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Old 03-05-2002, 09:05 PM   #11
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Default Re: Triumph Speed Triple reader feedback

Perhaps throw in a 919, for sort of a twin, triple, four theme? Naaaaahhh... wouldn't want to do thaaaat.
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Old 03-05-2002, 09:28 PM   #12
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Yeeesssss, you just gotta do it - surely you guys just luv ta hav fun!?



On a more serious note - how about getting a layperson to join part of your tests - someone who may have a previous model of the bike in question of doesnt ride all kinds of bike - to get a real world perspective. No offence to the MO guys (notice I've subscribed..) but I feel this would add great interest to the already excellent reviews...........

(Unfortunately I live in OZ so it wont be me)
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Old 03-05-2002, 09:31 PM   #13
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Also toss in a Duke and a stripper Valkyrie. Can't help you with a 5 cylinder suggestion just yet.....
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Old 03-05-2002, 10:28 PM   #14
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The pic isn't level, it was taken slanted.

Surrealism is tilting the picture just a bit, a wheelie is a wheelie.
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Old 03-06-2002, 01:17 AM   #15
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There are some good Triumph dealers *and* some bad Kawasaki dealers, believe me. Since Kawi has a lot more dealers it's surely easier to find a good one, I agree. Funny thing though, one Triumph dealer I use has no problem at all getting any parts they need very promptly (been my experience as well as others) while some other dealers are the subject of horror stories about long waits to get routine parts they should keep in stock. Triumph has apparently handed out franchises to some shoe-string dealers who won't hire competent staff but that's just part of their growing pains. The caveat there is ask around about the dealership before buying. IF you think Triumphs are for posers, you obviously haven't spent much time riding them. They're worth it.
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Old 03-06-2002, 01:23 AM   #16
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Amen
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Old 03-06-2002, 02:48 AM   #17
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I noticed the odd cropping... I thought it maybe meant that the Speed Triple would ride straight for cameras and websites no matter what the angle of the road
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:44 AM   #18
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Default Where's the love for Hackfu?

One more poke at my man Hackfu and a certain editor is going to have to start dodging flying wrenches.



I'll bet he's just jealous that his jacket doesn't look that good.
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Old 03-06-2002, 03:44 AM   #19
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One more poke at my man Hackfu and a certain editor is going to have to start dodging flying wrenches.



I'll bet he's just jealous that his jacket doesn't look that good.
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Old 03-06-2002, 05:25 AM   #20
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Default Re: Triumph Speed Triple reader feedback

I guess that's one thing about British bikes that will never change. I'm not sure if it's totally the fault of the factory because the British system of taxation is so psychotic. I've had a British car mechanic tell me that British factories don't keep any inventories of parts because of the atrocious tax rates. So they try to produce parts at exactly the rate they will be needed- an impossibilty, of course. This was several years ago, but I doubt that the socialist British have allowed any breaks to their industries since then.
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