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Old 06-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #21
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man all good bikes. If you want smooth, get the Striple, if you want loud and character, get the monster.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #22
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man all good bikes. If you want smooth, get the Striple, if you want loud and character, get the monster.
lol... this is pretty much what I've come up with in my research of the two.

The Street Triple wins on paper in every aspect (power, price, insurance, maintenance, MPG)... but the monster tugs at your heart and is full of beastly character. I'm glad I haven't had to decide yet... though I doubt I'd kick either to the curb
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #23
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lol... this is pretty much what I've come up with in my research of the two.

The Street Triple wins on paper in every aspect (power, price, insurance, maintenance, MPG)... but the monster tugs at your heart and is full of beastly character. I'm glad I haven't had to decide yet... though I doubt I'd kick either to the curb

I just test rode the Shiver. Pretty nice bike. Little top heavy, little twitchy, pretty stiff suspension. Every bump I hit, I'd rev a bit. However, I sat on a Ducati Monster 696, rode it around a parking lot, and I knew I couldn't do it. I felt like my were being crunched. Not sure if there is any way to fix that, but it was a deal breaker. Quoted me $11.5 otd, not sure if anyone else is hearing that number, but seems high for a 6 month old bike. Oh he also told me that bikes don't release like cars where you can get an 09 in 08. Said the 2013's will be out in..2013.

I'm going to test a Striple this weekend (not the R, as they dont have one in stock). Hope it makes it easy for me.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #24
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I had a monster 696, the comfort touring seat fixes the ball crunching issue.
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I had a monster 696, the comfort touring seat fixes the ball crunching issue.
Not to mention the 696 had a REALLY loose engagement. I had to pretty much let go of the clutch to engage. All I'm saying is that it was enough to scratch it off my list. I'm down to the Shiver or the Triumph.
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Not to mention the 696 had a REALLY loose engagement. I had to pretty much let go of the clutch to engage. All I'm saying is that it was enough to scratch it off my list. I'm down to the Shiver or the Triumph.
You get used to having a hair's breadth of clutch... It made my ERC course a riot though
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I have to run right now, but I'm happy to give you some feedback on my Shiver via PM. I commute on it nearly every day.

Long story short - I love it, and the guys at HSBK are top notch, honest people.
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