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Sounds like your going to be keeping your Dragster a while longer then or switching brand altogether.

I can’t see the new Dragster being anything other that what the old one was, ie a Brutale with a short seat, a fat tyre and some useless mirrors

So if you don’t like the new Brutale I doubt the Dragsters going to feel any different?

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Sounds like your going to be keeping your Dragster a while longer then or switching brand altogether.

I can’t see the new Dragster being anything other that what the old one was, ie a Brutale with a short seat, a fat tyre and some useless mirrors

So if you don’t like the new Brutale I doubt the Dragsters going to feel any different?

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The Brutale felt like riding a Triumph 800 tiger - the difference in the riding position between the Dragster & Brutale is much more different than I expected and I found it much less comfortable than the Dragster - I was expecting the opposite but a bigger rider might prefer the extra ‘space’

I’ll just sit on my hands -keep mine for another year or two - wait for the extra cc’s & 30 hp . Let’s just hope they keep the Dragster line going ...

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As you know I had a 13’ Brutale, ride the 14’ Dragster and the only difference was the slower turn in due to the tyre and the seat on the Dragster that positioned you closer to the tank, other than that, height etc they were exactly the same so I guess the new Dragster will be the same as the new Brutale.

How’s about a spin on the new Street Triple RS?


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As you know I had a 13’ Brutale, ride the 14’ Dragster and the only difference was the slower turn in due to the tyre and the seat on the Dragster that positioned you closer to the tank, other than that, height etc they were exactly the same so I guess the new Dragster will be the same as the new Brutale.

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Triumph !!! Are you blind 🤪

Only ridden the 800 tiger and that felt woefully underpowered

I’d like a go on the new speed triple but triumphs don’t float my boat




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Thats hardly fair, even MCN thought the Tiger was a bit of a dog .

I just think for a bike that is of a higher spec in nearly ever dept and £3600 cheaper its got to be worth a test ride if nothing else?

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Thats hardly fair, even MCN thought the Tiger was a bit of a dog .



I just think for a bike that is of a higher spec in nearly ever dept and £3600 cheaper its got to be worth a test ride if nothing else?


But that would be like buying an Accurist instead of Anonimo and I rather not be able to tell the time - but I’m awkward like that


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Thats hardly fair, even MCN thought the Tiger was a bit of a dog .

I just think for a bike that is of a higher spec in nearly ever dept and £3600 cheaper its got to be worth a test ride if nothing else?
I had a street triple in 07 and have purposefully not ridden the new 765RS, because I think I will love it .

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