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'07 Bars are 25mm Higher and angle back to the rider 25mm... compared to the '06.

I prefer the '06 riding position... but if you want to be more upright the '07 is Ok... personally I think Genmar risers would be a better option, than Triumph's.

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Mate, have only ridden the '06 and earlier models a few times and thought they were great but maybe just a tad too sporting for me.

But then again, I'm getting older and prefer a bit more comfort, especially on the longer rides and I'm finding my '07 very comfortable. And, it's still sporty enough to get my adrenalin pumping... :razz:

I'm doing my first longer ride tomorrow so I'll let you know how that goes.
 
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I agree with Tuk. I'm very happy with the '07 setup. I test rode the '06, which was nice..but the '07 was better for me. I too wanted something that I could be comfortable on for the long haul, and the 07 bar height suits me well.

I'd suggest you go to a Triumph dealer and ask for a test ride on an '07 (they don't know you're not going to buy it!). That way you'll know for sure if you like the setup...and it's FREE!

[ This message was edited by: rjmatt on 2006-12-28 06:18 ]
 

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Funny, I have an '06 Sprint, and a buddy has the same bike, but with Gen-mar risers. I could not tell the difference, just sitting on one, then the other. *shrug*

Of course, I haven't actually rode and '06 with Risers, so that may be the litmus test.
 

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I sat on a '07 and thought the riding position was TOO upright.....I bought a used set of Gen-Mar risers from this board and I like the compromise, not as low and forward as the '05/'06 but not as up-right as the '07's
 

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As promised, I thought I'd advise what I feel about the riding position, seat etc of the '07 now that I've done some longer rides.

OK, so 300km in a day is not too long but on a hot summer's day here in the north of NSW, it can be tiring enough.

I found the bike surprisingly comfortable, although it rides rougher over the bumpy stuff compared to my last BM. No neck or wrist ache but my backside was noticing it by rides end.

I then did a 245km loop on Sunday with more twisties involved so kept me moving about more. That was great and I was really impressed with the comfort.

Having now done about 1200km, the bike is starting to loosen up a bit more, especially since I can now use some more revs. I think the motor is amazing and the torque characteristics for everyday riding make it a joy. One very sweet motor!

Criticisms? I think the brakes do feel spongy (as many have said) and that detracts from its ability to confidently attack unknown twisty roads. You get used to it and the brakes don't seem to fade - just not confidence inspiring.

I'm still sorting the suspension for me - I think the rear is OK but the front maybe a little soft and when you increase the preload (is it?) on the front, it puts it a bit out of sync with the rear. I'm definitely no expert on this but that's just how it feels to me.

I may have to "soften" the front again a tad to match it more with the rear. I could, of course, be completely wrong here but I'll continue to make small adjustments and see what happens. I case anyone's interested, I'm 5'11" (179cm) and about 90kg (198lbs).

I hope that helps.

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I'm 6'1" and 220 lbs and found a fairly good balance at 1 full turn at the front and 5 clicks in at the back - this is basically what the handbook recommends for a "firmer" ride with an extra click at the back added. No change to the damping as the roads here are terrible and I am in town a lot. I also found that the overall balance is thrown out if the front and back changes aren't in sync with each other.

How did you get on with the riding position on your trips ? Do the handlebars work ok with the aero screen ?

The motor will loosen up a lot as you move past 3000 miles or so - it just gets better and better with distance.
 

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I'm 6'1" and 220 lbs and found a fairly good balance at 1 full turn at the front ....

How did you get on with the riding position on your trips ? Do the handlebars work ok with the aero screen ?
Mate, What do you mean by one full turn at the front? Do you mean one full turn in from the factory position? I think I've done a little more than that.

Like where you are, the roads around here can be a mix of rough and smooth so I don't want it too firm - it needs to be compliant, if that's the word.

As for the riding position, I think it's almost ideal. I don't find it too upright at all and I think it strikes a nice, comfortable balance between touring and sports riding. As I mentioned, no neck strain and no wrist strain on the trips. I would like a little more leg room but I guess you can't have everything.

The screen offers reasonable protection and I'm not getting buffeted at higher speeds but up over 160kph, you'll notice the breeze! :-D

Really, it's hard to know what else they can do without compromising the sports-touring theme.

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I picked up my 07 a couple of weeks ago and went for my first ride out of town this last weekend. Roads were a mixture of city, freeway, and twisties. I was very, very happy with the riding position and after 220 miles I could have gone on some more. Last year I test rode the 2006 and after a few minuets my wrists were aching, so I didn't buy one. I was very pleased when they released the 07 as I prefer a more upright riding position. My last bile was the BMW 1150 RT and I actually find the Sprint more comfortable. I may have to change the seat though.
 

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The turn on the front suspension is the compression not the preload. If you want a stiffer front end you have to change the springs, That will change your preload
 

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On 2007-02-01 07:10, oldgoat57 wrote:
The turn on the front suspension is the compression not the preload. If you want a stiffer front end you have to change the springs, That will change your preload
???? Did they change something for '07?

The top adjuster is a pre-load adjuster on my '06. It's true that pre-load adjustment do not change spring rate. Nothing does that except a new spring, as mentioned.

Pre-load adjusts sag (ride height). If you can't get a proper sag reading with the pre-load adjuster somewhere near the center of it's adjustment range a different spring rate helps.

The Sprint suspension is one of my few nits about the Sprint. Having only a pre-load adjustment on the forks of an 11,000 dollar bike is not very impressive.
 
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hi i recently rode my new 07 sprint from the sunshinecoast to rockhampton via the inland its @700 klms full paniers tankbag and wife on the back i weigh 90 kilos her is 50 and it handled like a dream i traded in my 04 daytona on the sprint and i find the new bike very comftable after the daytona no more sore shoulders and wifey is happy at speeds over 120 now cause she dont get blown around we do big kilometers when we do travel will be off to port macquarrie in august will be around3500 klm trip for us
 
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