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    I am in the Market for a used Speed triple. There are not a whole lot of them available. Have there been and major upgrades that I should look for in the newer ones that I should look for? I would love to buy a new 2020 but it's a little out of my price range. I have found used from 2012 on up but I'm a little nervous buying and 8 year old bike. Will I be far behind the times? Has the seating position changed much?

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    A 2012 won't be significantly different from a 2020. By 2012 most of the problems had been winkled out, and they were mostly minor anyway. Problems with the charging system and brakes, mostly.

    If it's in good condition go for the 2012. You won't be disappointed.
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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear.

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    There have not been enough improvements for me to even consider updating my '06. Shame really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_gallup View Post
    There have not been enough improvements for me to even consider updating my '06. Shame really.
    And they certainly haven't built a better looking one than your 06. That's for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie. View Post
    And they certainly haven't built a better looking one than your 06. That's for sure
    I dunno. I'm still a fan of UncleDude's white one. That 98-2000 style sure looks good, particularly in that color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickyC51 View Post
    I am in the Market for a used Speed triple. There are not a whole lot of them available. Have there been and major upgrades that I should look for in the newer ones that I should look for? I would love to buy a new 2020 but it's a little out of my price range. I have found used from 2012 on up but I'm a little nervous buying and 8 year old bike. Will I be far behind the times? Has the seating position changed much?
    I looked at a low mileage 2006 and a 2008. For three and two thousand more, respectively, I bought a brand new 2019 leftover Speed S for $9,500. All the engine improvements, cruise control and the terrific TFT screen were worth it to me. The S exhaust for the 2019 is great sounding so no need to upgrade that for me; saving some cash. But a few thousand more may seem too much to others.

    From another site.
    Specifically, "There were 104 engine changes between the 2011 and 2016 models, and there's a further 105 changes for 2018. The press release tells us: "engine updates include new lighter crank gear, lighter Nikasil-plated aluminium cylinder liners, a smaller starter motor, and lighter battery and alternator. New profile pistons and a new cylinder head with optimised exhaust ports improve gas flow and deliver an even higher compression ratio to achieve the increased power output.


    "A new sump lowers the oil level in the engine, reducing drag and improving weight distribution. The re-routed oil system now runs the oil internally through the head gasket to the cylinder head, allowing for the removal of external oil pipes, improved styling and reduced mass."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todcp View Post
    From another site.
    Specifically, "There were 104 engine changes between the 2011 and 2016 models, and there's a further 105 changes for 2018. The press release tells us: "engine updates include new lighter crank gear, lighter Nikasil-plated aluminium cylinder liners, a smaller starter motor, and lighter battery and alternator. New profile pistons and a new cylinder head with optimised exhaust ports improve gas flow and deliver an even higher compression ratio to achieve the increased power output.


    "A new sump lowers the oil level in the engine, reducing drag and improving weight distribution. The re-routed oil system now runs the oil internally through the head gasket to the cylinder head, allowing for the removal of external oil pipes, improved styling and reduced mass."
    But when you look at the overall power and weight numbers there if very little difference. Nothing like there should be for 15 years gone by since the 1050 came out. There are those who will say the 1050 wasn't that much of a change from the 955.

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    I bought my 2013 Triple R from an older guy with 32K miles on it, rode it for 6K miles or so and then found a low mileage 2016 that was too nice to pass up.
    I swapped the PVM wheels over and sold the 2013 for what I paid for it.
    Both bikes have been fantastic.
    I wouldn't hesitate, especially if you can find a 2012-2013 R with the PVM wheels (assuming some dickhead didn't steal them for his newer bike )
    Last edited by jmardy; 09-17-2020 at 01:11 PM.

 

 

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