Street triple R
Test rode one today (20/12/08) in the cold and rain :(
I almost cancelled because of the weather but I am glad I didn't, I had a great time.
I currently have a 2007 cbr but will be trading it in as soon as I can (prob next week), the triples engine is fantastic, open it up at 2000 in third and it pulls hard all the way to the redline. No more thrashing the cbr over 8000 rpm for me.
Also comfort was really good the soft seat and upright position meant that after 50 minutes I felt fine (although wet and cold).
I had lots of fun, which was the important bit, the bike even on standard exhausts sounds beautiful.
The comment about economy confuses me, triumphs are usually quite good, the bike said it was averaging 40mpg, which for a thrashed demo bike is good. Also the build quality seemed good, no corrosion even on the bike that is out in the salt regularly. I had a sprint a while ago and that was built well too.
I will be ordering the grey one, with hugger, bellypan, cowl, screen and tank bag. The dealer said they will throw in the cowl and screen gratis (all fitted free).
Can't wait! I don't think I have been as impressed with a bike so much before, and this was in crappy conditions.
Well done Triumph.