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Old 08-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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speed triple?

the more i look into them the more i like the speed triple's. i have a buell now and i really want something with longer legs. 6k rpm and a 5spd kinda gets boring. only problem is there are few to none for sale in the area(from what i'v found) anyone with experience with these bikes wanna chime in? would it be worth the drive? i can't even find one to test ride...

but anyways, some for your consideration...




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Old 08-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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I have an 06 and I love it. Don't have to rev it to the stratosphere to get power out of it. Plus, its featured in the new Bourne movie. What more do you need?
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hows tuning on it? i like to tune my own stuff.
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hows tuning on it? i like to tune my own stuff.
Look up TuneECU

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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Mancuso had one on the floor two weeks ago, with ABS, in white. I think the Street Triple gives more bang for the buck. Triumph makes some very fine machines, the triples are serious performance bikes.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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I've got a 2005 and I do everything from tour on it to tracking it. Great bike and as mentioned you can tune it with TuneECU software which is free.
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I've got a 1995, and a 1999, both of which I like. As mentioned above TuneECU is the way to go, get with someone that knows the software and access to a dyno and your good to go. Lots of good info on Triumphrat.net
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I really like 'em. Great compromise between a twin and a 4. Coming from a 1200 Buell you should appreciate that.
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New they have a 2 year warranty. But the z1000 is another good option for much less money.
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Stubbs on 45 and 249 has a demo you can test ride, go up there and ask for Clay.
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Great bikes, I had one older and loved it. Recently rode a friends 2006 1050 version in California. Great sounds, great motard like seating, and LOTS of torque.

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New they have a 2 year warranty. But the z1000 is another good option for much less money.
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I have an 06 and I love it. Don't have to rev it to the stratosphere to get power out of it. Plus, its featured in the new Bourne movie. What more do you need?


How's it treating ya?
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just went and test road a 2011 triple at british usa earlier today and holy i'm in love! everything on that bike performs so smoothly its amazing. it shifts so effortlessly i couldn't believe it! was afraid the brembo's would be grabby, not at all, smooth as glass. the riding position seemed almost identical to my lightning but after riding it i noticed it was even MORE comfortable than the buell. was also worried the seat height would be an issue, on paper it's an inch or two taller than my bike but after riding it my foot contact was almost identical. the low speed stability was on par if not better than the buell. and obviously power was much better and had much smoother delivery. and the sound!

anyways, exploring loan options right now. i know what i could sell the buell for but no idea how soon i could get it gone. i'v also found used 2011's here and there but in like florida and california. so we'll see...
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Was that you there this morning? I was there test riding the Moto Guzzi and a few other bikes. Left around noon before it starts getting brutally hot.

S3 are great bikes and most owners treat them as keepers, which is why there aren't many late model used ones. Even if there are, resale value is high. Good investment. I had a Sprint 1050 and loved the drivetrain.
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Yeah that was me, was that you trying to work that hard bag?

And resale is definitely a plus. Which is one of the reasons I wouldn't mind buying new. every vehicle i'v purchased since 07 has been paid for in cash. Now I'm faced with the decision if I should finance or not, and I don't think it would be a bad idea to carry payments on a triumph. Especially if the newer models are as good as everybody says they are.
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I thought just the opposite for the S3 with regards to resale. Most of them can be had pretty cheap I think. At least I got a very good deal on mine, they don't seem to hold there value well at all.
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I thought just the opposite for the S3 with regards to resale. Most of them can be had pretty cheap I think. At least I got a very good deal on mine, they don't seem to hold there value well at all.
any 7 year old bike with miles on it will be had for a good price compared to 12k. just saying...
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