Hello, New To The Forum...and To Triumph.

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  1. James01

    James01 Member

    Hello folks,

    Like the title says, I've just signed up. I'm currently in the process of selling my KTM Supermoto, one of four SM's I've owned over the last few years and thought it was about time I ventured into big road bike territory.

    I've always loved the Speed triple so thought what better place to be to learn a bit more about them. The fact is I'm after a bit of knowledge and advice with regards specifications. It's an absolute minefield out there on the world wide web. Confusion has set in as I'm looking around and finding it hard to pinpoint what I think I'm after from my dream bike.

    Hopefully one of you lovely people can help me out...
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
    BLACK :cool:
     
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  3. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Welcome in :cool:
     
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  4. James01

    James01 Member

    Hi dilligaf and thanks for the welcome. BLACK. That would be my preference.
     
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  5. James01

    James01 Member

    Thank you TEZ.
     
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  6. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Hi and welcome
     
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  7. James01

    James01 Member

    Hi Don, thanks for the welcome.
     
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  8. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum James.

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  9. James01

    James01 Member

    Thanks David, much appreciated.
     
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  10. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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  12. steve lovatt

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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  13. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome to the forum James. As the owner of a 2014 Speedy I cannot speak highly enough of it! Years of GPZs and GSXRs were tremendous fun but the Speedy beats them hands down. Most fun I have had with my clothes on:p:D:D;)
     
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  14. James01

    James01 Member

    Thanks Dawsy, I also did the sport bike thing, albeit 600's and ended up moving over to Supermoto because of my fondness of torque. Bottom and mid range torque is what does it for me.
    I've got it into my head that I need TCS but I don't really know if I do. Never had it before. I guess I believe I need an idiot proof bike.
    Is your 14' unpredictable at all? Is there a potential to get it wrong and come unstuck more than any other bike? Spinning up in corners and the like?
     
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  15. James01

    James01 Member

    Thanks Steve, good to be here.
     
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  16. MadMrB

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    Hi James and welcome in :)
     
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  17. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    The torque and mid range is awesome on a Speedy. Choose a gear and just ride it! I have had mine nearly two years and never had an issue with spinning up but that may be mincing about! I am not a racer by any means but can go a bit if in right mood and like I say it's never caught me unaware.
     
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  18. James01

    James01 Member

    Cheers mate.
     
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  19. James01

    James01 Member

    OK, thanks for that. I was convinced I needed it but maybe not. Like you I'm no racer but we all like to get the hammer down once in a while. Maybe I can lower my expectations and not have to raid my savings quite so much! Food for thought...
     
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  20. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi James and welcome to the forum :cool: The best way to find out is to test ride a selection. The 1200 twin is all torque. Best of luck on your purchase
     
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