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Hello all,I've been reading the posts on this forum for a while now and gathering as much info as I can to help make my decision. Currently I am trying to decide between the '07 triple or sprint, both of which I think I would be happy with, but both offer something different. I am by no means a racer, have been riding dirt bikes my whole life and this will be my first street bike. Triumph had a demo day here in Ft. Worth, Texas a couple of weeks ago and I rode the '06 Sprint, Triple, and Daytona, in that order. I really liked the Triple the most because of the weight and upright feel of the bike, but the wind on the highway was a factor that I don't think I had considered until I actually rode at 70 mph.
Does this bother anyone or is it something you just get used to?
I have sat on the new Sprint and the rise and feel of the new handlebars are much better that the '06, for my personal taste that is, and the seat is more comfy,comes with panniers, and just has more stuff to offer. BUT, I can't get past the feel of the triple.So if anyone can talk me into one or the other I would appreciate it cause I'm one indesicive son of a gun right now....and please comment on the wind factor if you could...Thank you
 

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> I really liked the Triple the most because of the weight and upright feel of the bike, but the wind on the highway was a factor that I don't think I had considered until I actually rode at 70 mph.
Does this bother anyone or is it something you just get used to?


I got used to it, but then none of my street bikes had any kind of fairing or even windscreens for the first 25 years that I rode. To me, it's just part of motorcycling. Other people are different, though, and don't care for the wind at all.

I like the Triple for the same qualities you mention, but again, individual preferences vary. The Sprint is an excellent machine too, and might be a better choice if you'll have a passenger very often. And there is yet another possibility...you might want to wait a few months until the new Tiger is in showrooms and see what you think of it. In some ways, it has the best qualities of both the Sprint and the Speed Triple.
 

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Ask that question on this forum and most likely every one will tell you go for the speedy, we all love them. But Diego is right, in that you should consider what you want to do with the bike. If you want to carry passengers that are bigger than a 12 year old, then maybe the Sprint would be better. If you want to carry loads of gear with you, maybe the Sprint would be better.

But if your aspire to be a hooligan and ride with a sh!t eating grin on your face all the time, the definately the speedy is the bike for you. :-D
 

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SPRINT

Superb Sport Tourer
Long distance traveler
Cargo capabilities
Comfortable for 1 or 2 up riding



SPEED TRIPLE

Hooligan Machine
Controllable Wheelies
Bad Ass Bike
Lots of fun to ride
Canyon Carver



You can also get the new 07 TIGER which is a cross between the Beautiful Sprint and the Mean Speed Triple and then some.


Enjoy and Welcome!

Ton Up! :cool:
 

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SPRINT

Superb Sport Tourer
Long distance traveler
Cargo capabilities
Comfortable for 1 or 2 up riding



SPEED TRIPLE

Hooligan Machine
Controllable Wheelies
Bad Ass Bike
Lots of fun to ride
Canyon Carver



You can also get the new 07 TIGER which is a cross between the Beautiful Sprint and the Mean Speed Triple and then some.


Enjoy and Welcome!

Ton Up! :cool:
 

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Ya! What TonUp said.

[ This message was edited by: OKCTriple on 2006-11-29 06:23 ]
 

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Ya! What TonUp said.
 

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You didn't mention doing alot of 2 up riding, so I say just get the speedy, you will get used to the windblast. I was always used to some protection(I've owned full fairing sportbikes 10 yrs previously), and the speedy wasn't that bad to get used to. I do remember noticing the windblast much more the fist time I rode on the freeway, but hell, now I kinda like it! :-D I do think the new Tiger is gonna be a bad ass bike too, so there ya go, even more indecisive son of a gun now. :-D
 

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I had 2 S3's then I got a fully fared RSV. The Aprilia was great at speed and in the wind, But where you ride in the real world it was hard on the back and wrist's so I went for another S3, The wind blast is a small price to pay for comfort and leverage Oh and that HOOOLIGAN feeling every time you fire that Dam thing up!!! :-D I vote S3 :cool:
 
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Thanks for the replies, Trying to figure out how and why I'll be riding is hard also, part of me would like a good tourer and part of me would like a little terror on wheels around the hood so to speak. I sat on the new Tiger at the demo Ride, they had a white one on display, it's not for me, seat was a little to high and wide, and I just haven't been taken by the looks of that big tank either, but I'm sure it rides great.

