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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #20 on: 12 January, 2021, 10:54:53 PM
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
What is it with 26th January?  KTM also revealing new stuff same date

It's Australia Day. Go for a ride, come home and have a lamb roast.

Check this out (although a few of the quips will probably be lost on those who don't live here)


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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #21 on: 16 January, 2021, 02:41:26 AM
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
It's Australia Day. Go for a ride, come home and have a lamb roast.

Check this out (although a few of the quips will probably be lost on those who don't live here)


My thoughts exactly...
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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #22 on: 20 January, 2021, 07:26:59 PM
Thereís a photo of a bit of marketing material doing the rounds on Facebook.   Obviously I canít vouch for its authenticity, but it appears like a legit flyer for the new Speed Triple RS - the sort of thing you get on a little stand by each bike on a showroom floor.

If it is genuine, thatís a hell of a spec bump and puts Triumph right back in the pack with the other crazy nakeds...


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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #23 on: 20 January, 2021, 08:04:18 PM
Silly bike. Looks about as much use as a chocolate teapot, to coin a phrase. Just for parking at caff's. No use for going places & who will use half that power with no fairing.

Bring back the ST955i. Proper tool built to take 2 people across continents at high speed in comfort with full camping kit on board.
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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #24 on: 20 January, 2021, 08:12:30 PM
I donít disagree that itís a silly bike - but they stopped selling the ST955 because people stopped buying them.   Whereas these hyper-nakeds are big sellers.

Sports Tourers are more or less dead, the bigger adventure bikes ate their lunch as soon as they started focussing on tarmac and getting more power.  Surely for two people crossing Europe at high speed, youíd be better with something like a BMW tourer anyway?

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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #25 on: 20 January, 2021, 08:42:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
I donít disagree that itís a silly bike - but they stopped selling the ST955 because people stopped buying them.   Whereas these hyper-nakeds are big sellers.

Sports Tourers are more or less dead, the bigger adventure bikes ate their lunch as soon as they started focussing on tarmac and getting more power.  Surely for two people crossing Europe at high speed, youíd be better with something like a BMW tourer anyway?

Nah, they stopped selling the ST955 when they introduced the ST1050, which wasn't the bike a ST955 was. I know, I had both. Then introduced the Sprint GT, that was even worse, a GT with seat to peg room of a sports bike, so people didn't buy it, they ended up selling it for cheap to get rid of stock.

Honda still sell plenty of VFR800's, that was the market Triumph went for with the ST955i, they should have continued improving that bike like Honda did with theirs. But instead they cocked up.

The ST955 weighed 207Kg, I prefer that to a cumbersome 280Kg BMW tourer. Each to their own on that one, I have no interest in big heavy lumps like that. Triumph's Trophy was similar, that flopped.

Just my opinion of course, I have been a good customer over the past 27 years of buying Hinckley trumpets.
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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #26 on: 20 January, 2021, 10:17:25 PM
not sure I like the "hunchback of Notre Dam" look about it and once again they are enticing us with some REALLY exciting colours  :180:  :110:

So are we hope-full this is the base for a new exciting smack in yer face Tiger 1200 Sport ???
I hope so,
Oh and the VFR800 is no more (euro 5 killed it along with all Hondas V fours)

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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #27 on: 20 January, 2021, 11:36:46 PM
Check out the 'To Be Confirmed' note in parenthesis:  (TBC 23/12)

Maybe we should expect more because some magazines (print and online) reckon the launch has was put back quite some months to allow engineering development of more than 1160cc hence the 1200 moniker.


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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #28 on: 21 January, 2021, 08:44:39 AM
*Originally Posted by tiggersteve [+]
Oh and the VFR800 is no more (euro 5 killed it along with all Hondas V fours)

Ayup Steve, you'd best let Honda know about that. They have it in their 2021 line up.

https://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/range/coming-soon-2021.html
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Re: New Speedy 1200.
Reply #29 on: 21 January, 2021, 01:40:17 PM
 :745:  :0461:

That dry Caledonian humor is a treat. Nice chuckle Paul.