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Old 02-15-2015, 07:00 AM   #1
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Road Warrior Triples

Pick your favorite Triple and Why.



My fav is Augusta Brutale 800 because unique looks, performance and seat height.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:30 AM   #3
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
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+1 for the K75
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:55 AM   #5
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2013 Triumph Speed Triple SE ABS



Why? Just look at it! Then ride it!
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:27 PM   #6
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955 Speedtriple was a favorite but H2 just has that extra adrenalin hit


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Old 02-16-2015, 09:34 AM   #7
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FZ-09. Fuel mapping sucks. Suspension sucks. Hydraulic cam chain tensioner sucks (now replaced with a manual adjust APE unit). Additionally, this is probably the most fun to ride motorcycle I have ever owned. Every time I ride the thing I get a shit eating grin just like Maverick when they told him he was going to Top Gun.....


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Old 02-16-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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I've owned one triple, a 96 Triumph first gen Speed Triple. Big orange and carbon fiber thing (previous owner loaded it up with carbon stuff), looked and sounded lovely (dual carbon Micron slip-ons ), but was a bit top-heavy and a damn long reach to the clip-ons (and it had helibars) even for me, and I have pretty long arms. It was a short love affair, and I went back to cruisers, but it was a damn cool bike and boy did it make some sweet music.

So that'll be my favorite, I guess. But I do have a soft spot for those old Laverdas.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:27 AM   #9
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Happy putting around at 2000 rpm in traffic or around town. Happier screaming towards redline coming out of a bend.
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:54 AM   #10
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Of the ones I have had, I liked these two the best.

First is a T-150 Trident in a Trackmaster frame. Those are Ceriani forks. The rims are magnesium. It was very light and handled well. It was very peppy. This is my only photo.



My other favorite was this Triumph Hurricane. As old guys know, this was originally supposed to be a BSA, but BSA had gone under so it was marketed as a Triumph. It used the A75 BSA Rocket 3 frame. The styling was by Craig Vetter. I rode this bike a lot. Often, I took it on rides with a bunch of retired guys mostly on modified R100RS. It was faster than those and at least as good handling. It was very comfortable and easy to ride. The shocks were Betors, I think, and I liked them a lot. Not harsh like the original girlings.





These both sounded great too. The Hurricane is the only classic British bike I ever owned that never leaked a drop of oil, as well. Credit to the mike shop owner in Maine who rebuilt the motor for himself prior to selling it to me. I paid $5500 for this and a T160 with a 850 kit. I didn't like the T160 very much.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:30 PM   #11
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I always thought those Hurricanes looked awesome.
Hard to believe that bike alone didn't save Triumph.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:25 PM   #12
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My Speed Triple as it takes me places like this :)
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:02 PM   #13
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The 2012 Triumph Speed Triple. In red. Because I'm biased.





Short rides. Long rides. Slow rides. Fast rides. Straight rides. Twisty rides. It doesn't make any difference. It's fast, it's comfortable, it's easy to control, it has great torque and a smooth throttle everywhere. It's about the perfect all around bike for everything except....uh...well...off road. Edited to add that it's bomb proof also. I purchased my '12 new in March '14, so it's almost a year old, and I've got over 13,000 miles on it so far. I ride the hell out of it and, other than a broken turn signal stalk, there have been no problems.

Those photos are from a 1700 mile ride I took in August from Wichita, through the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks, to Saint Louis, and back to Wichita...with nothing but a Kriega US20 pack. My longest day in the saddle was the day of those photos....12 hours. I'm going to do it again soon.

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Old 02-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #14
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Nice , Red awesome

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The 2012 Triumph Speed Triple. In red. Because I'm biased.





Short rides. Long rides. Slow rides. Fast rides. Straight rides. Twisty rides. It doesn't make any difference. It's fast, it's comfortable, it's easy to control, it has great torque and a smooth throttle everywhere. It's about the perfect all around bike for everything except....uh...well...off road.

Those photos are from a 1700 mile ride I took in August from Wichita, through the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks, to Saint Louis, and back to Wichita...with nothing but a Kriega US20 pack. My longest day in the saddle was the day of those photos....12 hours. I'm going to do it again soon.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #15
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I think a K75 is going to be my next bike. Those bikes seem just right.
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