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Old 11-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I was seriously interested in the STR a couple of years ago. I bought a 2012 last year. The only good thing that resulted from my waiting is that I got to purchase the bike from a new dealership - the old one went out of business.

I consider you lucky to be getting the "new improved" model!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:41 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I was seriously interested in the STR a couple of years ago. I bought a 2012 last year. The only good thing that resulted from my waiting is that I got to purchase the bike from a new dealership - the old one went out of business.

I consider you lucky to be getting the "new improved" model!
The wait is killing me. January/February seems impossibly far away! I've got the street triple fever, that's all i can think about.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:47 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Don't, I say again DO NOT get the grey. That's the color I want, and you'll be reducing my chances.

I absolutely loved the looks of the previous accessory Arrow 3-1, and had my heart set on having it installed on mine (whenever I get it). However, from what I've seen of the new Arrow, I think I might have to look elsewhere. If the pictures I have seen are accurate, it looks almost exactly like the stock household HVAC ductwork with an Arrow sticker on it.



If you get a good look at the Arrow before I do, could you confirm or dispel my fears?
Hey Jack i found another good pic of the matte graphite model (see below). Definitely my color of choice.
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Realy hope that the mods at injector core that Triumph made on new street to improve fuel economy and EPA rules will not affect the preformance of the engine.........
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:34 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Hey Jack i found another good pic of the matte graphite model (see below). Definitely my color of choice.
I've never really liked any of the matte colours before but the matte grey/gloss red combo looks great.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Nice. Made that photo the wallpaper on my phone. I'm right with you. The bike show hits DC 4-6 Jan. I already received my Union Jack sweatband reservoir cover, and also have lined up several other farkles.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The sun was shining in North East England today and I got to take out the new, 2013, Street Triple "R".

How shall I tell you about it? Be a bit coy, ramble on, then give a verdict? - Or just come out with it? - No, I will ramble.........

Triumph have spent God knows how many millions developing a bike that was already top of its class. Is there really any point? You know how it goes, trick bits here, new electronics there. All for what - something that we probably do not need. So is this the case with this reincarnation? Is it any better than my 2012 Street Triple R, in black and gold with twin Arrow end cans, shorty levers and other stuff??

YOU BET IT IS MATEY.

Astride the bike it feels just like mine. Start up, pull away. Higher first gear is the first thing you notice. Needs a bit more throttle than I usually give - there's less risk of a wheelie - and it means, in effect, you can pull away quicker and easier.

On the move. What is it?? Longer wheelbase?? Different steering head angle?? It's not as "flighty" as we say up north. Less "skittish". A bit more stable. Rides better I think. Maybe not such a "hooligan" bike. Suits me, but maybe not everyone.

Did I mention the sound? Deeper, more throaty, not so much scream, more of a roar. Nice!

I found the brakes seemed a bit better than my very efficient "R". Was this imagination - no, just take a look at them. They are better. No doubt about it.

Something else - the seat. It has been redesigned and no longer pushes you forward towards the tank. A lot of people complain about this on the old model.

So what else? Quickshifter - not standard in the UK. MPG. Same as mine in the real world. 45 - 50 mpg unless thrashed.

Well the only downside I found was the mirrors. Very pretty - but useless. Triumph are going to do well in the "bar-end" market I think.

Overall? It's better. Quantifiably better. No argument!

BUT - visually it does not hold a candle to my 2012 Street Triple R, in black and gold with twin Arrow end cans, shorty levers and other stuff
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks Black! Was wondering about that seat, it looked flatter, not as slanted forward and your impression proves it. Now the wait!
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