The 2020 Speed Triple 1160 - Yes Or No?

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Hippo-Drones, Sep 12, 2019.

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  1. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Plenty of oomph but unless the agricultural gearbox is vastly improved wouldn’t but one even if it was cheap as chips
     
  2. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Read the MCN reviews and seems a cracker but unless agricultural gearbox is seriously sorted would waste my money,I’ve had many bikes with far better boxes so I’m putting mine up for sale soon Fsh 2 owners 14k had muddy sump service last week.
     
  3. xorbe

    xorbe New Member

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    At 15:25 he contradicts himself then, lol.

     
  4. Zaico

    Zaico Member

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    Haha yeah I noticed that too when I watched the whole thing after posting.. Guess I spoke too soon.
     
  5. Rtasker

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    #245 Rtasker, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 PM
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    Thanks for going to the trouble of experimenting, Steve. I am slightly envious of the opportunity of four hour canyon rides, and I can well believe the RS makes this kind of ride a real blast. I still think if I had the choice I'd sacrifice some of the compression damping clicks at the top of the adjustment range and replace them with a few more at the bottom. But yes, it is a very fine handling machine.
     
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  6. dainesefreak

    dainesefreak Well-Known Member

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    Well just had a shout from the local dealer to say they'd just taken delivery of the new Speed and to pop down, so I did.

    After a look around and a sit/bounce on the seat first impressions are . . . It's a Speed Triple. This might sound obvious, but it looks more like the Street than the out going model, slimmer, a bit less stocky feeling.

    Ergos felt much the same as the outgoing model from the seat. Seat's a bit weird, probably because I'm a short arse, but where it's stitched at the sides, it sort of digs in and pushes the legs out. Not overly comfortable holding it upright on the showroom floor. Build quality looked the usual decent Triumph of late. The suspension hardly compressed with me bouncing up and down. Sat on the Street and did the same and got some decent movement by comparison.

    Didn't get a chance to fire it up as it was still covered in stickers and plastic. I may take it for a spin if they stick it on as a demo. Also going to ride the newish Street when the weather picks up.
     
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  7. Stocks&Blondes

    Stocks&Blondes New Member

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    Picked mine up Saturday morning. Most incredible bike I’ve ever ridden. It’s currently still at the dealer awaiting a shipper to deliver to my home (weather prevented me riding it home) but ill certainly post some pictures once its here on Thursday
     
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  8. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  9. 5teveb

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  10. Neal H

    Neal H New Member

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    Pics for those of us not on Facebook?
     
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  11. 5teveb

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    looking a bit smug..

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  13. Neal H

    Neal H New Member

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    Fantastic! Mines also black, I can’t wait.
     
  14. Morty

    Morty New Member

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    I've had mine for a couple of days and I definitely agree that the ride is firm. It's an absolute pleasure to ride on smooth pavement but not as enjoyable on rough/bumpy roads. Yesterday I adjusted the suspension a bit (a few clicks off front/rear rebound and compression) and it definitely helped. For tomorrow I am planning to adjust it even softer, basically go all the way out to the softest setting.

    Also, I think the throttle is a bit twitchy in road mode. It's super smooth in rain mode. I wish they would have softened road a bit, softened sport as well and then use the current sport as track.

    But overall it's an absolute beast!
     
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  15. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

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    Whatever you do “DO NOT” go all the way out with the rebound. That is not going to soften the ride! It will make things bouncy and potentially unsafe at times. It’s fine to go all the way out with compression if you want it softer, just leave the rebound alone. You should also set up your sag settings, because if that is not set with correctly it will make the ride very firm. People think it’s the compression and rebound that make for a firm ride, it’s not, it’s the preload, which you adjust for a proper sag settings. If it’s wound on too much front and rear, it’s going to be very firm. Some people will need to replace springs as well to get proper sag settings. Things to keep in mind.
     
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