But as you can tell by the name, Triumph is trying to move the Roadster away from the cruiser class and into a more Yamaha/ Star VMax-type of muscle standard niche. Hence the "tough-up" on styling, primarily by way of hitting lots of parts with the black-out treatment. More important than cosmetics, though, are the changes to the riding position. A taller, cushier seat makes the reach to the bars shorter and more straight-ahead, while the footpegs have been moved reward and closer to the center of the bike to give a standard-style riding position and increased cornering clearance. Handling is improved through new shocks.