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triumph 765 rs looks like a pile of low performace bike parts were artisted together and then sticking a stupid looking bugs head on the front. sad but true.sack that artist
if someone gave me an rs i would sell it and buy an another bike


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Low Performance parts? Brembo brakes, ohlins shock, awesome motor. Thats one thing I'm afraid of with the Duke, that I'll have to sort the fueling, the brakes, suspension, etc, like I had to do with my 690.
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artistically its a learner bike from the early 90's

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Thats one thing I'm afraid of with the Duke, that I'll have to sort the fueling, the brakes, suspension, etc, like I had to do with my 690.
expect that you have to do those mods. your prolly one of these guys who are not happy with (maybe). only a positive curve towards overkill is acceptable.

im ok with that but you know the answer already.

those 3 items on the 790 are a maybe.

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Low Performance parts? Brembo brakes, ohlins shock, awesome motor. Thats one thing I'm afraid of with the Duke, that I'll have to sort the fueling, the brakes, suspension, etc, like I had to do with my 690.
Really ? Why ? I've sorted NONE of them and am perfectly happy with the 790.
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Its second hand info from reading reviews, but I've read a lot about poor low speed fueling, poor front brake feel, etc. I don't really want to drop another grand for a Coober unit and new brake pads, I guess I won't really know unless I get one and live with it for a while.
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Its second hand info from reading reviews, but I've read a lot about poor low speed fueling, poor front brake feel, etc. I don't really want to drop another grand for a Coober unit and new brake pads, I guess I won't really know unless I get one and live with it for a while.
I know 5 people who own 790s.

1 has put new pads in for £40 and massively improves the brakes, I'll likely do the same.

Fuelling, i just don't get it, it's WAY smoother at the same rpm/speeds than a 690 ever was.

Handling, hell, I've watched Vids of Fagan (Used to race in BSB) who's a million times quicker then me lapping tracks on it. I've ridden my bike on track (well, not mine, but a 790) and been with mates who can lap 5-10s a lap quicker than i ever will, none complained about the handling... If you can out-ride a 790 suspension, you're a VERY skilled rider. The 790 is 100% more stable at speed/corners than my 690s ever were.

I know i'm biased, but i loved my 690 too, the simple fact is, i can't think of one thing a 690 does better than a 790 i'm afraid.
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I'm not going to outride anyone,😂 I was only responding to another comment about the Triumph being a collection of crap parts. It seems to me you would t have to touch anything on it.
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I'm not going to outride anyone,😂 I was only responding to another comment about the Triumph being a collection of crap parts. It seems to me you would t have to touch anything on it.
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triumph 765 rs looks like a pile of low performace bike parts were artisted together and then sticking a stupid looking bugs head on the front. sad but true.sack that artist
if someone gave me an rs i would sell it and buy an another bike



What an asinine, ignorant thing to say! But I guess the OP *was* looking for opinions! For a factory machine, the RS is decently tricked out with performance parts. I love to hate on almost all of Triumphís line, but their 675/765 middleweight is puuuuure money.
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