Speed Triple

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ColdForged, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    "Terrible range"?????? My 2010 speedie gets 250-300 km between filles constantly. Not sure what you would class as good range out of a 1050 hooligan bike!
    Did a 300km loop today through the Oz countryside and had an absolute ball. 6 months of ownership and it still makes me smile in my helmet every time.
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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    The absolute longest i ever went on a tank was 120-130 miles so about 200 k? Mine has custom pipes and an aftermarket tune so im sure that doesnt help.
    I rode it in the afternoon on saturday and got 65 miles till the light came on.
    Im spoiled by the GS as the light wouldnt come on till 240-260 miles


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  3. alekkas

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    :D No bitching about range before a fill up on a sport naked please. Any one of them. That's not part of the deal boys.
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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    The speedy has acceptable range as mine will at least get to over 100 miles, which for me is kind of the limit.

    The superhawk's range was unacceptable. I think I went 60 miles once before needing go-go juice

    :nah
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  5. cognosticator

    cognosticator YOU do it

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    I had a 2013 Speedy with a PCv and custom map and I could go easily 140 miles before needing gas and that is riding 75 mph .

    I had 36k miles on it before my son totalled it on Deals Gap, luckily he wasn't hurt too bad, but a dealer wanted $11k to fix it.
  6. Soulbreeze

    Soulbreeze Been here awhile

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    Hey all. I'm looking at getting either a Street or Speed this coming spring. Kinda depends on what's available when I'm ready to buy, but had a few questions.

    First off, does the undertail exhaust heat up the seat a lot? The main reason I ditched my FZ8 was because it was unbearable once it got above 75 degrees or so. I don't mind some radiator heat, but the whole frame and seat area on the FZ got incredibly hot while riding. Even with my textile pants on, my thighs/groin would literally be warm to the touch after a ride.
    Secondly, do you find that you're holding back on the bike? One of the pluses to the Street for me is I might be able to wind it out more. I don't really do freeway much so speeds are typically 70mph and under. Although I did appreciate the FZ's ability to accelerate when I did go on the freeway. Being able to accelerate significantly when already doing 70-80 on the freeway felt pretty cool. It was fairly infrequent, but it felt awesome to know the bike had that much power in reserve.

    One of the things that's actually pushing me towards the Speed, OK two things, is the weight and the price. The Street is light (405lbs or so?) and almost half of the 'nice' riding days around here are 15+mph winds, so I'd think the increased weight of the Speed would be a plus for me. And I don't know why, but the Speedy on the used market is quite a bit better of a bargain around here. All things being equal, I could pick up a Speed of equal spec and mileage to a Street for the same price and the only difference would be the Speed might be a year or two older, if even.

    Also, only really looking at the 2011+ diamond eyes on the Speedy.

    Oh, one more thing: I've mostly owned Budget bikes and the FZ had the best suspension by a longshot of the bikes I've ridden. I've heard the Speed (and Street) R's can be a bit harsh in that department. Would the standard models be a bit more compliant for sharp bumps/frost heave roads? There aren't many 'twisty's" around here so I'm more concerned about bump compliance than track ability.
  7. PK2

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    My 2010 Speed Triple is awesome. Underseat exhaust is not an issue unless caught in stationary traffic, however aftermarket low exhausts are readily available.
    The power and torque is addictive, but once you're used to it, its just so much fun!

    I'm 94 kgs and the suspension is great for me. I do like firm rear set up however so haven't triedit on a softer setting.
    It's also easy to ride at city speeds, surprisingly.
  8. texag10

    texag10 Been here awhile

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    2012 Street R owner for 35k (bought bike used in 2014 with 1.5k).

    I only notice the exhaust when temps are above 90* and I'm at a light or in stop and go traffic. As far as winding it out, it really comes alive at 7-8k. I wouldn't classify it as boring under that but you are missing out on the whole 675 experience if you don't rev it out from time to time. I find it enjoyable whether I'm just focusing on maintaining momentum in the middle of the rev range or if I'm riding to the limit I am comfortable with on public roads.

    Don't have any experience with the Speed, but figured I'd chime in since you're looking at both.
  9. Soulbreeze

    Soulbreeze Been here awhile

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    What kind of speeds are you hitting by the time you hit that range? The FZ started pulling really hard once you got it over 6k. The problem is, you were already sweeping past 35mph (56kph) by the time the power hit in first gear. On one side, it was exciting when you found yourself in a position to wind out 1st/2nd gear. On the other side, I always wished it had more power earlier.
  10. curtis6870

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    All the EFI inline-4 FZ's were that way. Yamma tried to patch the problem by sleeving down the fz-10 to an 800 but it didnt work.
  11. texag10

    texag10 Been here awhile

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    Not 100% sure because in the low gears I'm focusing much more on the tach. You need to be ready to shift once it goes up near 10k because of how fast those last few thousand rpm go by in 1st and 2nd. The electronic speedo is jumping up in 5+ mph increments. I think 35 mph is right where it would start pulling very hard. 1st revs out to just over 60 at 13.5k and 2nd is around 80 if memory serves. I don't often ride super twisty roads the necessitate me being below the meat of the power in 1st gear, but when I have been able to I still found the bike a joy because of the light weight and great handling. I looked up the some FZ8 dyno results and I don't think you will find the street to be much change in the engine department. I like the sound of a triple better than a convention I4 but the way they both make power looks similar, with the FZ8 having the edge in HP and TQ. A speed triple will definitely be a big step up, especially in torque.