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Offline FatOldSun

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Triumph Scrambler 900
« on: May 12, 2013, 10:30:00 am »
Black or Matt Gray?   Any comments greatly appreciated.  I find it very hard to decide on a colour.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 10:41:12 am »
Definitely matt grey
 

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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 10:48:42 am »
+1 for matte grey.
 

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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 10:49:12 am »
Shiny black compliments the Chrome
 

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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 11:03:09 am »
I recon the grey, it defines the components better.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 11:20:07 am »
I must admit, I already decided to buy the Black, (only one in the shop), when the Salesperson had a look at stock and noticed the new colour for 2013, the Matt Gray, just arrived in a box, they opened it, and we all actully said that the contrast looks better.   

Look at the Fork contrast, for example.   

The negative is that the Matt finish gets dirty easier, harder to keep clean, but I do not buy the motorbike for that, just to ride around in.   
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 11:36:09 am »
this is last year's  "MATT BLACK"... 

Also, there is the single exhaust option, but that cost 700 extra.  I prefer the single exhaust, but not worth the money
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 02:40:22 pm »
So WTF do you ask us if you've already made up your mind...?  :sip:

BUY THE GREY !
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 02:46:18 pm »
The black for me, I think it will age better. Also, classy looking.

With all those grey skies around you, you may blend in too much on a grey bike.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 02:53:53 pm »
Grey.  :thumleft:
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 03:00:46 pm »
Red ones are faster..  :biggrin:
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 03:37:07 pm »
There aint no such thing as 50 shades of BLACK!!!
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 06:00:12 pm »
So WTF do you ask us if you've already made up your mind...?  :sip:

BUY THE GREY !

Actually, I;ve decided on the Black, just stating that the Gray does look nice.    I just think that in 10-Years time, the black would still look current, hence I've decided on the black.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 06:02:34 pm »
The black for me, I think it will age better. Also, classy looking.

With all those grey skies around you, you may blend in too much on a grey bike.

I agree, there's 2 many Gray skies in UK.   
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 06:49:50 pm »
Just to confuse things there's a bloke running around here in Glasgow with a dark burgundy one. Looks really naaice. But I'd go for the black one.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 06:53:58 pm »
Shiny black, Matte is nice, but a real pain to keep looking good.
Shiny you can polish out small blemishes,matte you are stuffed.
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 04:48:38 pm »
Who cares, it's aTrumpet :biggrin:
What dealership has wooden floors? Looks classy :thumleft:

I saw wooden floors in a Harley dealership in Glasgow last year, the dealer never has to polish them as the auto leak system on the Harleys does
it automatically for him, oiled wooden floors always look good :biggrin:
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 09:48:11 am »
Dealership, South Croydon.  I am in 2 minds now, I've decided to wait for the new Yamaha TDM 900 (new shape)... 
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 10:20:00 am »
Black looks nicer...

But I'd rather buy the TDM anyway... :peepwall:
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Re: Triumph Scrambler 900
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2013, 11:09:28 am »
Matt Grey definitely.

I love Matt Green too, but I dont think this year has that option?

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