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Old 02-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #31
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Bikes are about as personal a preference as a woman. Having said that, the only two machines here that have standout character are the Triple and the Duc. Riding them both is essential to making a decision, although I doubt you'll find a Triumph dealer that will accomodate you. The Duc should present no problem as almost every dealer will have a S2R demo available as part of their current promotion. I walked into my local dealer and was on the road in 10 minutes for a 1/2 hour blitz. Good hunting!
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:44 PM   #32
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How about a blond in a convertable
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:55 AM   #33
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Graph dollars against fun. Hmm. Why haven't I thought of that before?



Actually I have: then I realized this - the correlation ain't there.



Thanks to folks like you who do think that, the supply of low miles, interesting bikes is virtually endless!

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Old 02-27-2006, 12:57 AM   #34
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See definition of solipsism. Hurry!
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:22 AM   #35
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Funny, I was about to mention that I like my bikes like I like my women; slim with a little muscle. I was comparing the Triple and a Monster and, inexplicibly, the Trip felt the narrower of the two. Perhaps it's the weird position of the Duc's foot pegs. Anyway, that and the sexy new bobtail on the S3 sealed the deal. Not to mention the fact that the 3-cylinder wail is about the most beautiful sound this side of a 12-cylinder Ferarri.
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:08 AM   #36
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How about a black blonde in a convertible[like EVE]
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Old 02-27-2006, 04:53 AM   #37
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It would help to know how you ride. If you're getting a new bike you're likely looking at the SV1000s, which has a fairing, unlike the other two. Both the Triumph and the Duc are way cooler, so if you like to cruise the boulevard or go to your local bike night those are easy choices. All 3 of these will handle way better than your V-rod. IMO you can ignore worries about the reliability of the Duc for the first 30K miles, but maintenance will set you back a bit more, though at least this is the two valve which is cheaper. The Suzuki will be easiest to maintain yourself, though depending on the relationship between the frame and middle cylinder the Triumph may not be too bad. If money is a real issue get the Suzuki, if fun factor is the main driver go with the duc, if you're in the middle get the Triumph. They'll all end up a ton of fun.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:07 AM   #38
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I did love it, if Triumph still made them or I could have found a new one I'd have got another one. In fact, if I could have found a new Tiger I would have got that instead but towards the end of the year they get pretty thin on the ground and I didn't want to wait.



I'm happy with the Dyna for now, I'll probably get a Triumph next time.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:11 AM   #39
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Works for me, don't even have to be blonde.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:17 AM   #40
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I ride primarily back and forth from my office in traffic, which is why I don't need something that gets max torque and hp at 10,000+ rpms because I won't get there and back before the next light. Saturday mornings I usually get out to play on the back roads which is where the v-rod isn't as much fun. By the time I sell that, the weather should allow me to try out something else. If I can't try it out, I won't buy it.
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