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cafe or road race style. really just a good suspension geometry for the twisties.

whatever allows me to get my knees as close to the pavement as possible. not close enough to drag knee as i don't wear a suit with knee sliders but close enough.

which is why my hugger isn't a 'hugger' anymore i guess.
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cafe or road race style. really just a good suspension geometry for the twisties.

whatever allows me to get my knees as close to the pavement as possible. not close enough to drag knee as i don't wear a suit with knee sliders but close enough.

which is why my hugger isn't a 'hugger' anymore i guess.
i think exactly like you
in addition... very often i wear Dainese trousers not with proper sliders... but with heavy knee and ankle protections
very satisfied of the stock 2017 emulsion suspensions, of the height for EU versions... and of the fork cartridges
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I'd call it adventure touring style but it could be a chopper in 5 years or a cafe. That's what's so great about sportys

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Love the pipe. What exhaust is this?

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Hello there, Silly question, I am a big fan of the fifties style white walls and retro style. with forward controls. So does having forward controls and and not having mid mount foot pegs go outside of the bobber category?
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Hello there, Silly question, I am a big fan of the fifties style white walls and retro style. with forward controls. So does having forward controls and and not having mid mount foot pegs go outside of the bobber category?
Bobbers consist of a stripped stock motorcycle, a bobbed or shortened fender and only essential motorcycle parts. The main difference between a bobber and a chopper is that the bobber actually keeps the original factory bike frame as opposed to a modification of a factory frame.....So, I would say it doesn't matter.
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currently building a '72 inspired Sporty out of a nice 2006 1200 custom. Can you say chrome? pics to come.
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BTW whats new school chopper? Old school to me is a hard tail, which I love the look of but my old school back just say no!
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I'd have to say doggy.

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