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I just realized, even though the s3 wins many accolades in print, there is never a clamor to post links to said articles, or post links to websites showing favorable reviews of the triple. On some other M/C forums anytime there is any mention of the particular model showcased by the forum, there are huge threads, where people try to justify their purchase and/or slam a poor review on their particular model.

Are you guys really that much more secure in your choice of motorcycle? Or are you all just less well read? :roflmoa2:



[ This message was edited by: kcjones on 2007-03-04 15:45 ]
 

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Gosh, most o' us Speed Triple riders barely got-un third grade education. T' rest o' us can't read more-un the die-rections on a feezen TV dinner.

The real reason is quite simple: The speed triple just doesn't get the same amount of press that your average GSXR gets. When a good article does come out you can bet we'll be all over it like ugly on a purple Prom Tux.

Better yet, I have yet to see a bad review of am 05+ Speed Triple. What's to complain about? In all the shootouts it ranks #1 or #2 and it costs thousands less than the competition.

At least that's how I see it. Do a search. You'll find lots of threads about reviews of the S3.

Another hint is how active this S3 forum is. A single thread about an article like that can easily get lost in the shuffle of "Fastest Color" threads. Go figure.
 

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Well actually there have been quite a few articles lately about the s3, particularly in the English mags, and the Triple usually comes out favorably.

That's why I'm curious, no one jumps on these articles and thumps their chest over them. It's not a judgment on my part, merely an observation.

It becomes even more interesting if you think about the fact the s3 is FAR from a common motorcycle, and it's owners would probably be more likely to search out info since it is not as widely available.

[ This message was edited by: kcjones on 2007-03-04 16:17 ]
 

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It becomes even more interesting if you think about the fact the s3 is FAR from a common motorcycle, and it's owners would probably be more likely to search out info since it is not as widely available.
I think that S3 owners don't care what the mags say, sure I love hearing that it's the fastest engine outta 11 from 40 to 70 mph or that reviewers think it's the most "fun" bike out there but most of us already know that info and you also gotta remember that you can get the same amount of responses from a "changed my oil this weekend" post to a "speedy is the best bike ever post". That's why I like this forum so much it reminds me of "king of the hill" just a couple guys in the alley shootin' the $h!t together
 

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One thing about the internet, it's hard to convey sarcasm.

My point of this thread is that from what I can tell, the Triple stands alone on it's virtues! :razz:
 

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Print sarcasm is not welcome here sir, you take that talk to the Rocket 3 forum :razz: . I seriously think that someone should integrate a VoIP sytem on this site complete with video integration so we can watch HiVel do burnouts in real time and see a live "how to" from Devi. That'd be sweeet :cool:
 

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I also think this forum has the best, most helpful, and most colorful group of regular members. I think that is one of the appeals of this forum, and it also makes s3 ownership more appealing, to have access to a community like this one.

[ This message was edited by: kcjones on 2007-03-04 16:54 ]
 

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Yup. And my speedy is secure in his bikehood. His owner, on the other hand...
 

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Hey, you don't see many 12"*****'d pornstars going on and on about their manhood.

If ya got it, you don't need to brag.

When people ask me, "How fast that there baaaaak go?" I just say, "Fast enough."...


"on one wheel"

*grin*
 

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Hey KCJONES, we're all on your train.
I for one get mixed emotions when I read articles praising S3. I mean, I know how good it is and I smile and nod, but on the other hand, I don't want too many other riders to race off and buy one. Selfish...maybe? But I doubt a guy on an R1 feels all that special when no-one wanders over to poke at his bike outside the cafe. (Mind you, Speedie is like a Pit Bull, the onlookers tend to stare but stay back a distance).
 

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Hey KCJONES, we're all on your train.
I for one get mixed emotions when I read articles praising S3. I mean, I know how good it is and I smile and nod, but on the other hand, I don't want too many other riders to race off and buy one. Selfish...maybe? But I doubt a guy on an R1 feels all that special when no-one wanders over to poke at his bike outside the cafe. (Mind you, Speedie is like a Pit Bull, the onlookers tend to stare but stay back a distance).
:gpst: Here, here!!! That's exactly how I feel but, I always like welcoming new owners to the fold, just stay outta san antonio you hear! STAY OUT, all the girls love my bike and if I get another speedy owner down here I'll have some competition, it's like fish in a bucket right now :)

[ This message was edited by: ThePope on 2007-03-04 18:00 ]
 

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On 2007-03-04 17:54, kcjones wrote:
That's what I was wondering about, is the s3 just supposed to be a well kept secret? :???:
I think up here in the twin cities its still a well kept secret, although my friend that works at the dealership says they've been selling a lot of them, mostly to people on the west side of the cities for some wierd reason (Plymouth, Golden Valley, Calhoun area). I live in the northeastern part of the cities (White Bear Lake area) and have only seen one s3 and that was late last summer at Bob's Cycle supply in Little Canada ( I think it was an 06, but there was a horde of people standing around the bike--I was one them :lollol: )
For the last 3 years a group of us ride down to University Avenue in St. Paul for back to the 50's weekend and there a ton of motorcycles down there--sportbikes, naked bikes, cruisers, and i've never seen an 05 or 06 s3.
I bet we'll start seeing a few more of them around, but I don't think they'll be as common as all of the crotchrockets and harleys (which is a good thing).
 

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All that, and Triumph doesn't make enough money to pay for weeklong trackdays with it's new model or take the press to Hooters for wings. ;-)
 
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