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post #601 of 859 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 11:12 AM
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Yes, you just need to pull the clutch in and roll off the throttle after you select the desired mode.
I'm able to change modes while riding my Speed Twin without pulling in the clutch. The little light seems to blink longer, going from "Rain" to "Road," for example, but it does change eventually, even without the clutch, on my U.S.-bought bike anyway.
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I donít disagree though I havenít been playing too much in that range as it only takes one gear shift to be worryingly in excess of legal speed

One of the reviews talked about riding it both ways. Using the torque curve down low to grunt out or wringing it out in the power like a sport bike.
That makes sense, Iíve done both. The torque wave is great on this bike similar to the way the Street Twin was, but thereís definitely rewarding power after peak torque.
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The dyno numbers on the thruxton version of the HP motor support that.
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The dyno numbers on the thruxton version of the HP motor support that.
Whatís interesting about the Thruxton is that it seems to reach peek torque much earlier then the Speed does. I guess it doesnít really matter all that much since itís so linear anyway.
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Whatís interesting about the Thruxton is that it seems to reach peek torque much earlier then the Speed does. I guess it doesnít really matter all that much since itís so linear anyway.


The engines arenít quite identical. There are some lighter parts in the Speed Twin actually. But it does seem like the flat section of thruxton is slightly tilted the other way from the Speed Twin. I wonder how much of the differences can be attributed to tune and how much is the mechanicals?
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The engines aren’t quite identical. There are some lighter parts in the Speed Twin actually. But it does seem like the flat section of thruxton is slightly tilted the other way from the Speed Twin. I wonder how much of the differences can be attributed to tune and how much is the mechanicals?
No idea but I’m really interested to see some track numbers from the Speed. I’ll do it myself eventually just out of curiosity. Need to find my Dragy and set it back up. I’m not exactly stock at this point but it’ll be interesting to see none the less.

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Logged about 300 miles today. Have a really funny looking sun burn to prove it.

Man, this bike just keeps getting better. Or I’m getting a better feel for it. Or both.

Does what I ask it too in the twisties. Stops on a dime. Has power all over the rev range.

It doesn’t feel like passing power anymore, it feels like turbo power. Now that I mention it, the bike does sometimes feel like it’s running a turbo kit. Moment of lag then BOOM youre gone. That’s mostly in first and could be a result of the sprocket change though. Either way, for town and city driving you’ll always have more then enough power on hand.

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Found some dyno charts from a Triumph press event.

I’d love to see independent tests done by one of the bike mags.
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Still waiting on mine, maybe Ireland is the last place in the world to get them. Patience is a virtue.
NZ is pretty near the end of the world too - I put down the deposit 1 March, but still not even a distant rumour as to when the bike might arrive!!
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