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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by queenpdog, Aug 17, 2010.
Surprising there's no dealer in a city 4 Billion people.
8000rpm = about 90mph
best mpg is between 6000-7500rpms
Really? Is it that High? My 955 Sprint ST gets the best MPG at a much lower RPM. 4500-5000. Granted it is a 2000 and has lower compression...
I just figured the Street would be best between 5000-5400???
from my daily commuting on flat Komifornia highway at sea level, yes.
i bought the bike one year and 17k miles ago. i've ridden it across the mid west, and daily commute on it in LA traffic. so from my experience with the bike, it loves 6000-7500rpm for mileage. i dont shift into 6th until 85mph+ but alot of people lug it and complain about mpg. so i dunno. :huh
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Yep. No matter what you are riding the 4,000 rpm range is always going to get you better mileage then the 7,000 rpm range, all else being equal.
I dunno about that, the 675s seem to like 5500-6500. I have both a T595 Daytona motored Speed Triple and a Daytona 675. Four grand you are lugging on the 675 (granted the Striple has more sprocket) I can't really compare to the 955, I've had that thing -1/+3 for a long time....so what gas mileage.
Some of that may be fairings, not that I fit behind that little thing.
Eitherway I usually get around 38-40mpg on the 675, and that isn't cruising at 4,000....I still manage around 40mpg with the Triple unless its 80mph highway running then it goes down to around 35mpg range.
Saw and read through the Cycle World comparo with the MV Brutale 800, Yamaha FZ-09, and Street III R last night. The MV of course has fuelling issues, but is a great looking machine. The Street III R is down on power in comparison to both, which was expected, no? And the "big news" is the Yamaha triple, specifically the motor. Interestingly enough, the suspension is soft with an aggressive bite on the brakes. I think it's pretty exciting to see the Japanese invade the triple scene, however for me, the Yamaha seems to represent exactly why I went to the Street Triple R, and a European brand in the first place. I rode an SV650 for years, and spent alot of money improving suspension and brakes. For the money I spent over the years, I could have just went and bought a Striple R and had the bike I wanted anyway, minus the killer exhaust note of a twin. I'm sure the FZ-09 is going to be a popular machine with those looking for a "budget bike", but personally, the STR III R at $9999 is a pretty good deal, especially with it's refinements for the 2013-2014 models. Not enough power? Ha, I'm sure anyone could be happy with a 100 hp machine weighing in the bottom 400 lbs. range wet. Just my opinion, ride safe!
When you see the FZ-09 in the flesh, which I did for the first time today, you'll immediately see where they cut corners to get to the price point. It has a box radiator, just bolted to the frame with no shroud or side covers. The tailight looks like it was bolted on the back as an after thought. Nothing is painted but the (small) tank. So, you get a bit more horsepower, but you give up everywhere else.
I paid $9,500 for my '13 R, knowing the FZ was coming for $8k. For me, the additional value is easily there - ABS, bigger tank, double the warranty, better suspension (according to Cycle World) and far superior finish.
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The Yam looks too much like the old 600 Fazer of the '80/90's. If Triumph feel they need to compete engine wise, they can easily adapt the 800 mill. Personally, I don't feel like I'm missing anything with the 675
My 60th birthday and our 37th anniversary are coming up week after next. Riding double, my wife, Nina, and I have ridden in 48 states and across one Canadian province. In 2011 we did the Iron Butt Silver National Parks Tour (This one includes the four corner states.), two-up, on our 2010 Bonneville T100.
I like the Bonneville very much and it has done all we've asked of it without much complaining.
Unfortunately, Nina broke her back on Labor Day and required rod and screw surgery to repair it. After the surgery, the doctors told us her bones are not in great shape -- this is not uncommon for 59 year old women. We've talked it over and her motorcycle riding days are done. She doesn't want to risk even worse injuries and I don't want to be responsible for causing them. I've agreed to do more car camping while still getting in solo trips on the motorcycle.
This brings me to the reason for this post. As much as I like the Bonneville, I am drawn to the Street Triple. I've read all the posts on this thread and hope you can help me decide whether or not to trade the T100 -- with 67,000 miles on the clock -- in on a Street Triple. I've owned two bikes at once twice before and I don't like it so keeping the Bonnie and getting the Street Triple is not going to happen.
Also, if I decide to trade in, should I see what the dealer will give me on the Bonnie or try to sell it myself? I have Alpina tubeless wheels on the Bonnie. I also have Metal Mule panniers and a Parabellum Scout fairing, but the fairing is scraped up and needs repainting. And the motorcycle looks like it has 67,000 miles on it. It sounds like I should keep the Bonnie with these mods, but the panniers are way more than I need or want for solo riding and I did my longest days, on this bike, alone and before adding the fairing.
Anyone move from a Bonneville or other bike they were happy with to a Street Triple and come away knowing they made the right choice?
You realize we are talking two entirely different bikes. I sold my fjr with 123k miles and now the str is my only bike. If you are looking to have a blast riding 50-125 miles per outing the str(street triple r) is a great bike. If you are looking to do long trips I don't think so.
This is the kind of input I'm looking for.
I admit that have been thinking of the Bonneville and the Street Triple as being kind of similar; two bikes in the same class -- sort of. I guess the Bonneville would be called a standard bike and the Street Triple a naked bike, but I'm looking at the Street Triple as sort of a modern Bonneville with a better power to weight ratio, better brakes, better handling, and a better riding position for speeds above 70mph while the Bonneville has better potential as a two-up motorcycle.
If I get a Street Triple, I will immediately get a tank bag for it and by spring, I will have some small soft panniers. I will use it to run errands, to enjoy our wonderful North Carolina rural roads, and to make weekend trips.
I've been hoping that a guy who is comfy on a Bonneville making 500+ mile days can be comfy on a Street Triple riding 300-400 mile days. And, as I posted to begin with, I'll be making a lot fewer trips since they'll all be solo in the future.
Thanks for giving me more to think about.
If you want to do 300 mile days on a striple I hope you are small. I'm 6' and all torso and both of the 675s are extremely tiny to me, my Daytona has (higher) aftermarket pegs, but that is because its a track bitch.
The Speed Triple is much more roomy but still it gets a bit cramped in the legs on long hauls, 500-700 miles days aren't terrible hard on it but you are screaming for a break by the end of every tank.
That being said you are going to get that break every 120-140 miles I think the furthest I ever made it 150miles total on my Daytona, and the Striple uses more fuel in my experience.
I also ride a Bonneville, the SE model. Just completed a ride to IN and back... 500+ miles the first day followed by two 400+ miles. I was reasonably comfortable, but longed for some highway pegs to alter my position.
Have been interested in the Street Triple R with ABS since it came out. But reality tells me that I'm about three inches too tall and at least ten years too old to ride it the same distances I ride the Bonny.
That's why I find the FZ-09 interesting, despite being a Triumph fan and not a fan of anything that ever came out of Japan (bikes or otherwise).
Besides the extra power and lower price, it's scaled a bit better for those above the height median.
no. the STR is not a modern Bonnie. and it's not a touring bike, you can do it but you're gonna feel every mile of it.
i'm impressed with the mileage you and your wife put on 2up on the Bonnie, good work! and best wishes for your wife's recovery. that's gotta be rough.