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Old 01-16-2013, 08:30 AM   #120
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Western Mass
Oddometer: 589
I am interested in one. My only concerns are: Will it wheelie like a KTM SMT, or a Multistrada? Does it cost like the KTM (around 13-14K), Is it as light (or close) as either? And, does it have the range (200-300 miles) I am looking for? Is it *comfortable* for both rider and passenger? With V-Strom 650's and left over 1000's going for around $10k, a $3k premium for one of these bikes is not out of the question for many buyers.
These questions will all be answered shortly after it arrives here, in the US.
I am no longer concerned with Triumph's overall reliability or dealership network. They seem to be as good, or better than any other manufacturer now.
I owned an older (1998) Triumph 885 triple, and while the engine was a gem, it was a heavy lump. Top heavy, at that.
Street bikes for the street. Dirt bikes for the dirt. Let's keep it that way.
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