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FrogDesign has an interesting article that talks about function and how it eventually outweighs form, in regards to various motorcycle styles.

“So why are new riders so attracted to racing inspired bikes and essentially turned off by more ergonomic designs? Well, before someone actually starts riding a motorcycle regularly, one’s only frame of reference is what the bike looks like, and racing bikes fulfill the stereotype of what we feel a bike should look like: fast, low, and sexy.”

The article has some good graphics showing the differences in rider stance on a cafe racer vs an adventure bike. Probably the reason I’m leaning towards a Tiger 800 or Street Triple.

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