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Thanks for posting that. Sounds very positive.
Yes I agree...for the first time in years I am actually considering trading my 2008 for this one.
Looks like a proper improvement over the 1050 block...
 

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I don't like that they say it's not as flickable due to longer wheelbase and more relaxed geometry. Probably necessary given the increased power but I mostly ride really tight mountain roads, 2nd-3rd gear stuff and I won't be testing the top end. Actually been considering the 890 KTM but it's just SO UGLY.
 

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Good review... dont like the harsh on the road bit...hopefully its sprung perfect for my weight :)
 

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Good review... dont like the harsh on the road bit...hopefully its sprung perfect for my weight :)
This is the most balanced review so far. Others come across as being overexcited. My main thought / comment is that they these testers talk of it being too sticky sprung, hence being more suited to the track. Surely that’s dependingon the size of the rider size? Plus you can re-spring your own bike to suit yourself?
 

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This is the most balanced review so far. Others come across as being overexcited. My main thought / comment is that they these testers talk of it being too sticky sprung, hence being more suited to the track. Surely that’s dependingon the size of the rider size? Plus you can re-spring your own bike to suit yourself?
Suspension stiffness is a function of rider weight so if you are packing some extra stones it might be good for you. Changing springs is relatively easy and not terribly expensive. I also think that in a year or two there will be a non-RS version that will cost less and have a lower spec and possibly softer suspension. It's interesting that Triumph has come out of the gate with only the RS spec. Usually it's something a factory brings out after a couple of years selling a base model.
 

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Maybe the stiff RS is the new base model, and then next year adds a Speed Triple RS Factory with semi-active electronic suspension. 🤪
 

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how long till dealerships get them in. I have a pre order in Canada. The dealer says late may but I'm hoping someone in the USA has already start receiving bikes yet
 

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how long till dealerships get them in. I have a pre order in Canada. The dealer says late may but I'm hoping someone in the USA has already start receiving bikes yet
Don’t get your hopes up. Nothing is delivered on time in this day and age. Especially Canada since they have such strict lockdowns.


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I just testrode one....and ordered one that will be delevered in 1 or 2 weeks 😀
 

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I just testrode one....and ordered one that will be delevered in 1 or 2 weeks
So you’ve been told. Post pics in two weeks and I’ll believe you.


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