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Ummmmm, Honda makes 3 bikes that you could call a "replica racer"(CBR,RC51), Then there's the Super Hawk, the VFR800, and the CBR600F4i that are sporty, but not "replica" material; Then you've got the 919, and last year's 599; then you've got 8 different cruiser-type bikes ranging from 250cc to 1800cc(Rebel, Rune), a Gold Wing and an ST1300. Plus, about 12 diferent dirt bikes in either 2-stroke, or 4. As well as 5 diferent kinds of scooters. Banality? I can't think of a more diverse product line.
 

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That is a seriously fun bike. They shoulda' called it a Trident though.



A little spendy given my newfound single parent status, and I really want a Thruxton, but it's definately a kick in the butt
 

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I'm surprised to hear that the Rocket is selling well. I've yet to see one on the road. But, then again, I do live in the sticks. I sure hope they look better in person. I'll take the new ST, thank you very much.
 

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1000 bikes a month spread out across the US doesn't mean you're likely to see one on any given day except where a hundred bikes gather.



Is Triumph quality still beating the Japanese? It should they are underpowered for their displacement.
 

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Wow. Good to hear. Love the looks of the new Speed Triple. Big Daytona looks nice too. I am honestly pleasantly surprised by the Rocket. I was thinking the cruiser market was saturated with choices but that shows you how much I know....Glad to see Triumph get a chunk of that market....Competition is good...Triumph is building bikes for the street first which is a great strategy..
 

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I've ridden many enjoyable miles on bikes that were less powerful than similar models offered by competing brands. I tend to use the smiles/mile measure as opposed to horsepower/cc when I consider motorcycle ownership. But, I have a feeling you've been there too with a name like Tigercub.
 

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Looks like a simple comparison to me, i didn't see it stated that just because it may be underpowered for it's displacement that it automatically "sucks" - it simply is an observation that many bikes with same displacement have more power.
 

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Has anybody else sat on a '05 Speed Triple? I was surprised to feel how much weight was on my wrists until I realized that the pegs were so far back I couldn't use my legs to hold myself up at all! At least if it had clip-ons I could rest my stomach on the tank! My SV1000N is much more comfortable.
 

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Well, I've been riding Triumph on and off since '68, and am now on an '01 Sprint ST. Gotta say, this bike is soooo sweet! I'm gonna beg some track training from a mid-pack buddy of mine, and will then approach the bike with a lot more respect. Guys, go ride a new ST or the S3; these mothers are awsome! Triumph is the real deal, and priced very well.
 

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Just rode a new Speed Triple on Sat. and I must say It is one fine ride. The slickest gearbox ever. Good power delivery and decent brakes. Overall a very impressive package.
 

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What about the 2005 Triumph Tiger ?? has anyone out there ridden one, or does anyone own one. I am thinking about buying the BMW GS 1200 but it may be a little too dirt bike looking? I have seen the Tiger on-line but not up close. I'd appreciate folks thoughts.
 
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