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Re: Triumph speed twin
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 10:02:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by bucksfizz [+]
I certainly will be keeping the Street Triple, Shaun.
That Speed Twin's torque is highly addictive and a total blast.
What's more, it handles and steers really well.

Bring it round when you get it, please, Bucksfizz!!  :001: 

I'm desperately keen to arrange a test ride of the Speed Twin - probably up at Fowlers as I have 'a problem' with the two local dealers, and a ride up via Cheddar Gorge is worth the effort.  A riding buddy on his Thrucky R and, possibly my Mrs on her Street Triple, will mean we can make a day of it.

I'd REALLY like to see Triumph make a true retro Speed Twin looking a bit more like the last-of-the-line Speed Twin - similar to the one here  https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1068317  -  with its graceful nacelle, flared front mudguard and rear 'bathtub' enclosures.  Or even the Thunderbird shown here https://motorcycles-for-sale.biz/sale.php?id=25458.

Yeah, I know, far TOO retro for most, but a modern design twist on the theme with a practical application as a roadster might, I think, work.   Or should I just get my coat and shuffle off, agedly, stage left?   :001:

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Re: Triumph speed twin
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 12:48:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by bucksfizz [+]
I certainly will be keeping the Street Triple, Shaun.
That Speed Twin's torque is highly addictive and a total blast.
What's more, it handles and steers really well.

Yes you would be mad to sell it especially in that colour which is my favourite,I am beginning to wish I hadnt started this thread because I feel a test ride coming on even though I am very pleased with my RS but the looks of the speed twin thats got me hooked lol.

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Re: Triumph speed twin
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 04:58:09 PM »
I'm thinking of arranging a demo on either a Street Twin or Speed Twin when I take my Street Triple in for it's annual service.
I've never had a big parallel twin & the Triumph twins seem to get really good reviews on YouTube.
The Street Triple's going nowhere though! 

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Re: Triumph speed twin
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2019, 05:33:09 PM »
At Ghent motor event, I could testride a Speed  Twin. it was in group with a lot of other bikes, so probably not the best way to really test a bike, but still.

So what was it like.
It felt nimble, not heavy at all and it was easy to turn in the bike at all times. I only recently started to ride bikes again ( at 52) and I do compare with my 2011 Street triple.
 
It has a lot of torque, ones I could unleash the bike, but it was very controllable, never scary. Brakes were good.

Now in comparison with my standard 2011 street triple?
I choose the triple all day.

Somehow the engine of the triple is way more flexible and progressive through the complete powerband. I had a feeling that in second gear at low speeds ( in group) the speed twin had the tendency to be on off . A bit jerky. I never have that with my street. Also My street reacts much quicker at all actions on the throttle, but in a natural way. It revs so much more supple.

The twin engine has vibrations that the little triple does not have.

I also felt the engine heat more then on my Street Triple.

I was surprised though that this classic looking 1200 bike handled as nimble as the 675  street triple. I did not see that coming and that is a good thing.

All in all the Speed Twin is a very nice bike, I loved it and it felt @home the instant I was on it. But I will keep my 2011 street triple.

Geert
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 05:39:12 PM by gvy »

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Re: Triumph speed twin
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 04:09:51 PM »
Test rode a Speed Twin last week as well, agree its a great bike, for me though low speed throttle jerky action was no good, maybe you get used to it, but around town slow speeds you really have to pay attention
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