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So before the SS was announced i was leaning towards the Striple, even though I wanted a sports fair bike. But the R6, which i had my sights on, seemed too aggressive overall, the riding position wasnt something that i was keen on for streets either. Same with GSX-R, even though its slightly more relaxed compared to the R6. Then came the SS, which fit everything that i was looking for, but at slightly more expensive price point. Since then Ive been looking for comparisons between the Striple and SS but cant find any. I didnt like the new 2017 design all that much and SS looks hot hands down.

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it seems that you are comparing different kinds of bikes.
gsxr 600 & R6 are radical sports bike and should be compared to panigale 899/959.
"Striple" is a naked street bike and should be compared to the monster 821.

The SS is a sport GT and has very few direct competitors (VFR 800 is a cheaper one).
 

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The new Street Triple 765 RS is the mutts nuts by all accounts, great bike if you want a naked, personally I don't like the styling though. The current Daytona 675 is probably the closest bike Triumph currently have to the SuperSport but it is a bit more towards the sport end of the spectrum, not what I was after and the same reason I'm not looking at the R6, GSX or MV Augusta F3 either, I'm 55 and at 6'3" I don't want to be contorting myself around a full on sports bike. I think Ducati have got it just right with the SuperSport, I wouldn't be surprised to see similar offerings from other manufacturers in the next 12 months.
 

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I agree with the others, not really the same class of bike, but it depends on what you want to do with it. But the 765 is by all account amazing.
 

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Thanks guys. I always wanted a sportsbike, which looks great, is fun to ride street/canyons. I used have a 150cc naked, which was only cos i couldnt afford a well faired bike. Ive ridden the 821 and the ergo wasnt something i enjoyed.
But ive heard lots of praise for the striple and i probably wouldve been my go to if SS wasnt announced. So i was prepared and then baam comes Ducati.
 

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So before the SS was announced i was leaning towards the Striple, even though I wanted a sports fair bike. But the R6, which i had my sights on, seemed too aggressive overall, the riding position wasnt something that i was keen on for streets either. Same with GSX-R, even though its slightly more relaxed compared to the R6. Then came the SS, which fit everything that i was looking for, but at slightly more expensive price point. Since then Ive been looking for comparisons between the Striple and SS but cant find any. I didnt like the new 2017 design all that much and SS looks hot hands down.

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I'm upgrading from a 2008 street triple. I've had it since new and for many years I've been trying to "upgrade" but almost nothing came close to the fun. They are incredible bikes and if the 765 is better, I can understand why every journo is going nuts about it. I've done a lot of touring on it as well, and the one thing I missed was wind protection and hence the upgrade(that and my love affair with V-twins)

I haven't ridden either the 765 or the supersport, but i'm willing to bet my house on the 765 being more "sheer fun" than the supersport. It comes down to what you want in a bike. That's the hardest question to answer. Once you've done that, the choice should be relatively easy.
 

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Both fantastic bikes, but quite different objectives. Comes down to what you want.
 

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And thus my dilemma...if I were to sell the Multi and just have one bike, it would be the SS S but if I keep the Multi and get a second bike the STR RS would be a hoot around town and on the track. I know these are not similar bikes but they are close in price, spec and use and people on both forums (Duc and Tri) are talking about both bikes. Two well respected manufacturers have come out with some great options for the money and people are considering both options, differences be damned.
 

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The only serious recommondation I can give you: Test ride both!

If possible try to test them for a hole day or at least a couple of hours and then listen to your heard.
I know that the bikes are differnet kinds of bikes - and yes, it also depends on what you're looking for - but; I guess you are looking for a great funbike that could be used day by day and from my experience, both bikes can deliver that.

I had a STR RX for two years now and it was great fun by all means. Then I test rode the SS - strictly speaking, a friend has borrowed the bike for a test ride and then he asked me wheither I wanna go for a short trip around the block - I did and man, that really blew me away.

The STR (RX) remains a beautifull, phantastic bike, but I can't describe the emotions that I felt while riding the SS. That's why I swaped...
 
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