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mikemm03
Saddle Sore


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 5172
Loc: Tennessee
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: Calkins]
      #670603 - 10/03/17 01:06 PM

Quote:

Only a 3.1 gallon tank??? WTF...




Same as the Street Twin, Bonnies are 3.8. Bobber is 2.4
These new twins get much better milage that the earlier bikes.

However 65 mpg claimed. So figure around 58 mpg on the road.
You'll need fuel in a 145 miles, that's long enough in the saddle for me. I'll need to whiz before that

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findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3960
Loc: Australia
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: Calkins]
      #670604 - 10/03/17 01:33 PM

I'd need to test ride one but I rode a Kawasaki cruiser with a fat front tire like that and there was a fair amount of wheel "flop" doing slow turns.About 100miles is enough for me then a rest stop.I don't like beach bars but we'll see.I'm still wishing they'd just put the 1200cc motor in a bike styled like our BA/SM.

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"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


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HabuBA
Adjunct


Reged: 03/08/05
Posts: 716
Loc: Chowchilla, CA (San Joaqin Va...
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: Calkins]
      #670605 - 10/03/17 01:40 PM

If it truly will get 65 mpg, then a three gallon tank should work. I rarely go farther than 120 miles without a stop.

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findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3960
Loc: Australia
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: HabuBA]
      #670606 - 10/03/17 01:52 PM

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2...lUYnWZGRg3c-8vQ

This says they've adjusted the forks for the bigger tire so it handles as it should.
There's also a drawing on the bottom of this article with a blue one.I hope they bring this colour out.

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"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


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PES
Bar Shake


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 6670
Loc: Tulsa,OK, USA
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: findlay13]
      #670607 - 10/03/17 02:38 PM

Was looking at a review on Motorcycle.com posted 2 hours ago. Showed a lot of different pictures. I have to say I like it. I think Triumph did a good job NOT making it look like a Bobber. Offered in red also. The article said it would be in showrooms by Feb 2018.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2017/october/triumph-speedmaster-bobber-t120-2018/



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The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22608
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: PES]
      #670609 - 10/03/17 03:51 PM

I like it over all especially ribbed fenders but wish they were longer. Don't like the head light or exhaust but do like the chrome on the side of the head light like the old 50s nacelle. In general I do like it. I might even be persuded to buy one even with the radiator. I love the FI looking like the monoblock, very well done!

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roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10686
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: The_Dog33]
      #670611 - 10/03/17 05:07 PM

of all the clutch cover designs they could have modeled after, they went for the 70's style... not bad, but not my favorite. overall, I think it hit all the marks that we have been asking for all these years since they got rid of spokes and knee indents

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Ryk
Check Pants


Reged: 05/19/10
Posts: 5720
Loc: Pac. NW
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: roadworthy]
      #670613 - 10/03/17 05:18 PM

No plastic console, spokes, dual discs upfront, fat front tire, even retro eyebrow badges. I vote, Triumph is back on track to market a winner.

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mikemm03
Saddle Sore


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Posts: 5172
Loc: Tennessee
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: Ryk]
      #670614 - 10/03/17 06:55 PM

One pic I saw looks like it's sporting old style football type grips

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It's not speeding till you get pulled over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqa1s4jhkQ8


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PES
Bar Shake


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Posts: 6670
Loc: Tulsa,OK, USA
Re: 2018 Speedmaster [Re: mikemm03]
      #670615 - 10/03/17 07:15 PM

Yeah I saw that too. Then other pics showed the skinny ones. I wonder if they are Triumph accessories?

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