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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2010, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Well, after 12 years on a fightered '87 FJ1200, yesterday I test rode and put a deposit on a 2000 Speed Triple 955i in black.
Had to take it a bit easy due to a brand new back tyre but it felt like all the best bits of the FJ (massive torque, silky smooth power delivery etc) but with modern levels of braking and handling with the added advantage of no cooked legs from the air cooled engine

While we were there we got the dealer to bring in a 2003 Speed Four with high bar kit from another branch which my wife is going to be testing next weekend so we might be a 2 Triumph family in a couple of weeks.
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Welcome and Congratulations on the Speedy! The '00 in black is my favorite year! The Speed Four is a great bike too, though often misunderstood.
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Thanks for the welcome. My wife currently has an FZR600 pre exup and loves it but has problems with her joints so we're hoping that the high bar converson will be enough to take some of the pressure off her wrists but retain the sportsbike feel. Though she did try the triple and now says her fizzer feels like a moped!
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A triple has the habit of messing up one's relationship with an otherwise nice bike.
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