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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Getting STR LRH 765 to replace Street Twin?

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I've been riding my 2018 Street Twin with modified TEC Cam, but want more. The bike is fun, but I drive an aggressive street/mild track tuned 700HP Porsche and race a Formula Car.

The Street Twin was my first bike, and as I've improved (not lifetime rider yet by any stretch) and gotten very comfortable on the bike and with situational awareness, etc. I've found I want more responsiveness, better braking, and more acceleration available. Additionally, I am 39, not 20, and have not intention of being a jerk or creating trouble for myself. I've gotten that out of my system - a long time ago too.

I was told when I got into racing to get a car that I would not get tired of and get something I can enjoy for years to come. When I got into motorcycles, given the many other variables - other vehicles, different techniques, etc. I went with a "benign" motorcycle to get comfortable on. I do not regret that decision.

I am short and the LRH Street Triple 765 fits me well, where as a Speed Twin, a Speed Triple, or normal Street Triple would not, without major suspension work anyway - and I don't want to do that.

I ride my bike often and everywhere and I average 1,000 miles a month.

My two questions are:

1. Is a 765 Street Triple Comfortable enough for 1,000 miles a month?

2. I've heard they are mild to wild and have enough mid range that you don't have to go crazy to enjoy riding it, but it's there if you want it.

Is the ST R an okay everyday bike to take everywhere, or does it always want more?

My formula car is an aero car/downforce car. I need to go fast to get the most out of it. My Porsche is mild to wild, and is so responsive and communicative, that it's awesome and fun at 40 mph.

Thank you for any input.

David

P.S. I have a solid offer on my Street Twin and found a new STR with rebates for much less than normal. So I would only be taking a small hit switching bikes, not a huge one.
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Have you test sat the regular Street? I ask, because I'm 5'6" with around a 29" inseam - 30" Levis drag the ground until after several washings, and my '13 R fits me beautifully. With the Daytona tail on the new 765's the seat might be a bit taller, but as long as you can get the balls of your feet on the ground, I'd say go with the regular one. Heck, I know a couple female riders shorter than I who ride adventure bikes. The just scooch a little to the left when stopping so they can firmly plant one foot, and call it good.
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My two questions are:

1. Is a 765 Street Triple Comfortable enough for 1,000 miles a month?

2. I've heard they are mild to wild and have enough mid range that you don't have to go crazy to enjoy riding it, but it's there if you want it.

Is the ST R an okay everyday bike to take everywhere, or does it always want more?
Comfort is very subjective and the street triple will have a bit more aggressive riding position than your street twin. I would try to take one for a test ride to make sure it’s a good fit.

I find naked bikes very comfortable for a few hours (whether using as a commuter or hustling in the canyons), but I wouldn’t necesarily want to ride cross county on one. Based on your performance needs, I would definitely sell the street twin and move on to a naked sport bike.
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It is subjective, but I've done 400 mile days, and back-to-back 300+ mile days on my 675, so 1,000/month should be easily done.
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I agree with Jack. Everyone is different of course and everyone has different tolerances but with a bike as light as the Street if I can get the balls of my feet down or even tip toe I'd probably go that route. There is but no question you'd have to think a bit more in challenging cambers at a stop and there's always the backing up in tough situations but being a shorter rider myself I've been dealing with it so long now it's second nature.

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1. Is a 765 Street Triple Comfortable enough for 1,000 miles a month?
Yes. At 39 I wouldn't think you'd have any problem with the Triple at 1000 miles a month. I'm a "bit" older and don't struggle at all with it. It's by no means upright but it's not a Panigale either. It's a comfortable bike for me and from a performance perspective I wouldn't want to be any more upright. The seating angle is just forward enough to create good geometry

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2. I've heard they are mild to wild and have enough mid range that you don't have to go crazy to enjoy riding it, but it's there if you want it.
That's kinda perspective It's certainly is not wild like my old S1000r but in truth that was unusable wild. I rode the new Ducati v4...that's wild but again totally unusable wild. I don't think anyone is ever gonna consider the Street Triple any where near docile and honestly is more bike than many can actually handle.

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Is the ST R an okay everyday bike to take everywhere, or does it always want more?
It's undoubtedly a very, very capable everyday machine. I can't imagine there's a smoother naked available.
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Thank you all for your thoughtful replies.

I went to my buddy who owns the local triumph dealer and he made a fair offer on my Street Twin and is selling me a brand new 2018 Street Triple R LRH for well under cost. His buddy has it at his shop in state and he's transferring to my local dealer and triumph is kicking is 5 figures to get the bike sold.

Basically, the out the door total cost is about what I would have paid had I got a STR LRH first. However, I have learned a lot on the thousands of miles I put on my Street Twin and don't regret it. I am basically losing the cost of the CAM upgrade I did on the Street Twin.

For what's it worth, I can barely ball the LRH right now and am going to a local seat wizard to take another 3/10 of an inch off or so to make me totally comfortable on the STR LRH. The non LRH was not an option.

I feel safe on it now, but want to be more comfortable with it in traffic and at stops, etc.

I think the STR is all the bike I'll want for a while anyway. I love power to weight and light vehicles. Not sure I'd want more power in a bigger bike, but let's see what Triumph comes up with in the next 3-4 years. I plan to take it slow and just enjoy the ride, so to speak.

As cool as the acceleration will be, I am super excited about the responsiveness and braking.

The bike will be in next week, but I am adding engine guards, side guards, and rear pegs to lift the bike so I can grease the chain myself (I do 500 miles in a week or two - so doing it myself is pivotal). I can ride the Street Twin in the meantime, but should be on the STR by the end of the month easy.

I'll keep everyone in the loop.

Thank you all again and I will report on how I like her. BTW, I am naming her Jenny (after Jenny Tinmouth a British Racer and Isle of Man TT participant http://www.jennytinmouth.com).
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I would agree that its a very good do it all bike. I ride right around 1000 miles a month with a few 500 mile days mixed in on my 765 R and have been happy with it. Had the clutch grinding till around 3k if I remember right. But other than that, no real complaints. I still look back at it sometimes when I'm walking away haha
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I'm loving my STR rs. I've owned an RC51 and have a GSXR 600 track bike. I've never had more fun than I do when I'm riding my STR. It's got the power to have as much fun as most would like and the comfort to not complain after a 400 mile ride. Perfect balance if you ask me.
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I am quite a bit older than you, turn 69 in a couple of months. I just bought a new 2018 STR LRH and am thinking this may be the most fun bike I have ever had. I have been riding for over 45 years mostly BMW's and Harleys. Have had multiple ultra classics, low riders and soft tails. Ran the gamut with BMW LT's, GT 1600's and RT's All were nice bikes, but this STR is just plain fun to ride. I know I personally will never be doing anymore cross country trips. I am at an age where I have fun just riding around for an hour or so. I didn't need a dual purpose bike that was both somewhat fun, yet able to take long trips. This STR is just FUN.
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Wow! You are all making me drool. I have to wait a week or so for the bike to transfer and have all my accessories installed. It's going to be a long week! It's also going to be a "long" 500-1000 mile break in period. I'll probably do it in a few weeks at the most, but it will feel like eternity!

Seriously, thank you for all your feedback.

The comfort, for what it is, the smoothness, the responsiveness, etc. is all reasons I got the bike.

It's a lot more power than I am used to, but I am happy it's accessible power and power I can work my way up to. I plan on riding for a lot longer and having this bike for a long time to come. I want to be safe and smart and break her in properly, etc.

I will definitely post here, and/or start a new thread, to talk about my experiences with her.
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