TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:49 pm

Welcome to our 7th year of the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall! This year, we are getting more socially integrated and the Cool Wall will evolve in 2017 as well (stay tuned). For now, enjoy, vote, discuss and have fun!!


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TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS



WHAT ARE THE 2017 RESULTS?
This is how the voting has turned out for all models that appeared on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall in 2017.


HOW ARE THESE FINAL RESULTS DETERMINED?
The final Total Motorcycle Cool Wall cool factor results are determined by public vote, debate and review in the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall forum. To determine the fate of a model up for placement on the TMW Motorcycle Cool Wall just vote, debate and participate in the discussion.

Here's how we are improving our math. Every time you vote Awesome you are giving the bike 3 points. Cool gives 2 points, Uncool gives 1, and Fail gives zero. At the end of the voting week we will mulitply the number of votes in each category by the points for that category and then derive an average voting number, out of 3, for that bike. Finally, we will then normalize this average voting number against the maximum possible of 3 to give the bike a standing from 0 to 100. (Zero would mean 100% Fail votes while 100 would mean 100% Awesome votes.)

The standardization of all bikes to a scale of 0 to 100 will now give the opportunity to rank the entire year's list of bikes for the year. And best of all, it allows each and every vote to have meaning to the tally.

Here's an example:
Awesome: 8 votes x 3 points = 24 points
Cool: 12 votes x 2 points = 24 points
Uncool: 3 votes x 1 point = 3 points
Fail: 2 votes x 0 points = 0 points
Sum total: 51 points
Total number of votes: 25
Average points per vote: 51/25 = 2.04
Standardized to a maximum of 3 points: 2.04/3 x 100 = 68
...Therefore, this bike ranks a Coolwall Factor of 68!

Yeah, we know, the math looks a bit complicated, so if you don't care to figure it out then just remember - EVERY VOTE COUNTS - so get voting!


See our Total Motorcycle Cool Wall Page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyclecoolwall.htm for the ranking of all the bikes that have appeared on the Motorcycle Cool Wall.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:33 am

2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special - Coolness Factor = 86.7%
Featured: January 6th, 2016 - January 13th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54108
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... pecial.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Special is:

Awesome (3 points) 16
Cool (2 points) 8
Uncool (1 point) 1
Fail (0 point) 0

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 86.7%


Notes: First new model of 2017. First bike of 2017. First Awesome vote for 2017. Lots of nice firsts to start the new year off with. The new Moto Guzzi V7III Special once again is completely updated to improve on the previous model. It is truly hard to hate on the Guzzi V7, there is just something about it we can all like in someway. While it may not be our #1 choice of bike, any of us (new or expert rider) wouldn't hesitate to take it for a spin if offered. And that's motorcycle mojo right there.


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:59 am

2017 BMW K1600B - Coolness Factor = 56.2%
Featured: January 13th, 2016 - January 20th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54144
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... K1600B.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW K1600B is:
Awesome (3 points) 7
Cool (2 points) 5+1
Uncool (1 point) 6
Fail (0 point) 4

Total votes: 23

= a Coolwall Factor of 56.5%

Notes: Put the blender on high and mix it up. That's the results of the 2017 BMW K1600B on this weeks Cool Wall, very mixed. Some love it, others hate it, some are confused why it's here in this form and not a naked version, and a few just think BMW has lost it's way. A BMW bagger with an inline-6? Could anyone predict that 10 years ago? With motorcycle manufacturers now struggling to stay alive (Victory fell last week, EBR fell (again) yesterday), May we live in interesting times!



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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:39 am

2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Featured: January 27th, 2016 - February 3rd, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54157
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... Custom.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom is:
Awesome (3 points) 4
Cool (2 points) 12
Uncool (1 point) 9
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 57.7%

Notes: Does a motorcycle need to stand out? Does it need to be polarizing? Does it need to do something amazing or horrible wrong? Does it need to be elitist and expensive? Interestingly enough the 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom does none of these things. It is what it is. An honest cruiser. And as boring as that may sound, it works in every way.

