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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal LabRat View Post
    Oh crap oh crap oh crap...called a local shop where I bought my Tiger. They have the low in Silver. Some interest but nobody has put any money down on it. Now I'm checking the traffic to see how bad it would be to get down there.
    Well.....I just got back from a 3 hour ride up to Point Magu and back. I'm tryin with all my might to refrain from "honeymoon" reviews but.....I will say I've ridden dozens and probably hundreds of bikes in my time. I just don't know how a bike can be this good without more acknowledgment. I'm in the break-in period so I vigilantly kept things at or under 6k. Mind you the bike doesn't redline until 12.5k. More on above 6k when I get to that point but even watching my p's and q's the suspension on this machine is unworldly good. It handles road conditions effortlessly but when pushed REALLY hard in corners it tightened up and responded uncannily. I mean I was kinda giddy at first when I realized what this bike is willing to do.

    It's a comfortable bike (more so than the Monster) and the info screen may well be more valuable than I originally thought. It's light as a feather. Noticeably and MUCH lighter than the Monster. Maneuverability resembles the Ninja 300 both walking it around and in tight situations. I put over 100 miles on it today and the Corsa tires are as tacky as glue.

    If the heat subsides I'll put more miles on it tomorrow but honestly this bike is really, really beyond exceptional.

    Go get one. You won't regret it

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    I must have channeled you on your maiden ride when I took it out for a test. It's mine, not in my garage yet, but it's mine. Holy shnikes, I can't wait to really go ride it!



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    Hey, at my age running hot and loss of spark is a common problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal LabRat View Post
    I must have channeled you on your maiden ride when I took it out for a test. It's mine, not in my garage yet, but it's mine. Holy shnikes, I can't wait to really go ride it!



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    WOW! Honestly I'm 100% positive you're gonna be amazed at what this bike will do. It's really "that" good. Anxious to hear your thoughts when you get a chance to do an extended ride.

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    A certain gal in Columbus and I keep sitting on the Triumphs (oh, that XCx is sooooo mine) and wondering why we haven't just pulled our respective triggers!
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    If you're just sitting on them, that's why. Take them for a spin! I double dog dare you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugguts View Post
    Hey, at my age running hot and loss of spark is a common problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal LabRat View Post
    If you're just sitting on them, that's why. Take them for a spin! I double dog dare you.


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    Well with my recent VFR SMAS that was exactly how it happened! Now I'm afraid to take my current Triple R down to the Triumph dealer to compare it against the new one.
    When life throws you curves, aim for the apex

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    I'll be picking mine up Friday. Sooner if my work schedule is clear.


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    Great, that's just GREAT!

    You guys & gals are nothing more than a bunch of enablers! LOL!

    Anyone got any extra garage space for extra motorcycles? Gotta be local.

    We're going to play "motorcycle checkers" now!

    The Toyota is outside, the VW is outside, the Merc may be on it's way outside. (Then I'll have room for about 20 motorcycles...)

    Oh crap, what am I saying???
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
    Great, that's just GREAT!

    You guys & gals are nothing more than a bunch of enablers! LOL!

    Anyone got any extra garage space for extra motorcycles? Gotta be local.

    We're going to play "motorcycle checkers" now!

    The Toyota is outside, the VW is outside, the Merc may be on it's way outside. (Then I'll have room for about 20 motorcycles...)

    Oh crap, what am I saying???

    Probably my fault but I will say the bike is really remarkable. I'll be interested in the review but if you need garage space I have some

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