Live Free And/Or Die

Triumph Street TripleThis weekend, I went up to New Hampshire to test-drive a new 2008 Triumph Street Triple. It’s a lot like my 2000 Suzuki SV650, to be honest, although it’s got about $2000 more refinement in every aspect of performance and handling.

I’d been thinking of selling my bike, to be honest: I don’t use it all that often, it’s expensive to maintain and dangerous to ride, and so forth. But I had such a great day Saturday, even getting caught in the rain on the way home, that I’m more or less renewed in my moto-ownership.

I doubt I’ll make it up to the Greasebag Jamboree in Meredith – those guys look pretty intimidating – but we’ll see.

2 thoughts on “Live Free And/Or Die”

  1. Hi Arron, I’m friends with Joel Brown and I live in southern NH. I have an ’81 Suzuki GS 750. I bought it in ’83 with 5,600 miles. I have been to the Triumph dealer and looked at the speed triple. That is the bike I would buy if I was buying. What awesome technology, and the looks are clean. I barely use my bike due to work, a 10 year old daughter, and home duties. I still love to ride and will someday upgrade. Keep riding and stay safe. Tim.

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  2. Intimidating? nothing of the sort – rough around the edges and loud mouthed sure, but we’re semi-civilized. Maybe next year you’ll make it up, love to have you there.
    -grail
    head honcho at the greasebag jamboree and knucklebusterinc.com

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