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Re: [ST] Looking for info from RS owners
- Subject: Re: [ST] Looking for info from RS owners
- From: "Rick & Joyce" <rnjwesc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 08:05:43 -0700
"Pete Berg" asked:
>Are you happy with the Triumph soft panniers? Are they large
> enough for long-distance touring? My dealer says that Givi is
> now offering hard panniers for the RS, but I was unable to
> confirm this on their web site.
Triumph's bags come with well-designed tail panel protectors
which can be purchased separately---I have some on my ST. The
soft bags fit the bike and seem well made. Some will consider
them a bit small. That said, there are lots of bag and
bag/tailpack options other than Triumph's. For starters, check
out: http://www.rka-luggage.com/ ;
http://www.chaseharper.com/ ; http://www.marseeproducts.com/ .
Thunderbike in NZ http://www.thunderbike.co.nz/index.htm has
wingracks to fit Givi's to the ST/RS.
> Finally, is there anyone on the list who has owned
> or ridden a BMW R1100S?
I have and was impressed with the chassis (a bit soft but
well controlled), seating position & brakes. Engine performance
however, was very disappionting. There is marked vibration & I
kept waiting for the it to come up onto the powerband. . . until
I realized it WAS on the powerband. In short, they're gutless.
I think *any* modern Triumph would blow one away.
You seem to be pulled in several directions here. On one
hand, switching from ST to an RS puts you into a significantly
more crouched riding position. The RS ergos are less radical
than the Daytona's, but not much. Have you considered a Speed
On the other hand you're looking at a BMW with very
'standard' ergos which many on this list would consider 'cushy'.
What sort of riding are you planning?
- -Rick in Oregon
'01 Sprint ST
"Dawg Gone" (was "NO Dawg")
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