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Hawt! Beautiful! I'm very jealous... Are you finding the under tail as warming as I did?
I live in New Orleans, so heat is not a problem. Raditor at stoplights is just as warm, but underway it isn't bad. The sound of the exhaust is well worth it. It's beautiful! I happened to see my old Ninja early Sunday morning and gave the young guy a twist of the throttle in appreciation.
 

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That is the only bike I would buy if I was not so into my Ninja.Nice bike. More photos and ride report would be nice.

Photos are coming. My first ride was tough - around the block killing it getting used to the friction zone and throttle. I was scared to death! Next I took it to an empty lot and practiced, practiced and practiced some more. Paid off as the next ride I was able to really enjoy!It's docile below 5K RPM which is where the shop has the shift lights turned on for break-in. Top RPM is 18K! I have a lowering link which lowered the seat height to 30.5" (same as 250R) and shop installed bar risers which raised bars by 1" above stock. Well worth it and they almost got everything to clear the body work. Turning left, there is what looks like a pesky valve stem which has a rubber cover and is forced under the fairing. I have to lift the fairing to lock the steering biut under normal cornering it doesn't touch the fairing. Also installed a zero gravity windscreen to make it less of a dip to get out the wind. As the pic shows, it isn't nearly as aggresive a riding position as stock. I'm 5'7" and it feels perfect. An hour on it and I am really not hurting, due to the tank position I'm able to rest on it and with a mild squeeze of the legs on the tank, there is no pressure on my wrists. Great bike with knock-out looks. FYI, I have cerebral palsy. Most people are shocked when I get off the bike. Earn a good bit of respect ;-). Got a new "real deal" track within 5 miles of my home being built right now www.nolamotorsports.com , can't wait to do a track day.
 

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The wife and I rode off from our wedding reception on the Ninjas. Made for great memories. Beats the hell out of all the stories I hear of "The wife and I rode off on the Harley...". My wife refuses to ride on the back of any bike and will never be caught on a Harley! :thumb:
 

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Great story dude! Glad you're enjoying the new bike, and props to ride with the CP!!! Never give up, but I guess you're the last person that needs to hear that... :facepalm:

I think he means does the under tail exhaust make your butt hot?

Whether it does or not, the bike is hot! Very nice.
I live in New Orleans, so heat is not a problem. Raditor at stoplights is just as warm, but underway it isn't bad. The sound of the exhaust is well worth it. It's beautiful! I happened to see my old Ninja early Sunday morning and gave the young guy a twist of the throttle in appreciation.
If you mean that "underway" as in, "while the bike is moving, the undertail exhaust does not produce excessive heat to the point I feel it", then I get ya, but if you're talking about engine temp, I trust the Triumph engineers on that one...

As Blackboar had stated, I am indeed interested in if the under-tail exhaust, most particularly, the part of the mid-pipe which runs right underneath the seat warms the underside of your legs and buttocks. I can remember when I ran a 675 for a week that after about 20 minutes I would start to feel the heat, and after an 40minutes of riding I would have to stand up or stop and get off the bike because the seat builds quite a lot of heat... The 675 I rode also had the Triumph aftermarket gelseat, so I'm wondering if it was the gel which would hold the heat, or the design of the exhaust... If your buns are not warm, I would recommend you DO NOT get the aftermarket gel seat from Triumph, it will burn your balls...
 

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I do feel the radiating heat on the inside my legs from the heat off the portion of the exhaust where it runs verticxal under the seat, but only at stops. I haven't got a toasty buns feel yet, but then again I haven't run it at full song yet. I wasn't planning on getting the gel seat. I hear it does help sliding your body around due to less friction stickiness to your butt compared to the regular seat which is not vinyl, but feels kind of like a fine suede.
 
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