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Offline Ali-bear

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Triumph Street Triple RS
« on: 30 January, 2018, 11:46:41 AM »
I've had a yearning for one of these since I had a test ride back in October. Short version is I went into a dealers just after new year and got a deal on one they had in stock.

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Its my fourth Hinckley triple.

Pic taken during the ride home. It's cold in January but on that day it was sunny and the roads were clean of muck so I got it home without having to immediately wash it. I'm running the bugger in so limited to a gentle 60 mph for the next 250 miles. Then I can go up to about 75!

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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #1 on: 30 January, 2018, 05:00:14 PM »
Wonderful miles wished! I have mixed feelings about the design, as if they force us to evolve?  :001:
Ahh too old fashion here prolly  :034:

What are those tires, looks like slicks?

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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #2 on: 31 January, 2018, 10:32:50 AM »
The design is that of a naked sports bike. It is lively and fun to ride but not crippling  :028:
The tyres are some kind of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa but very track-oriented and in terms of road use barely legal I would expect. I asked about getting them changed before delivery but they said not to bother as they will only last about 3k anyway! Definitely taking it easy until they are scrubbed in and its dry and reasonably warm out. If I do manage to get any time to ride in the next few months it will be a case of pootling along to do the running in.
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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #3 on: 31 January, 2018, 06:29:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ali-bear [+]
... Then I can go up to about 71!
Corrected for you after the daft road safety statement heard today on R4.

Nice pic.
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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #4 on: 01 February, 2018, 10:25:04 AM »
*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Corrected for you after the daft road safety statement heard today on R4.

I said I could go up to that speed - not that I would of course that would be naughty  :182:

*Originally Posted by jm2 [+]
Nice pic.

Thanks! What you can't see in the pic is a van driver's turd, just by the kerb to the right of the picture. So that's where the name lay-by comes from.
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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #5 on: 05 August, 2018, 08:09:58 AM »
I have had this bike over six months now and have done 3000 miles on it. Phew what a scorcher.
Its just a lot of fun to ride. Handles so well, engine/suspension/brakes/steering it all works.
Tyres will last the rest of the summer and I'll replace with treaded sports bike tyres at the 12 month service in the spring.
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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #6 on: 07 August, 2018, 06:30:15 AM »
Surprised you've still got it, living in Bristol...
If you chopped in the CBF to buy it, you may want to change your closure.
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Ignore that last bit, I see you've still got the CBF.
Smart move.
Be interesting to see how your annual mileage is split between the two bikes.
I bought a Blackbird last year and as a result, my CBF went for its MOT with only 365 miles clocked since its previous one.
CBF is off to Europe next month though, so rather more miles expected in 2018.
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Re: Triumph Street Triple RS
« Reply #7 on: 07 August, 2018, 11:06:42 AM »
I live out in the sticks  :007: only thing is the farmers round here and they prefer trackrs them duz.
I've got the two.
Been such a good summer commuting mostly on the CBF sometimes on the RS.
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