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post #1 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Here in the UK we are told that the Strom is very popular on the European mainland and that we Brits prefer sports bikes. How many of us are there out there ?

Interestingly Triumph have introduced a much more road oriented Tiger about which there have been murmurings that we ,the British public ,are disappointed with it because its not traillie enough ! I sat on one at the NEC show and thought that it wasn't very pillion friendly . Looks terrific though.

Europhobes might like a UK section , any thoughts? Only joking ,but we are on a seperate island from the rest of our continental cousins.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 06:58 AM
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My memory of Brits and sportbikes.

At the risk of inviting Alan Partridge jokes...

When I was living/working in Norwich last year, I mostly saw guys riding sport-type bikes. I thought it rather goofy that every morning, guys would wake up, dress in full track leathers, ride to work through East Anglia, and finally arrive at work... the heartbeat of English motorcycle hooliganism: Norwich Union Insurance (corporate galactic HQ, downtown N'wich).

Perhaps sportbikes are what people, other than the Hairy Bikers, think of when they think about motorcycles. Just as in most of the USA, motorcycle=Harley.

Hrm...
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 09:08 AM
 
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The UK is full of dumbass saddos who think they have to be on a sportsbike so they can "belong".
Any sunny Sunday you'll see them wobbling to the nearest cafe and then posture outside it all day with the front of their leathers unzipped to let their beergut flop out.
Then if they do actually go somewhere for a run they'll invariably end up crashing....but it's never their fault of course. When I lived in Mid Wales every Sunday in Summer it was like "The Killing Fields"....cos most of these assclowns have no idea how to ride on rural agricultural roads.
Fortunately mainland Europe has a different outlook on bikes where useability and versatility are more important than assuming the first day in prison riding position.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 09:18 AM
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bit like the hardcore guys who live in spain, they really know how to ride, dirt, water etc, (and rolling back wheels into lakes ay)

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 09:20 AM
 
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bit like the hardcore guys who live in spain, they really know how to ride, dirt, water etc, (and rolling back wheels into lakes ay)
Do you want the party photos here Del? Cos that's what's gonna happen!
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 09:30 AM
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no no no no no

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 09:32 AM
 
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no no no no no
I can see you getting a very swift demotion when the powers that be see what you Cockneys get up to when you have a right old knees up! :-D
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-03-2006, 03:31 PM
 
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@ Colin

So here on the continent the Strom is really very popular (indeed, so much like the BMW GS) the triumph is not there a tiger an exotic. If with you the tigers are so popular, it lies with the island :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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