SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Bikes - Talk & Issues Newsworthy and topical general biking and bike related issues. No crapola!
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 21-12-17, 09:32 AM   #11
ophic
Member
Mega Poster
 
ophic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whyteleafe
Posts: 3,350
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Quote:
Originally Posted by SV650rules View Post
They use smartphone at home, in car, in restaurants, in the toilet, in bed - the one place it is hard to use their life support system is on a motorbike. They need to have the link broken and concentrate on something else for a while instead of checking their phone 3000 times a day.
Exactly what I was thinking, reading this thread.

I was also wondering if there'd been a similar impact on new drivers. In my (albeit now very London based) experience, the kids aren't very interested in learning to drive either. However this could be a function of a fairly comprehensive public transport system combined with easy access to scheduling information (via aforementioned mobile phones) and weather that's not quite so atrocious. And it's er... effort.
__________________
Silver SV650SK3, Fuel exhaust
ophic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 09:55 AM   #12
ophic
Member
Mega Poster
 
ophic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whyteleafe
Posts: 3,350
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

I also notice we're turning into classic grumpy old folks. This thread can be summarized as follows:

"Not seen many Bobbers about"

"Those bloomin young people!"

__________________
Silver SV650SK3, Fuel exhaust
ophic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 12:10 PM   #13
SV650rules
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Shropshire UK
Posts: 644
Unhappy Re: Triumph Bobber

Quote:
Originally Posted by ophic View Post
comprehensive public transport system combined with easy access to scheduling information (via aforementioned mobile phones) and weather that's not quite so atrocious. And it's er... effort.
A few years ago the Gadget Show did an experiment with two teams of two people. One team could use smart phone to access online sources to get themselves from a point in London to some point outside London using public transport only (no taxis) and the other team had to use 'conventional' sources of information, eg the phone and maps and timetables, but not online. The conventional team won by a decent margin, they only did the experiment once so may have been a happy accident, would have been nice to have seen result of best of three using same teams though.

Truth is, taking the smart phone away from millennial or generation Z person is like sending them into the world with a blindfold on. See them in a group and they instagram and facebook each other rather than talk face to face though - they sometimes shove the screen of their phone into someone elses face to make a point, but that is about as personal as it gets.....
__________________
SV650 AL7

Fear knocked on the door, Hope answered and when he opened the door there was nobody there.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do"- Mark Twain
SV650rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 12:53 PM   #14
johnnyrod
Member
Mega Poster
 
johnnyrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Doncaster, oop norf
Posts: 1,920
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

I've also noticed a lack of appetite for younger people to learn to drive. It is pretty pointless when insuring a car is so expensive, but of course you need a license to be able to hire a van, drive a works car etc. The lack of young people on bikes is similar, it's now expensive and difficult to get into, no end of hypocritical parents won't let them, and yes, the mere thought of inconvenience of any sort is anathema. The Get On scheme doesn't seem to have helped much, but from what I hear, too many training companies who were hosting them instead tried to strongarm people into doing their CBT and parting with cash, so leaving a bad taste.
__________________
Like you care
johnnyrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 02:05 PM   #15
ophic
Member
Mega Poster
 
ophic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Whyteleafe
Posts: 3,350
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Quote:
Originally Posted by SV650rules View Post
Truth is, taking the smart phone away from millennial or generation Z person is like sending them into the world with a blindfold on
When trying to accomplish something simple like walk down a street, actually giving them a phone is like blindfolding them. And plugging their ears as well.

I dunno if London is ahead of the game here but it's not just the "yoof" - professional commuters of all ages are just as bad.

My phone lives in my pocket, not in my hand, and I prefer my ears unblocked. I'm in the minority.
__________________
Silver SV650SK3, Fuel exhaust
ophic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 04:20 PM   #16
Trev B
Member
 
Trev B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 274
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Well all these comments seem to echo what I was saying in one shape or another.
__________________
Somewhere up north,Never regret something that once made you smile!!!
Trev B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-12-17, 09:58 PM   #17
Sir Trev
Member
Mega Poster
 
Sir Trev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: High Wycombe, where the chair factories used to be
Posts: 1,206
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Quote:
Originally Posted by ophic View Post
My phone lives in my pocket, not in my hand, and I prefer my ears unblocked. I'm in the minority.
You and me both. I'm personally quite happy to be a trend bucker. Note the B at the start of that word...

Btw, the Trumpet forum I'm also known to frequent is rather split on the Bobber (my goodness, a reference to the OP!) as some like it and the eest of us don't.
__________________
We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town, BEEP BEEP!
Sir Trev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-17, 08:43 AM   #18
Talking Heads
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 274
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

I think the bobber is hideous.
Talking Heads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-17, 09:00 AM   #19
Seeker
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 447
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Quote:
Originally Posted by Talking Heads View Post
I think the bobber is hideous.
Thanks for getting the thread back to talking about Bobbers. How it managed to evolve into disparaging young people I'm not quite sure...Still it managed to get to the second page without anyone being accused of being a Nazi, so there is that

I suppose the point of my thread, which I've alluded to in earlier threads, is that each area of the country seems to favour certain types of bikes. Initially I thought it might be dealership related but I see quite a lot of Aprilias and KTMs despite there not being any dealerships locally (by locally I mean within 60 miles).

I was interested to see whether the Bobber was popular (visible) in your area.
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-17, 10:04 AM   #20
Talking Heads
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 274
Default Re: Triumph Bobber

Seen the Triumph dealer's demo bobber and that's it.
Have seen more self built customs appearing though, cut down Viragos with side mount numberplates and whitewalls, that kind of thing.
Not to my taste but hey ho whatever floats yer boat.
Talking Heads is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Win a Triumph Street Triple at Triumph open day NewsBot News 0 21-06-12 07:40 PM
Triumph Speed Triple Vs Triumph Street Triple R pudsey Bikes - Talk & Issues 10 16-02-11 09:30 PM
one less Triumph... svrunner The Essex Lounge 10 24-03-09 03:45 PM
Im new....with a bobber SV 650 project! Tiny 12 SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 13 17-03-09 06:39 PM
New Triumph ST Moo Bikes - Talk & Issues 4 18-10-04 08:39 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.