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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Should I wait for the 765 or get a deal on a 675?

My current and soon to be ex bike is a 2008 Suzuki B-King so I'm no stranger to power!! I've decided I want something that will have better handling and lighter weight. The Street Triple seems to be the bike that fits the bill. I was looking at the Yamaha XSR 900 but the fit, finish and all around style of the Street Triple has won me over. I might miss the low end grunt of the B-king, but the light weight atributes of the Street will hopefully make up for it. My question is should I wait for the 765 or get the 675 at a screming deal? I'm dealing on a 2016 RX and it's around $4000 cheaper than an RS. side question can you do light touring on the Street Triple?
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Only you can decide...me personally, I'd get the RX. I don't think the new bike is 4 grand better...


You can tour on a Street Triple no problem...I did a 3600 mile ride last summer and camped along the way. But how you pack is the key. I use the Helen2Wheels packing system with a rear rack. Heaviest bag is nearest me with light stuff out back. Two straps hold it all on and comes off in about 30 seconds. Been using this and refining what I pack for 15 years now. Pretty much got it down pat.

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You can definitely do light touring on the Street Triple. As for choosing between the two, I feel that no one can make that decision for you. Personally I am a sucker for a good deal and I don't like buying first year models of new bikes or cars. I like to let them work out the kinks before I buy.

At the same time that bike looks super nice and that TFT screen is amazing. I think either motorcycle will make you happy so just let your wallet decide which is best. If you are into touring, $4000 can get you a lot of the neccessary things like new tires (the stock tires aren't gonna get you many miles) saddle bags, and all the accessories you could want to turn it into a mini tourer.
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Only you can decide...me personally, I'd get the RX. I don't think the new bike is 4 grand better...


You can tour on a Street Triple no problem...I did a 3600 mile ride last summer and camped along the way. But how you pack is the key. I use the Helen2Wheels packing system with a rear rack. Heaviest bag is nearest me with light stuff out back. Two straps hold it all on and comes off in about 30 seconds. Been using this and refining what I pack for 15 years now. Pretty much got it down pat.

JonBon,

Based on your glowing reviews, I just got a couple Helen2Wheels bags for my trip to the MotoAmerica round at PittRace in August.

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In my opinion, the Street Triple is the new UBM (Universal British Motorcycle) Mine is my commuter, my sport tourer, and my track day weapon. If you can only own one bike, it's the bike to own. I may be slightly biased, though.

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Once you've ridden both, you know what to buy. I've done this exercise on the same day (first the old, then the new one, each for 2 hours, same roads). It was a no-brainer. Beside the money, there is really no single reason to buy the old one. My 765RS will arrive end of this week.
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I am also a sucker for a good deal. If you find a 675 for a great deal I'd do it...
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I have to balance this thread out about touring on a light naked class motorcycle. Wind. Even the S3 which is nearly 500 lbs isn't very much fun on open highways having to lean into a crosswind. If it was my money I would ride the B-King until I could get leftover prices or find a slightly used 765 marked down. I expect the new st3 to be worth waiting for and buying a new bike as a bridge makes no sense even at discount because the trade in a year will still hurt. I bought my new leftover 2013 S3 se for $2500 below list and still managed to lose $6000 trading 18 mos later! $6k i'll never see again. Was it worth it because I now have a bike that excites every time I twist the wick, buying a bike just because it's a good price is like burning money.
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My advice is wait and buy the bike you want rather than the lower model because it's cheaper. From Those I've spoke to who have actually ridden it, the new 765 is phenomenal.

However if you want a bargain and a lighter bike than the b-king then brand new 16 registered GSXS1000 are going for 25% less than RRP.

And the touring element on a street; you can tour on anything and it's a capable bike. But sustained wind blast from monotonous motorways on a naked is no fun.

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...But sustained wind blast from monotonous motorways on any bike is no fun.
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