1200 - 1500 miles on rear tyre / local knob rots started paying attention to bike and some kindly advice from the local police about speeds to be maintained on the public highway.... Miss her, but Speedy floats my boat in so many more ways!!
I just wanted to enjoy the benefits of something whose technology was less of a throwback to WWII-era engineering, and an oh-why-not test ride on the S3 led to a same-day purchase. I've had absolutely no buyer's remorse.
My first bike was a Yamaha 650, I can't even remember what the name was right now. I currently have a Honda nighthawk 750 which sucks ass. I should have the S3 in the garage in a few weeks to a month as long as everything goes smoothly
My previous ride was also a triple, and had similar engine character, though the 750 put out 50 less HP, and weighed more than 100 lbs greater than the S3. Handled exactly the same though... :roll: I eventually put standard handlebars on mine. I sold it in 1988.
well hell, since I haven't owned as many as some of ya, I'll just list what I've owned from my start of riding! :-D
93 Honda CBR F2(the purdy one in red, white, and blue) :-D - rode her a pathetic 8k miles in a year
96 Honda CBR 900RR(again the purdy one, the erion racing edition) - rode her 24k miles in 2 years
then came my 1st and only new bike purchase, and my new found love fer yammy's... :-D
99 Yamaha R1(you've seen her, the blinged out blue one) - rode her 30k miles in 3 years, and during that time tore up the crank and 3rd gear which were both covered under my ext warr. :-D
then tickets started accumulate'n so I went back down to a 600 fer insurance reasons...
01 Honda CBR F41(silver/black) - that was my down year, didn't git much riding time, and the bike didn't do much fer me after the R1, rode her a pathetic 6k miles in 1 year
then back to the yammy...
02 Yamaha R1(silver/black) - rode her about 20k miles in 2 years until I test rode the speedy, and it was all over after that! :-D
As a young wild thing I had a slew of Husqvarnas, but then I bought the Trophy 1200. 1200, that's what I'm talking about. That thing was REALLY top heavy, but it really ran good going down the highway. I don't know how many miles I put it, but it had 47k on the clock and was running strong. The old Trophy is what the new Sprint should be. Apparently, the Trophy 1000 is what put Triumph back on the map when they made their glorious return?
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