Buying 2018 Street Triple Rs - Reliability !

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  1. Plusaq

    Plusaq New Member

    Aug 2, 2019
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    Good day all,

    First time posting here as I will most likely become a Triumph owner soon. I am picking up a slightly used 2018 Street Triple RS. Love the bike to death, but I have come across allot of negative stories and issues with Triumph reliability. Concerning the RS I have seen cold start issues, having to replace TFT dash completely, electrical issues when raining, and other misc electrical such as headlight bulbs constantly burning out. I come from mostly Japanese motorcycles so I am really not used to having any issues of major concern.

    Would hate to have such a great bike as the RS and have it stuck in a shop being repaired or spending allot of money to have it fixed.

    I would appreciate if current owners can give me their 2 cents and maybe correct me if I am being biased towards the quality of Triumph motorcycles. Sometimes only the negative reviews make their way in the limelight.

    Thank You !
     
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  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hello Plusaq, and welcome in :cool::cool:
    I would have a look at the Street Triple section for more insight and issues ;);)
     
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  3. Plusaq

    Plusaq New Member

    Aug 2, 2019
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    will do !
     
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  4. In my own world

    In my own world Senior Member

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    Most issues are made up by non Triumph owners. Reliability is all down to service. I haven't got a speed but i have an 8 year old 1050 Tiger. Owned since February and have done 15k since then. The only cost to date is 1 front and 2 rear tyres. It,s so reliable and smooth.
     
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  5. just Mike

    just Mike New Member

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    Sounds like the troubles are much more associated with Speed Triple RS’s than Streets. No issues with my 2018 Street RS
     
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  6. Heyho

    Heyho Well-Known Member

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    Iv had mine a while now and can’t complain about anything...buy it you’ll love it.
     
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  7. Heyho

    Heyho Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2019
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    Just seen it’s a steeet your looking at..not a speed sorry..
     
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  8. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. Nothing to worry about the bike so go for it and do drop us all a picture.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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