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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Decisions to be made

Hello All,
I have been riding for 10 years. Have owned three Triumphs.
My current bike is a 1997 Triumph Thunderbird - armed with the 3 cyl. 900cc

I commute to work daily with this bike, into downtown Boston.
Rain or shine.. warm or cold.. as long as there is no snow.. I go.

However, the time has come for a more nimble bike for the commute.
The Triumph is a great bike but it handles like a rowboat, in traffic.
I ride fairly aggressively.

I have decided to get a Monster. The question is which one?
Given my experience - the type of riding - ect. what would folks recommend?

A two year old 796? A New 696?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:49 PM
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If you want aggressive, and less money than the current line up, get yourself an S4RS. An absolute beast and smooth as butter.

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Originally Posted by caferacermike View Post
If you want aggressive, and less money than the current line up, get yourself an S4RS. An absolute beast and smooth as butter.
I couldn't agree more. I wouldn't trade mine for any of the new Monsters. Of the 50 or so bikes I have owned, the S4RS is the one I will keep until my demise.


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