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by Grey Thumper
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #328: 2018 Husqvarna TC50 - Coolness Factor = 85.7%
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: THIS WEEK #328: 2018 Husqvarna TC50 - VOTE TODAY

I didn't ride dirt bikes as a kid, so I honestly have no frame of reference for how cool this bike is, but you get an awesome vote as a parent if you get your kid one of these.
by Grey Thumper
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - Coolness Factor = 42.4%
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: THIS WEEK #327: 2018 Indian Roadmaster Elite - VOTE TODAY

If you've got one of these things, more power to you! Different strokes and all that. But I have to admit, I do wonder what is the point at which a motorcycle gets so big as to be pointless. If you want touch screens, that much wind protection, infotainment, premium audio, armrests, lots of luggage,...
by Grey Thumper
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: #325: 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R - Coolness Factor = 77.1%
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R - VOTE TODAY

I voted cool, because it isn't uncool. Unless you're a trackday freak though, I find sportbikes increasingly irrelevant on the road.
by Grey Thumper
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT - Coolness Factor = 72.6%
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: THIS WEEK: 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT - VOTE NOW

I've always liked both the mid and full size V Stroms, and it's nice that the Strom is going to be available with tougher wheels. Part of the Strom's appeal though is how (relatively) uncomplicated it is, and that also makes it relatively affordable. Putting all sorts of electronic doodads on it dil...
by Grey Thumper
Fri May 12, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Ural Ambassador - Coolness Factor = 83.3%
Replies: 23
Views: 1438

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Ural Ambassador - VOTE NOW

It's still just a color and trim variation, but I find it hard not to vote awesome on a Ural. Just look at the thing. It's such a conversation starter.
by Grey Thumper
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress - Coolness Factor = 73.0%
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: THIS WEEK: 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress - VOTE NOW

I think Guzzis in general are awesome, and I like this platform, especially the Audace. Pretty much every bike in the Guzzi lineup looks effortlessly elegant, but Ceemes is right; this bagger is trying way too hard. Everything is overstyled; that 60's batmobile fairing, the Victory Vision-esque rear...
by Grey Thumper
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 BMW VISION NEXT 100 - Coolness Factor = 35.4%
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: This Week: 2017 BMW VISION NEXT 100 - VOTE NOW

Agree. I don't see the point in voting for concept bikes. It's the same as voting for fictional bikes in sci fi movies; they don't exist, they don't need to be able to work. Someone can come up with a concept bike that's powered by the carbon dioxide I exhale or my own body heat. I can say yay, cool...
by Grey Thumper
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?
Replies: 17
Views: 5565

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

To be honest, people in cars don't tick me off because my expectations are low anyway. I get ticked off more by other motorcyclists, because you kinda assume they'd know better, we're going through similar amounts of risk, we're in this together, etc. I especially get annoyed when riding in a group ...
by Grey Thumper
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you decorate your bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Do you decorate your bike?

Hmmm, I've put stickers on my panniers and topbox, but I'm iffy about adding nonfunctional stuff on the bike itself.
by Grey Thumper
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra - Coolness Factor = 47.4%
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: This Week: 2017 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra - VOTE NOW

IMHO, there's just something so uncool about this trike. There's a somewhat sad air of "I wish I could ride a two wheeler, but I can't". Strangely enough, I don't feel that way about hacks. Gummiente has already noted how they're superior to trikes (and to regular motorcycles, in some ways). Frankly...
by Grey Thumper
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - Coolness Factor = 76.9%
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: This Week: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - VOTE NOW

Despite the size of the gas tank and cruise control, this is not a great choice for long distance endurance riding. Ergonomics are far from optimal, wind protection looks to be a major issue, and the idea that faster is better with respect to endurance riding is utter nonsense. This is a largely na...
by Grey Thumper
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - Coolness Factor = 76.9%
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: This Week: 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - VOTE NOW

A 173 horsepower sorta standard, sorta sport tourer, with luggage, heated grips, cruise control, reasonable wind protection, reasonable pillion room, and a 6 gallon fuel tank with 250+ miles of range? How can this not be awesome?
by Grey Thumper
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom - Coolness Factor = 50.0%
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: This Week: 2017 Honda Shadow Phantom - VOTE NOW

I'm sure it's not a bad bike (it's a Honda after all). But it's just so . . . uninteresting.
by Grey Thumper
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Discussion: Evolution or Extinction? End of the Cruiser and Sportbike
Replies: 7
Views: 3488

Re: Discussion: Evolution or Extinction? End of the Cruiser and Sportbike

A lot of riders will always desire motorcycles that don't necessarily have the best performance, but are good-looking, have lots of character, and can be customized to make the bike feel truly yours. This role used to mainly be played by cruisers, but what's considered "fashionable" or "good-looking...
by Grey Thumper
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - Coolness Factor = 80.0%
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: This Week: 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber - VOTE NOW

So cool, it's zero degrees Kelvin. So many awesome details. I love the seat that adjusts vertically and horizontally, the Triumph badge on the seat, the hidden shock, the fork gaiters, the red rubber spark plug boots, the rear brakelight design. Gaaah, just awesome. I've seen a few video reviews on ...
by Grey Thumper
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: New here, not to riding
Replies: 12
Views: 3065

Re: New here, not to riding

Your forum name is pretty cool. Is there a story behind it?

(Just to be fair, my first bike was grey and had one cylinder. Pretty boring).
by Grey Thumper
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 BMW S1000RR - Coolness Factor = 88.3%
Replies: 11
Views: 2441

Re: This Week: 2017 BMW S1000RR - VOTE NOW

ceemes wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:02 am
Looks like we both are getting older and jaded Thumper.
Plus my spine, wrists, and arse aren't exactly built for these things anymore.
by Grey Thumper
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 BMW S1000RR - Coolness Factor = 88.3%
Replies: 11
Views: 2441

Re: This Week: 2017 BMW S1000RR - VOTE NOW

I'm voting cool, but only because voting uncool would be a bit harsh. Nothing wrong with the bike itself, but it's been around since 2009 (with tweaks over the years). And overall, this has gotten to be a pretty uninteresting category in recent years. Maybe all the bikes really do seem the same, may...
by Grey Thumper
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Vespa 946 Red - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: This Week: 2017 Vespa 946 Red - VOTE NOW

Great brand, great cause. I'm less keen on the bike itself though. It's too overstyled for my taste, and more importantly, gives up some scooter-practicality to accomodate that style. Especially toward the rear of the bike, that design both completely negates underseat storage, and also minimizes th...
by Grey Thumper
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Cool Wall
Topic: 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom - Coolness Factor = 57.7%
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: This Week: 2017 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom - VOTE NOW

Paint, a different wheel, and a different handlebar; is this the least a manufacturer has done to justify having a separate model name? I've always liked the Vulcan 900 though, so I can't give it an uncool vote.
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