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    A federation of wasps for sure....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossbar1773 View Post
    I guess i am on the other side of it. Normally i am not a fan of the twin "buggy" headlights, but on the speed/street triple it is awesome (current model). It is the staple look of the triumph triple since it came into existence, which I think was around 2007.

    I guess if I was British I would say it looks "Proper"

    IMHO the buggy headlights can look good, just depends on the bike "application".

    I definitely am not a fan of the twin headlight on the new FZ09 or the 10, but to each his own.
    I had a 2005 speed triple, the first of the 1050 triples. It had been around for a while before that.
    When triumph changed from a single round headlight to the dual round bug eye headlights they were making it look like a proper streetfighter, which at the time were old gixxers and blades - take off the fairings, and you had twin round headlights. Or the only headlight conversions were twin hella spotlights.
    I like headlights tucked in nice and tight to the forks, but like nick said, it can make it feel a bit heavier steering at high speed.
    I hated how far the headlights stuck out on my 05 speed. Didn't like the first version of the fox eye twin headlights when they changed from round, but these ones are getting better. But you won't see any promo shots of it from side on, it will always be at a slight angle to hide it.
    But really, who looks at the headlights when you are riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsatterw View Post
    I donno, I'd own an fz10
    I've stopped retching at that. It's grown on me. Still hate the stupid mudflap on the new 09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keef View Post
    But really, who looks at the headlights when you are riding?
    Don't you check your look in shop windows? Number one cause of accidents in new vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoltec Moto View Post
    There are kits out there to relocate the headlights further back because of feelings much like your own. Having owned an 07, I rather liked the headlight placement once I got used to how far out it sat. The headlight and cluster is tied to the frame, not the forks, which I prefer (like the FZ-10). No wind loading on the forks at track speeds, and the headlights don't turn with the bars.

    Wait for it......

    I think it looks great (except for the ripped off FZ-09 exhaust, which is a pile). I'm not a fan of the subframe evolution, but I could live with it. Then again, I also have an FZ-10 in the garage...so take my opinion for what it's worth.
    It wouldn't take much to clean up the side view of the headlight on the Triumph, and still leave it in the same location.

    As for the FZ-10 headlight, I think it looks way better.

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    To me, this Triumph headlight style just looks unfinished, a slapped on after thought.

    It looks ok, until you get it at the wrong angle and Yikes!!!

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    Then it looks like another Michael Bay Transformer, the bad movie series that never dies..... lol

    Here is the video I grabbed the image from.

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    I don't much care for the bug eyed look either, but I've always thought performance is way more important than looks. If a bike performed like I wanted, I'd get it regardless of looks.
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    Having only one crappy Triumph dealer in town, pretty much kills ever buying a Triumph here, which is too bad.
    Ride to work, work to ride.

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    I've been looking at Euro bikes over the past month or so and they are appealing. But as someone said, the dealer network is thin on the ground. There's only a couple of dealers in the Atlanta area for example.
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