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Old 11-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a 2010 matte grey R which is a fantastic paint job and really sets it apart from the others (see my DanMoto post for pic). Use a light detailing spray wax like Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Spray which does not leave a white residue. IMO Triumph did a nice job styling the low stainless exhaust and it sounds great in a recent video. Triumph has further refined the bike and done a great job. Try and park it where it won't be stolen, and good luck keeping your license points (drive defensively). My only suggestions down the road would be TechSpec tank pads (for great knee grip) and a tail tidy. Make sure the shock sag and damping is set for your weight which is a bit above average. - Wayne
Thanks Wayne. My motocross bike (2011 KX450F) required a different spring rate for my weight on both the forks and shock to get the right sag. Will I need new springs for the STR?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If the bike comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, get the dealer to swap them out for ANYTHING else. Horrible horrible tyres for street use
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If the bike comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, get the dealer to swap them out for ANYTHING else. Horrible horrible tyres for street use
Vallejo i just read in Triumph's online magazine 'Spirit' that the new Streety comes with the Pirelli Dragon Super Corsas... do you think these will work better than the Diablo Rosso's?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If the bike comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa, get the dealer to swap them out for ANYTHING else. Horrible horrible tyres for street use
Can you be more specific? I can think of two possible issues: slower warmup, and limited durability, but it'd be good to hear what you're basing you criticism on. Thanks.

Btw, after using about ten different models of Michelins, Bridgestones, Avons, Dunlops, Pirellis, and even a Shinko over the last 5 years, I settled out on the Pirelli Rosso II. They warm up quickly, they have phenomenal dry grip and decent (altho not spectacular) wet grip, and they last 80% to 90% as well as various branded 'sport touring' tires.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The dragon Super Corsas were stock on my 2011.

At street speeds, given the slightest bit of damp, the rear tyre just let go. In a country with a lot of roundabouts they were bloody dangerous. It wasn't a warm up issue per se as they didn't improve even after 50 or 60 miles. Street riding just didn't get them warm enough most of the time.

On a dry day and spirited riding they were fine. Pushed hard in the dry there was plenty of grip, but in traffic you can't always push hard. 5K miles for a rear used mainly for commuting isn't very good either.

The PR3s I've got now are massively confidence inspiring, have plenty of life left at 7K miles, awesome wet grip and they don't let go at street speeds when it's damp.

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
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^^^That's a bit more useful information than just saying, "they suck."

It also runs counter to a review I read from some U.S. journo who road them on a wet to drying day in Spain. However, I tend to give more credence to people who aren't being paid to write about all things motorcycle.

I have a few friends over here who have the PR3's and absolutely love them. I'm currently running Bridgestone BT-023's on my SV650S, but want to get something a little more...um...sporty (?) whenever I get the Striple. By the way, my last rear BT-023 went over 9k miles.

Hmmm...I've also grown to love my angled valve stems. Maybe I'll buy a set of those, and just have the dealer swap them while mounting the PR3's on a brand new bike. AAAHHHH! It's all just too much...GAH!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I love my Michelin power pure's, they have great initial turn in, tons of grip in the dry and look surprisingly good after two days of track abuse. I can't give any wet weather advice as I haven't ridden in any rain with them yet.

They are fairly cheap since they are an older tire design as well.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Well, after reading the ride reports out of Spain, Im pretty much set on buying the new Street Triple R. I concluded about six months ago that the street triple was the bike for me, but thought Id wait to see if the new model was worth the extra dough. With the ABS and improved handling on the new model, and the high price of the used street triples here in California, I think a new one is the way to go. I really like the looks of the Matte Grey one (see pic below).
So, Im pretty much ready to call the dealer (Santa Rosa BMW/Triumph) and put down my deposit, but I thought I better ask all you smart folks if there is anything I should know or do prior to making the purchase. So, any advice? Is there anything you would have done different with your bike purchase?
I looked around the forums but didnt see any threads specific to this. If there is one, please let me know. By the way, I am 31, 60 210 lbs, ride off-road weekly, dont have a road bike now but rode a xr650l dual sport for a couple of years, mostly on road. Im buying the bike to ride to work (5 mile twisty back-road) and to ride around here on the weekends (CAs Highway 36 and 299 from the coast eastward).
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I'll let you know at the weekend as I have the chance to ride the new "R" tomorrow or Friday - depending on the English weather.

Speak later!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The dragon Super Corsas were stock on my 2011.

At street speeds, given the slightest bit of damp, the rear tyre just let go. In a country with a lot of roundabouts they were bloody dangerous. It wasn't a warm up issue per se as they didn't improve even after 50 or 60 miles. Street riding just didn't get them warm enough most of the time.

On a dry day and spirited riding they were fine. Pushed hard in the dry there was plenty of grip, but in traffic you can't always push hard. 5K miles for a rear used mainly for commuting isn't very good either.

The PR3s I've got now are massively confidence inspiring, have plenty of life left at 7K miles, awesome wet grip and they don't let go at street speeds when it's damp.

Rob
William, given that i live in the damp, often drizzly north coast of california, and add to that that the back road i plan to take to work is tree covered and may stay wet in the shadows all day even on a clear day, I'm hoping that the '13 does not come stock with the dragon super corsas, considering your feedback. I noticed on one of the '13 street videos on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUELukq0BZE - 1:54) that the bike has the Rosso's on it. So maybe the quote from the Triumph Spirit was inaccurate.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'll let you know at the weekend as I have the chance to ride the new "R" tomorrow or Friday - depending on the English weather.

Speak later!!
Can't wait to hear your impression, especially regarding how it compares to your current street triple. Is the taller first gear and revised geometry/weight distribution really noticeable?
I'm curious to hear if the bike you test ride is outfitted with the quick-shifter, since one article mentioned the quick-shifter was standard, and others mentioned it was optional. I'm thinking it's likely optional, because if it was standard I'm sure all the reviews would have stated such.
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