Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Triumph Tiger 800XRX
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Friendswood, TX
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?