Peter at Westside gave me a poster of one back then. I had it on the wall in my bedroom as a kid. Was a cool bike back in the day.
hmmm a striking resemblance to what I built many years later.
This bike therapy is good.
And not too disimilar to my old Nighthawk S -- what the bike mags used to call a Universal Japanese Motorcycle, or UJM. Working template was inline four, flat seat, near-flat bars, upright seating position. Basically, what is often called a "naked" or "standard" today.
I like the comfort of those bikes -- and the look. No more, no less than you need. An engine on two wheels, and a sensible seating position for a human being (or grown man, who might have back issues on a sport bike). Not too many bells and whistles -- almost pure utility, function over fashion. The form is all about the (mechanical) function -- to me, that's beautiful.
Dualsport is also almost all about what the bike DOES.
It's the ride, and where we can get to -- not how we look during the ride, or how the bike looks when parked at Tim's.
Post by rideoutward on Oct 15, 2010 7:41:37 GMT -5
Ooohhh! Now that Triumph dualsport is interesting!
That displacement & weight is about what I think would be ideal for what I want to do with such a bike. I've been dreaming about the big Beemer Adventure from time to time -- for such a huge bike, it keeps the weight down pretty well -- but those things are very expensive. From what I see in the bike mags, Triumphs are very good machines, and competively priced (even slightly less than comparable Japanese bikes), plus they're sold here.