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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #10 on: 04 April, 2020, 05:18:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
The GT is supposed to be the touring version! there is a set of 22ltr hard bags available

https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/motorcycles/rocket-3/rocket-3/accessories
the pillion here is a mere slip of a girl and even she looks pretty cramped,
they really have got it wrong and maybe they will bring out a "touring" after feedback

Ha, yes, surprised if she could hang on if he opened up. Those silly little bags are of no use for touring eh.
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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #11 on: 04 April, 2020, 05:51:08 PM »
A w'end away (not camping haha) but that's your lot,
the GT does have a really neat pillion backrest that folds up,

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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #12 on: 04 April, 2020, 11:50:36 PM »
With such a massive lump you'd think you could hang bags of the side of the  motor!

Might scratch the chrome though .......  :003:

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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #13 on: 05 April, 2020, 02:55:01 AM »
Couple of weeks ago gave a buddy a ride up to the Triumph dealer to pick up his new Tiger 1200.  While he was doing the paperwork they offered me a ride on a new R3, so what the heck.  Liked it quite  a lot.  Amazing motor, good for pulling out tree stumps.  Would be easy to get in over your with speed.  Didn't get to take it thru any twisties though.  Still itching for the new 900.
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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #14 on: 05 April, 2020, 07:26:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
indy you really can't compare what you rode to todays model,

I am seriously considering one but not till next year as I don't have that sort of money,
I have Tinnitus and seem to be struggling to find anything quiet, rode a 1250 GS GSA RS RT all too noisy especially the RT with the full fairing, you may see a pattern, I have an excellent local BMW dealer and my mate has a '16 GSA and service costs really aren't as bad as people say (here anyway) he's now pushing 40k from new so I know
  Won't know.. the dealer in town closed down.  Think we have one 3 hours away.  Doubt I'll get to try the new one.   

Would ask what's the difference between old and new.   Old engine rocked.   What didn't was clearance.
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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #15 on: 05 April, 2020, 10:37:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
indy you really can't compare what you rode to todays model,

I am seriously considering one but not till next year as I don't have that sort of money,
I have Tinnitus and seem to be struggling to find anything quiet, rode a 1250 GS GSA RS RT all too noisy especially the RT with the full fairing, you may see a pattern, I have an excellent local BMW dealer and my mate has a '16 GSA and service costs really aren't as bad as people say (here anyway) he's now pushing 40k from new so I know
Steve if you really fancy the RT it might be worth giving the previous model a try.
Was out with a mate a couple of months ago who had just upgraded his RT for the newest model. He was regretting it and his biggest gripe was the reduced protection and noisy screen on the new model and felt the previous one was more of a proper tourer.

Haven't ridden either bike so of course its just hearsay  :164:
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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #16 on: 05 April, 2020, 11:11:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Steve if you really fancy the RT it might be worth giving the previous model a try.
Was out with a mate a couple of months ago who had just upgraded his RT for the newest model. He was regretting it and his biggest gripe was the reduced protection and noisy screen on the new model and felt the previous one was more of a proper tourer.

Haven't ridden either bike so of course its just hearsay  :164:

To be honest found it a bit dull, not really for me the best of the bunch was the RS just too noisy, you can get a flat bar conversion but sitting up to the relative position made no difference

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Re: R3, that good Jay bought one
« Reply #17 on: 05 April, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Looking at the performance of the old R3, I don't see the point of it. The TS is just as quick on 0-60 & std qtr mile.

https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/triumph-motorcycles-0-60-mph-times/
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