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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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I've had my ST3 since 09 & put 12,000 mi on it. I love the bike dearly and will keep it till it's an antique, BUT my Husqvarna SM610 (with a big bore kit/cam) will kill it handling twisties. It's like a 56hp bicycle. On the street the power of SM is very useable, unlike the ST3.
This is the kind of feedback I was hoping to get. I've always wanted a sumo, but could never justify it. If I could find one of these dirt cheap, I just may throw it into a corner of the garage for the trips to the mountains.
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This is the kind of feedback I was hoping to get. I've always wanted a sumo, but could never justify it. If I could find one of these dirt cheap, I just may throw it into a corner of the garage for the trips to the mountains.
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I paid big dollars for my SM610. It was tweaked by Fast BY Ferracci right out of the crate, but you can always find a dualsport on the cheap (craigslist) & change rims if you can't find a cheap supermoto. That way you can switch wheels if you want to go off road.

The sumo really inspires confidence on curves. It takes some getting used to because it sits so high. I never had any experience on a dirt bike, so if you do, sitting so high up should be pretty easy. You can also check out SMJ Super Moto Junkie forum for ideas.

Sorry, I know this is ST3 forum.
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Sorry, I know this is ST3 forum.
Are we so narrowly focused that there isn't room to discuss other bikes? I certainly hope not.

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On the street the power of SM is very useable, unlike the ST3.
Not a criticism, just a question, considering I think the Street Triple R power is immensely pliable on the road compared to the few other bikes I have ridden (esp. Jap 4-cylinders), what is your rationale for this statement? Is it just that since it has only 56 bhp you can use more of the powerband more of the time? I could understand that, except the StripleR's torque availability everywhere makes up for not needing to go to redline hardly ever in regular traffic driving. Just trying to understand
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Not a criticism, just a question, considering I think the Street Triple R power is immensely pliable on the road compared to the few other bikes I have ridden (esp. Jap 4-cylinders), what is your rationale for this statement? Is it just that since it has only 56 bhp you can use more of the powerband more of the time? I could understand that, except the StripleR's torque availability everywhere makes up for not needing to go to redline hardly ever in regular traffic driving. Just trying to understand
You hit the nail on the head about the powerband. I had the street triple out today and I can't run it on the street like I would like to. It's got too much power, where the sumo you can almost push it to the limit. Don't get me wrong, I love my ST3, but With the weight of the sumo it's easier to flick around. Like BMX with a motor.
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