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Old 11-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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About to put down my deposit for 13 STR, any advice?

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).
Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks!
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Is there anything I would have done different? I should have bought the bike sooner. Buy the bike! There are no regrets.


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Old 11-06-2012, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You will love the Streety - the do it all bike. I use mine for commuting up here in the PNW and she handles that chore great.

Live with her for awhile before you start modding too much. I have added a centerstand, rear grab rail and fly screen/visor. Everything else is stock.
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right on... thanks Tremor. That's what i like to hear!
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I've did the same thing that you, order mine yesterday, but personally, realy don't like the grey. I've take it black, but it's a personal taste. My dealer take my 2011 speed triple and sell my a brand new streety!
But now, i have to wait for next season, about 6 month

But i'll ride my snowmobile this winter, and smell the good odour of 2 stroke oil
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'd ditch the stock pipes for slip ons.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #7 (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?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Jack i agree... on the 2012 and previous, aesthetically speaking, the Arrow 3 to 1 was a must. If i was buying a '12, i spend the extra $1000 and get the Arrow. But with the '13 model, I don't think think the Arrow gives you $1000 worth of aesthetic improvement. I think I'll be leaving mine stocker and see what other aftermarket pipes come out that are not so similar to stock.
You're right,,, that grey looks hot!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My '11 was custom painted by the dealer to a two tone gloss grey and silver. The matt goes shiny with repeated cleaning.

That apart, minor changes to the gearing and fuelling have fixed the biggest problem with earlier bikes, which was poor fuel consumption and range, so the '13 is a great bike made better.

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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
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