Speed Triple 1200 announced

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Tritigex, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. shoeb

    shoeb Long timer

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    No, and don't intend to. It's heavy for my preference, which is exactly what I said above. Whether it's heavy to anyone else is none of my business. My current bike, the 500F, is really at the top of my preferable weight range, and I only have it for pillion use. I'd have gone with the CB300R otherwise.
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  2. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    That is hardly a fair comparison. Maybe big engined bikes aren't for you? They come with a certain weight penalty due to the size of the engine which has a knock on effect for requiring stronger (and typically more weighty) components.

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  3. shoeb

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    Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. I'm not hiding that at all, or suggesting the Speed Triple is any less because it's not my cup of tea. It's entirely possible to think a bike is great as a machine, but doesn't meet your personal preferences.

    People seem to be thinking I'm criticising the bike, when all I've done is say I'm not into it myself, but that I can understand why it's being revamped.
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  4. rc51owner

    rc51owner Been here awhile

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    Sorry I miss understood what you were say...

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  5. TuonoBiker

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    Same here - I misunderstood what you were getting at as well.
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  6. shoeb

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    That's on me for pontificating about bikes way off my radar!

    As a brit, I'm interested in (and wish every success for) whatever Triumph puts out there. Maybe one day they'll build me that Street Triple 330...
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  8. Volfy

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    That's huge plus in my book. I swapped out the 2014 S3R's stock underseat cans with an single sided lowboy as soon as it hit my garage. Couldn't be happier... for many reason, a major one of which is the lost weight.

    The added power doesn't hurt but, to me, not all that useful on a naked bike. The whole time I rode the S3R, not once did I feel wanting for more juice. Now... the Sprint GT, on the other hand, could've used a few more ponies.
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  9. Gone Troppo

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  10. Tripped1

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  12. Matt-J2

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    Starting at $18,300 USD. That's $4,000 more out of the box than the outgoing model. I guess now we have extra clear separation between the Trident, Street Triple, and Speed Triple.

    Normally I'd jump all over this and add up the changes and what not but I just don't even care.

    I might change my mind later, though.
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  13. pjensen641

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    For me....

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    437# wet!! (I would have liked to see an even 440# with a 4.5 instead of 4.1 gallon tank).
    Power enough to be competitive in the hypernaked category!
    Industry standard top of the line Ohlins and Brembo brakes.
    They mention the clean looks in the video, well hidden hoses and wires.

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    Keyless ignition and filler cap. Triumph suck at this according to the history of the Scrambler 1200.
    Boring color schemes, Triumph have been disappointing here for the last 5 years. Black or grey, no BRG, White or any other previous interesting colors.


    Will the MyTriumph app really work this time? They have been overpromising and underdelivering on this lately.

    I think this fits well with the Street Triple series now. A significant step up. Previously, it seemed to only be a half step up in performance, with a full step up in price.

    Speaking of price. Mid 15K in the old money. Not sure what it will be in treasonous USD? Hopefully not much more than the previous RS at $16.5K
    Edit: $18,300 :(. Hopefully there will be an R and an S.
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  14. pjensen641

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    Old model was $16.5K for the RS.
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  15. Matt-J2

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    Ahh, right, my bad. I just looked at the "Price From" and assumed base model. See, I knew I might have to change my mind a little.


    Although, if Triumph never comes out with and R...or S...or whatever the base is now.

    Still, $2k isn't a horrible jump. It's still way more than I'm spending on a motorcycle, period, but that's ok.
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    Personally, they could have kept their stupid Keyless system and fuel filler cap, and offered it at $17.8K. How many will it strand at a gas station, unable to fill their tanks? I pray that the R and S come without it...
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  17. rc51owner

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    I never had any issues with either on my 1200 Scrambler XC. Like most Internet tales, it is vocal majority's voice that gets heard and propopagated.

    Cheers,

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  20. Tritigex

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