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Triumph Street twin 2019- Honda CB650R?

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Eisfeld; again a very informative post from you, thanks appreciate it.

 

Yes sadly too much money for the Speed Twin, Z900RS is a real looker too but I have decided that Street Twin is at at my max price level. I have to stop somewhere, considering I am using the bike as my toy and not much else.

 

After owning a HD Road King for about 4 years, most bikes feels uncomfortable, ha-ha, the R.K. have foot boards and I fitted highway pegs on the crash-bar in front of the boards and I could almost fully stretch out my legs. Together with the very wide seat that was super comfortable this was an awesome set-up.

I read /watched all I could find about the Street Twin regarding comfort level for taller riders and most seemed to be able to live with it, some fitting another seat/using an Airhawk cushion seat.

Well the test ride will hopefully tell me if I can live with this or not and then take it from there. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 2:21 PM, guzzi850m2 said:

customer loaner bike

These exist in Thailand? I onced asked a group of 200,000 bikers on Facebook and nobody knew what I was talking about. Loaner bikes are so common in the west but not so much here. Guess I'll be buying my next bike from Watchara Marine if they're this competent.

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6 hours ago, MatteoBassini said:

These exist in Thailand? I onced asked a group of 200,000 bikers on Facebook and nobody knew what I was talking about. Loaner bikes are so common in the west but not so much here. Guess I'll be buying my next bike from Watchara Marine if they're this competent.

That was what I was told. They use a S.T. 2019 as loaner bike.

 

Watchara Marine seems to be a very good outfit but a somewhat odd fish also selling water jet ski's.

 

Also getting out of the Mitoyn umbrella is another good reason buying a bike from them, not too impressed by their Kawasaki service center. One of the mechanics revs costumers bikes up until the rev limiter kicks in, not very smart.

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Visited Triumph Pattaya again today and was initially told no test ride out on Sukhumvit road. I asked; please call the boss, so I spoke a bit with him and said that I am not gonna buy a bike without a proper test ride so he gave in and let me have a ride on a 2019 S.T. out on Suk., but only 5 km south and then u-turn and come back but better than a "ride" on their land.

 

The bike feels very good, nippy due to the weigh is low, the sound is just soo nice and good punch from the engine too, clutch is feather light.

 

I am borderline too large for it but I think it will work with a higher seat, I didn't feel too uncomfortable on it.

 

No freebies comes with the bike, none at all, class A is 18k a year. Service is 3200baht which is very expensive, also the 800km service will be 3200, hmm, for a bit of oil and a filter; highway robbery. 

There was a ST in the shop with a "sold" sign on the seat, the buyer waiting for a bank loan approval.

 

I am still trying to sell my V, meeting up with a expat tomorrow that has shown interest.

 

I want to try the Honda as well and compare for making up my mind which bike I think will suit me best but so far I really dig the ST.

 

 

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Renting is a very good valid point but I don't see any Street Twin on the attachment?
Yes been to Chang Mai a few times, very nice place and excellent bike riding.

OP, go rent the bikes you want in Chiang Mai. Have a holiday, it be wonderful, i promise!
 
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I'll add my feedback, though it applies to a different country and a rider that likes hours in the saddle. I rode 8000 kms last spring for a work contract across Canada. Last summer I had my BMW GSA and a 2014 Scambler, I bought the triumph as my urban bike. Also last year I text rode Kawasaki W800 and the Z900R, and a Honda CR1000R. All these bikes are so different, and this summer I may buy the Z900 as it reminds me of my first street bikes in the late 80s.

The scrambler had more character, and a mellow ride, but like others say it's a small bike for me. I simply didn't use it as much as I hoped, so I'll sell it in the spring. For my an urban bike needs to put a smile on my face, and I rode a Versys for 3 years living in Thailand and it was not my favourite urban bike. Now if it's the 1200 triumph twin that would like be different!

