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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 14:46
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I think I like it.
I think I'm going to miss the speed triple but I feel it's time for a change
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Krautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
United Kingdom

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Street Triple


icon03 Apr 2018 14:56
What is it? IMHO from that photo it looks fugly! :grin:
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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,877
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 15:19
A bavarian S1000XR SE.
It's no more fugly than anything else these days, and I don't have to look at it while I'm riding :lol:

Not actually made my mind up yet but I had 3 hours on the XR this morning.
I've heard some say its like the Tiger 1050. No its bloody not. Its leagues ahead in performance and features.
I'm not saying its perfect but its different and thats what I want.
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Krautophile
Dresden & Hunts,
United Kingdom

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Street Triple


icon03 Apr 2018 16:02
Ah yes I thought I recognised it. A couple of friends have one....
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 16:27
We found 4 on a German bike park, last year.

Common as sh*te :tongueout::lol:

DaveSP3 has one, he loves it, tho it's a bit thirsty and unless things have changed, it needs Super unleaded. Which can be a right royal pain, in more rural areas. 01
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----KK----
West SX / London,
United Kingdom

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Enthusiast


icon03 Apr 2018 16:57
Or get a GSA, rare as hen's teeth those. :lol:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon03 Apr 2018 17:20
S1000XR ... I've never ridden one. I'm not a fan of 4 cylinder motors :speechless:
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 2,581
Tiger Explorer


icon03 Apr 2018 17:23
Apparently they are an absolute hoot to ride.......for short distances.....then the vibes take over and leave you tingling all over.....unless you own one and then you never admit to it!.
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon03 Apr 2018 17:26
The later ones have modified risers to cure vibrations
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 17:54
I suspect new risers will mask the vibration, not cure it 07:smile:
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Nice n Fat
Wilts, Berks & Hants,
United Kingdom

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Bonneville (01-08)


icon03 Apr 2018 18:54
Whatever gay boy :lol:
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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,877
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 19:35
I have done a lot of reading about XR's in the last week,so I know about the vibes. I didn't find a particular problem over the few hours today. They changed something for >17, like nnf says.
Apparently runs fine on 95 octane Rob. According to BMWs website.

Honestly its the first big 4 cylinder motor I've ridden. Its like a turbine. No character compared to the Speed Triple, but I want a change and I'm really thinking the whole bike fits my requirement for something different. It is very rapid though :smirk:
Last week I was thinking S1000R, but I want to be able to use a top box and that would be just as bad as affixing one to the Speed.

You should think about changing yours rob. If your mileage is anything like mine it'll be worth next to fook all soon :lol:

I'm seriously tempted by a deal I've been offered on a 17 plate with 200 miles on the clock. So much so that I'll probably comit tomorrow.
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 54,459
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 19:53
Blimey, somebody got shot a bit quick 03

I certainly won't be changing this year, tho if I was going to, I'd be testing that Kwak Z900RS, or maybe a Thruxton :smile:
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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

Premier Member
Posts: 3,877
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 20:02
It's their last years demo.
Doesn't worry me, having had a few ex demo bikes before. Plus it still comes with a full 2 year warranty, as a used bmw.
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russ999rocket
Swine Town,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 2,581
Tiger Explorer


icon03 Apr 2018 20:17
I would consider the S1000XR if I road solo all the time but SWIMBO loves the Explorer so for me the XR is not as good two up.
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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,877
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 20:25
Not a consideration for me :smile:

I have been scouring magazines and t'internet for the last few weeks trying to find something that floated my boat. I've considered everything from Hayabusas to T Max's. I think I've fallen onto something I'll enjoy with the XR.
I've still got my T595 for a fix of triple. As I rode off back on my Speed S I thought, "god, I love this bike", but I think I've become a bit bored of the Speed having had 3 now.
The fact that there is now a distinct lack of Triumph dealers in the Midlands may have also influenced my decision.
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Fretmeister
The Aquaduct?,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 63,727
Tiger Explorer


icon03 Apr 2018 21:00
I too read they take 95 octane.
A hoot as Dave SP3 admits.

Quickshifter thingummy is good too.
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Nelster
Brum,
United Kingdom

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Posts: 3,877
Speed Triple 1050


icon03 Apr 2018 21:18
Oh yes, it is :smile:

I found online sources saying the heated grips were s!$%e, but I had to turn them off as they were burning my hands.
It's got all the toys on it. Debatable as to necessity, but nice to have as a package. Why not?

One thing that struck me is that I'm 6ft and I certainly wouldn't want it any taller. Perhaps something to do with the width of the seat.
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