I want a Triumph! Urban Sports Ed.

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I want a Triumph! Urban Sports Ed.

#1 Unread post by Big B » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:32 am

OK, homes, so maybe you don't have a Triumph. S'ok (I don't either.... yet :twisted: ) But maybe you really, really want one. So which one? And why?

I'll start. This bike makes me feel all funny inside.

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#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:48 am

Out of the Urban Sports I'd go with the 2009 Triumph Speed Triple myself, it would have to be BLAZING ORANGE...ooo.

Sadly I don't fit on the dang thing (6'4") or I'd really, really, really want it.


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Oh, and I'd HAVE to get the matching Blazing Orange tire rim tape as well. haha.

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#3 Unread post by shalihe74 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:21 pm

I agree with Mike: if money isn't an issue, I'd take the SpeedTriple over the StreetTriple. The pure power and torque of the 1050 engine is just incredible - even in my Sprint, whose engine is detuned relative to the Speedy.

Caveat: I haven't ridden a StreetTriple, but I do have a Daytona (same engine, just not detuned) and have ridden a Speedy. I think that a Street is a good option for a newer rider, but I also think an experienced rider would really appreciate the Speedy a bit more.

I have a buddy with the Blaze Orange Speedy, and it is really really sexy. :)
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#4 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:11 pm

This is the one I lust after, the Sprint ST

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#5 Unread post by shalihe74 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 pm

Oh, I've got a bad case of the smuggies... just can't help it...
ceemes wrote:This is the one I lust after, the Sprint ST

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I sure do love mine - the blue is even more beautiful in person than in pics. Of course...
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Here is my bud's Triumph.

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I love my 675, too. That pic ^^^^, though, is the first time I've seen a SE and gone 'darn, that's a purty bike.' Normally I get caught up in the fact the golds don't match.
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#6 Unread post by High_Side » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:38 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:Out of the Urban Sports I'd go with the 2009 Triumph Speed Triple myself, it would have to be BLAZING ORANGE...ooo.

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Oh, and I'd HAVE to get the matching Blazing Orange tire rim tape as well. haha.

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#7 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:40 pm

shalihe74 wrote:Oh, I've got a bad case of the smuggies... just can't help it...
ceemes wrote:This is the one I lust after, the Sprint ST

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I sure do love mine - the blue is even more beautiful in person than in pics. Of course...
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Here is my bud's Triumph.

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I love my 675, too. That pic ^^^^, though, is the first time I've seen a SE and gone 'darn, that's a purty bike.' Normally I get caught up in the fact the golds don't match.
There are words to describe people such as yourself. Words such as you and insufferable, and unspeakable, and smug, and basttard..... :mrgreen:

However, how does the 675 compare to the ST. I know I am sort of asking you to compare apples and oranges, but I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.
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#8 Unread post by shalihe74 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:10 pm

ceemes wrote: There are words to describe people such as yourself. Words such as you and insufferable, and unspeakable, and smug, and basttard..... :mrgreen:

However, how does the 675 compare to the ST. I know I am sort of asking you to compare apples and oranges, but I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.
Guilty as charged. :laughing: What can I say? I love my bikes, and having more than one is still a new enough thing that I can't help but brag a bit. :twisted:

I honestly can't answer your question about comparing them. I haven't ridden the 675 since I got the Sprint 2 weeks ago. BUT... I'm taking the 675 with some folks from the SVrider's forum on Saturday, and will definitely let you know my thoughts. :mrgreen:
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#9 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:18 am

There is something really nice about a Candy Apple deep red bike with gold accents or a black bike with gold accents.

They should do more paint and accent colours like these I feel, why stick with boring old solid colors all the time?

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