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Old 01-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Japanese bikes come with a 1-year warranty, although extended warranties are not very expensive. Acceleration is actually great with this bike up to 60 mph. I was comparing it to the Tuono V4 and it isn't quite as fast, but the Tuono is a 1000cc 4-cylinder beast that sells for $5,000 more than the Streetie with typical Italian-bike reliability. Unless you are racing a Tuono off the line, you will be able to get out ahead of all traffic. From MCN: Street Triple vs. Tuono v4 0-60: 3.36 vs. 3.13, 0-100: 7.97 vs. 5.9, qtr mile: 11.32 vs. 10.28
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks for all the comments.
This morning I woke up to see the gsxr gone... stolen... F
The bike was parked in the driveway being in first gear and handle locked. This is why I was more interested in the immobilizer accessory for the street triple...

ugh what a crappy way to start the day...
yes the bike has full coverage so there should be no significant financial loss..but the thought of someone touching and trying to take a bike at night even when all the tenants of the home are present is revolting...
I'm not sure what all the immobilizes does, but a couple guys with a truck or van can steal any sport bike in seconds if it is out in the open.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had an 06 GSXR-600 before my Street R... any day of the week and twice on sunday I prefer my Triumph! Much more comfortable! Acceleration, braking, cornering are all comparable or better feeling.

Top speed, 150 on the gixxer was downright boring... 130 on the Triumph is a religious experience.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wayne's got it about right, but after faired bikes you might not like a naked. It's worth fitting the Triumph flyscreen and visor or light screen helps a lot. You still get the wind pressure on your shoulders taking weight off your wrists (not really a problem anyway with the riding position) but you get some relief from the constant wind blast of high speed cruising.

I'd also fit the bellypan and a hugger and fender extender to keep some of the **** off the bike if you ride in inclement weather

Tune ECU is useful if you know how to use it and have the interest, but isn't essential. Very cheap though lol. Pre 2013 models are bit thirsty, so if you're doing highway miles better to stay with the stock gearing. There's still more than enough acceleration for most purposes.

I will say that after fourty odd years and more bikes than I can remember this is probably my favourite all rounder.

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks for all the great feedback.
I'm currently on the fence now, as I'm out some money because of the stolen bike.
After doing some searches it seems like the immobilizer does not come recommended. Is the most simple and cost effective security / deterrent chaining the bike to something that won't move with a thick chain?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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thanks for all the great feedback.
I'm currently on the fence now, as I'm out some money because of the stolen bike.
After doing some searches it seems like the immobilizer does not come recommended. Is the most simple and cost effective security / deterrent chaining the bike to something that won't move with a thick chain?
Yup. And the best would be to park it inside at night. A bunch of my friends from FL parked their bikes inside their apartments at night.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
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A lot of people were on the fence before buying this bike. I didn't get to test ride one either. Why? Because there isn't that many for sale. Why. Because 99% of the people that buy them love them. I reasoned that it would be an easy sale if I didn't like mine. Not a chance of selling mine. I Love this bike! Every time I ride it I love it more! Every friend that has ridden it thinks its amazing. Even the one who didn't want to like it. Buy a Streety. You'll just have to decide on the regular or the R model. I like the R better, but im over 200 #'s. Good luck!


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Old 03-24-2013, 02:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Well, did you make the purchase?

It's probably too late now, but you can get a test ride if you're assertive enough and start the paperwork on it. I just picked my 2012 up used and the dealer said their insurance company doesn't allow anyone to test ride anymore, 30 minutes later I had ridden 3 bikes and the next day came home with my Triumph. Love this bike so far, best I've ridden out of the bikes I've owned and test ridden.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I did get the bike, it's been around 2 months and I love it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #20 (permalink)
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nice! I want one so bad!
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