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Old 11-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Great comments, well I have both the Scrambler and Street Triple and would say stay with Triumph, less cost overall in upkeep, comfort and both can do it all, oh and my Triumph logo gear goes with both bikes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The Street Triple R and 848 Street fighter are better matched as far as weight, size, handling, and performance. The Monster 796 isn't even in the same room.

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Yea he is looking for a daily driver, not track stats, I doubt handling will be that much of a factor on his way to work and the speed triple still isn't noticeably different in that area unless your on a track. Where it is noticeably different is the fact that the two most important things for city driving, horsepower and torque, are a FAR better match for the 848. If you really have to ask 848 vs street triple, if u like power more the get the 848, if you like comfortability get the street. But if you dare to consider the speed triple then you can have both

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Since people are tossing out opinions, the streetfighter makes me want to vomit when I see one. Particularly all over the front half. Its a hideous machine. The only nice bikes Ducati makes are the Monsters and superbikes.

The Street Triple is beautiful.... Not the 2013 so much tho....
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Where are you planning to have your bike serviced? Tom Swan at Manayunk Triumph is an outstanding mechanic, that's enough to sway me towards Triumphs in the Philadelphia area.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My only gripe against the Speed Triple is the extra weight that comes with more hp, around 50 lbs. Try swinging around two 25 lb dumbbells and feel the effect. The Street Triple is simply the more nimble machine although the Speed would be great for a heavy guy IMO. As for the Ducati Streetfighter, it is not going to shake off an STR in the twisties. Also I believe that the Speed Triple is just geared for a top speed around 147 mph for the simple reason that bike manufacturers don't like their unfaired naked bikes going at extreme speeds because of potential stability problems (caused by the wind-blast) especially if the rider does not have the sense to lay down on the tank, and ambulance-chasing lawyers are always waiting. - Wayne
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:54 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My only gripe against the Speed Triple is the extra weight that comes with more hp, around 50 lbs. Try swinging around two 25 lb dumbbells and feel the effect. The Street Triple is simply the more nimble machine although the Speed would be great for a heavy guy IMO. As for the Ducati Streetfighter, it is not going to shake off an STR in the twisties. Also I believe that the Speed Triple is just geared for a top speed around 147 mph for the simple reason that bike manufacturers don't like their unfaired naked bikes going at extreme speeds because of potential stability problems (caused by the wind-blast) especially if the rider does not have the sense to lay down on the tank, and ambulance-chasing lawyers are always waiting. - Wayne
Half of that 50 is dropped with a good exhaust, and as I said before, that would matter on a track but not in the real world, the speed triples torque alone more than makes up for the weight

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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All good stuff guys, dig it. My Scrambler currently gets serviced in Coopersburg at a place called Eurosports. I haven't had a bad experience per se, but they seem much more Italian oriented, and when I got my brakes done last they forgot to apply lube. Kinda lame. Since I've been working at RevZilla (shameless advertising) in the city, I figured Manayunk would be a better option - especially now with the recommendation.

I'm certainly leaning towards the ST-R for the price, lower maintenance costs, and oddly enough - uniqueness. As much sex appeal as the Duc has, I rarely see other Triumphs around. There are many more Ducs it seems, perhaps it's the go-to brand for people concerned with having a fancy Euro bike. The only gripe I have with the ST-R is those awful headlights, but that I can deal with. Tuning Desmo valves and crying if my SF ever gets scratched would be zero fun.

Another dilemma is whether or not to keep the Scrambler. It's my first bike so there's that sentimentality, and I'd love to turn it into a cafe bike (already started on that). I don't wear any Triumph gear so matching isn't an issue, but I feel as of the ST-R would be the more wise option - albeit still insanely fun.
What's insurance like for a new ST-R?

Thanks again ---> keep the thoughts and opinions coming!

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I lean towards the never sell a bike train of thought. You don't have to ride them both all the time, but down the road you will probably wish you hadn't sold it.

$1200 for a service on a Ducati scares my wallet too much.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Half of that 50 is dropped with a good exhaust, and as I said before, that would matter on a track but not in the real world, the speed triples torque alone more than makes up for the weight

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Eh, I ride with a guy an a speed quite frequently. I honestly feel like I'm on the better bike, for street or track use. Of course our "street" riding doesn't include very many straight roads.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Throw some knobbies on your new Street Triple, and you'll never ride the Scrambler again:

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