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Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by MrTriple, Mar 31, 2018.

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  1. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    #1 MrTriple, Mar 31, 2018
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    The waiting is finally over and I'm very pleased to introduce you to my new Speed Triple RS :laughing:

    She only arrived at Jack Lilley (Romford) on Wednesday and they had her ready for today, which I have to say was exceptional service on their part. They've fitted a quick shifter (shift assist), alarm and a tank pad, and I opted for the carbon tank sides and slimline indicators to fit myself.

    I have a further stash of goodies retrieved from my old R to fit over the next couple of days, including carbon tail, hugger, chain guard and heat shield, billet brake reservoirs, crash sliders, engine sliders and axle protectors, rad and oil guards and a tail tidy. This work is now in progress (including an ACF-50 frenzy)...as evidenced in my last pic below o_O

    I didn't attempt any heroics on the way home and kept to the 3,500 rpm limit that's advised for the first 100 miles. It was damp and the tyres are obviously new. The engine is MUCH smoother though and whizzes up the rev range in a flash. Exhaust sound is lively but not loud and doesn't drown out the engine and induction sound.

    It takes a short while to suss out how to navigate around the info options on the display, but it's super clear and looks amazing. You can lock it on the white background setting, but the dark setting is 'auto' and it appears to switch back to white when it wants (I found that strange). I mistook the indicator switch for the menu joystick a couple of times - and also found out that it has self cancelling indicators (and a short press for three flashes setting too).

    I'll post up any notable technical tips as I discover them, but there are a couple of items worth a mention:

    The Evotech tail tidy fits fine with the arrow cans (the dealer cast some doubt on this, saying they had had a problem with the R&G version because the subframe had some differences).

    The old Arrow cans DO NOT fit (I was going to try my no baffles version) - this is because the link pipe is 2 or 3" too short where the single pipe mates to the cat. There's an extra exhaust mount down there too - you can see it in my stripped down pic (just below the brake pedal).

    To sum up, I'm absolutely delighted with the crystal white finish - it really is a stunning bike :heart_eyes:

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  2. andyc1

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    Did you have fun with the auto blipper? ;)
     
  3. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    I thought I’d save that for when I can use a few more revs and get out onto an open road...plus with all the other distractions...I forgot it was fitted :-/
     
  4. Gary_P

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    Stunning bike, congratulations, that is a beauty.
     
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  5. andyc1

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    It'll be something to look forward to ;)
     
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  6. Fazerboy

    Fazerboy Member

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    Very nice, I’m sure you can’t wait to open it up! How much of a step up do you think it is from the previous model?

    I’ve got a 2016 Triple R and I’ve got a test ride booked next week on the RS. I’m sure I’ll like it but my dilemma will be that I’ve fitted lots of Conquest Carbon pieces to mine, as well as BST carbon wheels, Evotech tail tidy, Triumph lowboy exhaust etc and I think I’m only going to upgrade to the RS if these bits (or most of them at least) can be transferred over, otherwise I’ll take a big financial hit. My dealer doesn’t know which bits are the same across the two bikes at the moment.
     
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  7. Luke_88

    Luke_88 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! She’s a beauty Now let’s hear the beast
     
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  8. Torque Chops

    Torque Chops New Member

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    Absolutely awesome. So jealous. Enjoy it mate. I'm picking up a white 2012 R on Friday because we both know, white is fastest :joy:
     
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  9. Scott C

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    Beautiful looking bike!
     
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  10. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    #10 MrTriple, Apr 1, 2018
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    Just try not liking it :yum

    It feels a major step up - a combination of many subtle (and a few not so subtle) changes that make it feel way more premium - even compared to my old 2016 R. I can't say about the riding yet as I made a beeline home before the rain set in...and now she's in bits.

    The only issue that I've encountered so far, is that the link pipe is longer and the header/cat pipe is shorter - I guess if you were replacing from the headers back, then that's not a problem, although the mounting points may well be different (as I explained in my OP).

    The majority of the carbon bits appear to be the same, with the exception of anything like the instrument surround. All my bits have offered up OK, but I'm yet to fit them back - so I'll post up if there are any problems over the next two days.
     
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  11. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on the beautifying bit at the moment...actually riding will happen in the very near future and I'll try and get a sound clip sorted.
     
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  12. Yorkshireman

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    Fabulous bike MrT, I’d love to see what Hilltop make of the new motor :)
     
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  13. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    Give it a couple of months and I'm sure there will be some interesting developments. I'm not planning to go that route...yet ;)
     
  14. Clarkey231

    Clarkey231 Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good in White. Hope the weather improves so you can crack on with the running in!
     
  15. Angus

    Angus Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mr T ! I was eagerly awaiting the first arrival ! Stunning looking bike ! Now I really can't wait for ours to arrive !
     
  16. tcbandituk

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    #16 tcbandituk, Apr 1, 2018
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    Not got the bike two minutes and it's fallen apart ! :p:D

    Looks good, can't wait to get mine Tuesday !
     
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  17. tcbandituk

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    It's the same chassis as the 16/17 bike, so most bits should swap. My dealer's swapped a fly screen, engine protectors and an Evotech tail tidy over on mine. I did debate about swapping the lowboy off my old one, but I'll be sticking with the Arrows anyway, so didn't bother, plus I'm not sure if the headers will fit the same on the new engine.

    I believe the tank is the same. They quoted 15.5L in the specs released, which is 0.5L more than last year, which seemed to indicate a slightly different tank.
    But it states 15.1L in the Technical manual, so I think it hasn't actually changed at all.
     
  18. DCS222

    DCS222 Senior Member

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    Rather nice dude
     
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  19. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

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    Cracking looking bike, the white really pings in the daylight. Glad I've ordered a white one too....
    Test rode our local dealer's matt black demo bike yesterday. Gota say even in the pi$$ing rain with just 11 miles on, the RS feels like a huge upgrade over my 2011 model...Really looking forwards to collecting mine
    T
     
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  20. MrTriple

    MrTriple Well-Known Member

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    So far, the only downside of white, is that it causes havoc with my iPhone camera exposure...need to compensate for that in future :)

    It even feels a considerable upgrade over the 2016. It will be interesting to hear your opinion (and others) once these bikes really start to hit the streets. I've really not even riden mine yet!

    Just a thought, there doesn't seem to be much said about the S - no pictures or comments that I've seen. There were three RS versions ready for handover at Jack Lilley - perhaps it's being seen as worth the extra outlay.
     
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