Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Aprilia Shiver 750
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Springfield, MO
Other Motorcycle: Yamaha R1
Potential, new Street Triple 765 owner
Hi all, I just joined up because I am seriously considering buying a Street Triple 765 and I would like to get some advice about which model to choose and how to best negotiate with dealers to get the best price/package. I just sold my 2009 Aprilia Shiver 750 today for $4000, and have a 2006 Yamaha R1 that I'm getting ready to sell very soon. My plan is to walk into my local Triumph dealer cash in hand in attempt of getting a lower price or have some extra prats/service thrown in for free. I almost traded in my Aprilia last year for a base model Street Triple 675 but backed out of the deal after considering that I didn't want to finance at all. Long story short, I traded my sports car for an R1 in hopes that the bike would sell faster than my car. This plan backfired on me and now almost a year later I still don't own a Street Triple. Well, as unfortunate as events where with the outcome of a bad trade and ending up with an R1 with a prior selvage title (I did not know this upon receiving the bike). I'm so glad I waited because the ST 765 is exactly the bike I've been waiting for!!! Basically I was torn between the Daytona and the Street Triple. The Daytona had more top end power, but the Street Triple had the more upright seating that I have grown accustom to while riding the naked Aprilia Shiver. Both bikes, while having adequate power, where still lacking a little in the torque department in my opinion and I really didn't want to go to a smaller motor from my 750. So I was totally stoked when I found out about the 765, it is exactly what I've been looking for ever sense I was introduced to the street fighter style bikes.
My big question though is this...
What exactly is the difference between the R and RS models power wise. I mean, I understand all the little differences in suspension and break components and that the RS has 5 more "PEAK" horse power. They both have the exact same "PEAK" 55-56 ft lbs of torque but at slightly different RPM. But I read in a track test review that the RS did not have much more low end torque than the 675 had, but that all the added power was at the top end of the rev range. Which got me thinking that maybe the R was mapped different than the RS to deliver more mid range and less top end. After all, this would make sense considering that the RS model is geared more toward track use, and the R is more of a street purposed bike. I looked and looked, but all the test ride reviews out on the net right now are only for the RS model. The reviewers make mention of the S and R models by listing all their specs and components, but so far it looks like no one has actually ridden the other models. How would I find out what the differences are unless the dealership allows me to test ride both bikes back to back. Which I doubt they would allow me to do, it felt like pulling teeth last time convincing them to allow me to test just one bike, let alone two. And I never ended up test riding it, because I didn't want to take a ride on it if I wasn't going to actually buy it at that moment. It would have killed me to ride it and then walk away without it. I knew I didn't want to finance and that was my final decision.