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19 hours ago, taninthai said:

The mt09 is looking more interesting everyday for me👍👍👍

I'm torn between this and the z900 as my next bike. Currently got a ninja 650 but feel I have outgrown it now. Z900 is extra 10kgs more weight, but 17 litres tank whereas mt09 is 14 litres both 400k baht. MT09 has more torque in lower gears so will accelerate faster over short speed and seem more of a fun bit but the z900 will outperform in the top end. decisions, decisions. 

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42 minutes ago, hello55060 said:

but the z900 will outperform in the top end. 

But do you need the top end (150mph?) in this country or any country really with a naked bike that has no fairing?

There, made the decision for you....

Thank me later.

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46 minutes ago, hello55060 said:

I'm torn between this and the z900 as my next bike. Currently got a ninja 650 but feel I have outgrown it now. Z900 is extra 10kgs more weight, but 17 litres tank whereas mt09 is 14 litres both 400k baht. MT09 has more torque in lower gears so will accelerate faster over short speed and seem more of a fun bit but the z900 will outperform in the top end. decisions, decisions. 

They have a 20,000 bht voucher with mt09 which I think you can use to bring price down to 380,000👍👍👍👍and as said above the top end is not a deal breaker,both naked bikes so it’s definately not about blasting around at top speed,it’s one of the reasons I prefer naked bikes for the road due to wind blast seems to calm speeds down a little.

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Yes riding super fast here in LOS is very dangerous and can get you into trouble quickly.

 

I like to accelerate hard up to app 160 and then slow down again.

 

The Street Twin 2019 is fun to ride, it's not super fast nor does it accelerate like a rocket but just keeps pulling steady and hard up though the rev range. Most 4 cyl bikes shoots off like a rocket when you get up in the mid range revs and keep on going until red line.

I am pretty convinced the ST characteristics will suit my preferences best, I am a sucker for torque and I am an old dude now, so taking it easy is fine by me. 

 

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2 hours ago, taninthai said:

They have a 20,000 bht voucher with mt09 which I think you can use to bring price down to 380,000👍👍👍👍and as said above the top end is not a deal breaker,both naked bikes so it’s definately not about blasting around at top speed,it’s one of the reasons I prefer naked bikes for the road due to wind blast seems to calm speeds down a little.

Thanks for the advice and to the other posters as well who reminded me that top end isn't all, you have swayed me towards the mt09 now and because of the weight factor explained below. How would I go about using the 20k voucher, do I just got into the shop and say about the price like asking if they will give 20k discount off the 400k or do I need to have a voucher printed or something first and when does it expire? Plus upon closer inspection, the z900 is actually 210kg, the mt09 says it's 188-193kg depending where you read off so an extra 22-17kg is quite a big difference. I'm only a 52kg 5"8 guy lol and I got a Ninja 650 with 8k kilometers on it and that's 186kg so I think the extra weight maybe not so fun for me with the z900 and a bit of a struggle in city environments, especially in BKK where I would be riding. And apologies to the OP for somewhat hijacking the thread a bit. Appreciate all the input.

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8 minutes ago, hello55060 said:

Thanks for the advice and to the other posters as well who reminded me that top end isn't all, you have swayed me towards the mt09 now and because of the weight factor explained below. How would I go about using the 20k voucher, do I just got into the shop and say about the price 20k off the price or do I need to have a voucher printer or something first and when does it expire? Plus upon closer inspection, the z900 is actually 210kg, the mt09 says it's 188-193kg depending where you read off so an extra 22-17kg is quite a big difference. I'm only a 52kg 5"8  and I got a Ninja 650 as said and that's 185kg so I think the extra weight maybe not so fun for me and a bit of a struggle in city environments, especially in BKK. And apologies to the OP for somewhat hijacking the thread a bit. Appreciate all the input.

I get adds pop up on Facebook one popped up yesterday with the 20,000 voucher deal,,,,pic below is from November when they had 40,000 bht voucher deal

 

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