Really? I have 50000 miles on my multistrada, 18000 on my 1098 Streetfighter - neither have ever let me down and been rock solid. Cant say that for my triumphs or my Japanese bikes. I just have no idea what guys are talking about with the perceived reliability issues. I've owned a dozen Ducs none have been any worse than other brands.I rode the Duc Streetfighter a while back... most uncomfortable naked I ever sat on. Could've improved since then, but Duc reliability is still an issue. The handing was nice, have to admit that.
The twins is what I was basing my comment on... I haven't ridden the new v4.... But to be honest triumph motorcycles are always my most enjoyable rides... and I don't say that just because this is a triumph forum.... I honestly believe the speed triple should take out bike of the year.... based on the data I have seen.I dont know man, I rode the new SF and that V4 engine is a jewel. It's so smooth and precise it's a dream on the street and not anything like the old raw and nasty high strung twin.
That's a good question. I've had a lot of experience with LiFe batteries in RC aircraft and they require constant balancing and maintenence of the individual cells or they go south very quickly. A123 (or LiFe) batteries are delicate but they are not known for being as dangerous as LiPo. Either way I don't want one on any of my bikes.The new Speed is going to come with a lithium (guessing LiFePO4) battery. I just had one go pear shaped on Friday, presumably one cell got unbalanced. It puffed and got hot, but cooled down after 2-3 hours, and no fire. How are we supposed to normally keep a lithium battery balanced while installed in a motorcycle?
Hopefully like most LiFePO4 batteries they have an inbuilt balancer.That's a good question. I've had a lot of experience with LiFe batteries in RC aircraft and they require constant balancing and maintenence of the individual cells or they go south very quickly. A123 (or LiFe) batteries are delicate but they are not known for being as dangerous as LiPo. Either way I don't want one on any of my bikes.
That was always my complaint about anything Ducati....the on/off nature of the throttle in first gear in slow traffic situations. If it's going to be an everyday road bike, it needs to be able to handle everyday roads.I dont know man, I rode the new SF and that V4 engine is a jewel. It's so smooth and precise it's a dream on the street and not anything like the old raw and nasty high strung twin.
I guess I hadn't really thought about top speed, but I can see where someone would be disappointed that it doesn't top out higher than the Street Triple or just higher in general. If, like you said, the information is correct, in some ways I'm surprised it doesn't have a higher top speed. But in some ways I'm not... It is, after all, a naked street bike ("street first"). I don't know. For me, 150 mph is more than enough both due to the size (or lack there of) my balls and due to the bike having no wind protection.Top speed. Suggesting 6th gear on the 1200 is the same ratios as 3rd on the 765 is a bad thing because there's no rpm's to make up top speed. I don't expect this could possibly be correct as triumph got everything else right. My sdr tops out around 95 mph in 3rd with stock gearing and it's scary quick, point being the new speed will handle taller gearing and still be fast, At this power to weight contact is the equalizer.
Right that's exactly what I meant. Please note that as far as I know, big whp bikes get their first few gears electronically torque limited, so the 765 to 1160 gap may not be as big as a theoretical chart suggests. Also, the 765 has a small but non-zero all-up weight advantage.sense of power I feel on my Street Triple in 1st gear, I would be able to feel in 2nd gear on a Speed Triple
@steve59 - Clarification, I'm not saying Speed 6th is Street 3rd ratio. I meant Speed 6th is delivering similar power per mph as Street 3rd (which sounds amazing). Street and Speed gearing are similar except for 1st, each gear tops out similar mph. But yeah you got the part where 6th revs more than the 1050. The new 6th is about like the old 5th wrt revs, and slightly longer than 765 6th but the 765 has more revs so top speed is slightly higher (per GearingCommander estimations).Suggesting 6th gear on the 1200 is the same ratios as 3rd on the 765