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I got on it with an open mind but I was not impressed at all. Vibrates like a Harley and the power is hard to find, or should I say in a completely different place than speedy, like in the engine. ahaha
 

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I test rode one the other day and it wasn't bad. The steering was a lot sharper, brakes were instant-on and way touchy, and the power was definitely different but no less than an S3. Would I trade my 955i for it? No. That test ride clinched the 1098 decision.
 

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I like the Monster. It was on my short list when I bought Speedy. More power, more usable power, better 'street' feel, 1/3 less cost - that's what sold me on the Triumph.

I know people who are sold on Ducati, but it goes down to, "do you prefer twins or multiples?" I don't like the Aprilia or KTM as much as the Triumph for the same reason - too 'twinny'
 
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