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post #3751 of 4799
Dammit - I literally JUST cop a Biltwell Gringo as my daily scooter lid and then Bell drops this beauty (albeit at almost 2x the price):

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Full Specification Sheet for the Bell Bullitt Helmet:

- Ultra low-profile fiber composite shell
- Multi-Density EPS liner
- Removable, washable and anti-bacterial interior
- Perforated micro-suede interior fabric with leather trim
- Padded chin strap with stainless steel D-Ring closure with leather pull tab
- 3 shell 3 EPS system
- 5 Metal Mesh intake vents with 1 rearexhaust vent
- 3D Cut cheek pads with speaker pockets
- Magnefusion shield closure system
- Accessory shields available for personalized look
- Industry-leading five-year warranty
- Certification: DOT
- Sizes: XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL
- Weight: 1400g
- Available March 1, 2014 for $399.95
post #3752 of 4799
That Bell sure would go well with the new R NineT.

You know, it is getting impossible to ignore the rise in a new age of cafe riders. Just this year in Boston I've noticed at least 3x more than last year. Local cafe customizers are even gathering in a Facebook group for the first time.

We were discussing above who will take up the torch of cool now that Harley represents "midlife crisis dentist" more and more and sport bike riders are often seen as lowbrow punk squids with more chicken strips than the Micky D's they had for lunch. I think the cafe crowd is only going to grow.

Look at the work guys like Roland Sands are doing. And now that BMW has invested so much in a quickly customizable cafe style bike, I think they are seeing it too.

I wonder if it would be worth it to open a cafe in Boston for the cafe crowd. Motorcycle parking out front. Helmet pegs on the wall. Maps of good rides and autographed custom bike posters on the wall.

If it weren't for the goddamn New England winter...

Nonetheless. I see opportunity here.
post #3753 of 4799
Man if only clubman bars weren't so damn uncomfortable...

Cafe racers and hipsters do go hand in hand though.
post #3754 of 4799
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Man if only clubman bars weren't so damn uncomfortable...

Cafe racers and hipsters do go hand in hand though.





Because actual power will only get bugs in your mustache.
post #3755 of 4799
Looks like a Ruby Castel.
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The new nineT is 15 000eurs here, without options. At that price i'd rather have almost anything else. I mean... Buy a CB750 from 75-85, and you still get like 12000eurs worth of equipment and option and whatever you want to spend on it...

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This looks awesome!
http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-helmet/

Oh boy. I hope they pick me as a beta tester.
post #3761 of 4799
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This looks awesome!
http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-helmet/


 

Looks like it is heavy as shite.  They need to make it out of carbon fiber in order to save weight

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Oh boy. I hope they pick me as a beta tester.

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post #3763 of 4799
How's the 2013 V Star 250 as a beginner bike? Looking to get into a 250cc engine.

Looking to get my motorcycle license and pick a good beginner cruiser for mainly city riding. I don't like the look of sports bikes and highly prefer the looks of cafe racers and vintage bikes, if that makes sense.

That Skully helmet is fucking dope!

Edit: The Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist model looks pretty cool too. Reviews say it's a harsh ride, though. Anyone have any comments? How about the Honda Rebel?
Edited by GreenFrog - 10/20/13 at 10:08pm
post #3764 of 4799
I went to a dealer near me that sells Triumphs and Ducatis (well, basically anything without a Harley badge). I'll take the Speed Triple for a test ride in the spring, but I just wish the Street Triple was as tall as the Speed. I don't need 133 hp. Even just sitting on the Street for a minute, I could tell it was just going to be a bit too short in terms of leg room.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

How's the 2013 V Star 250 as a beginner bike? Looking to get into a 250cc engine.

Looking to get my motorcycle license and pick a good beginner cruiser for mainly city riding. I don't like the look of sports bikes and highly prefer the looks of cafe racers and vintage bikes, if that makes sense.

That Skully helmet is fucking dope!

Edit: The Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist model looks pretty cool too. Reviews say it's a harsh ride, though. Anyone have any comments? How about the Honda Rebel?

The Rebel is what our motorcycle class used. Seems like a good beginner.
post #3765 of 4799
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

How's the 2013 V Star 250 as a beginner bike? Looking to get into a 250cc engine.

Looking to get my motorcycle license and pick a good beginner cruiser for mainly city riding. I don't like the look of sports bikes and highly prefer the looks of cafe racers and vintage bikes, if that makes sense.

That Skully helmet is fucking dope!

Edit: The Cleveland Cyclewerks Heist model looks pretty cool too. Reviews say it's a harsh ride, though. Anyone have any comments? How about the Honda Rebel?

 

2 wheels is where it is at Froggy. 

 

I had a rant about the Heist a few pages back.  I wouldn't waste money on it.  250 rebel hasn't changed in forever.  They are teeny little things that are great to take teh MSF course on but I dunno about purchasing one.  Do you want new or used?  How much are you looking to spend? 

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