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post #151 of 156 Old 02-17-17, 12:52
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for 12.6 I would spend another grand and buy a new left over 1290R Superduke.
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post #152 of 156 Old 02-17-17, 12:59
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for 12.6 I would spend another grand and buy a new left over 1290R Superduke.
I had the opportunity to ride a 1290R around in the Smokies for a couple hours and was not impressed, overall. Sure, it has a stonkin' engine, and the parts bolted to the bike were first-class, but it felt all wrong to me, lol. I could not throw it around the curves near as well as the Street Triple, and to me it's pretty ugly, although I know that's a personal choice.
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post #153 of 156 Old 02-17-17, 13:18
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I had the opportunity to ride a 1290R around in the Smokies for a couple hours and was not impressed, overall. Sure, it has a stonkin' engine, and the parts bolted to the bike were first-class, but it felt all wrong to me, lol. I could not throw it around the curves near as well as the Street Triple, and to me it's pretty ugly, although I know that's a personal choice.
Share a similar opinion, though I kinda dig the super duke aesthetics.

Swapped seats with a guy riding a 2016 superduke R. Gods what a motor, but still felt really heavy during transitions and forced me to pay way more attention to throttle than I'm used to on the Daytona. Glad the traction control works well on these new liter+ monsters.

Made me realize that upgrading to a liter engine for the power didn't necessarily make the bike any more fun to ride. Sure you get a shit eating grin when you goose the throttle on the straight stuff, but it was more work to do everything else. More work = less fun in my case.

Could take the money you'd spend on the bigger bike and use it to buy an exhaust and powercommander for the RS.
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post #154 of 156 Old 02-25-17, 17:56
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Really is a shame there's no auto blipper on the RS. Hopefully that's on Triumph's to-do list for next year's model.
What the heck is an "auto blipper"?
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post #155 of 156 Old 02-25-17, 18:17
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What the heck is an "auto blipper"?
Rev matching clutch-less downshifting. I have it on my S1000RR and LOVE it!!

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What the heck is an "auto blipper"?
Brilliant piece of tech when it's executed correctly. One less thing to worry about (clutching) when you're coming up on the corner and need to brake and downshift at basically the same time.
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