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Title: S v R v RS
Post by: murp on October 11, 2017, 04:38:49 PM

Reasonable comparison between all 765 models in this weeks mcn. Unsurprisingly to me the R is judged the best compromise for road riding...shame all the youtube videos all seem to be the rs
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Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Red on October 11, 2017, 06:23:46 PM
I must admit from day 1 I said I prefer the R, and infact thats what I will get, sometime

But I never believe the press, maybe its just a ploy by Triumph to sell a stock of R models they have left as everybody is buying and RS

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Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Thepuma on October 11, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
Most will buy the RS as it's a no brainer with what extra kit you get for less than a grand extra.

I'd feel short changed paying £9000 for the R when I can get the top modem for £700 More.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: daviemcc on October 11, 2017, 06:44:09 PM
I ordered an rs then took a test ride on the r and preferred the power delivery. I still wanted the rs due to the better brakes, suspension, quickshifter etc.
So I took another back to back test ride of the pair on Sunday and I couldn't see past the r and I'm collecting it tomorrow.
I got them to put a quickshifter and belly pan on.
There is a tangible stronger midrange on the r which imo made it feel more engaging.
You do get a lot of extras on the rs and it was a tough decision as money wasn't the deciding factor.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: doggy on October 11, 2017, 07:54:23 PM
The R is available in better colours also . But pay for a quickshifter and the premium for paint and it's virtually at RS money. :027:
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: super-cowboyjon on October 11, 2017, 08:06:38 PM
I have absolutely no doubt the R is a fantastic bike, but come on... the better gear on the RS renders any argument as to which is the 'better' bike moot.

The fact that it's a bargain over the R considering the cost vs upgrades makes it an even dafter argument.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: jonny1978 on October 11, 2017, 08:09:59 PM
Think this discussion will go on for ever. Think its really depends on what bike you had previously and what suits your needs. For me the RS was a better option cos I ride like a bit of a arse at times  :007: and also the bang for bucks  suited my needs and spec list. But I think what ever model you go for the 765 is a fantastic bike and each model suits everybody in different ways. Thats why i think this discussion will go on.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Thepuma on October 11, 2017, 08:58:53 PM
To be honest the R by far suited my needs....but I went for the RS...it just seemed criminal to pay 'almost' RS money and the  ride away without Ohlins,quickshifter,showa, belly pan etc etc....for the sake of saving £700.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: enakki on October 11, 2017, 11:18:05 PM
today when I rode my RS was thinking about the riding modes on the R vs RS. R lacks the track mode. And I can feel difference between the sport and track in term of fueling. How is the R then? Beacause with the sport mode on the RS it is still not fully unleashed beast. Not sure if it is clear what I mean.


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Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Mart62 on October 12, 2017, 12:45:27 AM
I recall you get all the power in the modes.
But the traction control interference is bigger as you move from. Track down.
I'm sure I would pine for the RS QS, forks ( rs has comp and rebound on both legs R is one comp other rebound) and Ohlins if I'd not bought it .
So Nealy had a White R
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: shaun on October 12, 2017, 10:16:36 AM
I agree with Red itís just ploy yo sell more R models,I buy mcn every week and have done for years so I am well aware that they are all bought men,regards the RS having too firm suspension itís bollocks,my RS suspension was set to road setting when I bought it and it was abit too firm for me but nothing like as firm as my 09 R model, Iíve since put my RS suspension settings to comfort settings and itís now excellent for Yorkshireís bumpy roads.
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Mart62 on October 12, 2017, 10:31:49 AM
The adjustmenrs  on the RS actusly gave real world effects.
Mine's sligjly back from road f and rear.
The  rear compresion was way high from new .
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: WillyLee on October 12, 2017, 10:51:29 AM
Of course go with the RS, software can be tuned but hardware needs replacement  :008:
Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: enakki on October 12, 2017, 11:18:47 AM
*Originally Posted by enakki [+]
today when I rode my RS was thinking about the riding modes on the R vs RS. R lacks the track mode. And I can feel difference between the sport and track in term of fueling. How is the R then? Beacause with the sport mode on the RS it is still not fully unleashed beast. Not sure if it is clear what I mean.


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you get, indeed, but the delivery is slower or more-less instant depending on the selected mode. so in rain or road mode it feels lazy.


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Title: Re: S v R v RS
Post by: Kwacky on October 12, 2017, 02:56:04 PM
I've ridden both the R and the RS.

For me I prefer the looks of the R but the bling of the RS.

Both are more than fast enough for the road and both would be excellent on the track. You've got to be pretty quick on a bike to reckon that the R isn't enough for you and that the RS is needed.

Yes, the RS is firm with the suspension but there's enough there to dial that out.  I don't think the suspension is harsh - there is a difference between harsh and firm. 

The R delivers the power in a more triple like fashion.  The RS reminds me of the IL4 600cc bikes I've owned and loved.  There's more of a kick higher up the rev range with the RS. 

In brief, there is no wrong answer.  You get the bike you like.  The RS tips it for me simply in terms of the value of money and bling you get but when it comes to replacing the 675 I won't discount the 765R.