street triple r 2013 (new model )

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street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by stewslash » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:18 pm

I bought the bike new from bill smiths in chester having been on a gsf 600 s (bandit)

what model
2013 stret triple r

milage
2

Extras
Fly Screen
OEM LED Indictors

The seems to be a few reviews on here for this bike in its older versions so i will just point out the differences between the two from what i can make out

standard equipment on 2013 that wasnt on 2012
Immobiliser
Digital Fuel Gauge
Trip Computer with range /overall mpg/ instant mpg

optional equipment that wasn't available on 2012 model
ABS
Tyre pressure monitors

i have rode the previous -2012 model and i am 100 miles into the engine break-in and so far my initial impressions so far!
engine
Absolutely bags or torque even though i havent been over 5k revs yet due to breake-in, it will pull like hell in any gear and had a lovely tone to it with a deep growl under hard acceleration that the previous model didn't have, the gearbox feels really tight and precise
It does have a taller first gear over the -2012 models which make the bike less willing to wheelie off the throttle but i can live with that
Tickover is quiet high but i am putting that down to being on break-in map

Suspension/Handling/Brakes
Apparently the 2013 model had a revised frame,swing-arm and lighter rear brakes but to be honest i didn't really notice much difference between the -2012 model and the 2013- model,, but compered to my bandit it feels like a feather, its so much lighter and much more flickable into the corners
I am still a novice rider and the confidence the bike gives me is 10 fold over my old bandit , i feel really comfortable leaning it over into a corner on a crappy cold winters day, much more than i ever did on a hot summers day last year on the bandit
The brakes are great they are really powerful and more or less feel the same as the -2012 model but i feel the initial bite on the front brake of my bike a tad harsh but this might calm down after the pads have fully bedded in

Styling
Although this is my personal opinion i much prefer the new model styling i think ditching the twin under seat exhaust for the single underslung exhaust is a winner and the new rad cowels give the bike a more aggressive look

Good Points
that torquey engine, no up and down the box in town traffic like i was with the bandit
feather like weight that just inspires confidence
really comfortable riding position
mega powerful brakes
Updated more modern styling
Added fuel gauge over the -2012 model

bad points
very little in the way of wind protection even with the fly screen
switch gear is unchanged and indicators can be a bit awkward
new style mirrors dont give great rear view

would it get another
yes if it was to be stolen yes i would be straight down the dealers to get another

as the bike isnt run-in yet i will report back after first service :D

pic was before led indicators where fitted, tail tidy , crash bungs and paddock stand bobbins to come :lol:
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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by priest » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:20 pm

indeed, triple :mrgreen:
Challenge 2013 completed

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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by stewslash » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:29 pm

priest wrote:indeed, triple :mrgreen:
yea dunno how that happened

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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by ManInASuitcase » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:23 pm

Nice one.
Hope you got some riding in today in the dry.

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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by bakes0310 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:25 am

How you getting on with the bike?
I really do love the look of the new Street Triple R and would of bought one. But the bike aint practical for me as i would need to get a top box for it, and that would look horrible on the bike. So i bought a Tiger 800XC instead, as you can see in my review.
How many miles do you get on a full tank?

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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by stewslash » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:56 pm

bakes0310 wrote:How you getting on with the bike?
I really do love the look of the new Street Triple R and would of bought one. But the bike aint practical for me as i would need to get a top box for it, and that would look horrible on the bike. So i bought a Tiger 800XC instead, as you can see in my review.
How many miles do you get on a full tank?
loving the bike mate, i had 600 bandit before this and the power and wight difference is unreal and i haven't been able to ring its neck yet due to run in period

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Re: street triple r 2013 (new model )

Post by Phil » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:28 pm

Any chance of a long term update?
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