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After 3 years of owning a 2011 DRZ 400SM i just sold her and its time to move up. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people on the forum that helped me out over the last few years with answers to my questions. Life on the DRZ was good for a starter bike but with all the money i spent on mods i relised that i wanted more power than a postie bike so i traded up to a 2013 Triumph Street Triple R. Thanks everyone for fantastic advice!!!

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Nice looking bike you had there, good luck with you're new one. :thumbsup:

I sold my sport bike a few years ago, 1997 CBR1100XX (Blackbird) because I couldn't control my throttle hand !   :busted:

 

Have fun !!!

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Postie bike my arse ! :lol:

Wasn't enough for power me mate, especially for the amount of money i spent, 450 Athena, Klein carb, hot cams and the list goes on.

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Wasn't enough for power me mate, especially for the amount of money i spent, 450 Athena, Keihin fcr carb, hot cams and the list goes on.

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Pretty sure his point wasn't whether or not you need more power - rather that a DRZ and a postie bike are not the same thing.

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Firstly - congrats, and i wish you the very happiest and safe times on your new bike.

But 'your parting shot is surely tongue-in-cheek ?

Move up' ??? I take it from this you've not owned many bikes. Because 'bigger' isnt necassarily better. Sometimes its just bigger. And its not like you've 'moved up'..........you've actually 'moved on' and got a completely different type of motorcycle altogether.

Depends 100% on your useage, mileage and type of riding as to what whets your appetite and suits your needs, but personally ive owned everything from RD350's to GSXR1000's to Ducati 748's to GasGas 250's. And amongst all of those ive owned TWO DRZ's (Theres a reason for this !) and both have been right up there with the most enjoyable bikes ive ever owned. Yes if you want pure fast - unsurprisingly its the wrong bike. If however you want something with character, soul, thats easy to ride, excels at nothing - yet is good at everything; and has a bigger smiles-per-mile factor than near enough anything else - this is your bike.

Whilst theres enough bikes and different choices in the World that we all dont have to ride the same thing, please dont tell me because you've 'moved on' you've automatically 'moved up'. This section (THE DRZ area) of TT is the biggest for a reason........

Nah mate, moving up is correct

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 For me the DRZ just couldn't cut the mustard.

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But thats just me, i wanted something that had plenty of go over 100kph.

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Postie bike = DRZ400SM

 

DRZ400SM to Triumph Street Triple = "moving up"

 

Edit: In case I was unclear, I am asking you to explain - it is not a statement.

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It was not the best for what i wanted.

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Hey Seven, difficult to assess whether he was answering your question or mine. Don't know about you, but I have all the info I need on this one. :crazy:

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Nah fellas i was only joking, it served me for 3 full years and i had some fantastic times on it spent a heap on it trying to get it to go harder, but i like to ride fast long sweepers and with all the mods and gearing changes, suspension changes it just wasnt for me, and also the unbearable seat, even a sdg step seat is tough on the ass. I rode a WR450 injected and it put my DRZ to shame. Thats when I decided to change for something with a little more go . I suppose a piece of shit is harsh and a postie bike is too it served me well as a commuter.

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A modded DRZ would make a freaking Fast postie bike.......... :lol:

 

It's been a pleasure helping you out Berjo,..... but your on your own with the Triumph.....  :p  :facepalm:  ;)  

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A modded DRZ would make a freaking Fast postie bike.......... :lol:

It's been a pleasure helping you out Berjo,..... but your on your own with the Triumph..... :p:facepalm:;)

Thanks for your help in the past Craig-o i really appreciated it, but it is time to move on. On snap of the throttle and i was hooked!!!!

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Nice change, it is really strong and fast. And it will give you what you need if thats what you want(speed/power). If you can control it by the way. For sure you will go faster than DRZ but much cheaper MT07(FZ07) can do the same thing with a rider. You know what they say, if you going fast, it is 90% rider and 10% bike...

 

And I see a chronically situation; getting a DRZ or any 30~60hp bike for first bike ("DRZ was good for a starter bike") and as time goes by finding it not powerful enough.

 

I hope you will find what you are looking for  :thumbsup: 

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