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PES
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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: JD13]
      #670987 - 10/30/17 09:14 AM

I agree. I'm about 6'2" and I even looked a little big for my '02 TBA. So if this one is smaller, probably wouldn't work for me. Might have to get a Road Glide or Indian Buick Roadmaster.

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findlay13
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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: PES]
      #670992 - 10/30/17 02:09 PM

NOoOoooo Paul! Don't do it.You have the T-bird don't ya? If I like this Speedy but it looks small,I could put my America back to dual seat and set the new Speedy up as a solo. There is also a rumour that there MAYBE an America coming back too but it is Only a whisper.

https://motorbikewriter.com/triumph-unleashes-new-tigers/

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mikemm03
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Loc: Tennessee
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: findlay13]
      #670993 - 10/30/17 03:31 PM

The Speedmaster is small as are all of the modern Classic Twins. And if it's anything like the Bobber it will be snappy quick.
The New Speedmaster seat height is basically the same as the seat height on my 2003 America.
Wheel base is shorter, this is primarily due to rake.
Heck my 2010 Tbird 1700 wheelbase was an inch shorter than the 2003 Americas, just sayin.

So maybe just maybe the big ole bikes are starting to lose their appeal.
Heck even the GoldWing lost 90 lbs this year

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ladisney
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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: mikemm03]
      #671007 - 10/31/17 02:48 PM

The windshield on my America is a Memphis Fats and the entire setup was not originally designed for it. I'm guessing we will have lots of choices as time goes on and people find other alternatives for lots of things.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: mikemm03]
      #671014 - 11/01/17 05:49 AM

Quote:

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So maybe just maybe the big ole bikes are starting to lose their appeal.
Heck even the GoldWing lost 90 lbs this year




Take it from someone used to riding motorcycles around 850-900 pounds: When you're moving you're not aware of the weight. But coming to a stop and starting out requires some concentration, skill and strength. With a passenger and a full load for traveling increases the complexity. Throw in any kind of uneven surface and it can become an adventure.

I'm not complaining but there must be a limit on how much weight is manageable. I think Honda was very smart to put the GW on a diet. I hope some other manufacturers wise up.

Recently I sat on a Motoguzzi MGX21. At 750 pounds dry, this thing was so top-heavy it took a lot of effort to lift off the sidestand. A couple of smaller guys tried to get it vertical and gave up!

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tinmantwo
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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #671017 - 11/01/17 03:02 PM

I never wanted to deal with a big heavy bike, bumping 900Lb.s on two wheels is more than I would want to deal with.

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Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: tinmantwo]
      #671039 - 11/03/17 09:50 AM

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