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so basically he likes it but he is not giving it the green light until its compared to the 750, 675 and the 848....

Reading between the lines you get the feeling it would hold up well against them but it really depends how she behave on the road under normal everyday use.
In the past this has been where the recent MV's have had issues but he has already made comments that the fuelling has greatly improved and really there weren't any real negatives apart from the weight, which is approx 199kg fully fuelled. that makes it one the the heaviest in it's class

It will have to go some to beat the triumph, MCN love the brand.
 

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Does the 800 have a different throttle tube to the 675? Why are they complaining of the tube not having any resistance now?

Also what has changed on the quick shifter and traction control that it is now so much better than the 675 (they didn't like the quick shifter and traction control as much on the previous reviews of the 675)?
 

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Thanks DeadHead for posting the article. After watching that MCN clip, I couldn't help but be stunned by the absolute beauty of the F3. Who gives a shit if the throttle tube resistance is too light!

I was surprised no moaning about it needing a steering damper? Also he mentioned it has no tendency to wheelie in lower gears. I would have expected 148hp would want to lift the front. Sure does on the B800 with 125hp.

The more info that comes online just makes me want one more. 30hp more in mid range...yes please.
 

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I was surprised no moaning about it needing a steering damper? Also he mentioned it has no tendency to wheelie in lower gears. I would have expected 148hp would want to lift the front. Sure does on the B800 with 125hp.

I think your'll find the F3 675/800 both have anti wheelie software installed as well as some other extra features that the B3 675/800 does not. There are rumor that they will be getting those later this year.
 

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I think I might skip that upgrade on my B800 :lol:
I don't think it's a coincidence that Triumph are the only manufacturer to run full page ads in MCN, I'm sure if others paid MCN for them then maybe they might not be so biased?


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Ackers I'm sure you can turn the anti wheelie feature off if you want the animal to return ;)

Totally agree about MCN. These publications survive mainly on advertising, so it wouldn't make much

sense to bite the hand that feeds them.
 

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Agreed and can't blame them for it but its just annoying when even if their doing a group test of bikes that don't include triumph they can't help themselves but try and get the triumph in there somewhere and tell everyone it's better. I'm sure it's a very good bike, I just don't need it ramming down my throat like a party political broadcast :lol:
Their not the only culprits though, FastBikes are the same :(
 

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Agreed and can't blame them for it but its just annoying when even if their doing a group test of bikes that don't include triumph they can't help themselves but try and get the triumph in there somewhere and tell everyone it's better. I'm sure it's a very good bike, I just don't need it ramming down my throat like a party political broadcast :lol:
Their not the only culprits though, FastBikes are the same :(
I don't even bother with FastBikes, they always come across as a bit of a joke to me. Great for school boys who cant reach the porn shelf :jerkoff:

Just noticed your location. Great to see I'm not the only forum member from Bournemouth :)
 

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I used to subscribe to Two Wheels Only, that was a really good mag then when it stopped my subscription automatically went over to FB, I'd not read it since the 90's when Colin Schiller owned it, suffice to say my subscription didn't last long :lol:

Did I read you've currently got an er6? Did you get it from Pete at Bournemouth Kawasaki?
 

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I did buy it from Pete. Great guy and a great team behind him, very professional, nothing is to much trouble. I used to work with Matt many years ago as well. If only all dealerships where the same!

Did you manage to get up there on Thursday to meet James Hillier?

I keep meaning to beg and plead with Pete to take on the MV dealership for Bournemouth :)
 

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They are great down there, I've bought two ZX6's and two Z1000's off him over the years and he's always gone over and above to set up the deal I wanted, I almost felt like a cheating husband when I told him I was looking at an MV :lol: but Kawasaki just haven't brought out anything I want :( and after 20yrs on kawasaki's I've just got an itch for something a little different :)
Yeah I did pop down there on Thursday night, they did really well at the TT and James was super quick as soon as he had someone to follow around, it's a shame he didn't get third in the senior, so I was glad he won the lightweight. Pete told me McGuinness phoned James later in the week to apologise for holding him up towards the end which was good of him.
 

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I probably bumped into you without even knowing. Small world.

What a lovely gesture from McGuiness to take the time and phone James. I bet James was a little gobsmacked.

I love my little er6n but like you nothing else in the range appeals to me.

Trouble I'm finding with the MV is that i love them all. I started with the B3 675 then the 800, then i decided i would keep the er6 to commute as its cheap to run, reliable and I don't mind riding that in the wet weather.
Previously, I always looked at the white/red F3 675 and thought it's one of the most beautiful bikes on the road but never crossed my mind that's what I should be looking at. Now the F3 800. From the reviews so far it's the most complete model yet, but early days yet as none have been out on the road in a daily test.
Moto Corsa tell me one will arrive late July.
I'm thinking about trying out a daytona so see if i even like that style of bike, have you tried one?
 

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No, I've gone off sports bikes and prefer naked's now, they're more fun on the road, I think sports bikes are too focused, certainly the 1000's, I took the ZX10 demo out while mine was in for a service and found it boring to ride because there was no where you could safely or legally take it to anywhere near the fun areas in the rev range or the handling capabilities of the bike, that and when I did have sports bikes I used to do a lot of track days and that becomes addictive and expensive, especially as down here the travelling to the tracks becomes a major cost factor in it :(

Hmmm I think end of July could be optimistic, if its late and runs into August then I doubt you'd see any new bikes until September?
Picking up my B800 from Motocorsa next Saturday :)
 
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