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Old 10-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #21
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hmmmm..... well then. i guess i'll have to test ride someone's cross plane r1... lol
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Originally Posted by 90degree View Post
I do like triumphs and one of the things holding me back is the aftermarket. Whether they are robust machines or not, undoubtedly there is considerably less aftermarket for triumphs than the big four.

That being said, I'm a mostly stock kinda guy and if a steal of a deal came around on one i'd surely bite, but if i was looking for a machine that i could race, wreck, and purchase alot of used parts (or just non-oem) for a triumph would not be the choice. I dont see their bikes having as much flexibility in that department as say, a gsxr, where if i went out and bought a 1999 roller finding parts for it would be a non-issue without even thinking about it.
Triumph aftermarket ain't that bad, especially popular rides like the Street3 and Speed3. You might have to get it from outside the US, but most of the stuff you would want to get are available. Now... I am not talking about pimp-out parts that let you turn your gixxer into one of those ghetto blings gracing the cover of SSB mag. For that, yes... Big Four is the way to go.

I had no problem finding parts for the '09 Sprint I had. Some of them do get a bit more expensive, but that's normal for a niche brand. Triumph is not quite in the premium class like Ducati or BMW, but you do still pay for a bit more exclusivity.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:40 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by 90degree View Post
linear power curve suggests something different, a more linear curve. i wouldnt compare it to "best of both worlds" as in what you have suggested with the v-twin and the i-4, but more along the lines of "a beast of its own" with a unique power band that defines it as its own curve.

maybe some triumph owners can chime in.

and whats the deal with the crossplane crank, can anyone describe what is and how many pins the rods connect to (3,2,1?)
The triple has more low end torque than an I4 of the same size and state of tune, but less power at the top end. The triple has less low end torque than a twin of the same size/tune, but more top end power. Not the best of both the twin and I4, but rather a compromise.

The cross plane crankshaft that Yamaha touts is more akin to the crankshaft used in a V8 auto engine. The Yamaha triple could have a really unique firing order, perhaps something like 270-90-180?

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Originally Posted by TangoRangoEy View Post

This has me all kinds of excited. I really like the triples but wasn't willing to bite on a Triumph. Gorgeous bikes but they are British... and that is what the Brits do... make cool that falls apart. I already want an R6... this would just be icing on the cake.
ahah what e3ver ive neverhad issues with my triumphs
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