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post #21 of 35 Old 10-22-16, 14:59
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I'm too cheap to try and match my stuff to my bike, then again I wear hi viz gear so that it would never match unless I had my bike painted But seriously if I could find some triumph gear that matched the graphite of the 675 and needed the gear, I would do it.
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post #22 of 35 Old 10-23-16, 03:56
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did I hear matchy matchy :)


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post #23 of 35 Old 11-06-16, 19:10
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The best I've managed to do is match the colour of my helmet.

Surprisingly the matte black that Arai uses is very, very close to the matte black on my Daytona
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Seems a little overkill to me, to wear the manufacturer's branded clothing, a bit 'Harley-Davidson' but you have to wear what works. I owned a Honda CBR and had this awesome perforated Triumph jacket that fit like a glove. Now I have a Daytona and wear an Alpinestars jacket...
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post #25 of 35 Old 07-02-18, 22:27
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I originally planned to buy a black and red CBR 600RR because that's what was available locally. I needed to take a motorcycle course before buying it though, and I needed gear for that.
I found the gear I wanted at the price I wanted, and luckily it was available in all the same colors (black/red helmet, gloves and jacket).

Then the bike I was going to buy fell through, but a Blue and White (see avatar) Daytona came up for sale at a steal of a price and I knew I needed to have it.

Long story short, it doesn't match the bike at all, but I love the bike to death and I think the colors still work (in a way) because they're all on opposite ends of the color wheel. From what people tell me, it looks pretty badass.

Would I prefer if my gear matched? Yeah, but oh well.

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post #26 of 35 Old 07-03-18, 00:38
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but a Blue and White (see avatar) Daytona came up for sale at a steal of a price
Yeah man, those blue and white SEs are dope as hell.
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Yeah man, those blue and white SEs are dope as hell.
I'm really glad I held out and didn't get the CBR, the Daytona gets compliments everywhere she goes. It's not so great for insurance because it's so rare (especially here in the midwest) but I like having something different. Speaking of which, this bike was actually imported from Maine by the previous owner, he bought it, had it shipped to Kansas, and then only rode it a handful of times due to back surgery. Lucky me!
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Just after purchasing the bike few years ago I needed a leather jacket and looked to see if anything Triumph branded might be out there used and found this.
I don't match anymore, have several brands of jackets now. This is still my favorite though.
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post #29 of 35 Old 07-03-18, 18:04
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I just bought a new jacket and it came with colour options so I went with white which matches the bike, and for better visibility. Otherwise I haven't color matched anything, it's all just black.

Kinda off topic, but I've heard that having a helmet that is in a distracting colour (relative to the rest of you and the bike) is great for being seen on the road.
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post #30 of 35 Old 09-02-18, 13:38
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Bought a Triumph jacket on sale. That's the extent of it. I do try to color coordinate though. Pretty easy with a red and black bike.
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