Got to agree with you its a great bike, apart from the vibration you get through the bars between 75 & 85mph, and what ever revs that equates to in the other gears. Ive taken two Street Triples out, one with 600miles and the other with 1300miles and they both did the same. On the first one, the dealer said once the bike was run in it would go away. On the second i went with all the paperwork to swap my Hornet and wait three months for the triple, but the vibration left my hands buzzing after only 20miles riding. So i decided to keep my Hornet. The sound and ride on the Street Triple is excellent, but i was not prepared to risk having a bike with bad vibrations.
If Triumph can sort the problem id have one tomorrow, but when i asked a Triumph rep about vibration at the NEC bike show, no one had ever raised it before. If it had been on only one bike i wouldnt have had a problem with getting one, but two with differing mileages, no way!!
Epic bike. I could leave it at that.
I ordered the bike before the official launch and before a test ride, solely on the basis of all the magazine/paper/internet reviews I read. It is 10/10 (apart from steering lock. it is as bad as they make out, but all you have to do is get off the bike, not exactly a hardship.) I am certainly not dissapointed.
Determined to get the most out of it before winter, I racked up 3000miles in the first three weeks! Combination of city roads, country lanes, motorways, and after a 1800mile round trip to the French Alps, some glorious switch back mountain roads. If you want to see this bike at it's best, head south, over the channel and to the mountains. No british road will do the bike justice. Crowded, awful surfaces, bad weather, maniac drivers....need I go on? I now live in the Alps and all I can say is bring on Spring. I can see why they launched in the dolomites. It is perfect for this area. Aggressive yet low riding stance, low to mid-range torque, responsive steering, sharp gearbox, sweet, taut chasis, and the growl from the twin cans make it a perfect mountain bike.
All I can say is that I had an awesome time in the UK when I first picked the bike up in November, and anyone who is lucky enough to purchase one will love every minute, but if you really want to get the best out of it, head to the continent. I can, for one, vouch that the roads are better here than the UK. What I haven't mentioned is that coming out of a petrol station on the A4 at 40mph, my rear wheel slipped on gravel/oil on a bone dry day and I was high-sided. 6k worth of damage.The greatest pain wasn't the ribs, the leathers or the helmet. It was seeing the bike tumble and realising I may have to wait 8months for a new one. But it's all fixed, I got away with it and she'll be out here soon enough. I cannot wait.
Got £6400 (you need the factory add-ons) kicking around? Get a Street. Worth every penny.
Does anyone know if any Dealers are doing any deals on Street Triples?
I know there is a waiting list till October (or is it November now?)
My local dealer wants RRP even though I haven't got a trade in.
I was offered one for £5300 UK price with no extras on it.
Aran Doherty wrote (see)
Here in spain they are reduced to 7000 euro (5000 pounds)so im very tempted but unfortunatly i have to put a restricter on it i know iv said it before but has anyone restricted one yet and if so should i just wait for the kawasaki new 250 in april or take a chance and restrict that triumph engine for 21 long months .
Finally took the plunge, ordered a white Street Triple and expecting it September sometime.
No deal on the price of the bike but I got the accessories I ordered for nowt. Its coming with the belly pan, front fairing and airblade screen (over £400 quids worth!!).
Out of 3 dealers I went to the first offered no deals (and their price was £50 over RRP!!) another offered £150 off, so the deal I got was the probably the best I could get.
HI ALL. MINE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JULY,THEN AUGUST,NOW ITS SEPTEMBER. DONT KNOW WHY ITS ONLY STREET TRIPLES THAT HAVE SUCH A LONG WATING LIST .
I GUESS THEY DIDNT EXPECT THE BIKE TO BE SO POPULAR.
TO GREEN NINJA .I HAD A 2000 955I SPEED TRIPLE ,TILL I BINNED IT BIG STYLE .THEY ARE BRILLIANT BIKES ( INDUCTION NOISE IS ADDICTIVE)
AT LEAST I CAN STILL RIDE MY K12R....
Got me money back
Looked on MCN and found one 3 miles away a 2008 with 1000 miles, hugger, front fairings, belly pan, screen, passenger seat cover, Triumph alarm / immob and R&G aero crash bungs.
Bought it and job done!
I'm really interested in some of the posts here
Baiscally I'm doing my Direct Access course here in the UK next month having never ridden a bike before, and would then like to buy a bike for social runs out with mates at the weekend.
I really like the Street Triple (don't want a full sports bike) but am a bit worried that it's going to be too much bike for me, so was thinking about getting it restricted whilst I get used to it? anyone got any opinions?
I should say that I've not seen any other bikes that I really like, and the price of the Street Triple is so good it's hard to think about buying anything else
Advice is welcome...
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