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Old 03-07-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Must... resist... getting.... out.... checkbook.......

"We just wish it came with a gear position indicator like its 675cc cousins. "

Since when did it matter which gear an S3 is in?
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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"We just wish it came with a gear position indicator like its 675cc cousins. "

Since when did it matter which gear an S3 is in?
Well, it might be useful when you pin the throttle in any of the first three gears to know which number the indicator was on when the instrument-panel smacks you in the face......
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Well, it might be useful when you pin the throttle in any of the first three gears to know which number the indicator was on when the instrument-panel smacks you in the face......
Good one! No, it doesn't much matter what gear you're in - a GPI is unnecessary. It's just that it's a feature that costs next to nothing (an ECU already know which gear it's in) and gets referred to if you have it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Triumph should offer a free asbestos wallet for the riders' Driver's License!
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Not to pick nits here, but the X-Y legends on the torque/hp graph are completely illegible, at least on my PC. I know you put the numbers in the text, but I like to read the charts as well.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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I would gladly pay extra for the upgrades. Suspension,wheels, transmission and brakes are 4 of my 5 hot buttons. I am in lust with this bike. It is a performance bargain at 16k. I look forward to the big shootout.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #10
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Sweet bike.

But at $16K, it is just too homely looking, and is up against some seriously exotic rides. Either one of which I'd pick over the Triumph, just because they are more drool inducing.

Glad to see you're doing the comparo!
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