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Old 01-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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The Guzzi (breva v7) hit 55,000 miles this month. There is a reason they call it a tractor. With that said I decided it was time to see what else felt right. After a lot of searching enter a Triumph triple. Well there are a few to choose from and I happened on a nice low mileage Sprint ST.
Wow what a change.
1-No more struggling to push past 90(seriously I did hit the ton on that guzzi)
2-Instantly drew attention (from the Popo). Old habits die hard so I did not give him any reason to follow me for too long.
3-a brit started randomly talking to me
4-got a reaction from significant other (note, buy them something first before bring home a new toy)
5-chain drive a bit different power delivery than the shaft drive, but I will get used to it
6-a bit more forward leaning (can be corrected with risers)
Can not wait to ride it now.
Thanks to a few people for their input.-Pachuco,Patrick, Zipdot
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Sprint St 1050?

Baller!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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more pics dude!

what year, how many miles?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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what year, how many miles?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:50 PM   #10
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Not happy that I can not ride with you guys tomorrow.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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Did you keep the tractor as well? Nothing like having both a Triumph and Guzzi in the garage haha
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Awesome upgrade....sweet ride
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i still require more pictures though!
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I do know that 5 seconds after going on I-10 the state police was following me.

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super nice!
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For now may change
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i still require more pictures though!
Patience.
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the 1050 is a great motor!
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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Aren't the sprints handle bars more upright as it is? Lol
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55K miles is impressive. Congrats on the new bike.
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55K miles is impressive. Congrats on the new bike.
Not all mine over 20k though in 2 years
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Congrats! I had an '09 Sprint ST before the C14. The 1050 triple is one great motor. I like shafties but the driveline lash I can do without. Still have some Sprint ST farkles if you are interested.
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