If its only $5k more, thats not a bad deal considering the brakes, suspension and pipes would cost that, if not more.
Im not sure on the tank unions or non black pipes, or skinny front tire. I also think the triple tree is out of character, but you can imagine that it was much less expensive to do that than produce a new part. Maybe they could have colored it black. Im not a carbon fiber fan either, especially on a bike like this whos whole point is to reiterate designs of days past. Its a bad mix, but some of the younger crowd may like it.
Either way its awesome to see the bobber so well supported, and it is really cool. Good job triumph.