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Old 02-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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New Speed Triple or New CBR1000?

Mostly road riding, but there will be track days. And a bit of commuting. I'm an old feller. Top speed isn't that critical to me. Grunt and acceleration is.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Speed Triple R with Arrows 3 into 1 and Fly screen with visor. ABS is available as an option if desired.

I've looked long and hard at a Street Triple R with this set up... it would be plenty for me.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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I wouldn't think 2 seconds before I got the speed trip. I would even take a street triple over the honda in a heartbeat. they really are some of the best machines out there, IMO.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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How important are the track days? OTOH having high sided my beautiful R6 at the track there's a lot to say for a cheap dedicated track bike. I'd prefer the Triumph for the street.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Speed Triple R all the way. Ready for all you can throw at it straight outta the box!!!! Read the specs on it!!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Speed Triple R with Arrows 3 into 1 and Fly screen with visor. ABS is available as an option if desired.

I've looked long and hard at a Street Triple R with this set up... it would be plenty for me.

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What? No belly pan?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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Belly pan... just adds weight and makes changing the oil a pain.

Of course, I'm not on the track, but I'm not sure that the device offered is much more than cosmetic.

Would the pan contain the engine's contents if it tossed a connecting rod?

But, I wouldn't berate you if you added one...

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #8
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Belly pan... just adds weight and makes changing the oil a pain.

Of course, I'm not on the track, but I'm not sure that the device offered is much more than cosmetic.

Would the pan contain the engine's contents if it tossed a connecting rod?

But, I wouldn't berate you if you added one...

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The Triumph pan ...hell no, its more of a side cover for the exhuast pipe. LSL makes on that is fluid containing if I remember right.

Not sure what that would be an issue, I've not seen a track day that requires a fluid containing pan, that is more of a race thing. Of course, that varies org to org.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:35 AM   #9
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I just like the way it looks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:03 AM   #10
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You really going to put a Triumph against a Honda in terms of reliability???? I would not trust a triumph out of sight from a dealer or a person who can work on one...a Honda....gas, oil and go for 100-200k all.. day long
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:26 AM   #11
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Cbr1000rr

I own a 07 RR, so I am prejudice. The lightweight refinement of this bike is awesome. Never fails in any category. Being 68 years old, I added Helibars and 1 inch lower pegs. I can do 150 miles with no pain.

If you want lower end power, you need to test ride this bike! It will have you thinking of new words for the english language!! Good luck with your search.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:36 AM   #12
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You really going to put a Triumph against a Honda in terms of reliability???? I would not trust a triumph out of sight from a dealer or a person who can work on one...a Honda....gas, oil and go for 100-200k all.. day long

And this statement is based on what exactly?
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:39 AM   #13
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Hey Johny,

You really can't go wrong with either of them so it comes down to two things...personal comfort and most importantly, which one makes you go "SCHWING!!!".

Personally...Triumph, but i'm prejudiced owning a Tiger and a Daytona

Also, if you don't mind a suggestion, have a look at the Honda CB1000R. My brother absolutely loves his. Great bike, smooth as all getup and plenty grunty.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #14
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Are we talking the cbr1krr, or the cb1kr? I really dig the cb1kr, and it's a closer match to the speed triple than the cbr1kr.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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Given the cash outlay for the R model of the Street Triple vs. the standard Speed Triple, I'd probably lean toward the Street Triple R with the low Arrow pipe. But I'm more of a middleweight guy.
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