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Old 07-26-2005, 10:11 PM   #11
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"That is no f*c*ing good!"



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Old 07-26-2005, 10:53 PM   #12
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Who cares about the stubby tail... I mean really how often do you look at the back of your own bike anyway... the important thing is that it performs well and looks well sorted... I have ridden many a Triumph including an old school Speed Triple that still holds a place in my heart... maybe it is time for a new triple in my life!
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:22 AM   #13
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Way cool bike. This one is a big hit for Triumph. It is a bit small and stubby for me, but I could see owning one of these for sure. Nice review!
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:50 AM   #14
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Comfort wise, the seat is great. I demoed one, and could see riding it 3-400 miles at a time, depending of course on the speeds and the wind. That was the only bad thing about it... At higher speeds you really had to hang on...



I could see it as my only bike if I lived in SoCal or the Rockies or someplace where the twisties are fairly close. As it is, I have to do a lot of droning to get to fun riding, which is why I have a Sprint...



FWIW, and all that stuff...



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Old 07-27-2005, 04:08 AM   #15
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This is one outstanding motorbike. The 05 S3 is a wonderful, very quick, easy handling, sweet sounding super bike. It is my favorite short trip bike. Commuting, carving, for track days the S3 is perfect.

The styling is superb and reflects the very nature of the bike - it is a true attention getter.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:28 AM   #16
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I'll take mine black please. Nice. Love it's compactness. Short stubby tail is close to perfect. Thank god it doesn't have a ridiculous cow stomach catalitic converter hangin' from it's underside.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:41 AM   #17
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A freakin' aircraft carrier is a bit small and stubby for you.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:20 AM   #18
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I've said it before and I'll say it again - I believe this bike is the true, original hooligan and all others best steer clear or get the rusty pipe upside the temple in the back alley.



Looks like this most recent upgrade finally gives the S3 its due. I love the new tail section and overall design and all of the other mechanical mods just make this gladiator stronger.



With bikes like this, Triumph's numbers will only improve. Bring on the I-3 800 too.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:01 AM   #19
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My, my...we do live right smack dab in the middle of a golden age, don't we.



So many interesting bikes, so little time. What a great problem to have!
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:09 AM   #20
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How do you like the XB12. Am thinking of getting the Ulysses version, which is longer and gearing to Sport touring. Am worried about reliability tho.



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