Featured 765 Track Day!

Discussion in 'Street Triple' started by Dark Rider, May 30, 2022.

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  1. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    Had an interesting time out on the track this time.

    While making improvements on my times, now just 0.8s off my best time on my 1000cc bikes, I kept coming up agaisnt more powerful bikes but slower in the corners. Makes for some fun over takes.

    Note: This is the A group / Fast group...


    Enjoy :)

     
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  2. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

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    Enjoyed that, nice one
     
  3. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    i wonder if the race track is named after Killarney in ireland?
     
  4. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    I'm not sure where the name came from to be honest. It is not mentioned in any of the history write ups about the circuit.
     
  5. ChessNibbler

    ChessNibbler New Member

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    @Dark Rider
    That's a great video! I put it on full screen mode and held the computer up to my face....felt nauseous a few times and found myself leaning over. Absolutely thrilling riding.
    I am new to Triumph motorcycles and am surprised to see the Street Triple can go....is that MPH???....over 200? If so, I had no idea it was possible.
    Really cool video. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  6. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    Haha thanks very much!

    No that is KPH. Over 200 it gets pretty tough to hold on :p
     
  7. ChessNibbler

    ChessNibbler New Member

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    I want to get on a street triple. :)

    Coincidentally - yesterday I looked for motorcycle friendly race tracks near me. I found only one in upstate New York. They charge $99 membership plus $220 per day. Is that reasonable? I think so maybe.
    Anyway, I'd love to see what my 2022 T120 can do without pissing off everyone in my town.
     
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  8. Markus

    Markus First Class Member
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    @Dark Rider:
    Your video was great as always! I suppose you "smoked" another set of tires, right?
     
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  9. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    I must say these Pirelli Rosso Corsa 2 are lasting pretty long with the amount of abuse I subject them to.

    Currently have about 7000kms on this set with multiple track days and weekend riding etc.

    I don't do much commuting at all so 7000kms of track and canyon carving is quite impressive!

    They are probably close to 80% complete now. Will post a pic after next weekends track day. They are getting close to the markers now..

    Thinking of trying the Rosso Corsa 4 next, or the M9RR.
     
  10. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    coming from a South African point of view that's quite expensive, but locally for you I'm sure that's about normal?

    I actually gave a cost break down for my local track day on Reddit but ill paste it here to give you an idea of what a day out costs me.

    Here in Cape Town prices are as follows:

    Entry fee: $44
    Full tank of fuel: $21
    Food and drink: $7 or so.

    Total: $72

    4 X 20min sessions.

    Tyres and brake pads etc I don't really include since they are road tyres that last multiple track days etc.
     
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  11. ChessNibbler

    ChessNibbler New Member

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    @Dark Rider
    Thanks for that information, I was really curious. It sounds like a whole lot of money to me especially being that I don't want to race seriously I just want to see how fast this T120 can go in a safe environment. For the most part I want to cruise casually and this machine is the perfect ride for that. So I'll probably never do it at that price so I was wondering if everyone is paying fees like that. If I could get on a track for under $100, like you, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    Be well! thanks for replying to my question.
     
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  12. ChessNibbler

    ChessNibbler New Member

    May 29, 2022
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    @Dark Rider
    Thanks for that information, I was really curious. It sounds like a whole lot of money to me especially being that I don't want to race seriously I just want to see how fast this T120 can go in a safe environment. For the most part I want to cruise casually and this machine is the perfect ride for that. So I'll probably never do it at that price so I was wondering if everyone is paying fees like that. If I could get on a track for under $100, like you, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    Be well! thanks for replying to my question.
     
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