New Speed Triple or New CBR1000?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Johnny Dakar, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. RoteEddie

    RoteEddie Been here awhile

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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 :D
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  2. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    The newish bikes from honda
    CBR1000RR= fully faired race replica sport bike
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    CB1000R= Naked ABS funky nosed "standard"
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    CB1100
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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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  3. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    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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  4. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Yep. Canada gets it too, as well as the CBF600.

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  5. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Yeah, I was talking about the CBR1000RR.
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  6. desmoface

    desmoface Been here awhile

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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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  7. Ape76

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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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  8. Bryn1203

    Bryn1203 Dances with spaniels

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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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  9. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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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!).

    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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  10. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Maybe you should start a thread about it. :lol3 We're talkin' literbikes here!
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  11. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    My T595 Speed Triple has 115,000 on it, 95,000 on the motor, I have to rebuild the suspension and changed the head bearing.

    Since 2001 I have upgraded the motor to Daytona specs, degreed the cam, shaved/ported the head.....and done routine maintenance, put a barret clutch in at 35,000 miles, and that was the last time I took anything not the valve cover off the motor.

    ...and the T595 isn't as reliable as the 955i or 1050.
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  12. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Don't get me wrong, I love Honda.
    I think the CBR1000RR is a great machine. Probably one of the better literbikes out there.

    But, the more fun commute and street experience will probably be on the Triumph.

    I like the CB1kR, but it's not an option here. :lol3
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  13. Pork-Chop Express

    Pork-Chop Express Been here awhile

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    They're both rad bikes but as others have pointed out not exactly in the same category. If it were me I'd choose the S3 because I find naked bikes to be better street machines than repli-racers like the CBR. Also, regarding reliability let's not forget the single ring piston 2008 CBR1000 that had a nasty reputation for burning oil. Some reported as much as 1 quart per 500 miles. I believe the new versions have gone back to a 2 ring piston design and are much better in this regard but just because something says Honda on it doesn't guarantee it is bullet-proof. That said, in general I love Hondas and the CBR is definitely a mean machine so I doubt you'll be dissapointed with either bike. If you prefer track days and blazing top-end with a committed sport riding position go for the CBR. If you prefer a more sport-touring riding position and tons of low to midrange power go for the S3. If your rich get both!
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  14. spagthorpe

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    I came very close to a CBR1000RR a few years ago. When they came out with the ABS models. I got a ride on one, and it weighed nothing, handled telepathically, and had gobs of power. It's a brilliant bike. I probably would have gone through with it but the rumors of the BMW were coming out, and I waited to see what would happen.

    I've liked the Speed Triple since the original ones came out. I've ridden older ones, but not the latest. It's a do everything well bike for sure, and for street use, I doubt you'd ever come close to it's limits much like the Honda. On the track, it's really all rider, but I think the CBR has a better riding position.

    Neither is a bad bike obviously. I think it's one of those go with your heart decisions rather than on specs.
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  15. HighRiver

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    Thanks, that made my day..... ;)
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  16. Tilter

    Tilter Been here awhile

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    You ever own a Triumph? In the last decade?
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  17. Chronic

    Chronic The Spice must flow!

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    Th Speedie is exactly what this comment is all about !! The low & mid-range torque is intoxicating, seriously.........

    Top end speed is still plenty, but, you best lay flat on the tank, 'cause that wind balst be wanting lift ya bad around 120 mph:eek1

    I upgraded mine to Ohlins all around(tuned to me) and better rear-sets.........and I can really mash it in the curvies.

    Also......super dependable. As was my Sprint ST during it's 42,000 miles in my possession.
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  18. sportmotogear

    sportmotogear Mr. Fancy Pants

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    You might want to make that in the last quarter of a century. :evil
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  19. Bongolia

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    What do you think of Aprilia?

    :ear
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  20. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    This is a good question, because a local dealer still has '08 and '09 SuperDukes and Tuonos, New, for $8999...now I'm thinking the S3R is the ultimate bike I want, but for almost twice that. Worth it?
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