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Hi,
Well, what with this bike soon to be released - I am probably in the same boat as many people who would buy this bike: This or the speed triple?

Hope to read lots on here about the CB1000R and can't wait for an MCN shootout.


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:welcome Ice

Yes it will get here eventually... :pray

Imagine the list of wannabe test pilots... :banghead

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Welcome Ice :thumbup

I wish I had your "problem" !! :cry
 

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Hi icedfusion! :welcome

As patriotic as I am, I think I'm more of a brand loyalist and although I've only been riding for a couple of years myself, I've had three bikes in total and they were all Honda, so the Triumph doesn't feature in my list of desirable bikes. I have a list though that consists of four bikes:

Black CB1000R
Silver CB1000R
White CB1000R
Green CB1000R

What can I say? I wouldn't make a very good admin if I didn't actually own the bike would I? Fingers crossed it won't be too long, just a shame dealers are pushing the ABS/CBS version due to the poor demand for that model and the high demand for the standard one. Would I consider an ABS/CBS CB1000R if I couldn't get a standard? Yeah, I'd consider it. I said consider
 

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I wouldn't make a very good admin if I didn't actually own the bike would I?
Speak for yourself!! :finger :lol

Iced.... decisions, decisions..... :notme

I hope we can help you see the light!... failing that just buy an Yamaha FZ1-N :lol

:welcome and enjoy club.
 

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My mate has the 2007 Speed Triple and I think that looks amazing. But they have messed the 2008 model up by putting the black forks on. It now looks like a budget bike. he gold forks made it stand out. I have just ordered the Honda and I cant wait. The Honda looks to be finished off a bit better and the cockpits a bit fancy.

Each to their own thou!
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Hey Dylan, loving the avatar, is that your dog? I've got an 8 month old Bull Terrier called Boston, got 'biscuit' left eye and ear. Currently destroying my kitchen :thumbdown
 

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My very own 'air biscuit' (left rear quarters) has just destroyed my Shreddies.
 

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Yeh, I have that English Bull called Alfred and a Staffy called Thelma.

Alfred is the biggest pain in the ass, he is only two, but he is completly bonkers. Thelma is a cutey, she is better trained than lassy!

Everyone walks away when we go out on walks, they dont relise they are the sofest dogs on the planet. We have gone through two leather sofas and a bedside table since we got alfred he likes eating them, no joke!

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Well, without wanting to hijack icedfusion's thread, Boston has totally destroyed my door frames and skirting boards in the kitchen. He's eaten the live power lead and drain pipe from my washer. He's also pulled things off the kitchen units like packs of scones, washing machine instructions and rolling pins, and ate all of them :banghead

We've had to invest in a crate for him now when we're out or in bed, he just can't be trusted and we can't afford to keep replacing things :D You're right though, people are scared of them, which is a shame because they're brilliant dogs, including with kids, and I find they always try to avoid a fight where possible; they certainly never start them
 

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Just wanted to say some things about the Speed Triple issue...

The Triple is one of my favourite bikes. WHen I told that to the CB1000R project manager, he looked at me and said "I love the Triple too, and that's why I am sure you'll love the CB".

He was right.

Now... the day after I got back in Greece, we got the 08 Triple in the magazine for testing. So I quickly snapped the keys to see if I was right about how wonderful the CB was. I went out to some good roads in Athens (rare to find), and while the Triple still felt nice, it didn't thrill me half as much as the CB.

The Triumph growls, and feels rough everywhere. It also feels heavy, it feels tall, the front doesn't inspire confidence in bad road conditions (grit, potholes etc), and sometimes it makes you run wide. All in all, my first quick impression was that the Triple felt... old, compared to the Honda.

It wheelies great, but then it all ends quickly... whereas at the same rev spot the CB is pulling strong for more revs and THEN it hits THE SWEET SPOT too!

The only section I liked the Triple more, were the brakes. REAL ANCHORS!

We are anxious to get the Triple, the Superduke and the CB all together, to run a comparative test. Probably in June. Will keep you updated. ;)
 

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:clap Awesome, great stuff. Can't wait to see some back to back comparisons. I know some British bike mags are diong group tests soon as well.
 

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hi,
Does anyone else think the new triple looks less intimidating with the black forks. I think the gold ones on the 07 bike looked loads better.
Opinions welcome!
 

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I don't think the new curvy wheels suit it either; much prefer the older model. Those subtle cosmetic mods they made this year I personally think ruined it. Well, not ruined, but made it less attractive than before
 
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