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Old 10-16-2015, 04:58 PM   #61
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One of my good friends, whose ridden 3x longer, and currently owns 35 motorcycles, has 1 favorite - the Street Triple (he's also got a D16RR "THE desmo", a speed triple, sumos, inline 4s, and classics to boot). For carving twisties, commuting, or track days. That should say plenty.

My speedy lacked even a fly screen, and my daily commute with no protection meant a lot of wind, but also bug all over my gear. It sounds funny, but splatter was as much of a factor as high speed buffeting when I traded the speedy in for the CBR. But the FZ1 is the bees knees brother.

I am ssssssssstoked about the Street Triple 800 RT (R spec with fairings!).
I saw the news (rumors still?) about the RT and nearly regretted buying my ST3. And then I realize that it would be impossible to regret buying this bike. You are actually right about the splatter. The fly screen helped way more than I thought it would for my jacket but my helmet is a graveyard. The bike does get dirty easily because it just doesn't funnel bugs off of it--it just eats them. The buffeting is not really a big deal except the fact that it wants to pull my helmet off my head and it makes my neck hurt for long drags in triple digit territory. Which is something I try to avoid anyway, so not really a big deal to me. 90mph is plenty comfortable with the fly screen. The suspension on the R really seems to be set up nicely, definitely glad I took that step up from the base model. As far as the 800 goes... Yeah I'm a little sad that I won't have that. But I sure as don't need it...
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:37 PM   #62
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Well, looks like I'm buying BYRDMAN's speed triple, I tested one out and was really happy with it. If anyone wants the ZX-10R I was originally aiming to get, it's at Louis Powersports in Garland, near Dallas. You can probably pick it up for a little over 11K out the door.

I ended up passing on the ZX-10 because I got hosed on the insurance for it. I initially got a $86 quote, but my agent forgot to include coverage for theft (which the bank requires), so when I came back the next day with the VIN, I was up to $120. I shopped around but everywhere else was just as bad or worse. I've heard you can get away with cancelling the coverage after you get your loan, but it's not like I can afford to take a total loss on a $10,000 bike anyway. It's a great deal for anyone who can get a better insurance rate than me though.
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:43 PM   #63
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Well, looks like I'm buying BYRDMAN's speed triple, I tested one out and was really happy with it. If anyone wants the ZX-10R I was originally aiming to get, it's at Louis Powersports in Garland, near Dallas. You can probably pick it up for a little over 11K out the door.

I ended up passing on the ZX-10 because I got hosed on the insurance for it. I initially got a $86 quote, but my agent forgot to include coverage for theft (which the bank requires), so when I came back the next day with the VIN, I was up to $120. I shopped around but everywhere else was just as bad or worse. I've heard you can get away with cancelling the coverage after you get your loan, but it's not like I can afford to take a total loss on a $10,000 bike anyway. It's a great deal for anyone who can get a better insurance rate than me though.
You call that hosed? I pay $120/mo for my Street Triple. A ZX6-R was $900/mo. Yes, you read that correctly. If there was a type of insurance I'd have to have for my bike, it would be theft. I can stomach it up myself if I just have liability but I'd be crying for sure if it got stolen. But yeah man the triples are a good time and his is set up nice.
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You call that hosed? I pay $120/mo for my Street Triple. A ZX6-R was $900/mo. Yes, you read that correctly. If there was a type of insurance I'd have to have for my bike, it would be theft. I can stomach it up myself if I just have liability but I'd be crying for sure if it got stolen. But yeah man the triples are a good time and his is set up nice.
Try State Farm if you haven't yet. Everyone else wanted twice as much money from me.
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:15 AM   #65
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Try State Farm if you haven't yet. Everyone else wanted twice as much money from me.
I tried EVERYONE
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