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Old 04-20-2008, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my dad got a new Triumph Street Triple in green last week as his first bike. Man, it sounds so nice at idle and sounds like a race bike when reving. I tried convincing him to start on a smaller bike, but you know how adults are. Atleast he's getting full gear lol.

Suprisingly though, the riding position on my 08 250r is more aggressive than the triumph. When I rode it around the neighborhood the lack of wind protection kind of sucked too.
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you know what I ironicaly sat on one of these yesterday, and I am considering it for a third bike.

Does your dad have riding experience, many old time riders who get back into the sport after a long absence, are statisticaly in a bad situation...

If this is his first ever ever bike, then that is not good news. The position on your 250 is more aggresive cause the triple is a standard, much like the SV650 sitting upright as opposed to leaning forward.
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They are not the best reentry bikes, but you could do worse. At least the triple motor isn't quite as peaky as the usual 600. It has been retuned a bit from Daytona form, so it makes about 10% less power at the peak. That's still 100 or more at the wheel, so he should stay away from the top of the rev band. It has good low and midrange torque for the motor size, and it will wheelie on demand. Or not on demand if you are ham fisted.

If he is careful with it, he will be OK, but it will bite back if you are not steady and sure handed. It won't bike quite like a race rep, but it is a different bike. It is a standard, but with a sportbike's motor and chassis. It is a classic hooligan bike. There is a reason Keith Code's wheelie school uses Speed Triples. This is just a smaller version.
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Well he used to do flat-track racing in Poland back in the day. I also rode dirt bikes with him for a year but we all know how that goes.

The real reason for the break-in schedule is not to break-in the engine, but to break-in the rider so he doesn't kill himself
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I'm totally jealous. I've been drooling over the Street Triple since its release.

But, alas, it is too much bike for me now. In about 5000 miles, though...
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