I convinced my father to get a Thruxton R and he ordered at the end of the winter and received it yesterday. I drove it from the dealer to my father's house, about a 1 hour ride.
Didnt rev it too high since its brand new, I will wait a couple miles to be put on it before hitting it harder.
It's a hell of a nice bike, attention to details is impressive. Sounds good too.
I thought it would pull a little bit harder, maybe its just that I dont know the power curve yet, or that I'm used to my S3 power I dont know. The first gear feels like its lacking some whip, even in sport mode. I cant wait to ride it again, it was a really fun ride. Bike is light, and very easy to drive.
What publications? American bike magazines are crap. They have excluded the Speed Triple mainly because Triumph doesn't pay for advertising.I never said the S3 was crap, but the leftover inventory and prices they are being had for suggest triumph look at whats going on around them. I never ever heard of the rag that put the 2016 S3 as bike of the year and the other bikes in the same class are lighter, brake better, and many have electronic suspension. The 2016 is the same 2011 with ride modes the bike doesn't make enough power to need. I bought my S3 because i'm a triumph guy but look at some of the major publications and the s3 isn't even included and hasn't been for years. Now can A S3 owner that knows his bike intimately outrun me at the track or twisties, good chance, but put equal riders on a 2016 s3 or one of the new top 3 nakeds and... it really depends what the tool is being used for but the speed certainly doesn't out handle the Aprilia, S1kr, SDr, MT10. Pretending our bike is the best is what harley riders do but we see things for what they really are right?
No, I welcome your opinion. Keeps me on my toes and thinking.I really should have kept that post to myself. sorry Cburt i'm sure you're getting tired of seeing me hanging around. Brand Triumph is a walk down memory lane and they have done best when creating their own market and they shouldn't be bound to compete because that's in effect letting other co's dictate what direction you go. Anyhow, I'll keep my posts as politically correct as possible. Most American publications love the S3 and the 2 subscriptions I get are littered with triumph ads and the modern classics are destroying the competition.