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MT09 Street V Triumph Speedmaster

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After a second go out on both this weekend my wife is trying to decide between which one of the above bikes to buy

Since moving to Switzerland our type of biking has changed much slower, easier paced, dont go out in winter here and a lot less longer touring as there is so much close by - Italy, Croatia etc.

Therefore cruiser could be good! However she is still only 44 loves the weight and feel of the Yamaha MT and we have been on Yamaha's for 7 years and they have never missed a beat.

Triumph has a cool British image, the bike looks very well made and she looks the part which is all strong plus points for Triumph and she is less bothered about speed.

But Yamaha MT is 1200chf less, has an extra years warranty and the guys have been great to us the last couple of years with importing our bikes here and repairs. Triumph dealer too be honest doesnt seem that bothered if we buy it or not.

No we can't afford both! appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 01.11.2015, 18:21
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Re: MT09 Street V Triumph Speedmaster

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One for the bikers out there.

After a second go out on both this weekend my wife is trying to decide between which one of the above bikes to buy

Since moving to Switzerland our type of biking has changed much slower, easier paced, dont go out in winter here and a lot less longer touring as there is so much close by - Italy, Croatia etc.

Therefore cruiser could be good! However she is still only 44 loves the weight and feel of the Yamaha MT and we have been on Yamaha's for 7 years and they have never missed a beat.

Triumph has a cool British image, the bike looks very well made and she looks the part which is all strong plus points for Triumph and she is less bothered about speed.

But Yamaha MT is 1200chf less, has an extra years warranty and the guys have been great to us the last couple of years with importing our bikes here and repairs. Triumph dealer too be honest doesnt seem that bothered if we buy it or not.

No we can't afford both! appreciate your thoughts.
Haven't you already answered your own question ?
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Haven't you already answered your own question ?

Your thinking stay loyal to Yamaha and the guys who have been good us right?
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Re: MT09 Street V Triumph Speedmaster

The MT09 and the Speedmaster.....they're not that similar are they? Two different riding positions completely......I'd take the MT09 but if you talk Street or Speed Triple then Street yes and Speed maybe (it's a bit long in the tooth).

I assume you are coming from an R1 or something given your basic summary? If you're doing long miles and squaring off the tyres at 120kph then think about wind protection and luggage options too.
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