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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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I am strongly considering a Street Triple R to replace my current bike. I had an interceptor before and now have a VTX 1300R. It's time for me to move back from driving a couch to something much more sporty!

Will the Triple ride be close to the Interceptor's?

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Close in what way? Ergos? Suspension? Ability to leap small buildings in a single bound?

Where are you? Is there a dearly nearby where you could get a test ride?

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Will the Triple ride be close to the Interceptor's?
Welcome Damon! The Interceptor is a great all around bike. I think you'll find the Street R will more than hold its own. You cannot go wrong with the Sreet R, IM not so HO.
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I'm in the Washington DC area. I test rode the Street Triple last week. No "R" to test ride. It felt very nice! I liked the more upright position and I liked the way it jumped with the throttle

I had grown very accustomed to the handling and seating position of my Interceptor. It felt like the Triple was more much more upright than the Interceptor and that the suspension was stiffer.

I have ridden my buddy's Ducati S4RS and the position of the triple felt close to that. I also really liked the fact that I really couldn't see much of the bike when I was riding. The view was much more like I wasn't riding on anything... if that makes any sense

I'm just waiting to pull the trigger on an orange R! even my wife says go for it...

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