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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 19:28
guzzi850m2

Triumph Street twin 2019- Honda CB650R?

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Good post eisfeld, you nailed it pretty much spot on.

 

I looooove the look of the Street Twin, the CB650R not so much but yes the CB650R can pretty much run in circles around the Bonnie.

 

I look like an elephant on the Street Twin, even the shop guy said that I am too big for it but I am not really into the Scrambler. If I go for one, I will have to raise the seat.

 

The Street Twin is so pretty that I could put it in the living room and ditch the TV and then just look at it instead, ha-ha.

 

They just got the Matte Ironstone colored S.T. in, oh boy man.

 

I put my V up for sale already, 189K baht if anybody is interested. Rode it out to Bangsaray for late lunch today, so comfortable and good punch if you gun it.

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Have you looked at a honda CTX 700 good cruising bike.

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6 hours ago, guzzi850m2 said:

I look like an elephant on the Street Twin, even the shop guy said that I am too big for it but I am not really into the Scrambler. If I go for one, I will have to raise the seat.

This is an issue on my Ducati Scrambler. It's just a pretty small bike compared to others. My GF also said I look like a monkey on it and that bike is 780mm while the Triumph is 760mm! It looks just fine when a person smaller than 160cm is on it but for someone well over 180cm... At 760mm I wonder how much a raised seat can actually do. It's definitely something to think about. There's also the 1200cc Speed Twin which seems to be a more reasonable 807mm but of course that's a lot more Baht. Then again that's potentially a bike one can keep forever.

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Yes I thought about the seat height/size a lot but thinks it's more a luxury problem and just accept things as they are and I don't planning of going huge distances on it but more day trips and I can always stop and stretch my legs (have a fag).

Speed Twin would be awesome but can't justify the cost.

I will check further how much service cost/spare-parts are.

18 hours ago, baansgr said:

Triumph hands down, the CB even though 21st century handles like an old 250 Superdream from 1980. Worth the extra, not to mention status and resale value.

Yes I agree about re-sale value. Re-sale value on local made Japanese bikes has plummeted over the last years, Triumph is likely much better. Don't know about the handling, never tried one.  

 

13 hours ago, grego49 said:

Have you looked at a honda CTX 700 good cruising bike.

Yes, likely a good cruising bike but no, not interested at this point, maybe when I turn 70 years old.

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Am i missing something or just thick?

The CB 650 looks just like the previous Transformer model except they have glued or nailed a round headlight on it and called it "Neo Retro"......

Other suggestions for the OP;

Ducati air cooled 797 Monster

Ducati water cooled 821 Monster

Ducati air cooled 803 Desert Sled - a big bike for tall people.

Or a 3 - 4 y/o S/H 87 bhp Ducati 796 Monster for 260k.

Yamaha XSR700 twin with 75 bhp and huge torque, 329k.

Yamaha XSR900 triple with 115 bhp and huge torque, 429k.

IMHO the 900 Triumphs are under powered and overweight.

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Well thaiguzzi the new Street Twin has 65hp, up 11hp from last year, not bad and still same toque.

 

The CB650R got my interest for 95hp & 305k baht and the test ride posted on YouTube earlier; the tester was very impressed with it. Lots of bike for around 300k but agreed, the look is not something I find beautiful and the only "retro" I see is the 4 pipes coming out of the cylinders. 

Thanks for the tip on the Yamaha's will check them out.

Not so sure about Ducati, my friend has one and he never had problems but getting it serviced sometimes takes a week just waiting for your slot. 

For some reason I am just crazy about the Street Twins, I just love how they looks but if the test ride hopefully next week is underwhelming I won't buy one.

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The retro Yamahas are way uglier than the CB650R to me. They just don't work. I'd even say they are the ugliest of all the big brand retros. I'd just go for the cheaper transformer style.

 

Ducati has some bikes worth considering as Thaiguzzi mentioned. Maybe Guzzi wants my Scrambler? 555

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If the ST is anything like riding a Street Scrambler, I was amazed how light it felt to ride. It was like being on a 250!!!!!!! (To me).


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3 hours ago, eisfeld said:

The retro Yamahas are way uglier than the CB650R to me. They just don't work. I'd even say they are the ugliest of all the big brand retros. I'd just go for the cheaper transformer style.

 

Ducati has some bikes worth considering as Thaiguzzi mentioned. Maybe Guzzi wants my Scrambler? 555

I agree that the Yamaha's retros are ugly, I rather have the MT09 (which I also consider)

 

I pass on the Scrambel, thanks.

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The T 100 has a better look, besides the Twin being a bit cheaper, the T100 has a better look....better finishes. 

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The T 100 has a better look, besides the Twin being a bit cheaper, the T100 has a better look....better finishes. 

On an international Triumph forum, a couple of people were saying that the T100 is no longer in the ‘19 lineup????


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They revealed the pricing for the Speed Twin in Thailand today: 576k THB. I think this is too much. In Europe I can get it for 12.5k EUR which is currently slightly over 450k THB. At this price it's a clear pass on this one unfortunately. I also think it's a lovely bike and great finish but it's just not worth it imho for the performance and features that one gets. Lots of press ride videos out now on Youtube. Pretty much everyone says they are great bikes with the only negatives being bad fueling in non-rain modes and too aggressively positioned footpegs.

 

Anyways, back to the two bikes at hand in this topic: I think for me the low seat height of the Street Twin would be ultimately the showstopper. I've looked a bit into the bike and a few people say for western male falang heights it indeed can be a real issue. The Street Scrambler is better but again overpriced.

 

Edit: if you can stretch your budget another 90k over the Street Twin then the Z900RS would be worth looking into.

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I hear that the limited edition ‘Jaffa’ version has nearly stopped production now.


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