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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by chiari1, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    You should buy a BMW! Then you’ll be complainingo_O
     
  2. half ton

    half ton Elite Member

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    The boxer twin Beemers are quite cheap to service in comparison to a Triumph.....hoood-a-thunk it:eek:
     
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  3. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Agree if you can DIY. But book it in with a stealer & it’ll make your eyes water.Still could be worse, you could own a BMW car, £186 + vat labour per hour
     
  4. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    I think going by the looks I'd like one but I just wouldn't buy a new bike.
     
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  5. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    Nice but needs USD forks. Fork gaiters are naff looking imho. Keep the wheels, spokes are a PITA.

    Maybe in 10 years time, when I do actually slow down. Not there yet. :p:cool:
     
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  6. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    Yes,could be worse,if there were only bmw boxer twins to ride,i would give up altogether,i hate them with a passion.
     
  7. Hippo-Drones

    Hippo-Drones Noble Member

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    It looks nice, not on my shopping list though! :)
     
  8. winrow3745

    winrow3745 New Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Why didn't they use the clocks & switchgear from the Scrambler?
     
  9. Dave C

    Dave C Senior Member

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    I do like the look of it I have to say, think it would look much nicer with a bit of shape to the seat though, it's a bit flat and boring, I quite like the colour but the red looks good too.
     
  10. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I like it. Last year I bought my first Triumph. I studied quite a lot, comparing the Street Cup, Twin, and the Thruxton. The Thruxton was great but too stretched out for me. The Twin series fit me better, and between the Street and the Cup I liked the added features of the double clocks, windscreen, barend mirrors, and ace bars on the Cup. With a few little mods I basically have made myself a 900 water cooled Thruxton. That being said, if this bike had been available it would have probably been my choice. I am totally happy with the Cup, wouldn’t trade it at this point. Now, about a Tiger...
     
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  11. Tiglet

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    Looks ok but ditch the gaiters and fit USD forks would finish it off.

    Beef the seat up, looks like the usual Triumph plank.
     
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  12. Vecchio lupo

    Vecchio lupo Well-Known Member

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    To who ever just walked into a dealership and plopped a down payment on "Our" new Speed Twin. As the first owner, I expect you to take great care of the bike, spend lots of cash on upgrades and accessories. I also expect you to keep it indoors and be too busy earning loads of money to ride it much.

    As the second owner I will accept whatever color scheme you go with and I will probably flog your extras on eBay to offset the purchase price. I will pay about 3/5 the original price for a 3 year old bike with 8k miles on it.

    Thank you and I look forward to reading your add on the forum in 2021 or so.
     
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  13. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    and can you fit a nice pair of ohlins USD forks, as non OE, these will devalue it further :p
     
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  14. Vecchio lupo

    Vecchio lupo Well-Known Member

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    now you're on to me. I have purchased brand new but I much prefer the old "we just had a baby" well loved bike sale. The number of ultra low mileage brand new looking 3-5 year old bikes out there is wonderful
     
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  15. Yorkshireman

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  16. Patchinko

    Patchinko Well-Known Member

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    I really like the styling of this bike, even the RWU forks and gaiters. I particularity like the short (silver) pipes and shorty mudguards. Though if I had one I'd swap the pipes for something louder for sure.

    All that said there are just too many electrickery gizmos on bikes these days. EFI is as techy as I want to get, and that's only because modern fuel goes off in the float bowls if left much over a week.

    I do really like the speed twin other than that though.
     
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  17. Jay ryder

    Jay ryder New Member

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    I've had mine here in Australia for a couple of weeks, and I love it. It's a great blend of the T120 and the Thruxton, looks beautiful IMHO, and goes like stink. Sounds good too! I'm very pleased so far.
     
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  18. Robert Castledine

    Robert Castledine New Member

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    Yep it's really nice and if I hadn't put down a deposit for a Norton Nomad 650 at the Brum motorcycle show I'd be buying one. If only they had bought it out at the show, I wasn't keen on the 1200 scramblers. Always a pity you have to stump up £300 for a nice paint job and extra for a center stand!
     
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  19. Wassers

    Wassers Member

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    I like it a lot. Originally wasn't all that keen on the paint job, but the red has really grown on me the more I look at it. The grey IMO looks a little too safe and bland. I have a Thruxton R which is fantastic, but I am considering the Speed Twin as its just a little bit more comfy and practical but still has a lot of the Thruxton DNA. The only thing I don't like are the black pipes. I would have to get the V&H pipes instead. I'm going to the Triumph open night on the 21st. Will try very hard not to get my wallet out immediately, but I think I have no hope once I see it in the flesh. If it rides anything like my Thruxton R I will be happy. All the reviews seem to be very positive.
     
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  20. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    just came across this road test and review
     
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