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Old 01-31-2013, 12:25 PM   #2836
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Whoo Hoo a cigar! But can I have this instead? It is what I want today...


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Old 01-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #2837
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Whoo Hoo a cigar! But can I have this instead? It is what I want today...


Well crap! Strike what I said about sewing machines above! A redone, early Katana 1100 is one of my few exceptions to my general rule against inline 4s. As is something along the lines of the Sanctuary bike. Older classics, reworked with modern components to bring them up to date are very different from the cookie cutters sitting on a dealer's showroom today. Those bikes are unique enough in their own right to make up for the "lack of character" of the engine layout.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:47 PM   #2838
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Makes me think of either a Rokon or a TW200 on steroids!

Kinda cool though...

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:08 AM   #2839
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:26 AM   #2840
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no, I didn't forget to take my meds...



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Old 02-01-2013, 07:33 AM   #2841
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #2842
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Is it?
Triumph Street Triple R I do believe.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #2843
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Triumph Street Triple R I do believe.
Yup. One lower can in place of the two high ones on the 2012 models.

IMO, the 675 Street Triple R is the best kept secret in the motorcycle World.

"It manages to be more of everything: better for newbies, more capable for fast riders, more fun for adrenalin junkies and has one of the best engines and exhaust notes in biking. It’s a great all-rounder, no matter what your ability."

(But please do not take my word on that matter... Go ride one and see if the bike does for you what it does for me)

I wish I wasn't 6'5"
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #2844
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no, I didn't forget to take my meds...



Fall down and hit your head?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #2845
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Fall down and hit your head?

it's probably a relapse or a flashback or something. "Gee, why didn't I buy one of these in 1986?"

Actually Momma K made them up until about 2006, I believe, so there are still recent examples with low miles that can be had for low prices. It's liquid cooled, shaft driven, hydraulic valves, 4 valves per cylinder, and lots of other features. They have a reputation for lasting a long time. This bike was designed when the Japanese were still trying to gain market share by building a better bike, instead of just building a bike that looks more like a Harley. Also with a properly modded exhaust they sound KILLER. Plenty of power to handle any need I would ever have, and pretty decent handling as well. Put a windshield, throttle lock, and luggage on it and go for a ride..... for a couple of years. "Bye Honey, I will be back in 2015!"
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #2846
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Yup. One lower can in place of the two high ones on the 2012 models.

IMO, the 675 Street Triple R is the best kept secret in the motorcycle World.

"It manages to be more of everything: better for newbies, more capable for fast riders, more fun for adrenalin junkies and has one of the best engines and exhaust notes in biking. It’s a great all-rounder, no matter what your ability."

(But please do not take my word on that matter... Go ride one and see if the bike does for you what it does for me)

I wish I wasn't 6'5"
I rest rode one and couldn't agree more.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #2847
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I have a guy who shops in our store but never bought anything yet. He has 140 bikes but his wife claims it's 160+. He rode in on a hypermotard which got my aural attention.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #2848
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Triumph Street Triple R I do believe.
I know what it is, Dakez said one of these would be fun, hence my question.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #2849
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I wish I wasn't 6'5"
I'm seriously thinking of getting one but wonder if its size is an issue. I'm about 6ft (34" in-seam).
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #2850
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