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post #1 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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1999 speed triple?

looking at picking up a 1999 speed triple for my street bike and the occassional trackday. anyone on here have any experience on one? I know they are a touch heavy but they are supposed to have good suspension and brakes ...and decent power around 110?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-15-2012, 08:53 AM
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I rode a Triumph Trident around that year. Great, smooth engine with good torque delivery, very easy to control, nice breaks, fantastic handling. For the money that the 99 S3s are going for, it's really hard to be disappointed, they're such a fantastic bike. I will warn you, you will sit up taller than what you could be used to on sports bikes, but I personally prefer it.

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I have an 06 S3... It is a fantastic bike! I've put 45,000 miles on mine and could not be happier. The S3 is so much more comfortable than a sportbike with decent power and monster torque. Let me know if you have any specific questions.



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I know this is off topic, but you guys know anything about the speed 4? I saw one on craigslist and its pretty cheap.

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I know this is off topic, but you guys know anything about the speed 4? I saw one on craigslist and its pretty cheap.

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Rode around a few times with a Speed Four. They're a decent little 600cc inline four, the guy that had this one really didn't have any problems with it. About 100hp and 50tq and they handle great. Personally I could think of other things I would rather have but all in all it's a good bike; especially for the money.

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Just caught the laughing smiley, did I miss something?

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Nevermind, just did a little Google on the speed four. I was laughing at a joke that didn't exist and a model that does

Gonna push F13 now

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Nevermind, just did a little Google on the speed four. I was laughing at a joke that didn't exist and a model that does

Gonna push F13 now
FYI, most macs I've ever dealt with have an F13 key.

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