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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Would it Be a Waste?

I've been riding for more than a year now. I love my Bonnie, but I find myself more and more in this section of the forum. I am really intrigued by everything I read about the Street Triple. Part of me thinks I should test ride one and possibly buy; the other part of me knows I would never ride it much above the speed limit if I had it. I love the twisties, but don't usually fly through them at break-neck speed on my Bonneville.

So, tell me, would the Street Triple just be wasted on someone like me?
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No it wouldn't be a waste on you. The great thing about the street triple is that it produces a lot of power down low, so you dont have to ring its neck to enjoy it like you do inline4 600ccs. If you love twisties then you will love the street triple. It is the best handling bike I have ever ridden, by far.

If I was you I would just get the standard model instead of the R.

And remember - if you test ride one, you will probably buy one.
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So, tell me, would the Street Triple just be wasted on someone like me?
Honestly? Yes, I think so.

You're a relaxed rider; you're enjoying the relaxed riding you're doing. Lots of us are there for the road, but many are there for the scenery. I'm a road guy, which is why I've got the Tbird Sport and the Street Triple R. If you're a scenery guy, why waste your money on something which has far more capability than you'll ever want to use? If you're all hot and bothered over the looks of the Street Triple then sure, go for it. Other than that? Meh. Stick with the Bonnie; they're nice bikes.

Just my US$0.02 on the topic.

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No need to go [super] fast to have fun. Just a word of warning, if you test ride one you will buy one. Maybe not at that moment, or that week, but you will.
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The bonnie is a fine thing and does its job well-I found it, above all, everso comfortable. The street is in every way a finer handling faster accelerating and better braked device-try one.
If you find it comfortable and I'd guess you will unless you are less than 29 inseam you will find it will do the same job as the bonnie but will -on demand- provide much more.
The grin it spontaneously induces is wonderful.

If it ain't broke, fiddle with it till it is!
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Thanks for the feedback. Actually, I usually only think about something different when I haven't ridden for a week or so. Everytime I ride mine, I think, "Why would I need anything else?"
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I went into the local dealer not even looking to buy a new bike. Saw the street triple and asked to take it for a test ride. I bought it a week later, sold my vintage honda cruiser, and have no regrets.
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So I guess from what several folks have said, I'd better not test ride one if I don't want to buy one!
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My guess is your Bonnie would "survive" the test ride. Ya never know, though...
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Is there anyway to keep the Bonnie and add another bike to the stable? I have a Bonnie too and just picked up a 12' S3 recently. I will never part with the Bonneville. I haven't ridden it in about 3 weeks and just took it out this weekend. What a blast it was thrashing the engine without having to break all kinds fo speed limits. Sure, it's not nearly as quick, but you certainly feel and look cool on it!
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