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Old 07-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #181
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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.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:35 AM   #182
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Very cool. How do you like it compared to your Tuono v4r?

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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.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:49 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, 12:51 PM   #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, 06:14 PM   #185
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I got one. You should too.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:57 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, 09:19 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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