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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by gautam99 View Post
    do you guys think I can learn to ride on a street twin - its a recommended beginners bike in the US.

    I was wanting to get a street twin or a harley iron 883, but no ABS, Traction control etc on the harley.

    I'm looking for a bike for leisure use - mornings and weekends.

    I first thought of getting a light bike to learn, but will have no motivation to learn to ride on a commuter bike, which is why I'm asking the question above.
    What bike did you ride previously?

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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Gearless stuff and long ago, so it's almost learning to ride a geared bike afresh for all practical purposes. This is for leisure as I use cars for the city bustle and commuting

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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by gautam99 View Post
    Gearless stuff and long ago, so it's almost learning to ride a geared bike afresh for all practical purposes. This is for leisure as I use cars for the city bustle and commuting
    Definitely not. You should start with something much smaller.
    But considering the Street Twin has additional safety features and its power being subdued, it could well be your first bike.

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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by gautam99 View Post
    do you guys think I can learn to ride on a street twin - its a recommended beginners bike in the US.

    I was wanting to get a street twin or a harley iron 883, but no ABS, Traction control etc on the harley.

    I'm looking for a bike for leisure use - mornings and weekends.

    I first thought of getting a light bike to learn, but will have no motivation to learn to ride on a commuter bike, which is why I'm asking the question above.

    If you really looking to ride, I strongly suggest to stay away from big engines, weight, and big power.
    I strongly suggest picking up a second hand (or new, depends on how much you want to spend) Yamaha FZ. It has a very smooth and linear power delivery, has a light and very progressive clutch (which I feel is a big advantage for learners), it has a low seat height, and very good riding dynamics. It will rarely get you in trouble, demands very little maintenance, and is pretty light and thus is a lovely bike to learn on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginesaran View Post
    The more i think of it, the more i realise the Scrambler is overpriced. Also, it has some problems. So it's a deal-breaker. if you're getting it, you should lose some logic.

    The ABS may not be necessary for Top Riders, but for ameteurs like me, it is a must-have. Even recently, when a car switched lanes in front of me without notice on the highway, i had to ram the brakes on the Ninja 650, and the rear tyre skid dangerously. Im sure the ABS would've assisted me there. In India, skills just don't cut it. We have people without licenses driving and riding haphazardly on all roads. Even pedestians and cows pop-up when you least expect it. Nobody looks. So you need all the help you can get from your machine. Now that there are safety options available, i just don't mind paying the extra buck for it. Ofcourse i'm not going to depend on it entirely, but in certain situations it will make the difference over not having any safety feature on my bike.

    Reviews on the Street Twin all say that it offers good handling and just about enough power. In India, i'm guessing it will do, as i'm not looking for too much power anyway.

    I don't know if you've made a decision yet, but Ive now ridden the Street Twin about 10 times, and gone ahead and booked one. Should be arriving by Tuesday, 29th March.
    Ive owned a Yamaha FZ, then a Duke 200, and now a Duke 390, and while I absolutely LOVE the Dukes (ooooh that power and flickability), I realised for 90% of my ride I'm just chilling. The Street Twin is insanely usable, and easy to ride. Having a low ride height masks the weight very well. Its comfy to ride, and the deal breaker was the electronics package. I agree with you, its not about riding skill in India to keep you safe, and these electronics assist you in reaching home alive everyday. Then the torque! I was skeptical about the drop in power too, but its honestly not a concern at all anymore! I was riding in 4th gear at 35kmph and the bike wasn't knocking. At all. I can't do that on my Duke. It just makes life soo much easier. And when you want it, just open the throttle and off it goes like a train. I was so impressed, I booked one.
    If you want hooligan riding, the Duke 390 is hard deal to break. But if you looking for relaxed, super usable roadster, then this is it.
    Stand by for the full review Ill post once I'm done with the first service in a week or 10days.

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    Wink Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    i heard the panigale 959 is about to come around july......i am very excited about it..
    and if budegt permits i will buy that one

    What do you thinkk of the bike..

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    Is this a good bike for guy upgrading from a 200cc bike ? I mean is it manageable or should i buy a 500 cc first and upgrade to this one later ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashasvi08 View Post
    Is this a good bike for guy upgrading from a 200cc bike ? I mean is it manageable or should i buy a 500 cc first and upgrade to this one later ?
    The biggest difference going from a 200cc to a bigger capacity engine is the way the power is delivered. As far as big capacity bikes go, this has a much smoother and more linear delivery than say a 600cc+ street naked or a sports bike.
    If you can afford it, and want to get used to the higher power, I suggest picking up a Duke 390. There is absolutely nothing in India that even comes close to being that fast for that money. Don't bother with a 500cc if you want to learn.
    If you can't afford it, the Street Twin will definitely get you in a lot less trouble than most other bikes in this category though.
    It's not about the bike, it's about being self aware of your skill level, and comfort level.
    Ride responsibly! Cheers!
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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by aadilnaik View Post
    I don't know if you've made a decision yet, but Ive now ridden the Street Twin about 10 times, and gone ahead and booked one. Should be arriving by Tuesday, 29th March.

    Stand by for the full review Ill post once I'm done with the first service in a week or 10days.
    Will be waiting for this one. Congratulations in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadilnaik View Post
    I don't know if you've made a decision yet, but Ive now ridden the Street Twin about 10 times, and gone ahead and booked one. Should be arriving by Tuesday, 29th March.
    I took a Test Ride in Chennai, last Saturday.
    First impressions... well, Splendid bike! Wasn't a looker, atleast when compared to, say, DScrambler; but one will eventually start to like it or get used to it.

    Stock Exhaust sounded good enough. Its got bit of a grunt. The bike is not big, bigger than the DS though, but is heavier, although Handling is surprisingly easy. Build Quality I should say is Top-Notch.
    Now the Ride... I must admit, i was bit taken aback by the Low-end Torque. Almost lifted the front wheel in 2nd gear. It has enough power. Was struck in Traffic and couldn't really go on a long run. But my friend who rode after me managed to touch 100kmph said the Brakes weren't enough. Maybe its not meant to be pushed hard, but single discs just doesn't cut it!
    Gears change with a clunky sound, giving the bike some old-school charm. Other than that its a pretty modern machine!
    Ride-by-wire was a bit too responsive for me, and the power delivery didn't seem very linear. I should ride it out of city to get a better idea.

    Oh and I almost forgot. The HEAT! Good God this liquid-cooled engine generates more heat than the DS' air-cooled one. Beats me.

    Personally, i dont want to settle for this. Maybe some more rides will convince me, but for now, im not satisfied. The Scrambler Ducati is a much better ride than this.
    Now im gonna ride that again to compare. Looks like i'll never buy a bike... sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginesaran View Post
    Definitely not. You should start with something much smaller.
    But considering the Street Twin has additional safety features and its power being subdued, it could well be your first bike.
    i'll take that back, there's nothing subdued here, you'll be taken aback by the large amount of Torque available.
    This certainly should not be your first bike!
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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    i just got this pic from my friend, and i actually think the bike looks really good with me on it :P Name:  IMG-20160401-WA026 copy.jpg
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