Main Motorcycle: KX450F
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Humboldt Co. CA
Other Motorcycle: '13 STR
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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
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
Well, after reading the ride reports out of Spain, I’m 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 I’d 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, I’m 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 didn’t see any threads specific to this. If there is one, please let me know. By the way, I am 31, 6’0” 210 lbs, ride off-road weekly, don’t have a road bike now but rode a xr650l dual sport for a couple of years, mostly on road. I’m buying the bike to ride to work (5 mile twisty back-road) and to ride around here on the weekends (CA’s Highway 36 and 299 from the coast eastward).
Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks!
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.
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.
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