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yes I test rode it 151 35.70%
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post #91 of 187 Old 10-06-12, 00:25
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I actually was interested in a bonneville and in the triumph classics catalog I saw a pic of the street triple r and it was love at first sight. I read about it and I went and checked it out. I never drove it before I bought it but I sat on it and it was a good fit so I bought it and am happy as can be.


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post #92 of 187 Old 10-06-12, 01:21
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I test road one in 2006, ignored the weekly calls from the dealer "to see how im doing" until he gave up, test road another in 2011 when I could actually afford one, then bought a different one without a test ride
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post #93 of 187 Old 10-14-12, 12:51
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I actually test road Richard Harris's AMA race 675r at Barber Motorsports Park. You can't get much better than that. I was sold instantly. Getting mine next weekend!!
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post #94 of 187 Old 10-14-12, 13:50
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the first time i rode one was when i went to pick it up with the cash in my hand from the guy that was selling it.. he rode it up an down the block an made me watch before i bought it.. he was scared i drop it before i gave him the money. like the allstate commercial lol. so no i never test rode one before i got it
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post #95 of 187 Old 10-19-12, 01:34
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Didn't really need too. Had a speed triple, and already knew what I needed to know about the 675, so short of going over a few niggly things at the dealer, I bought it as a consignment and rode it home. Been in love ever since. Just straight up dig this thing!
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post #96 of 187 Old 10-22-12, 22:47
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No, There weren't test rides back then when I bought it new in '07. I bought it on a best friends recommendation, that and a **** load of hopes and dreams that it wouldn't be a high maintenance lemon much like the pre mid 80's Triumph's.

Glad I didn't have to worry. 38k on mine and still runs like a champ.

I was REALLY taking a chance though, anything British (asides from the new Triumph's to me) are typically garbage.
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post #97 of 187 Old 10-25-12, 02:33
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I would say the say for ducatis
Sold my 1994 monster and brought the daytona 675 2012 model
love it
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post #98 of 187 Old 10-25-12, 02:35
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test rided twice and then a ducati 848 no contest really
675 is more user friendly
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post #99 of 187 Old 12-02-12, 20:24
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No test ride for me, thinking back on it now, lol. I already had decided, didn't need to, about the only thing I did was sit on it. Guess I was to worryed about if u break it u buy it thing.

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I didn't test ride or actually see my bike in person before I already wrote a check. But I was looking for a caspian blue Daytona on the east coast which was hard to find for some reason. I drove 500 miles to pick her up and have loved every day sense.

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