Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2018 Street Triple R LRH
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
My New Street Triple R LRH - Jenny
I traded in my Street Twin today for a Street Triple R (Low Ride Height - LRH). I named her Jenny after Jenny Tinmouth, the current female Isle of Man TT record holder on a motorcycle (and since 2009).
The bike is a 2018, but was brand new.
My first impressions (after putting 50 miles on her today) are as follows:
1. HOLY COLUMBUS OHIO!
I felt like I was riding the street twin, and it was a great bike (and my first bike), but the Street Triple is an extension of me. I feel one with the bike.
Those brakes are insanely good and so communicative, just like the rest of the bike. I think something and the STR is already doing it.
2. SMOOTH, SMOOTH, SMOOTH! Did I say smooth? Amazing engine in terms of vibration and harshness, as in, there really isn't any. The gearbox too. WOW.
3. The suspension, in stock form, is stiff, but not uncomfortable. The same with the riding position.
4. I have not pushed her at all, and haven't had her over about 6K RPM's and only a few very quick (20-25%) throttle squeezes from 4-6K. She is deceptively fast. No drama, but even keeping her under 6K, she just goes.
I cannot wait to see what she does when broken in, but I'll have to wait.
A few negatives, but slight, and not really negatives.
1. I have short legs (hence the LRH model). However, I also have small hands and the clutch lever, even at it's closest setting, is a little much and uncomfortable quickly.
Does anyone know a good replacement clutch lever that I can get adjust to make the lever closer to me/my hand?
2. Everything is too easy for Jenny. Corners that were noticeable and slightly difficult in the Street Twin, Jenny laughs at and barely leans for.
3. She is (obviously) not as torquey down low. She needs a little more twist from a stop to get her going. I stalled once. However, she communicates so well, that I think I will adjust quickly.
Overall, she's amazing. Fit and finish, performance, and comfort. She has it all.
I race a Formula Car and have a 700HP Porsche Turbo. She is Porsche comfortable and Formula Car pre-cognitive and responsive. WOW. I am going to love having her for a long time to come.
I will post pictures soon and update as time goes on.