Main Motorcycle: 2013 Street Triple R
Join Date: Oct 2012
I haven't ridden either, but based on the responses my advice would be to get the one that measures higher on your personal wow meter. If that comes down to something as small as the color of the subframe, so be it. Since they are so close in price, that's not really an issue. Some people will say you should get the RS, because it will likely get you more money at some point down the road if you sell it. Motorcycles are not investments, they are purchases. It seems the differences in performance are minor, so that's not really a decision point. Canberra3 is correct about ultimate performance. I'm an intermediate track rider. I've taken my 13 675R to the track many times and don't feel I have ever come close to its limits. Maybe if I were in the expert group? Maybe if I were Jack Miller?
It's splitting hairs, but get the one that "talks" to you. Get the one that every time you see it in you garage you think, "wow, I can't believe that bike is mine." Get the one that every time you ride it, any troubles you might have melt away and it's just you and your bike. My 675 still does that for me after over 6 years, and I still believe I will never sell it.
It's a tough decision to make, but a nice decision to have to make and I really don't think you can go wrong either way. Good luck and don't forget to post pictures.
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