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S v R v RS
« 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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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #1 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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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #4 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:

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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #8 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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Re: S v R v RS
« Reply #9 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 .
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