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Old 12-29-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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F800GT, actually, and it is out now.

Against an F800R, I'd go Street Triple R.
The picture he showed was the RT, but man, the GT looks good, very very good.



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Old 12-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #17
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Ok GT, I knew that, but my pic says RT, must have tainted my brain.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #18
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I like that F8GT... for me I'd hope that the ergos fit me better than the F8R. When I was test riding in early '11 I waited on my R12R to try the F800R and the Tiger 800 roadie. I never could get seat time on the Tiger and the bar position on the F8 didn't suit me so I went with my original pic, the R1200R. Have never been happier and haven't once felt it to be "too much bike"
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #19
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Back to the dealership tomorrow, narrowed to 5 choices. I'm personally thinking of steering him towards the Triumph.

F800R
Triumph Explorer 800
Hypermotard
NX700X
V-Strom

I think the last two should come off the list

Here is what the list was paired down from.


F800R
F800ST
F800GT

Hypermotard 796
Hypermotard SP
Hyperstrada

CB1000R
NC700X

V-Strom
SFV650

Tiger 800
Speed Triple
Street Triple

FZ1
FZ8
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #20
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Triumph Street Triple R or a Tiger 800.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #21
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Triumph Street Triple R or a Tiger 800.
When giving bike advice, you should disclose that you're a Triumph dealer, in the spirit of full disclosure and all..
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #22
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I vote Tiger 800, can't beat the versatility.

Personally I hate that F800 motor. Parallel twin with 360 firing order means vibration city especially on the highway. Trimuph's triple is way more versatile and characterful (in my humble opinion of course...)
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #23
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When giving bike advice, you should disclose that you're a Triumph dealer, in the spirit of full disclosure and all..
In the spirit of full disclosure and all... I don't work at a Triumph dealer.


I just like them just as others posting in this thread seem to...


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I vote Tiger 800, can't beat the versatility.

Parallel twin with 360 firing order means vibration city especially on the highway. Trimuph's triple is way more versatile and characterful (in my humble opinion of course...)
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #24
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Does he know there will be a new F800RT out soon.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:10 AM   #25
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In the spirit of full disclosure and all... I don't work at a Triumph dealer.
Three clicks on the interwebs to connect the dots between the HD dealer you host pics for in your personal smugmug to their sister dealer who sells Triumph. But I'm sure that has nothing to do with every single post in RW pimping one of the two brands.


You just like them.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #26
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has he looked at the aprilia mana or the triumph street triple?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #27
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I got a demo ride on the F800R, absolutely marvelous IMHO.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #28
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the poor stripler has a shorter chassis and significant range issues compared to the f800r :-)
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #29
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another vote for the Street Triple. Dead reliable, comfortable, fast, like nothing else really.... and that sound.....


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Old 05-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #30
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another vote for the Street Triple. Dead reliable, comfortable, fast, like nothing else really.... and that sound.....


And yet another. In that class of bike I think there's nothing better.

And in the interest of full disclosure, mine is for sale in the FM right now, but I still think it's the best midsized bike out there now.
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