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!