I have a blank check arriving shortly in the mail from my lender so all I have to do is figure out which one to buy, looks like just about everyone has 2 or more bikes, maybe I'll get the new updated Sprint and buy a used Triple on down the line.

Ok last question, which color, with Triple it's either black or white, I ain't riding no green bike. With the Sprint all they have in stock are the Caspian Blue and the Tornado Red. I saw another member post his new '07 Sprint and it is a beautiful Phantom Black, I have to say that the Red looks kick ass on the showroom floor, but do I really want that much attention, yes.

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Hehe. Don't want that much attention? I'd recommend not getting either one of these bikes in that case :-D

Tornado red is a kick ass color. If it looks good, don't be afraid of any attention it might draw to you. It's deserved. Getting noticed is also a safety factor. That's why I went for the yeller (and of course that fact that it's the coolest and fastest color! :hammer: :-D ).
 
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Oh ya, Cheapbastard ,that video clip is killing me, I bet I sat here and watched it for 5 minutes cringing every time just before he kisses the floor....funny stuff....
 

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Okay, here's another question - is this going to be your only bike? And if so, is it purely for recreation or do you plan on using it for actual transportation (work, school, shopping, trips, etc.).

I've said it before - the S3 is the most enjoyable bike I have, from a pure riding standpoint. But it could never be my only bike. Yes, you can bodge up something resembling luggage, but then you've taken some of the fun out of it. Sure, you can carry a passenger, but she'd better have very short legs 'cause there's not much distance from seat to passenger pegs.

It's a killer bike to ride, which is why I love it.

It is not practical. Which is also why I love it.

So, if you're buying a second bike, or if you just plan on using it for weekend blasts, I'd say get the S3. It doesn't get any better'n that (get the black one, not white - white is slower).

If you're only going to have one bike, and plan on using it with a passenger and/or as an alternative to a car, get the Sprint. You'll still get that magic Triple motor, but you can carry things larger than a toothbrush and your passenger need not be an amputee or a dwarf. I've seen a tricked out Sprint and it's a wicked bike.

If I could have only one, it'd be the Sprint, which is sorta heresy, I know. Fortunately, I have more than one - which is why I chose the Triple as my second bike.
 
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Yes Premier yellow is a sweet color, and of course it's the fastest, lol.

Thanks for the advice Pilot, yes I work a lot during the week so this will be mainly for the weekends. I'm a single dude, 37, no wife or kids, so I could definitely see myself getting the Triple, but I would like a bike that I could pick up some chic's on and they would be comfortable enough to want to go riding on, I noticed the passenger pegs on the triple were very high. Do they sell after market pegs for the triple for the passenger? Or is that just wrong to do that to a Triple which seems to be meant for a single hell raising rider?
 

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Buy the triple. I've had fully faired bikes for about the last 12 years but the wind at highway speeds only takes about a week to get used too. I don't even notice it anymore except in cold weather. As far as cargo space.... This is a hooligan bike. Hooligans only need beer money, condoms, and brass knuckles. All that ***** will easily fit in your pockets. :-D Buy the triple and enjoy!!!
 

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Sounds like Speedy's your bike. I suppose you could carry a passenger a short distance (like, back to your place), but she'll hate you on long rides.

Some folks have turned the pegs around, which puts 'em lower and forward. Nothing's available from the aftermarket.

I removed mine. Useless appendages :-D
 

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I don't think you will regret for a second the Sprint. I went on several rides this summer and fall, and the guy that was almost always in the lead in the twisties rode a 955 Sprint. No one could keep up with him. The next fastest guy rode a Tiger. Aside from that +1 what most everyone else said...
 
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