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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is a 765 Street Triple R worth getting?

Hey fellow Triumph owners...I am shopping for a second bike to add to my daily 2017 Tiger 800 commuter I am looking for something more spirited for cornering/weekend riding, and not a track bike. I've always liked the standard nakeds/streetfighters and have been considering adding a 765 Street Triple R (or I could get an RS - but I really dont think its worth the extra $1K for me). Looked at the Yamaha MT-09/MT-10 as well - But since I like the adjustable suspension, I would probably nix the MT-09. I also like the Speed Triple, but I hate that the 2015 and earliers dont have a gear indicator, and the exhaust is up high which sometimes interferes with strapping a bag to the pillion for a day-trip.

My only worry is that on paper my Tiger (in Sport mode) dyno performance appears really close to the Street Triple under about 8K RPMs, and other than the shorter wheelbase/handling (and a little less weight), the difference may not keep me entertained as long as I'd like. So maybe going up a size would be better. Any thoughts?
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I have an RS not an R so,, but given that, saying under 8k rpm is like saying with only two cylinders. When the RS hits 8k it explodes into life, it goes from 78 hp to 120 in about 3000 revs. It feels nice and kinda sporty under 8k but above 8k - well for the first few times it is a hold on and hope for the best moment.

I suggest you test ride one and find out for yourself.

I did a small ride today, 75 miles of pure twisties up and down the Costa Rican mountains and I have no doubt that the RS had more than enough power and handling to bring a smile to anyone's face.
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RS is a very different animal...ride it to understand... difficult to judge by on paper charts

Do ride a Kawasaki Z900 and and KTM 790 before u bite the bullet...

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I have an RS not an R so,, but given that, saying under 8k rpm is like saying with only two cylinders. When the RS hits 8k it explodes into life, it goes from 78 hp to 120 in about 3000 revs. It feels nice and kinda sporty under 8k but above 8k - well for the first few times it is a hold on and hope for the best moment.

I suggest you test ride one and find out for yourself.

I did a small ride today, 75 miles of pure twisties up and down the Costa Rican mountains and I have no doubt that the RS had more than enough power and handling to bring a smile to anyone's face.
Thanks. The Tiger also really moves when you hit 7-8K, so it must be contagious.

Yes, I have ridden the 'R' on a 10-minute test ride, but not the RS before. Unfortunately I cant rent one nearby or take it out for a long ride like owners have. I'll certainly take your advice and give the RS a whack as well on a test ride, but in the meantime I am just looking for impressions from owners who have a more varied bike experience versus my other Triumph.
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RS is a very different animal...ride it to understand... difficult to judge by on paper charts

Do ride a Kawasaki Z900 and and KTM 790 before u bite the bullet...

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Yes, I have ridden the Z900. It wasn't bad, but I cant explain it but I just didn't come away wanting to buy it. Also the MT-09, MT-10, CB650F, CB1000R, and S1000R. I have not had an opportunity to ride the 790, but I want to get a bike with an adjustable suspension. The S1000R is certainly the beast of the group, but I'll leave that for another day. That really has me focusing on the MT-10 and the STR, both which seemed to be my front runners. I have not ridden a Speed Triple, so maybe that and an RS test ride are in order.
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Yes, I have ridden the Z900. It wasn't bad, but I cant explain it but I just didn't come away wanting to buy it. Also the MT-09, MT-10, CB650F, CB1000R, and S1000R. I have not had an opportunity to ride the 790, but I want to get a bike with an adjustable suspension. The S1000R is certainly the beast of the group, but I'll leave that for another day. That really has me focusing on the MT-10 and the STR, both which seemed to be my front runners. I have not ridden a Speed Triple, so maybe that and an RS test ride are in order.
I rode the 790 before getting the RS - it has an amazing engine - yes less power than the RS but it is so readily available at all revs even seemingly super low that it feels more powerful. But.. non adjustable suspension and probably the least comfortable bike I have ever ridden, after 45 minutes I was standing on the pegs just to give my poor ass a break!
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I bought the R and if were to do it again I'd probably get the RS. I'm very happy with the R and really doubt i'll ever be able to ride to its potential but for the M50 brakes, ohlins and other doodads it seems like a bargain. Have about 10,000 trouble free miles. I'd definitely take one for a ride somewhere you can open it up and see what you think.
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I bought the R and if were to do it again I'd probably get the RS. I'm very happy with the R and really doubt i'll ever be able to ride to its potential but for the M50 brakes, ohlins and other doodads it seems like a bargain. Have about 10,000 trouble free miles. I'd definitely take one for a ride somewhere you can open it up and see what you think.
In the process of thrashing my 2017 "S" ... Riding after 10 year hiatus...
Will ... Not intentionally.... Drop it, ride hard, lowside....

Then go ahead and buy an RS. Love that bike way too much to abuse it

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If money is a consideration, you might consider a 2013-2016 Street Triple 675 R. They do have a gear indicator and low mount exhaust. I think you’re confusing them with then 2012 and earlier bikes. Power is great, handling is fantastic, and a clean one can be picked up in the $5-$6k range easily.

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If money is a consideration, you might consider a 2013-2016 Street Triple 675 R. They do have a gear indicator and low mount exhaust. I think you’re confusing them with then 2012 and earlier bikes. Power is great, handling is fantastic, and a clean one can be picked up in the $5-$6k range easily.

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The Speed Triple is what I mentioned. For some reason they left out the gear indicator on that model until 2016 (and the exhaust comes up higher). A few years ago I looked at a 2016 Street 675R and was close to getting it then (and would be cheaper like you said) - but I managed to get a little bonus from work this year and I guess I'd rather blow it on a 765 version before the wife finds out and I end up with a used Grom...
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