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Me humpy-humpy...love it long time... :lh:

I've owned about 8 bikes and the 1050 S3 is hands down my favorite...you can do anything with this ride, track, backroads, distance...perfect bike... :jerkoff:

Name a bike that is a better all around bike...I dare you... :slap:

In fact, go ahead, what bike in you're expert opinions (and, I'm not that brite...so, anyone on this board is an expert :bs:) is a better ride than the S3?

I'm about 90% convinced this may be the most perfect motorcycle... :pow:

Thoughts? :popcorn:
 

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You're preaching to the choir, nosecandy. :horse:
 

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How would you know s32k1.....yours has been a basket case since you got it! :horse: :devil:
 

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As far as a comfortable sportbike is concerned, the s3 is awesome, especially the motor! :smitty: But...

I've been finding myself stealing sideways glances at the 1050 Tiger :lurking:. It looks better for long trips and it may be less likely to entice me to do stupid shit on it. :d:
 

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Well. It's fun alright. But the gear box suck fucking ass and the dealers' warranty repair service is a joke.

Currently riding a loaner '05 Tiger. Ugly POS only mother could love. Same POS gear box.

Cling, clang, crack, crrrruck! :finger:
 

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My s3 gearbox is on par with my last two Kawi's. Big bang when you shift into 1st from neutral, but then it's not too bad (1400 miles so far).

If I had your string of luck Premier, I probably would have sworn off Triumphs by now :violent1:. Hopefully, you'll get it all sorted.
 

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Well. It's fun alright. But the gear box suck fucking ass and the dealers' warranty repair service is a joke.

Currently riding a loaner '05 Tiger. Ugly POS only mother could love. Same POS gear box.

Cling, clang, crack, crrrruck! :finger:


+1 :poop:
 

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premier said:
Well. It's fun alright. But the gear box suck fucking ass and the dealers' warranty repair service is a joke.

Currently riding a loaner '05 Tiger. Ugly POS only mother could love. Same POS gear box.

Cling, clang, crack, crrrruck! :finger:


Premier...you're on the fringe I think and hope... :'(

I read your post on all the issues, unbelievable...hope it is a RARE case...
 

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I would tend to agree with you. This is my 12th streetbike and I love my S3. I've been commuting on a DRZ lately, and I am just floored by the performance when I jump back on the Triumph.

I guess the only thing I wish I could do is mount some removable hard bags for some hardcore touring a couple of times a year. I have an 06, and secure hardbags are an idea that died when I left the Sprint in the showroom and returned home with a speed triple. Ideally I could ride all day with all our gear, setup camp and detach the bags and go hit new twisties. :d: Anybody?

I would submit the R1200GS for your example, but it fails the "track" part of your test, and the price of entry is WAAAY too high, but it's more comfortable on the fire roads. If money wasn't a concern, the big GS would be sitting right next to speedy but it likely wouldn't see as many days out on the road. ;D

I need a bigger garage.
 

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Nimh said:
I need a bigger garage.
Now if that just isn't something I've thought every day of my adult life...
 

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As far as a comfortable sportbike is concerned, the s3 is awesome, especially the motor! :smitty: But...

I've been finding myself stealing sideways glances at the 1050 Tiger :lurking:. It looks better for long trips and it may be less likely to entice me to do stupid shit on it. :d:
I agree. But, I also will bet that you'll still do "stupid shit" on it. hahahaha
 

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...I would submit the R1200GS for your example, but it fails the "track" part of your test, and the price of entry is WAAAY too high, but it's more comfortable on the fire roads. If money wasn't a concern, the big GS would be sitting right next to speedy but it likely wouldn't see as many days out on the road...
You have to be honest with your intentions on the track. If its staying up with R1s or 675s etc., no, the GS wont stay up with sport bikes per se, but it is entertaining on the track if you just want to go and have fun. If fact, you'd probably have a lot of guys coming up in the pits to tell you that you're hauling ass on "that thing". Cause they will go, and corner better than most people know. And, on real roads with tight twisties and loads of bumps, you'll smoke em. And you'll look cool as an icecube when you get off cause you aint been working that hard to do it!!!. I'll bet the Tiger is like that too. I haven't been on one of those yet.
 

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You have to be honest with your intentions on the track. If its staying up with R1s or 675s etc., no, the GS wont stay up with sport bikes per se, but it is entertaining on the track if you just want to go and have fun. If fact, you'd probably have a lot of guys coming up in the pits to tell you that you're hauling ass on "that thing". Cause they will go, and corner better than most people know. And, on real roads with tight twisties and loads of bumps, you'll smoke em. And you'll look cool as an icecube when you get off cause you aint been working that hard to do it!!!. I'll bet the Tiger is like that too. I haven't been on one of those yet.
I with ya completely. In the hands of a talented rider, a bike like a GS could spank many riders. I've had a similar discussion with people while on my DRZ. "I can't believe you can keep up with me on that thing! What have you done to it?" "...err not much, just a jet kit and cut open the airbox."

This older video of a GS on the mountain course of the Isle of Man, reading for months on ADVrider, and a test ride on a 1200 last fall nearly had me hooked... but a Saturday spent on demo bikes at a local Triumph dealer sealed the deal. No regrets by any means, I just keep my eyes open for the next bike.
[video=youtube;z3Cu8BZJ_hw]http://youtube.com/watch?v=z3Cu8BZJ_hw&mode=related&search=[/video]

And yes, the S3 is a perfect bike, for now.
 

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Upon further review, after a short ride, I believe that I concur that, yes, this may be the best bike period. :pow:

But whenever I ride it I always get off feeling like I just had a highball with the devil. :d:
 

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I have a '02 S3 and I just rode the Tiger 1050...it is definitely a hoot...fast, well balanced, turns easily...but boy is it tall!!! I was on my tippy toes (30-31 inseam) and you feel like you are riding in the clouds. I'm still not convinced about it...didn't give me the "goosebumps" like when I rode the Speedy for the 1st time. But it wouold definitely be more comfortable on longer rides.
 

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Although my love affair with speedy isn't a secret, I'm going to have to disagree.

BEST BIKE EVER:

BSA Goldstar


Obviously speedy is the better motorcycle now, but when this thing came out it filled EVERY role, and well. Offroad, on-road, didn't matter.

HERE's a good arcticle.
 
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