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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:56 am

2017 Vespa 946 Red - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Featured: February 3rd, 2017 - February 10th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54190
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... 46-Red.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Vespa 946 Red is:

Awesome (3 points) 4
Cool (2 points) 12+1
Uncool (1 point) 7
Fail (0 point) 2

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 57.7%

Notes: Isn't it refreshing to see when a manufacturer makes a special model to give to a great cause or charity? The 2017 Vespa 946 Red may not have finished anywhere near the top of our 2017 Cool Wall charts, but it sure wins points on kindness. Way to go Vespa!


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:51 am

2017 BMW S1000RR - Coolness Factor = 88.3%
Featured: February 10th, 2017 - February 17th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54199
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... 1000RR.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 BMW S1000RR is:

Awesome (3 points) 13
Cool (2 points) 7
Uncool (1 point) 0
Fail (0 point) 0

Total votes: 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 88.3%

Notes: Technologically stunning. Even though we are most likely looking at the #1 voted bike of 2017, It is interesting to see the "Sportbike" category starting to wane in the past couple of years as interest, sales and development start to fall off. Could it be sportbikes are "too much of everything" now? Too uncomfortable? Or riders are, on average, just "getting older"? It will be interesting to see in the next 5 years where the trend for sportbikes go. What is hot right now is Scrambler bikes, could anyone guess that 5 years ago?


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:13 am

2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - Coolness Factor = 80.0%
Featured: February 17th, 2017 - February 24th, 2017
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54216
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... Bobber.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber is:

Awesome (3 points) 15
Cool (2 points) 6
Uncool (1 point) 3
Fail (0 point) 1

Total votes: 25

= a Coolwall Factor of 80.0%

Notes: I'm a little surprised the new 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber didn't rocket up to the top of our Cool Wall charts, but then again, what I think is Cool may not be what you think is Cool, and that's the Cool thing about the Cool wall, it is just so cool. On that cool note, that's so many cool's, it just plain frozen... (thanks Mr. Freeze "Everybody Chill"... really, you couldn't have said "Everybody Freeze"? lol)


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:24 am

2017 Honda Shadow Phantom - Coolness Factor = 50.0%
Featured: February 24th, 2017 - March 3rd, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Cool/Uncool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54227
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... hantom.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom is:

Awesome (3 points) 2
Cool (2 points)8
Uncool (1 point) 8
Fail (0 point) 2

10% Total votes: 20

= a Coolwall Factor of 50.0%

Notes: The 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom is ironically like it's name, it doesn't stand out, blends in and haunts back to a decade ago when cruisers were really in. But that isn't a bad thing in itself, it's reliable, it's a back-to-basics bike and will appeal to any rider who wants an non-offending cruiser. Riders generally want heart-over-head when it comes to bikes, I know I do. What about you?


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:43 am

2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - Coolness Factor = 76.9%
Featured: March 3rd, 2017 - March 10th, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Awesome/Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54235
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... uke-GT.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT is:

Awesome (3 points) 12
Cool (2 points) 12
Uncool (1 point) 0
votesFail (0 point) 2

Total votes: 26

= a Coolwall Factor of 76.9%

Notes: Sometimes on the Cool Wall, a bike is just bland and (if a motorcycle could even be) boring. Other times, we get a real interesting model up and is such the case with the new 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT with an Awesome/Cool vote tie. But with a 76.9% rating, not is all rosy as it first seems as we get thoughtful opinions from "How can it not be awesome" to "This is a largely naked performance bike with a marketing plan, not a great bike for endurance riding". Could it be looks, power, range and options are just part of the package that obscures purpose?


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Re: TOTAL MOTORCYCLE COOL WALL - 2017 RESULTS

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:56 am

2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra - Coolness Factor = 47.4%
Featured: March 10th, 2017 - March 17th, 2017
Most popular vote category: TIE Cool/Uncool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=54258
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -Ultra.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra is:

Awesome (3 points) 2
Cool (2 points) 7
Uncool (1 point) 7
Fail (0 point) 3

Total votes: 19

= a Coolwall Factor of 47.4%


Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way:
Better shaken than stirred. 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra seems to have left a bitter after taste, not because it's a Harley-Davidson, but because a three wheeler just isn't as "accepted" as a two wheeler. It is like showing up in your cool car on bike night, it just doesn't fit in that well with that crowd.

Other negative points was the huge cost of it... you could buy 2 or 3 Harley-Davidson's for the same price. Then there is the questionable handling... It's not Harley-Davidson's fault (maybe the price) per-se, it's just not the right crowd.



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