What are the main reasons you have for going to the Triple? I've been looking at the Triple (and Triple R) as well as Ducati Monster (800 or 1100). I ride mostly backroads and can't find a good reason to change bikes - except that the new ones look really great.
Hmmm...have you ridden a Triple yet?
I made that mistake and now I can't get it outta my head.
The level of refinement is just overwhelming.
Of course there is a considerable increase in performance.
The Ducati is awesome as well mind you but, the maintenance schedule that comes with Desmodromic valve train is prohibitive in my eyes. ( I'm a oil and filters kinda guy...I leave the guts to the pros..they know best and HEY...they gotta make a living too).
!)The 'Striple' is 40 pounds lighter.
(over (or is that, Under) the "V")
BHP is up by 49hp...(59 vs 108)
The bike is amazingly smooth, solid, and vibe-free.
Brakes are equally impressive.
Though I always found the Versys to be extremely comfortable; The triumph raises the bar Ten fold. In my humble opinion.
Power delivery is butter smooth...I'll even go so far as to say...shockingly smooth!
I never understood how quiet a helmet becomes on a 'naked' bike.
(That was an eye opener!!!!!).
My Dad ask me why I didn't just start off with the Triumph ( I say you don't nessasarily start off on a machine with 108 hp! and to be truthful I never thought I would do anything but ride the "V" right into the ground.
The Triple is FAST!
Even with the stock 'cans' the sound it makes is overwhelmingly, awe inspiring!
Torque curve! what torque curve??? It's a flat-line for gosh sakes! It pulled from 1500rpms in 6th gear with nary a shake, hitch, or shimmy!
The Versys is Brilliant...I could not have chosen a better 'first' bike.
The Street-Triple is even more so, (it's at a whole different level) and at a price I find hard to comprehend. HOW DO THEY DO IT! I don't know but.....
...I'm gonna do my bloody well best to put one between my legs!
I just hope the Dealership is as good as my Kawi (Macomb Powersport) dealer has been...but i got a feeling that will not be an issue.
But don't get me started