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wornsprokets
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Re: rode a '14 street triple today and...

Post by wornsprokets on Fri 05 May 2017, 10:09 pm

I dont think ive had a bike that want you to grind its pegs on every bend... but cb does.  then i get off it  and   look affraid has it really a top box on it.
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ratatooie
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Post by ratatooie on Mon 08 May 2017, 11:04 am

@Beresford wrote:

@ratatooie wrote: The engine was the only thing on the MT that stood out.


That seems to be the general consensus of all that I have heard and read. Really nice engine and really low rent everything else. But it is a cheap bike, so what else would be expected?

If you can get a low mileage MT09 with the front and back shocks already upgraded to something decent then it would be a good buy. I just resent having to spend another £xxxx on a brand new bike to get the handling up to scratch. I'd also look for one with the updated fuelling maps installed as the original maps felt very very jerky and inconsistent.

I'm also a bit concerned about the general build quality. One of the MTs I tested was from 2014 and already had a substantial amount of rust around the (stock) rear shock.

I read an interesting article recently in Performance Bikes about the recent trend of PCP finance deals and the fact that they have a massive rate of default or non-completion - something like 37%, which means practically that a load of bikers are getting to the three year mark on the financing then handing back the keys for their bikes rather than making the final balloon payment. This means that there is likely to be a pretty big influx of ex-PCP MT09s incoming soon, so prices will probably come way down.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 08 May 2017, 11:10 am

@ratatooie wrote:I read an interesting article recently in Performance Bikes about the recent trend of PCP finance deals and the fact that they have a massive rate of default or non-completion - something like 37%, which means practically that a load of bikers are getting to the three year mark on the financing then handing back the keys for their bikes rather than making the final balloon payment. This means that there is likely to be a pretty big influx of ex-PCP MT09s incoming soon, so prices will probably come way down.



That's fairly interesting to know to be honest. Wouldn't mind a cheap but common sports bike as a race bike in a few years (not an mt09/07) hmm
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Re: rode a '14 street triple today and...

Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 11:45 pm

Thought i would post this in here as it's semi relevant. 
Today I had a short play on a Triumph 765 RS and what a machine. The bike pushes you back into the seat under acceleration and into the tank with a single finger on the brake thanks to the radial brakes, with brakes that powerful I (a personal hater of electrical aids) would say that you'd be an idiot not to get abs on it. 
It is light, very flickable and can easily reach the speed limit very very quickly without you realising it. It has the smoothness of an inline 4 and the torque of a twin but it's very linear from the hand fulls I gave it (including pinned full throttle) thought that could be down to the how it's delivered. Never pulled my arms off or anything which was kinda disappointing in all honesty.
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Re: rode a '14 street triple today and...

Post by trevor machine on Thu 03 Aug 2017, 7:51 am

Did you feel like you were sitting more "on" the bike than "in" it?

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