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Triumph XRx and Street Triple R
First up, apologies but it was a very windy day and I was unaware that the mic was picking up the gusts so I had to cut most of the vid for the XRx.
Also, I don't have GoPro type camera so no on-board action.
It's over 24 hours since I rode these bikes and looking back my heart was ruling my head. The XRx was the sensible bike and actually very nice and usable all year round. The Street was an adrenalin buzz and a lovely engaging bike. If I was a bit younger the Street would win hands down and it did on the day but on reflection the XRx would make more sense for me. The Street was a bit cramped (I think the R has a slightly more sporty riding position) and I'd be uncomfortable for long rides, cos I'm old and fat ;)
I'm not convinced by the "Adventure" style bikes cos they're not really off roaders and the XRx is specifically tailored to road riding??! I have no interest in riding off road. That said this was comfortable and really easy to ride and handle and you could go for miles and miles on this. Faults from my perspective are the screen was shite (but maybe not set up for me) and the pillion pegs stick out and seem attached to the frame and I wonder what damage you'd do dropping this. Other than that I couldn't fault it (but it's pricey), I'm 5 feet 10 and with the seat on its low setting I could have my feet flat on the floor.
This time yesterday I was convinced the Street was for me, today I'm convinced it's not :D Mainly due to comfort and practicality.
I also thought I'd ruled out an Adventure bike as an option for me, now I'm not sure :D
I'd originally booked out the Street and the Speed but changed to the XRx as a complete alternative to a Roadster.
Now I'm probably more confused than before I tried them out.
Thanks to A1 Moto in York.