Featured 2018 Speed Triple Rs – Ownership Thread

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

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  1. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    No...that was NASA Ken, we're totally reliant on UPS :laughing:
     
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  2. RSReggie

    RSReggie Active Member

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    Not by UPS !
     
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  3. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member
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    Talk about great minds...our replies crossed :joy:
     
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    Yes separated at birth... :)
     
  5. Biffig

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    #685 Biffig, May 10, 2019
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    I have changed to SC Project S1 slip on (pretty similar to the AR version), and I honestly can't detect any loss of low end torque as Mr. T describes with his AR. This was of great concern for me as well. Maybe my butt-dyno isn't sufficiently sensitive... The weight different however is definitely noticeable, not to mention the new cool look :)
    I have only tried with the baffle in. It is already bit to loud, so baffle out is out of the question anyway.

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  6. MrTriple

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    Fantastic bike Biffig - and Norway looks beautiful (almost as nice as Essex :yum).

    Perhaps the extra length makes a difference - Hilltop did say that the longer the pipe, the less impact on torque. Your first photo makes a good comparison with mine:

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  7. RSReggie

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    So this one should be even better ! ??
     
  8. RSReggie

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    I cant see them updating to the new graphics, would put people right off !!
     
  9. MrTriple

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    ...and these ones the absolute best :weary_face::

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  10. RSReggie

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    Yes, if you ignore weight saving, aesthetics and individuality ....
     
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  11. Biffig

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    I ordered this last week as the S1 is a bit to loud for my taste. A reduction from 103dB to 99dB is just what I need, but I must admit that the Moto2 sound the bike now makes is quite brutal (in a good way) and gives the bike a much racier feel.
    I love how the carbon can supplements the colours of the bike as well. I will of course write a few word in this thread on my experience when the new can is tested.
     
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  12. Biffig

    Biffig New Member

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    Thank you Mr.T :) I must say your bike look even more fantastic. I love the white colour! I bought mine used for a bargain price of 17 000 pound (yeah, Norway is expensive) , and white was not an available option at the time:weary_face:.

    It could be that the extra pipe length makes a difference.
     
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  13. MrTriple

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    Glad you like Biffig, but let's not argue over who's is best - black...white...they're both awesome :D

    SEVENTEEN THOUSAND POUNDS o_O and with a previous owner!? I guess it's all relative though...and worth it too!

    Keep us posted on how you get on with your exhaust swap.
     
  14. RSReggie

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    Nice one. Can you get a before and after dyno test? Just to check it's running correctly .;)
     
  15. OhCrumOn

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    Just came across this today after, for the second time since owning this bike, being told that it's too quiet by non bike people! I had a feeling the AR and the previous SC Project options would be too loud because they were lil stubby bois and I'm not a fan of thr conical titanium one. This can, this checks all the boxes. I'm gonna let it marinate a bit but I'll likely have an order in first thi Monday.

    Genuine concern I have is there are no triumph tuning shops around me and I wanna cut the cat out too but know it's gonna need a tune.

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  16. RSReggie

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    Keep us posted ! Will be interesting to see how you get on ! BTW how long have you had your bike ? As the standard cans do get a bit louder after break in etc..
     
  17. OhCrumOn

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    I've had mine for about 3-4 weeks (900 miles) now. When riding alone I feel like the bike sounds great but when riding with other bikes I realize just how quiet the bike is.

    Additionally, I go for a ride on my R1 with its catless straight through undertail exhaust that sounds like wwii reincarnated and it further convinces me that a pipe and cat delete needs to happen. Really wish we could easily remove the oem baffles.
     
  18. MrTriple

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    First service is done - no issues whatsoever...except the cost of £206.

    I did borrow this for the morning though and I have to say it was brilliant fun. Great for hacking around the narrower lanes of Essex. I want one (the bike...not a cow).

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  19. tcbandituk

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    Funnily enough I took one of those out when my RS was serviced on Thursday (service cost about the same as yours).
    Great bike, tall but not top heavy.
    Overall I think I preferred the Speed Twin I took out last week out of the two though.
     
  20. RSReggie

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    . Mine was 342. Yes 342. ! New pads on front and cleaning the caliper was extra apparently . Had a couple of hours on a Speed Twin which was quite enjoyable. Though the suspension wasn't up to fast bumpy corners and the pegs touched down a couple of times so not for me .. though an RS version may be better if they do one ! Not cheap is running Triumphs ..
     
  21. MrTriple

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    Yep...the height was a surprise - it's not an issue as soon as you pull away and I found it to be really agile. The concept of riding over gritty, broken up tarmac without it squirming about was a novelty...and I loved the low end torque and the way it worked through the gears.

    The twin feels a bit laboured up the top of the rev range (after riding the triple) and it seemed happiest changing up at around 4,000rpm. I'm not a fan of the Bonneville look to be fair, which is why I didn't even consider the Speed Twin or Street Scrambler, but this XE appeals to me. Not instead of my RS mind!
     
  22. MrTriple

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    I'm glad you wrote that twice, because I had to see it four times to take it in. Ugh that's expensive :weary_face:

    I've just reached 2,400 miles, so what was your mileage to have worked through the pads?

    Note to self: two Triumphs will require a wallet transplant...don't buy the Scrambler.
     
  23. RSReggie

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    6500 miles! My old Speed Triple did 17000 on original pads.. but the RS handles better so my explain a little . My fireblade track bike has SBS pads which are incredible but only last about 400 miles track riding .. the brembos are really good so I guess it's paying for quality . Still Fcking expensive for a 1st annual service !
     
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  24. MrTriple

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    Your service cost works out at 5 pence per mile for your 6500 miles, where mine effectively cost me 8 pence per mile - so yours was better value for the amount of use it got. Unless my maths is wrong ;)
     
  25. RSReggie

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    Good point so you could have done a few thousand miles for. Free :)
     
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