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Tony Hoare  says:

Staff Blog: Filthy Street

I’d forgotten how dirty a minimalistic bike like the Street Triple R can get. I was caught out in a rain storm yesterday and within half an hour the Triumph looked like it had been taken down a farm track, which it hadn’t. The ride was on A-roads, but the level of filth on the back end was incredible.   It was...

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

dirty bikers

Todays bikes aren't designed to be used as all weather, all year transport. They're made for those who keep them safely tucked up in the garage for nine or ten months of the year and only actually haul them out on sunny weekends,  so they don't actually need mudguards or any other practical features such as reasonable fuel consumption, a place to put your sandwhiches, etc, etc..

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preunit

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preunit says:

Falling off

Don't the indicators do the same?

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romford4

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romford4 says:

Correct bikerpete,

particularly at those prices.  The bikes that are being used for all year round transport (in 125cc guise anyway) are already here and they're Chinese.

250cc coming soon, and it'll be onwards and upwards for the Chinese manufacturers over the next few years.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/250cc-pulse-adrenaline-announced/22695.html

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ax1464

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ax1464 says:

Not for Year-Round Use?

"I’d rather clean the bike more often than have a load of extra plastic clutter around the back wheel." Is it the riders' or manufacturers' fault bikes aren't equipped for all-weather riding?

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Rich748

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Rich748 says:

Filthy back end...

  I've had the same problem after riding my 2013 triple r in wet weather. The amount of spray covering both the back end of the bike and rider is considerable!

  So far I've wrecked one mp3 player by getting it soaking wet in a rucksack - I was gonna fit a tail tidy and smaller plate but I'm not sure now. I thought the job of that hideous number plate hanger was to limit spray in wet weather?

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