New R3s

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    Claviger HP Junkie extraordinaire

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    After finally pulling my brain casing out of the area which light shines not, I've gone and read on it.

    While the spec sheet reads pretty well, it seems like a nice bike, and it looks good to me, my desire for it is completely deflated.

    I wish it weren't the case, but nothing compels me to get one anymore and I'm glad I yanked my deposit last fall.

    Any other captains kind of "ho-hum" about it?
     
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    I pulled my deposit after the price was disclosed. The bike ain't worth $30,000 plus. I am interested in waiting to see if a full touring model will be offered later. Was excited about getting no 74 in the latest limited but screw it.
     
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    Love the looks, love the electronics, but ho-hum about the HP/Tqe numbers. Can't believe the increase of 200CCs only gives a very slight bump in power. Need power numbers in the 180s to be a new one for me.
     
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    Haha yeah, two matching serials would be really cool!

    I like it but I'm finding it hard to lust after for a few reasons, mainly:
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    The bore stroke adjustment will let them rev to 6300 and maintain piston speeds the same as our bikes at 5700.

    Shorter stroke with similar torque peak claimed suggests a broader flatter torque curve, a very Triumph thing to do and make it more linear feeling.
     
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    I think I saw a redline of 5700 on the picture of the tach. Looks low to me!
     
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    Well, at least I now know I made the right decision buying scar lol.
     
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    warp9.9 Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Id like to know the 6th gear ratio to see if its a improvement or just another shift. 29 grand limited run so limited interest in aftermarket accessories. I to will continue to ride mine and enjoy not owing any money on it.
     
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    I'm with you in "ho-hum" First glance I though this would be great but... my issues with it are firstly the 300mm shorter wheelbase I haven't seen one but think it will be overall much smaller I fit my R3 perfectly now. Secondly I like to be able to tie lots of stuff on for touring and cant see it on the new ones, Thirdly unless the ECU can be accessed its going to cost a fortune at the dealers (if they even want to know) in a few yeas when various electronics start packing up.

    And lastly what makes the old R3's so good is that they never should have been built:D. Basically a big engine jammed into a bike with no real electronics rider aids. It could have been designed in the 70's...(almost Hemi Cuda style)
     
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    Clavier what’s your beef with the wheel?

    Sleeves have you seen the wheel base specs?
     
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