Test Ride Decisions.

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by jezzasnr, May 3, 2017.

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  1. jezzasnr

    jezzasnr Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2015
    My Speed Triple has to go into the dealers on Friday for some warranty work, details of which I'll share when it's all completed.
    The dealer has managed too fit me in a short notice, but will need the bike all day. I've got one short appointment in town, but other than that i'll be kicking my heels for the day so i thought I'd tease myself with a test ride or two. The question is what to try?
    I'm very happy with the S3x and if i were buying a new bike anytime soon I think i'd probably go for the same again. I'd quite like to try a Tiger 800XCA or maybe the Yamaha MT10
    Anything else that warrants a go?
  2. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....

    Apr 28, 2016
    Patna , Ayrshire
    #2 GaryM, May 3, 2017
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
    Depends how far out of your normal you are willing to try.
    Previously I always bought sports tourers.
    Then I tried the Thunderbird due to being vertically challenged.
    Loved it didn't feel as though I was perched up in the clouds on a bike.
    So I would suggest going for something you wouldn't normally consider just to see.
  3. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
    High Wycombe
    Warranty work!
    Mine is in for repairs at the moment and I am collecting it tomorrow. If yours is the new Speed Triple it would be good to know what is being looked at so I can get my garage to check while it is in there

    My mate swears by the MT10,,, :)
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    I would try something different to what you normally ride
    You might be surprised
    Or horrified
  5. jezzasnr

    jezzasnr Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2015
    I've gone with their T100 loan bike as it m and I can have it for the day. I, quite looking forward to trying something different.
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  6. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
    North West England
    It really does depend on what type of riding you do/want to do in the future. Like Gary M I used to have adventure and sports touring bikes, I bought my Thunderbird LT and the new street twin last year and I have the best of both riding worlds; I love them both for the different rides that they provide.
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  7. WesSmith

    WesSmith Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2017
    Hastings, East Sussex
    Don't try any!!!!!!! :eek:
    After buying the Speed, I tried a Tiger Sport and couldn't get off it. So I ended up buying one.....thought I'd use it for commuting on the bumpy roads, and keep the Speed for weekend fun.
    I'm now taking in the Tiger for its first 500m service on Saturday and they are lending me another bike....hope its crap!:rolleyes:
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  8. t552

    t552 Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    Bristol UK
    765RS if you can.
  9. Mike Grant

    Mike Grant New Member

    May 13, 2017
    Street triple RS, had the luxury of trying both the speed and the street RS before deciding one the speed.

    Was going to swap my GSX S1000 for the street RS it was that good, amazing machine, but it was the torque and extra power the Speed possessed that won me over
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