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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    My old bike isn't worth the cost of repairing. Bought a Street Triple R. Pick it up next Friday... Sooo keen.
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    srs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VARRAKK View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    My old bike isn't worth the cost of repairing. Bought a Street Triple R. Pick it up next Friday... Sooo keen.
    Congratulations!
    Old? New?
    S? R? RS?
    New. Went in tossing up between the Yamaha MT 07 HO and the S. The MT 07 I rode had serious engine vibrations at city speeds; the Street Triple 660 LAMs (which has the same frame and suspension as the S) I rode just didn't click for me. But the RS was just awesome!

    No way I could justify it, but the floorstock R I got was ~2k more than the S, so I went 'Fuck it'. Added some minor mods (mainly sliders etc for if I pull a Dark Flare at slow speed).

    Would highly recommend the MT 07 for anyone learning though: seriously comfortable ride with all the guts you could want early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    My old bike isn't worth the cost of repairing. Bought a Street Triple R. Pick it up next Friday... Sooo keen.
    Congratulations!
    Old? New?
    S? R? RS?
    New. Went in tossing up between the Yamaha MT 07 HO and the S. The MT 07 I rode had serious engine vibrations at city speeds; the Street Triple 660 LAMs (which has the same frame and suspension as the S) I rode just didn't click for me. But the RS was just awesome!

    No way I could justify it, but the floorstock R I got was ~2k more than the S, so I went 'Fuck it'. Added some minor mods (mainly sliders etc for if I pull a Dark Flare at slow speed).

    Would highly recommend the MT 07 for anyone learning though: seriously comfortable ride with all the guts you could want early on.
    That is a very sexy bike you have chose.
    The new 765 is without doubt the best looking naked of them all.
    Dash is OMG sexy.

    Welcome to both the Triumph and triple family!

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    I really want to test ride this thing this summer:

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    I don't really get that sort of bike. It looks like a dirt bike but you'd basically never take it off road. It's like the Jeep of motorbikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    I don't really get that sort of bike. It looks like a dirt bike but you'd basically never take it off road. It's like the Jeep of motorbikes.
    It's a bit of a supermotard, which means very easy to manoeuvre except this particular one has so much power and low down torque that it can do 240kph and out accelerate most supersports. It has all the gizmos (traction control, modes, abs, adjustable suspension and forks) and is a beast. It's a bike which would also be very easy to ride in traffic because it's so narrow and high. Take a look at this:

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    So yeah there is this garage where we occasionally booze up, dudes repair and customize bikes there.











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    Quote Originally Posted by thebomby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kai View Post
    I don't really get that sort of bike. It looks like a dirt bike but you'd basically never take it off road. It's like the Jeep of motorbikes.
    It's a bit of a supermotard, which means very easy to manoeuvre except this particular one has so much power and low down torque that it can do 240kph and out accelerate most supersports. It has all the gizmos (traction control, modes, abs, adjustable suspension and forks) and is a beast. It's a bike which would also be very easy to ride in traffic because it's so narrow and high. Take a look at this:

    I rode a brand new one back in 2008 and they were hella fun but the seat is in no way comfortable and the fuel tank is pretty much non existant so it is just a for fun around a track bike imo

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    They only had the 750 in 2008, didn't they? This is the 1200. I wouldn't buy one, because I'm old, crippled and fat, but if I wasn't I probably would think about it, tiny tank or no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebomby View Post
    They only had the 750 in 2008, didn't they? This is the 1200. I wouldn't buy one, because I'm old, crippled and fat, but if I wasn't I probably would think about it, tiny tank or no.
    correct the one I rode was the 750 but in general still the same body. don't get me wrong though they are so much fun to ride just absolute beasts. the 750 was mad as it was I'm actually tempted to try the 1200 now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thebomby View Post
    They only had the 750 in 2008, didn't they? This is the 1200. I wouldn't buy one, because I'm old, crippled and fat, but if I wasn't I probably would think about it, tiny tank or no.
    correct the one I rode was the 750 but in general still the same body. don't get me wrong though they are so much fun to ride just absolute beasts. the 750 was mad as it was I'm actually tempted to try the 1200 now
    Me too, mate, me too.
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    So, riding season is starting...
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    Wanted to go pass my bike driver exam this spring, but financially i won't be able to afford a bike for fucking years, if ever. Goddammit. I was starting to warm up to the idea of getting a Kawasaki Versys 300x to use as everyday vehicle
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebomby View Post
    So, riding season is starting...
    Shit fucking weather here. Last two weeks with extreme cold and snow.
    This whole week will be cold and rain, new bike stuck at the dealership


    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
    Wanted to go pass my bike driver exam this spring, but financially i won't be able to afford a bike for fucking years, if ever. Goddammit. I was starting to warm up to the idea of getting a Kawasaki Versys 300x to use as everyday vehicle
    Secondhand that bike should not be expensive.
    BMW G 310 GS will be more expensive, but a much better machine.

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    Sunny day 12 degrees, first day back on my bike after my carpal tunnel operation. Battery was dead this morning after 6 weeks in the cold, but my new Noco GB40 boost jump started it no problem. I went riding here to practice some hairpins (it's about 5 kms from my flat)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
    Wanted to go pass my bike driver exam this spring, but financially i won't be able to afford a bike for fucking years, if ever. Goddammit. I was starting to warm up to the idea of getting a Kawasaki Versys 300x to use as everyday vehicle
    Why get a new bike? There are many, very good used bikes that are A2 compatible. If you're up to the challenge, you could get a really cheap old bike and refurbish it yourself, with the added benefit that you won't have to do services at a garage from then on.
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    Over here it's more expensive to get the license that a used bike.

    You actually want a used bike the first time. Don't give up on the idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post
    Over here it's more expensive to get the license that a used bike.

    You actually want a used bike the first time. Don't give up on the idea.


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    I second this, no need to buy new. You take a instant value loss once you put key in ignition.
    And the services on new engines, they ain't nothing like a car engine. Will be lots of services the first X thousand kilometers.

    My new bimmer, got its first service after 100km!

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    Yeah, if I ever get one I'm definitely not buying a new new one Let's say a rough rule of thumb, a bike 1-2 years old should have all the "kinks" kicked out and then I only have to worry about how much the previous owner abused it?
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
    Yeah, if I ever get one I'm definitely not buying a new new one Let's say a rough rule of thumb, a bike 1-2 years old should have all the "kinks" kicked out and then I only have to worry about how much the previous owner abused it?
    Your not living in the of the stupid, so not too much of worry.
    Especially if going for a 300 versys, not very abusable.

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