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Old 11-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Gees... I love my Speed, but I am intruiged by the new Street R. However, Id probably wait another 18 months until there are a few leftovers and my house is paid for before I get another bike...

Edit, I may have to take a serious look at the Brutale 800... that looks like it may be an exciting bike as well...
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Gees... I love my Speed, but I am intruiged by the new Street R. However, Id probably wait another 18 months until there are a few leftovers and my house is paid for before I get another bike...

Edit, I may have to take a serious look at the Brutale 800... that looks like it may be an exciting bike as well...
That new 800 might be a good one indeed, bit extra size for the torque, but should still be light. Depends if they get it right though, both their current 675s are still bettered by the Trumpys, they might have just gone 800 as its a different market of sorts and not directly compared to the Triumphs then!
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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9 pounds heavier than the 675, but 125 ponies and 10 ft/lb more. Brembo monoblocs... Adjustable front and rear and the ss swingarm.... Sexxy
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I took my VFR800 to Mid Ohio, talk about slow to turn. My 1050 seems like a Supermoto to me. I would love to test a 675.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I continually use 'motorcycle math' to justify why bike X is better than my current ride, but the bottom line is I just plain like to get a new toy once in a while.

Though I have to admit, I never wanted to get a bike that was so similar to one I have had.

Read some of the threads where folks on a Street 3 rationalize switching to a Speed 3 just for kicks.

Then go get your new toy! You'll be replacing it in a few years anyway!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Gees... I love my Speed, but I am intruiged by the new Street R. However, Id probably wait another 18 months until there are a few leftovers and my house is paid for before I get another bike...

Edit, I may have to take a serious look at the Brutale 800... that looks like it may be an exciting bike as well...
I agree with that, the unveiling of the Brutale 800 recently definitely made me think about it. I was already thinking about downgrading as I do not find myself needing a litre bike. The Brutale 800 would be perfect, and it's a beautiful bike as standard. Very reasonably priced as well. The Speed or Street needs a butload of money thrown at options before it's starting to look like what it's supposed to.
I would not regret saying goodbye to the clunky gearbox of my '11 Speed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I really can't think of many advantages a 675 would have over the 1050. Better gas mileage and lower insurance is about it. I know a lot of people think manueverability and handling would be a great improvement, but for street riding, the difference is negligible. The track is a different story. IMO, being able to cruise at a quiet 4k RPMs with plenty of torque on tap is far more beneficial than any barely perceptible handling advantages.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I really can't think of many advantages a 675 would have over the 1050. Better gas mileage and lower insurance is about it. I know a lot of people think manueverability and handling would be a great improvement, but for street riding, the difference is negligible. The track is a different story. IMO, being able to cruise at a quiet 4k RPMs with plenty of torque on tap is far more beneficial than any barely perceptible handling advantages.
I totally disagree.

Street riding is where the Street shines. VERY nimble and a VERY useable motor.

I've owned a 09 Street R and currently own a 11 Speed.

Speed has ton's of torque and is a easier ride at abouve 140 kph but the Street kills my Speed at the around town and twisties..

Only Bike I ever regret selling.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Why did you sell it then? I wish I had all the bikes I ever sold (wouldn't that be cool) but I always sold to get the "perfect one". I know there is a better one out there ect. The heart of man is never satisfied
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Totaly agree with you man But sometime to learn about it, you have to pay some serious cash...not only on bikes, but for your ex wife and your 3 kids....
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