Traveling Story Teller
- Oct 17, 2013
- Dumfries, Virginia
- 2014 R3T, TORs, RAMAIR
Any modern bike can suffer this. I’m just going to go for it and hope for the best.
Mel, I get you brother, I'm simply pointing out my observations. I get the idea that every manufacturer is going this way. For a few of us who do not have a shelter for the bike it adds one more concern. In my line of work, we look for as many risks as we can find to let the boss make a decision on fielding equipment. I allowed my own opinion to seep into this work as motorcycles are part of my DNA. Also in my line of work, vendors try to "gold plate" what our requirements state. I get that to, every company needs to make profit. But if we do not ask for the shiny object, then don't try to force it on us. In the case of motorcycles, some things are forced by sissy politicians, others are corporate marketing people.
In any case, the GT fits me well and would be my choice over the R. If Triumph does not come though with an actual Touring, I may go ahead and get an R3GT someday.