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post #1 of 13 Old 12-28-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Street triple and Speed triple

How come there both so close in price? I found a 2010 st3 for 8,000 bucks and a 2010 sp3 for 8,000 bucks both bikes are new.. well left overs.

I would actually prefer a street triple R but there harder to find.

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-28-2010, 07:49 PM
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Probably because they cost the same to build.

Not a smart ass answer. They are both tripples, both have similar frames, brakes, amenaties. One just has smaller bores and stroke. No that its year end deal making time, the true prices are put on the stickers.

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they r probably trying to get rid of the speed cus the 2011 is "all new" ... styling... so you wouldnt want to have the old ones laying round for too long.

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they r probably trying to get rid of the speed cus the 2011 is "all new" ... styling... so you wouldnt want to have the old ones laying round for too long.
Someone posted that the Speed3 isn't coming to states for 2011. I speculated that it was so they wouldn't be competing against left over 2010s still avail on the showroom floor. This further reinforces my theory. I would still expect to see the new S3 for 2012.

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Actually the second poster states something I've been thinking for a while.

Cost wise it must be the same to build up a Speed or Street give or take a few bucks. As buyers of two wheeled fun machines there is a expectation that the smaller capacities should be cheaper - it has always been that way.

I wonder how the factories work out RRP's.

Harleys are easy - take last years model - change the paint, chrome a piece or change a chrome piece and paint it black - maybe even put on a new fangled radial tyre (good grief!) then charge heaps more.

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Someone posted that the Speed3 isn't coming to states for 2011. I speculated that it was so they wouldn't be competing against left over 2010s still avail on the showroom floor. This further reinforces my theory. I would still expect to see the new S3 for 2012.
i don't know where everyone came up with this,but it's listed on their usa website for 2011

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/13409_13441.aspx

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i don't know where everyone came up with this,but it's listed on their usa website for 2011

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/13409_13441.aspx
They just added that not to long ago, I was on there site about 2 weeks ago and dident see that.

Anyways I like the older model more, the new head lights look fugly to me.

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i don't know where everyone came up with this,but it's listed on their usa website for 2011

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/13409_13441.aspx
He he.. here's where I read it.

post #61 by sml2727 .... sml2727, nice goin'!

Guess it proves you can't always believe what ya read in the ole interweb. Go figure?


So the deep discounts at Triumph are even more urgent! Looks like the revised S3 is new but not "all new". MSRP coming in at $11,799... with a 2010 sitting next to it for $8k... maybe the new one is the one that will sit?

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kinda like a slestack(sp)? from the tv show "land of the lost".......

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kinda like a slestack(sp)? from the tv show "land of the lost".......
SLEESTAK



I remember Land of the Lost... but I'll be damned if I get your reference. I reread every word of every post in this thread and I am in the "Land of the Lost" now.

EDIT: do you mean the looks of the new S3?

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Nah the need Speed has "Terminator 3 eyes" headlights.

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My pal Ritchie lets me ride his Street Triple. I ridden Shaugnessey's Speed once for just a few miles.

They are different machines. I don't want to get into a "which is better" debate. There is a reason Triumph makes both. But I would be willing to pay just as much for the smaller bike because for me, I think it's worth it.

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Both are great bikes but I too have a hard time with the pricing. I always want to pay less for a smaller displacement bike. I think I have a hard to relating HP to price...



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