-2012 01:41 PM
Bird of Fire It just looks like a bag of smashed dicks.
12-04-2012 08:32 AM
GuiltySparc I like the newer lights, they definitely look good with the flyscreen.



I'm glad i got a 2012 instead of '13. I dont like the subframe or exhaust.
11-30-2012 12:12 AM
Shamrock627 I think the headlights look ok after you install the fly screen. What I don't like is, they discontinued the trellis type subframe for a cast. bleck.
11-29-2012 11:59 PM
bluspyder
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I figured you guys wee being too hard on it before looking at pictures. After all, I have a 3rd gen z1000 and think it looks KILLER. However, that thing is something only a mother could love lol. I'm sure it must appeal to someone...

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I love the looks of my duke 2. Very.... Different
11-29-2012 10:48 PM
BdaGolfer I guess I'll be the first - I really like the new look, and ordered mine (R version, in white) a few weeks ago. Mine likely won't have a flyscreen unless I can find a good looking aftermarket one - the Triumph one looks awful, and is probably a danger when doing stoppies!

Alan
11-29-2012 09:33 PM
Fuzzystump I figured you guys wee being too hard on it before looking at pictures. After all, I have a 3rd gen z1000 and think it looks KILLER. However, that thing is something only a mother could love lol. I'm sure it must appeal to someone...

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11-29-2012 09:30 PM
bluspyder It not really the new "style". I love the looks of the new superduke and it has the random front headlight. But the lights look like they were pulled from a zzr 600 and just bolted in place.
11-29-2012 08:07 PM
Squeegor I'm clearly in the minority as just about everyone drools at pictures of naked bikes.. just to be clear though, it's the naked bikes that retain plastic bits and pieces that I don't care for. They all look like victims of fairing theft.

Bikes designed from the ground up as naked machines and have no plastics anywhere can look quite good.
11-29-2012 06:16 PM
Wayne's Striple IMO all the pure sport-bikes with body panels look like they came from the same cookie-cutter. Looks are subjective and everyone has different ideas of what looks good (that's why we have the after-market!) What is most important is how well the bike works. The Street Triple simply has nice ergos, light weight (405 lbs with full tank), effortless handling, and a strong powerband. It is supposed to look a bit unruly because of it's intended purpose; fun street riding. I have the matte-grey 2010 model R (with some after-market goodies) but the new one looks awesome and I'm sure the young guys whose brains haven't yet ossified will love it.
11-29-2012 10:08 AM
Squeegor All naked bikes look like ass to me, honestly. But this one is especially bad.
11-29-2012 10:00 AM
oic0 Never had a bike with one of those shrouds, does it keep the hot radiator air off your legs?
11-29-2012 09:29 AM
uncalcetindelana
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I am lost as to why manufacturers put those (I have no idea what to call them) "shield/bodywork" over the radiator. It looks lousy on almost every bike. Adds weight, I am quite sure it has no real protective ability for the radiator and it adds cost. It seems a form over function styling exercise that needs to stop. The engine is cool looking - you don't need to hide it. It is a streefighter / neo-brit UJM - why put the bodywork back on that you just took off?
I agree, thanks for pointing this out. It's a design tendency that I don't agree with at all. It's the one thing that goes against the KTM Superduke's design for me, for example; the fact that the design of the bike covers that beautiful engine, but it's not just a matter of taking things off either
11-29-2012 09:02 AM
Claudius Looks ok. I am lost as to why manufacturers put those (I have no idea what to call them) "shield/bodywork" over the radiator. It looks lousy on almost every bike. Adds weight, I am quite sure it has no real protective ability for the radiator and it adds cost. It seems a form over function styling exercise that needs to stop. The engine is cool looking - you don't need to hide it. It is a streefighter / neo-brit UJM - why put the bodywork back on that you just took off? Otherwise, it looks ok. Not really fond of what they did with the headlights - it will take some getting used to.
11-29-2012 08:20 AM
aLive Yeah it looks like an anus to me too.
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