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Old 02-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #16
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you really going to put a triumph against a honda in terms of reliability???? you can trust a triumph out of sight from a dealer or a person who can work on one...a honda....gas, oil and go for 100-200 miles, change regulator/rectifier all.. Day long
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:06 AM   #17
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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
That line is almost as outdated as the often parroted line about Harley Davidson's


Between these two bikes I would go with the Triumph (without a moments hesitation)


p.s. Our resident expert on reliability bought a KTM

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=766651

(I hope you get it sorted and running with a minimum of difficulty and/or expense)
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #18
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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
You mistakenly think that new triumphs are similar to older models in the sense of reliability. My Sprint is turning into the most reliable machine I've ever owned, with the miles stacking up, and nothing but fuel, oil filters and tires needed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #19
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I would take the cbr1000 over the speed triple because it's faster, lighter, better handling with better wind protection. Naked bikes are kool and all but for me in the real world sport bikes make better everyday bikes. The sport riding position has never been a problem for me either (better than my 1050 tiger) and I'm old.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #20
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I'm Confused...

I thought that the OP really meant the 2011 / 2012 CB1000R vs. the Speed Triple.

The CB1000R is a naked bike with the (2007?) CBR1000RR motor detuned for the street. It is in the same 1-liter naked class as the Speed Triple. However, it is NOT lighter than a Speed Triple and it is not faster. Of the two, I would also choose the Speed Triple.

If the OP really meant the CBR1000RR, then it is a whole different story. It is also now an apples vs. oranges comparison: a state-of-the-art 1-liter supersport vs. a modern classic 1-liter naked.

On a personal note, I live in the Pacific Northwest and due to our climate, I really like some wind & rain protection. To me, a Street Triple R with the old Sprint 900 Sport fairing would be perfect. Modern Supersport fairings give some protection, but not a lot. And while some of us like the "sport" riding position of full-on sport bikes, many find the position too extreme for distance riding (400 miles plus, per day). The Triumph Daytona 675 is really extreme with a high tail section and a small fairing cross-section. Hence, my desire for a STR with a half fairing. But many folks don't care for expensive plastic. So, pick your poison - sport vs. standard; fairing vs. naked. Let's just be sure which two motorcycles we are comparing here.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #21
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Very pleased with my 11' Speed T. Reliable, comfy, fast and great handling. The CB1000R is bland in comparison.

I now have an Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC on order. I'm willing to sacrifice some comfort for that wonderful V4. Not as grunty as the triple, but above 8000 rpm it kicks hard
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #22
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The newish bikes from honda
CBR1000RR= fully faired race replica sport bike

CB1000R= Naked ABS funky nosed "standard"

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I currently ride a Honda 919, AKA Hornet 900,
If I was looking to get a new bike I'd get a trump Street triple.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #23
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Almost...

The middle bike is called the CB1000R in the USA (only one "R").

I believe, but can't prove at the moment, that Europe gets a CBF1000 (or CB1000F?); also not a full-on race replica but with a (half?) fairing - similar to, or a continuation of, the "Hornet" series.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #24
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I believe, but can't prove at the moment, that Europe gets a CBF1000 (or CB1000F?); also not a full-on race replica but with a (half?) fairing - similar to, or a continuation of, the "Hornet" series.
Yep. Canada gets it too, as well as the CBF600.

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:17 PM   #25
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Yeah, I was talking about the CBR1000RR.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #26
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Hmm...that's interesting as those are two different types of bikes. Both are very cool, though. I prefer the naked style of the Speed Triple, but there's something to be said for Honda's legendary reliability. I know the Triumph faithful will argue that Triumph has excellent reliability, but they aren't honda's. And yes, I had a Bloor Triumph.

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #27
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I would take the Truimph. Even the old ones I rode haul ass and look the part. Honda is nice but seems a bit bland...
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #28
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Triumph carries more cache - way cooler. Ridden both - liked both, prefer Trumpet.

If you want grunt tho why not get a 2008 > Buell ulysses and 'bomber' it? I am pretty sure a Buell would out gun both the Honda & Trumpet on the twisties and roll-on overtaking type speed between 40 - 90mph 2c
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #29
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(Sigh!)

That CBF600 is a perfect configuration for me (although I'd like it even better if Triumph would put that fairing and seat on a version of STR!).

Too bad I'm one of the few in the USA who would buy it against a CBR600RR given the realities of today's economics (as discussed on several other threads).
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #30
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That CBF600 is a perfect configuration for me (although I'd like it even better if Triumph would put that fairing and seat on a version of STR!).
Maybe you should start a thread about it. We're talkin' literbikes here!
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