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 Post subject: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:07 am 
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Current ride: Triumph ST - RS
Location: West Lothian, Bonnie Scotland
...went out on the new Triumph Trident on Friday for about 100 miles on mixed road types. Rode over on the Street Triple so I could get a back to back comparison. As expected it's nowhere as nimble or fast but is a very capable and fun machine.

It's a far more relaxed and softer ride but still presses on a bit when pushed - turning the throttle doesn't give the instant crazy acceleration of the street triple but is still quick enough.

Clearly at 7k it's built to a budget but it still looks and feels quality. It accelerates and stops well given it's only 80BHP and has 'budget' brakes.

Anyhoo...they gave me an excellent deal on my street triple so i bought one and obviously loaded it with extra's with more to be added that aren't on the Triumph list. Delivery unfortunately not until July/Aug.

I will miss the ST but having the EBR in the garage will give me my fix of bonkerness if required :D

I suspect this will be my last new bike before retirement... ;)

That's it, nothing very exciting. Carry on... :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:50 pm 
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Current ride: A black one
Location: Wales. The land of dragons, welshcakes and full reservoirs.
Well done young man :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:31 pm 
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Current ride: 2001 X1//TRK 502x
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Very nice Clive, watch the reviews of the " The Missenden flyer"


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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:36 pm 
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Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm
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Current ride: X1 2001
Location: southampton
:yup:


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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:02 pm 
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Current ride: 1999 X1
Location: Texas, Gerrards Cross
Nice purchase. It garnered a lot "good" attention on my side of the pond.

Like the speed and street triples, I think the little trident would be just right giving it the RS treatment to get the better suspenders, brakes and an arrow slip-on. But I don't think it's bad now in any way.

As I still have an X1 in the garage, I can relate about going to it when I need to get a little crazy. I'm dumping the Kawasaki Z1000SX in 2 months when the '21 Moto Guzzi V85TT hits the floors, with 2/3 the HP and 1/2 the torque. My needs have changed as I'll be moto camping a lot more this year. So much that I may do the unthinkable and get a Ural with 40HP/40lbs torque instead. My deposit is for the Guzzi but the Ural Gear Up is speaking to me rather loudly. Same dealer, so not a big deal on the deposit.

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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:21 pm 
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Excellent!😎😎👍

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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 pm 
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x1glider wrote:
....the Ural Gear Up is speaking to me rather loudly.

That I can understand 8-)
Always fancied an Ural outfit :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:32 pm 
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Current ride: XB9SX
Me a little bit jealous! ;)

I still love my XB and always look forward to my next ride out on the Buell. But getting any new bike to admire and take to the road is one of life’s great experiences. Enjoy! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: New Bike...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:04 pm 
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Current ride: 99 Cyclone M2
Location: Liverpool
Never ever had a new bike :sad1:
Hope you enjoy yours though :yup:

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