The intrigueing thing about Triumph is that they don't have to confer with the Japs before they try something new.
The Jap four move in a sort of syncopated lock step with each other. "Ok, Kawasaki you get the US Supersport series win, Suzuki gets US Superbike, Yamaha, MotoGP, Honda you get Europe this year. No Ducati wins, they had their chance for two seasons."
I wonder how they'll divvy it up for next year?
Triumph, you're on the right track, just focus on making the best bike for riding to all these Jap spec races.
I hear probably next year, Johnny. The original concept was actually penned as a naked streetfighter, and there was some discussion inside Triumph as to whether or not it should be faired or unfaired. In the end I guess they decided to have both (gotta sell bikes to the squids in this class, ya know). This is the last year of the Speed Four, so expect a 675-based naked next year. I don't know if it'll get the S3 bug-eyes, though.
This bike doesn't have much in common with the ZX-6R at all, except that it has two wheels, an engine and a fairing. Maybe more in common with the old Kawi triples? On closer inspection, you'll also notice that the styling is more distinctive than originally thought. I've seen a whole bunch of pictures recently that give a little different impression (trellis subframe, frame, swingarm--and the bodywork seems a bit more Euro than it does in the official pictures.) Everyone who's seen it up close has remarked how good it looks in the flesh.
In fact, I'm sure Sean and some MOtroops have seen it already at the press unveiling they did in Hollywood.
yeah it actually looks pretty cool upon closer inspection and i always thought a smaller triple that revved higher would be *****en. However it is same as Buell XB-R vs. XB-S: who needs that low clip-on stuff when u can have a handlebar dammit? It is like choice of salad or fries hello are we women or what?
Ok so where is MO coverage then or does embargo continue after info is up at triumph.com it is a strange system and yet...
It looks OK, but I want to know the cost. Unless the insurance is dirt cheap, I can't see spending 8500 vs. the 10500 for a Jap liter bike. Or even 10K for the Speed Triple. You know what I mean? For my $11600 dollars, I plan on getting a 2006 ZX-14 ($11500) and a new tank top ($20), new "Air Force Ones"($40 out of the back of a van), and a sweet visor with the sticker still on the brim ($40)!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!
Go to gym and work on those back muscles and arms old man Just kidding. Are you calling us sportbike riders girls? It takes a real man to ride 100 miles on a sportsbike and still be able to have a shake, burger and fries at the burger barn.
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