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Old 11-10-2012, 12:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Some guys like big breasts, some don't. Apples and oranges
Apples and pears?

I can only compare the fantastic STR with a couple of hundred miles on a Truxton while the STR was being serviced and though that was a great experience if you want more ability and versatility from your bike the STR ticks most boxes and tickles most glands. A test ride will tell you all you need to know and it can convince you within a few miles. And it just gets better as they start ramping up.

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree. I did enjoy my Thruxton, and still much prefer the looks and presence which is a personal preference thing. As I began to push the handling/speed envelope and started thinking about mods to the Thruxton, I tested the STR3 and fell victim to it immediately. I will say that I have geared up substantially more given the constant urge to push it hard. After 5000 miles on it and our riding season coming to a close, I'm already going through withdrawal.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I went the other way.from a Daytona to the thruxton. The thrux has bucket loads more charm, and presence. And more than enough get up and go. I found the Daytona deserved a race track I'm sure the str is a much better road bike. But in our draconian policed aussie roads the best thing I could have ever done is get the thrux. If you can control your right hand and red.mist you will be fine, but I couldnt haha

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree. I did enjoy my Thruxton, and still much prefer the looks and presence which is a personal preference thing. As I began to push the handling/speed envelope and started thinking about mods to the Thruxton, I tested the STR3 and fell victim to it immediately. I will say that I have geared up substantially more given the constant urge to push it hard. After 5000 miles on it and our riding season coming to a close, I'm already going through withdrawal.
Yes - this happens a lot.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey everyone...jumping over from the twins section. I currently have a nicely modified 2011 Thruxton, but have been craving a more performance oriented bike. The Street Triple R looks like a great fit for what I want. I'd love to hear some opinions from anyone who made the move from a Thruxton/Bonneville to one of the triples.

Any regrets?
I did that 3 years ago, it was like going from a Tiger Moth to a F16. Never looked back, the 675 is so versatile & rewarding compared to a Thrux. Use it to commute & track days it really is an awesome bike.
PS get the R version if you ride "spiritedly".

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I've got the perfect solution...find a way to keep the Thrux and also get the STR....who needs a car anyway?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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For what it's worth, it takes a very heavily breathed on Thrux to just stay in the same ballpark with my lock stock (+Triumph offroads) '00 Thunderbird Sport...which in turn feels like a slug compared to my Street Triple R. My advice is go for the Street Triple R.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I am in a similar boat. I started riding on an old 1976 Honda CB550. I then bought a 2005 Bonneville and cafe'd both of them somewhat. Now, I have 2 motorcycles and am having visions of a Street Triple in my future. I may be on my way to becoming a motorcycle hoarder. I don't think I could ever get rid of my old Honda or Bonneville though. I just love the cool factor of the old school looking bikes. But, the Street Triple is my favorite modern bike and I am also a big fan of the Ducati Monster. To me, these are the modern day cafe racers more than the sport bikes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I sold my Bonneville T100 - it's a nice bike in many ways but doesn't compare with my STR. I found that I chose the STR every time, and the Bonneville was just gathering dust in the garage.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have both a '12 Thrux and a '12 STR. As has been said, different bikes entirely. I find the STR to be a more involving ride but also somewhat easier, ironically, in town for commuting, etc.
The Thrux is for those times when I don't feel like tearing the road up and want to go just riding at a reasonable pace. I am in my mid 60s and don't have as many days when I want to rip the asphalt off the roads.
Having both feels to me like the perfect blend.
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