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  1. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    Just come back from a test ride on the new 2023 Street Triple RS, what an amazing bike.

    The throttle, quick shifter and slipper were sublime, probably the nicest I've ever used on a bike. The brakes are just out of this world, never had brakes as good, suspension was much plusher than I thought it was going to be and handled the country roads very well indeed.
    The handling of the bike is again out of this world, you just point or show it a corner and it tracks beautifully. And finally even the seating and riding position was better than I was expecting, the seat was quite comfortable as well, yes sure it won't be a touring bike but it could easily handle a 2 hour blast or a all day ride to the Lakes or elsewhere.

    Now decision time is what to do, my Kawasaki Z900RS SE doesn't make me smile as much as the Triumph did today.
     
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  2. Mrs Visor

    Mrs Visor Elite Member

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    There's your answer, mine still makes me smile every time I ride it. Unless you are buying a bike for a very specific purpose such as commuting economy I think they're a "heart" decision.....:p.
     
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  3. Adie P

    Adie P Crème de la Crème

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    There's no real reason why a motorcycle shouldn't be a head and/or heart decision.

    However, it's the one(s) that speak to your very soul; the one(s) that stir your emotions when you lift the cover or squeeze the starter button; the one(s) that get that last, lingering look before you shut the garage door that are the most rewarding in terms of long term ownership pleasure.

    Buy the Street Triple - you KNOW it makes sense. ;)
     
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  4. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    I bought my Street Triple after just sitting on it in the showroom, no test ride. It does everything it says on the tin, and some more. However, my 22 year old Ducati still has number one spot in my heart.
     
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  5. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Thanks for sharing your "out of world" impressions with us! :p
    It is a really cool bike!
     
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  6. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    I'm adamant, and have been for a long time, that the street triple is the best bike Triumph make! Its sublime, Ive had 3 of them.
     
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  7. tcbandituk

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    Snap! :D
     
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  8. Arf765

    Arf765 Member

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    I think you’ve just answered your own question, I’ve got the new Street Triple R, you won’t regret it:)
     
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  9. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    What colour did you go for, I like the Red but the more I see the Yellow I’m thinking that could be the one to get.
     
  10. Arf765

    Arf765 Member

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    I went for crystal white, the red & yellow isn’t an option for R version. I’ve seen both the yellow & red up close the yellow really pops for me :)
     
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  11. Arf765

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  13. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Sounds like an easy decision to me, @Martylaa! Go for the smiles. :D:D:D
     
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  14. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    Well still not sure what'll do, I initially put a deposit down on a Red RS, but ten I saw a nice second hand bike for sale what had some nice extras for cheaper than a new one. Spent the last few days dealing with the guy and he messaged me saying his buyer had pulled out so I could have it, then started to sort out trains, insurance etc for the next day to collect only for him to message me saying he's selling it to his dealer for less money and the dealer will stick it back up for more, honestly I give up sometimes.

    Back to the drawing board, do I just take the new Red RS for probably this week or keep scouring the second hand market for another yellow with extras at a good price?
     
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  15. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    Are you being asked to pay list price for the new one? When I bought my R in late 21 I had found a dealer elsewhere that was selling one at 10% off list. My local dealer took one look at my phone and agreed to match it. The machine was in the showroom and I took delivery a week later. So they would appear to have more wiggle room than they let on
     
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  16. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    There's no discounts on new ones, they can't get any into the dealerships, I've rang loads and some are even saying net year now.
     
  17. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    You know the answer to that one ;)
     
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  18. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    Well, well well. So long story short, I tried one more message to the seller of the bike and convinced him I would not be messing him around as he'd had a few guys promising to turn up and left him in the lurch hence him having enough and agreeing to sell back to the dealer.

    So we agreed a price and I drove the bike home yesterday (Bloody 160 miles plus on motorways such was the distance between us).

    Anyway I've managed to buy (imo the nicest second hand Triumph Street Triple RS Cosmic Yellow) for a great price and it had all the Triumph extras such as heated grips, bluetooth maps connectivity, both fly screens, tail tidy and scrolling indicators, also had top not Evotech parts on as well and it has just had its 1st service so that horrible running in period is out of the way, bonus.

    I'm over the moon with the bike and having just washed it to remove the bug splatter from that tedious journey home I think it looks the dog's danglies.

    Now wondering whether to ring the local dealers and get cruise control fitted?

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  19. Martylaa

    Martylaa Well-Known Member

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    Tbh, always liked the Street Triple, my first bike was one but I felt it was a little cramped and didn't give it enough time before I moved it on for a Ducati.

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  20. Arf765

    Arf765 Member

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    very nice, right decision going for this.. why did the chap want to get rid after 600 miles ?
     
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