Rs Or Rr

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by OneEyeMan, Sep 30, 2021.

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RS or RR

Poll closed Oct 7, 2021.
  1. RS

    63.6%
  2. RR

    36.4%
  1. OneEyeMan

    OneEyeMan Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2019
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    Simple question:
    If you were to purchase one of the new 1200 Speed Triples (price not a factor) which would it be?
     
  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

    Feb 4, 2017
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    Triumph fecked up! The bike I want is the RS with the suspension, electronics and colours of the RR (assuming it has separate traction and wheelie control). What they have gave us is a rock hard naked with primitive electronics and crap matt paint, and a well sorted looking machine that the RS should have been but with an overly aggressive riding position :mad:
     
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  3. Neal H

    Neal H Active Member

    Mar 7, 2021
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    I bought an RS just before the RR was announced. But having seen the pictures, spec and riding position I’d still have bought the RS.

    if they had been the same price, I’d still have bought the RS because of the more extreme sports bike riding position of the RR and I’m getting too old for that!
     
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  4. xorbe

    xorbe Senior Member

    Jan 27, 2021
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    143
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    They should have offered RS with semi active suspension option. RR, I am wondering who the market is, personally I would get H2 instead.

    I think my biggest gripe with my RS really is the console. Small fonts, and can't show odo/trip + range + temp at the same time. Fisher-Price temp gauge screen, c'mon.
     
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  5. blagi

    blagi Member

    Jun 18, 2021
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    I'm not in those active suspension thing, so i would choose rr with manual ohlins.
    Once, dialed proprely, no needs for constant playing with button. Most people I know, after they set up suspension up their needs, never changed anything after.
     
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  6. Oldskool

    Oldskool Noble Member

    Jan 29, 2019
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    I’ve got the 2018 RS and I’ve never touched it suspension wise . I just get on and ride it ……no fiddling required .
     
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  7. lukepricephotography

    Aug 23, 2021
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    3
    UK
    Having just joined the Triumph Community with a Speed Triple 1200 RS purchased 1 week before the RR was hinted announced, I'm happy with the RS but I'm pretty disappointed with Triumph's approach to their Media engagement. There were the various staged RS media briefings in the campaign with the Chief Engineer etc being interviewed and each time they directly and specifically said they weren't interested in electronic suspension and there would be no other variants..
    Personally I would have still chosen the RS, but its one thing to avoid a question, quite a different to lie and remove the decision empowerment from their customers. I would have likely waited and made the choice myself rather than having it forced on me. Simply shows a lack of integrity on their part IMO.
     
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  8. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Its not triumps first time either! Same happened to me with a Tiger
     
  9. Filipe Guerra

    Filipe Guerra New Member

    Aug 13, 2021
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    Make your my words. Got the RS and after see the RR announced can´t be more happy with with my first option!. And about those headlamps. . .love the bug eyes!! :D
     
  10. xorbe

    xorbe Senior Member

    Jan 27, 2021
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    I don't mind the bug eyes or the single round, neither makes me jump up and shout yes, they are both just the business. I wouldn't mind a partial fairing, but there's something about the RR fairing that I don't find attractive, eh.
     
  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Dec 3, 2018
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    I love how the new Speed Triple RR looks but I saw a graphic in a recent article (which I now can't find to save my life) that depicted the difference in rider position between the RR and the RS. Sadly, the RR would be far too aggressive a position for my old neck--and back--and shoulders--and wrists.....:rolleyes::joy:
     
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  12. Neal H

    Neal H Active Member

    Mar 7, 2021
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    England
    Graphic repeated here.
    2BE1EAD2-DF79-4EA3-B54E-4ACD8194CB14.png
     
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  13. ramon

    ramon New Member

    Aug 28, 2021
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    RR Deffo!! you can never get enough Rs IMO. like CBR900R has over the years become CBR1000RRRRRRR- R.And also: that german kid who's stormin it in MotoGP Quartararo? with that many Rs in his name, he can't fail.....Rs is your Rnswer
     
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  14. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Yep, that's the one I saw, @Neal H! Thanks for finding and sharing it. Now I can relax and stop searching. :joy::joy::joy:
     

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