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Old 05-28-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Triumph R spec?

Looking at Triumph's Street Triple and Daytona 675.
Still trying to decide if I'm wanting the naked or the faired.

Until then, for those who have one, or those who know...

....is the R spec worth the extra cash?


If I'm not one of those magazine riders doing the reviews will I really notice the difference in the suspension between the base and the R spec?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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The Street Triple? No.
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If you are a large rider than the adjustable suspension on the Striple R might be nice. I really loved my street triple. For street riding I would get the naked but I'm also anti sport bikes for the street, between comfort and insurance I would rather have the same bike with handle bars.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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The Street Triple? No.
The Daytona 675R. Absolutely.
LOL. What?!

Street triple the R is almost mandatory.

I owned one and the brakes plus suspension made it almost into an entirely new bike.

More than worth the price to go from standard to R.

Also, when I took it to the track I would easily overtake 600's with the outstandingly good brakes and the solid suspension. I wouldn't say that I'd buy that bike if I intended to do track days because I'd obviously recommend the Daytona for that, but it was more than capable.
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Interesting.
I only weigh 175. But it seems like the up-spec'd Striple is something of a deal if one has the extra $600 bucks to throw at the R. Plus, I love the red accents.

$2k extra for the Daytona R is probably worth it for the components but doesn't seem like a great buy for a lot of city street duty.

I think I am leaning hard toward the Street Triple R with the Daytona as a future addition when I am more track oriented.
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The Street Triple? No.
The Daytona 675R. Absolutely.
Patrick,
Is it because the components are not worth the extra money or are you saying that I would never tell the difference?
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I weighed about 155-160 when I owned the street triple R.

The major differences are the brakes and brake lines which are light years ahead of the standards plus the adjustable suspension does a really fine job.

These are changes you'll feel even on the street.

The Daytona vs Daytona r you will only really notice on the track because the standard Daytona is just a little better than a street triple R as it should be.

So in that regard I think it's a no brainer, honestly.
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The Street Triple? Yes.
The Daytona 675R. Absolutely.
Fixed it for you.
Radial mount brakes, and suspension that is actually adjustable for only $700 more than a stock Street Triple. Definitely worth the price.
As for the 675R, it's worth the price too.
Once again the suspension is better than a stock Daytona. However, the valving is not the same as it would be on a Ohlins TTX MK2 or GP shock, and on the rear shock you do not get hydraulic preload adjustment or adjustable ride height. Up front on the forks is the NIX 30mm cartridge kit. So beyond, springing for your weight, not a bad setup.
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I love my STriple, but i want clip-ons for it. So it's like I have both bikes
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:51 AM   #12
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I have the daytona R. Definitely worth it. Comes with extra carbon fiber pieces to boot . If you have any inclination to take it to the track at any point, definitely get the D675R.
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R is worth it in both departments, IMO. Depends what bike you want though really.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:27 AM   #14
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Check your insurance premium before you decide.
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Here is what made me decide to do the fairings and get the R

1. I ride a lot on the highway and wanted the wind protection.
2. For a few $$ more, you have the safety and performance of higher end parts, why the not.

So far the only major issue I have run into is that the bolts vibrate loose after a few thousand miles, I just have to tighten them to spec. Not too difficult.
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I have a non-R version of the D675, and love it. Some of the upgrades would be nice for the track, and you sure can't do them aftermarket for the same price you get from the factory/dealershit.

As above check out insurance rates for both, decide which feels better when you sit, and which look you prefer.
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For the street, you don't really need the upgrades.

Are they worth it?
Sure, but it's like buying a 12 speed blender on sale. It's a good buy... but do you need it? Maybe 6 speeds is plenty. lol

As far as the folks saying how the upgraded suspension is way better than standard, ask yourself, "How do they know? Did they have the standard and then upgrade or was it a demo ride OR did they spend the money because they thought it was worth it (which is perfectly reasonable) and they want you to join them".
Don't get me wrong, not slamming folks that go for the upgrade, it IS a good value, just saying you don't need them for the street.

As far as which bike? Street Triple if it's gonna be a streetbike with a little track duty.
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