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Yeah.
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I am certainly not enamored with the headlights , and the cutesy wootsy fairing pieces on the sides are unnecessary.

But dang, those headlights! Maybe they will grow on me after a while...
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I like last years better.
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I like the trade mark round bug eyes but I like those side pieces that give a finished look to the sides. I'll take one.
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I like the new one. If you put the round lights on it I'd like it even better...something not quite right about messing with such an iconic design element.


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I like the new one. If you put the round lights on it I'd like it even better...something not quite right about messing with such an iconic design element.
its always a tricky call, at what point do you try something new or stick with the same. to short and you don't build the models brand image, to long and it gets dated. leave it too long and you start to dissappear down a closed ally. you end up people extolling the "classic". sometimes that process happens becuase insufficidnt money is generated from sales to to a new design. left to late and you end up with monstrosities like Enfields, Harley 'classics'.

personally I think the speed Triple has run for long enough as it was, its a minor change but i think it works.

many people are resistant to change. often too resistant to change, but after the initial shock of the new has work off people often embrace the changes
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The headlights on the '11 look like me after TOO many martinis!

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Think meant to show a meaner side...

Changes from last year:
1. longer 10mm wheelbase
2. 5 BHP more
3. 5 kg less
4. smaller petrol tank making rider closer to the front
5. Raised pillion seat
6. Showa front forks

It's be sure expensive in Malaysia, while Kawasaki while be going cheaper next year. Understand the V will be assembled n Thailand soon.

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It's be sure expensive in Malaysia, while Kawasaki while be going cheaper next year. Understand the V will be assembled n Thailand soon.
Cool, will be able to buy a 2nd v there and be able to store and ride up to england and back from there, sounds like a great idea.
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Cool, will be able to buy a 2nd v there and be able to store and ride up to england and back from there, sounds like a great idea.
Phil. That trip was done lately (KL-London, 4 Versys charity ride for orphans)
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Cool thank's Steven, already printed off map, giving me all sorts of ideas for my bucket list. From China to England that would be riding the silk road

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Looks like a cross-eyed praying mantis. But the powerplant with more HP is probably a thrill to ride.
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If not for the movie Mission Impossible 2, I probably would have never owned my 2000 Speed Triple. I was quite content with my 1999 Triumph Thunderbird Sport at the time...but Damn!!! that radical styling and 955I motor stole my soul! A dealer up in Rapid city made me an offer I could not refuse and it was GAME ON for about a year or so....then another child was born and blah blah blah...in summation: Speed Triples are indeed INCREDIBLE bikes
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i wouldn't let those almond eyes stop me, but i'd buy her a hat.


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That's the first full-on shot I've seen of the new Speed Triple...cat eyes are growing on me.


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That's the first full-on shot I've seen of the new Speed Triple...cat eyes are growing on me.
Not sure about growing on me as that shot looks like its about to transform into a autobot.
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Love the bike but it kinda reminds me of someone ...

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That's the first full-on shot I've seen of the new Speed Triple...cat eyes are growing on me.
Ditto.
As soon as I saw that shot I thought "hey, that doesn't look bad at all".
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