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Thread: Don't laugh, honest opinions on tuono vs speed triple wanted please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuono robbo View Post
    Pikemong, as Mr Mioggi would say, a fool can learn from no one but a wise man can learn from even a fool.

    You know I've always been a fan of yours but your time spent on the forum is obviously paying off as that's probably the most sensible post I've seen you make
    Sadly membership of the fan club is currently over subscribed

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    i think you have to consider the wind blast at speed i fitted a ermax screen to my t it makes a big difference dont think you can get much to fit the trumpet

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    I found when I put the front screen on the STú3 it directedthe wind onto me whereas I hardly noticed the wind before.
    They are after all 2 different bikes .

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    D day tomorrow. Has got test rides booked back to back on the speed & street. I'm going with him on the ape so he can use that too, then I get to see what the trumpets are all about aswell :-).

    Guy in the shop has a wager on him going for the street out of the three. I have a wager on him going for a T as when he came out the shop, sat on mine & said it just felt right.

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    Bit cold and grey for a test ride, but dry at least - how'd your old man get on, Robbo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuono robbo View Post
    D day tomorrow. Has got test rides booked back to back on the speed & street. I'm going with him on the ape so he can use that too, then I get to see what the trumpets are all about aswell :-).

    Guy in the shop has a wager on him going for the street out of the three. I have a wager on him going for a T as when he came out the shop, sat on mine & said it just felt right.
    As a bike, the street will win. It's even got some soul

    as I said before though....it'd even make a white T look butch

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty76 View Post
    As a bike, the street will win. It's even got some soul

    as I said before though....it'd even make a white T look butch
    Cheeky fooker. Better than a bike that can't make it's mind up what colour it actually is I guess, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maldroid View Post
    Bit cold and grey for a test ride, but dry at least - how'd your old man get on, Robbo?
    Yep, cold & grey but dry. He rode all three bikes back to back. Tuono he thought was great but a bit on the wild side. Speed he found more manageable but had a hidden wild side if you needed it. Street after 30 mins wanted to take it back.

    He did a deal on the Speed in the end. Got a good p/x offer for the Z & knocked em down a little more on the price so he's well chuffed. Felt the Tuono was a bit hardcore & needed full dedication all the time to tame. Was looking at the standard R model which was only available in white (which I have) or black, which he didn't like. Felt more comfortable & in control on the Speed, which if I'm honest, is probably the best bike to suit his riding style & requirements.

    I had a go on all of them too. Speed had a good motor but felt wider, lower & heavier (which it isn't) compared to the Tuono. Street, I'm surprised it's their best seller as wasn't a fan. Finish looked cheap, motor was better than a jap inline 4 but still had to work it hard, wasn't too impressed with the riding position & felt like a commuter bike. Handling was pin sharp though.



    I did eye up a couple of Super Dukes they had on offer. God it looks extreme. Sales guy said when I have an hour spare to give him a call & go for a blast!!!

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    "Felt the Tuono was a bit hardcore & needed full dedication " - Aye the certainly are and do!

    Glad yer auld mans sorted oot wi some decent metal...Speeds a fair choice.....at least he wisnae in Markies lookin fur a better set o slippers.

    Enjoy yer bike Robbos auld man!

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    ive had a couple of 955 daytona's, in fact ive still got one as well as the T.
    I have to agree that the T is a lot wilder (which I like) but you cant go wrong with the trumpet, its alot easier to live with when your not in the mood to go bonkers.

    also I have found them ultra reliable, top choice, he won't be dissapointed

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    How on earth do you manage to go slow on any bike ??

    You have to give it some hammer .............................don`t you ?

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    Have owned a 955 Speed, two Streets and now a Tuono, plus a mate rides a 1050 Speed. In my opinion, the best bike, for what your old mans looking for, is the Street. The first one in owned had Daytona R suspension, wheels and brakes and I've never ridden and better handling bike before or since! Standard model rides well, is comfortable, plenty of power, easily comparable to the Z and is far better built. For my money the Tuono is more involved, I wouldn't give her up for anything now, but she's harder to cruise around in than the Street.

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