2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Coolness Factor = 72.7%

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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Vote Now

#11 Unread post by Grey Thumper »

For perspective though, when the T509 Speed Triple was first released in the late 90s, didn't the public hate the twin bugeye headlights? Partially because at the time, most didn't get that the design referenced the look of streetfighters (which started off as a UK/Europe phenomenon)? IIRC, for the first few years of the "bugeye" design, early T509 Speed Triple buyers could opt for a single round headlight as an option (the earliest generation Speed Triple, the T300, used a single round headlight).

Today of course, the twin round headlamps are considered an iconic and classic design detail for Triumph's naked triples (both Speed and Street triples).
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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Vote Now

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2016 Triumph Speed 94R - Coolness Factor = 72.7%
Featured: September 4th, 2015 - September 11th 2015
Most popular vote category: Cool


Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=51979
Total Motorcycle model page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... eed94R.htm

Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Triumph Speed 94R is:

Awesome (3 points) 36% [ 8 ]
Cool (2 points) 45% [ 10 ]
Uncool (1 point) 18% [ 4 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes: 22

= a Coolwall Factor of 72.7%

Notes: To use a Brittish term, it's a bit of (Heinz) Spotted Dick (google that). It's pretty good, everyone likes it but it's not exactly new and can be improved. We would all like to see Triumph return to the "retro/traditional" twin round headlights and would like to see the engine a little more refined. But the overall design of the bike is quintessential British and is lovely.


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