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Old 07-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #181
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I picked up my new R on the 26th of June. It has now covered 3600 km which means I have been busy riding her as much as possible. The Öhlins is amazing! After reading a few reviews I was led to believe it was set up stiff and track ready. Normally meaning too stiff for my 62 kgs. Fortunately this was not the case. The standard settings worked very well for me on our bumpy roads. A huge contrast to the harsh behaviour of the Tuono V4.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:35 AM   #182
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Very cool. How do you like it compared to your Tuono v4r?

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I picked up my new R on the 26th of June. It has now covered 3600 km which means I have been busy riding her as much as possible. The Öhlins is amazing! After reading a few reviews I was led to believe it was set up stiff and track ready. Normally meaning too stiff for my 62 kgs. Fortunately this was not the case. The standard settings worked very well for me on our bumpy roads. A huge contrast to the harsh behaviour of the Tuono V4.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #183
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I've got the round headlight model, and could never get used to the new bug eye lights. I think the round lights look classic.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #184
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Triumph Speed Triple R from Rote Eddie on Vimeo.


I picked up my new R on the 26th of June. It has now covered 3600 km which means I have been busy riding her as much as possible. The Öhlins is amazing! After reading a few reviews I was led to believe it was set up stiff and track ready. Normally meaning too stiff for my 62 kgs. Fortunately this was not the case. The standard settings worked very well for me on our bumpy roads. A huge contrast to the harsh behaviour of the Tuono V4.
Awesome sounds! I just saw an R model at the local dealer--what a great bike! I hate lusting after another bike... LOL!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #185
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #186
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I got one. You should too.


I'm thinking of doing exactly that as a second bike. I'm putting about 1500 miles a month on my 'Strada and love it but don't want to wear it out. Sharing commute duties with a Speedy is just the ticket I reckon.

p.s. Twin Arrow slip-on's will be on my need to have
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #187
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I'm thinking of doing exactly that as a second bike. I'm putting about 1500 miles a month on my 'Strada and love it but don't want to wear it out. Sharing commute duties with a Speedy is just the ticket I reckon.

p.s. Twin Arrow slip-on's will be on my need to have
Thought the Arrow 3 into 1 low can was what I wanted...then decided I liked the look of the current pipe guard better than the bare Arrow header, and I could pay about a third of what I'd pay for the Arrow and still get a good low-boy slip-on. Thinking Mivv GP in carbon fiber.




Of course, the pillion pegs are already off, and it came with a tail tidy...I put the flyscreen on this weekend. Love, love, love this bike. Effortless to ride, gobs of torque and acceleration. A dream come true.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:13 AM   #188
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Any rumors on a new version yet? The 1050 is getting long in the tooth and I assume the BMW and KTM is stealing market share
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM   #189
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Any rumors on a new version yet? The 1050 is getting long in the tooth and I assume the BMW and KTM is stealing market share
Not really rumors anymore: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/26053.html

I'm glad T is not chasing after BMW and KTM, like ape did with the TuonoV4 1100. The S3R has all the power I need and the refinement of a decade's tweaking I appreciate. The only thing I do wish it had is the electronics package that have become a must-have these days. Looks like that's exactly what the new S3 will get. That and even further refinement.

No doubt there will be those who need the bragging rights of having the baddest and mostest. Fortunately, T knows they are not the only ones buying the growing naked streetfighter segment.
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Not really rumors anymore: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/26053.html

I'm glad T is not chasing after BMW and KTM, like ape did with the TuonoV4 1100. The S3R has all the power I need and the refinement of a decade's tweaking I appreciate. The only thing I do wish it had is the electronics package that have become a must-have these days. Looks like that's exactly what the new S3 will get. That and even further refinement.

No doubt there will be those who need the bragging rights of having the baddest and mostest. Fortunately, T knows they are not the only ones buying the growing naked streetfighter segment.


I had a test spin on the KTM Superduke yesterday and was very impressed. But I do like my Triumphs (more specifically their triple's) and if the next ST is a refinement, that's okay with me. Good news on the electronics packaging update - one area where Triumph has been lacking in comparison. Let's hope they do it right.

I'll keep the Streety running for another year (maybe spend a little on suspension upgrades) and wait for the new Speedy to arrive.
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Not really rumors anymore: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ent/26053.html

I'm glad T is not chasing after BMW and KTM, like ape did with the TuonoV4 1100. The S3R has all the power I need and the refinement of a decade's tweaking I appreciate. The only thing I do wish it had is the electronics package that have become a must-have these days. Looks like that's exactly what the new S3 will get. That and even further refinement.

No doubt there will be those who need the bragging rights of having the baddest and mostest. Fortunately, T knows they are not the only ones buying the growing naked streetfighter segment.
The Speed Triple wasn't even in the running when I bought my 1290, I was never that big of a fan of the 1050, I liked the Daytona 955i a lot better. I waited and I waited for them to do something with the Speed Triple, and just got sick of waiting.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #192
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I waited and I waited for them to do something with the Speed Triple, and just got sick of waiting.
Do what exactly
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:46 PM   #193
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Do what exactly
Toss the 1050 for one.

It was a step back from the Daytona spec 955i
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That's why there are a whole lot of different bikes to pick from. Different strokes for different folks. Everybody rides home happy.

I didn't even bother stopping by the KTM store to check out the 'Duke. Not my cut of tea. Seriously considered the TuonoV4R, but no provisions for hard luggage killed it for me. The bump up to 1100cc didn't address that and just add more of what I don't need. The BMW is very nice and would get on my short list if it didn't have an inline4.
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That's why there are a whole lot of different bikes to pick from. Different strokes for different folks. Everybody rides home happy.

I didn't even bother stopping by the KTM store to check out the 'Duke. Not my cut of tea. Seriously considered the TuonoV4R, but no provisions for hard luggage killed it for me. The bump up to 1100cc didn't address that and just add more of what I don't need. The BMW is very nice and would get on my short list if it didn't have an inline4.
My short list was the 1290, S1000R, Monster 1200S and Tuono.....I could have gotten a VR4 for under 12 OTD, but dat fuel range.....just no. The monster had Termonini tax all over it as my right heel never clears the exhaust.

So it came down to the S1000R and the Super Duke....honestly the S1000R is a better bike, equal power, better electronics, but it was missing something, the SDR is just more fun. Its more crude and in your face.
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