I bought that 2012 Triumph Speed Triple…
I tried to fight it but it just fit sooo much better than the 2009 and I just have to admit that they knew exactly what buttons to push to push to get me to buy. No salesmanship, no hot girls telling me how handsome I look on the bike just a simple toss of the keys and a cya later. Between Rich exposing me to the huge improvements of the new Speed Triple and Gary giving me a truly fair offer on my trade and a great price on the new one I was able to work things out.
Anyway I’m picking it up tonight for real ( I had it for about 12 miles last weekend) and I took advantage of the Triumph accessory program where I get a $500 credit to use on parts or gear. I had them install some slick bar-end mirrors, a tank pad and a fly screen – just cuz it’s cute. A fly screen is a tiny little wind visor if you’re wondering. There’s a bunch more I have circled in the catalog in case anyone who likes me is reading this.
I also saved $350 by taking advantage of Triumph’s Thank-a-Hero program – for veterans and active duty military.
I’ll post up some photos later but take my word for it it’s pretty sick. My normal MO on buying a bike would have been to go to every shop in town and ride everything that came to mind till I found something that clicked. I guess I still did that – I just found it on the first shot.
I’ll share my thoughts on the bike at a later time – right now I have to run over to Triumph of Erie/Precision Bikeworks and pick up my new ride.
Thanks and ride safe,