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post #3991 of 4526
While we're on the subject, does anyone know of an open-face with a flip-up shield? I like my Bell Classic, but the snap-on face shields are a hassle to carry/store when removed.
post #3992 of 4526
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

While we're on the subject, does anyone know of an open-face with a flip-up shield? I like my Bell Classic, but the snap-on face shields are a hassle to carry/store when removed.

Do you mean the Bell Custom? If so, there's a flip up shield available:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/bell-custom-500-flip-up-visor-shield
post #3993 of 4526

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but I got my Bell Star @MotorcycleCloseouts for $300.

 

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/hot+deals/street+helmets+40-70+percent+off/bell_star+livin+large+helmet

 

I love it. The photochromic shield is a must for me as I wear eyeglasses and don't have prescription sunglasses.

post #3994 of 4526
I have thought about the photochromatic shield...but they cost double!
post #3995 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but I got my Bell Star @MotorcycleCloseouts for $300.

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/hot+deals/street+helmets+40-70+percent+off/bell_star+livin+large+helmet

I love it. The photochromic shield is a must for me as I wear eyeglasses and don't have prescription sunglasses.

Try contacts, it's what I do
post #3996 of 4526
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Do you mean the Bell Custom? If so, there's a flip up shield available:

Yep, but the shield options for the Custom, imo, suck. I'm talking about a different open face helmet with attached shield, like these with a more classic look.
post #3997 of 4526
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Any takers for $26k?
post #3998 of 4526
for 26k you can get pretty much any superbike you want in the market, include Aprilia RSV4 MV Agusta F4 Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR. Guess I will pass lol.

my personal fav is the S1000RR and RSV4 Factory ABS
post #3999 of 4526
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Originally Posted by andrewgreg View Post

for 26k you can get pretty much any superbike you want in the market, include Aprilia RSV4 MV Agusta F4 Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR. Guess I will pass lol.

my personal fav is the S1000RR and RSV4 Factory ABS

Hell, at that price you can get an HP4.

post #4000 of 4526
HP4 is about 5k more and it's essentially an upgraded version of S1000RR with tons of electronics. I like the concept and I see the future of superbikes. I would wait for next gen of HP4, a more refined bike. a S1000RR is enough to compete w anything 2 wheels. It's good on street and on track, almost perfection.
post #4001 of 4526
That Triumph is very cool but I can't see what about the bike justifies that price tag.puzzled.gif
post #4002 of 4526
Unless you track regularly a liter bike seems a little silly. I agree 26K is a lot for that, but pretty much any new 26K bike is kind of a silly purchase. Most bikes in that range are derivatives of bikes half that price so its not like you'd be getting something truly exotic like a Desmosedici. Youd prob be better getting a base liter bike and throwing 10K of parts at it.
post #4003 of 4526
My Multistrada cost substantially less brand new and compared to that Triumph it is exotic and has it all over the Triumph. It's water cooled, has better brakes and suspension, has more horsepower and more torque, state of the art electronic suspension and traction control, ABS brakes, is more comfortable, has longer range of travel, and is more versatile. Again, I'm not sure what the $26,000 is buying anybody.
post #4004 of 4526
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Unless you track regularly a liter bike seems a little silly. I agree 26K is a lot for that, but pretty much any new 26K bike is kind of a silly purchase. Most bikes in that range are derivatives of bikes half that price so its not like you'd be getting something truly exotic like a Desmosedici. Youd prob be better getting a base liter bike and throwing 10K of parts at it.



@Coolio

You keep saying that but I disagree with you. Anyone who rides any distance riding would prefer a literbike just so your engine isn't spinning at 10k+ rpm for hours at a time. Those who commute on the highways usually prefer a larger engine a well

As far as those bikes being derivative of "cheaper" bikes, you are somewhat right. The active damping suspension in the HP4 is leaps and bounds beyond anything ont he road and is the future of motorcycling suspension. The Panigale R is a ½ away from the race only Panigale and about 1½ steps away from the $15k model
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 12/28/13 at 9:38pm
post #4005 of 4526
How many of you guys commute to work, and how do you deal with wearing bike gear and going into an office, do you change once you get to work or what?

I'm trying to put together a list of gear to be ready for when my bike arrives.

One thing i'm reading on a lot of forums is that many guys don't wear proper pants. They go with gloves, jacket, boots but regular jeans or slacks or whatever.

My office is business casual to the point where I can wear jeans, and I was looking at a pair of the Maple denim, they're close to $600, wtf?

Also, does anyone ride in "fashion boots," i'm talking about things like Red Wing Iron Rangers, or Wolverine Thousand Miles? Would this be unwise for urban commuting?
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