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Old 11-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Does great as a motard too....


and my favorite test showing how hard it is to handle..


Sure looks like it might not handle "real world" riding too well huh ....




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Old 11-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #32 (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.

The headlights really grew on me. I actually prefer them to the round ones. IMO you really need the flyscreen for them to look right, though.

As far as sex appeal, the Ducs are of course attention whores, but I have found that my ST3R gets a lot more attention than I'd expected. Lots of people chat me up about it, and I see lots more checking it out when it's parked. My GF thinks the black/gold combo draws a lot of attention.

BTW, I'm originally from the Philly area (Havertown, West Chester, college @ Villanova) and am a RevZilla fan. Great selection and customer service. Hope you're enjoying the gig, I'm planning to try to stop by the store next time I'm in town!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #33 (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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Here is an idea for the headlight, this is a free mid that I did myself, took me about an hour. I hate the two gigantic roundies too, this is on my speed triple but the street runs the same setup I think.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Does great as a motard too....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4BiP...eature=related

and my favorite test showing how hard it is to handle..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgOdw_8PTTw

Sure looks like it might not handle "real world" riding too well huh ....




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Lol who ever said the lil bugger would be hard to handle? Great vid man

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #35 (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
And the street triple is only 38 pounds heavier and the arrow 3-1 drops it to only 19 pounds heavier, and I mean even at 38 pounds that's still only the difference between your average riders, not everyone weighs exactly the same. I'm a big guy and I can swing two 25 pound dumbbells just fine lol

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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And the street triple is only 38 pounds heavier and the arrow 3-1 drops it to only 19 pounds heavier, and I mean even at 38 pounds that's still only the difference between your average riders, not everyone weighs exactly the same. I'm a big guy and I can swing two 25 pound dumbbells just fine lol

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Dude, you are really confused, or confusing. What are you saying the street triple is heavier than?
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:17 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Dude, you are really confused, or confusing. What are you saying the street triple is heavier than?
I accidentally put street in the beginning, I meant speed triple is only that much heavier

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:03 AM   #38 (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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Oh, I agree 100% . They only compare on paper . Out riding the ST3R will blow the doors off it .

After riding this weekend I actually came across a Street Fighter coincidentally . I was able to hang with him on the Crestline through the San Bernardinos . I am sure he was trying to dust me off too but it just wasn't happening . I'll go back on my post . The Street Triple R and a 848 Streetfighter ? Definitely toe to toe despite the Streetfighter having more torque and hp. The real truth is when the rubber hits the road .
As for a Street Triple R to a Speed Triple ? I was inches to " upgrading " to a Speed Triple . Till I road it . Much much more torque than the 675 . Though town the Speed is MUCH more fun. Front wheel just pops right up. But in all honest power to handling ? They're pretty damn close . I couldn't believe it . The Street is the better handler though . MUCH better handler . After test riding the Speed I knew I went the right way with the Street .
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:18 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I also thought I may have outgrown my street triple, well I test road the speed heavyweight ok on freeway but for agility and to throw around traffic and twisty's, I'm staying with my street, it's about as close to the perfect bike I found.
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