Motorcycle Poll: Which triple would you buy?

| 10/21/2010 10:29:57 AM

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Motorcycle Poll 
Which Triple Would You Buy? 

Way back in our very first issue we examined Yamaha’s 1976 XS750 triple. For comparison, we looked at other three-cylinder motorcycles including a 1976 Laverda 3C and a 1976 Suzuki GT750. While they’re all good bikes in their own way, they don’t all share the same appeal. So our question is, if you were going to buy one of these today, which would it be? Vote now, and feel free to leave a comment in the “comments” section.

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10/22/2010 11:50:02 AM

Suzuki gt750. Nothing like a 2 stroke and in tripple form it is even beter. Here in Cape Town it was called a waterbus by many. Yes they were heavy on gas and handling was not great, but boy it was a great bike. The Yamaha was good as well, cleaner and had a great exhaust note.That is my next classic bike as I already have the gt. The Laverda was not sold in South Africa so I can not comment on that bike, but it must be a nice bike as it's a tripple.

10/22/2010 1:13:15 AM

C'Bell, There is really NO COMPARISON in Existence between a LAVERDA 3C and ANY other MOTOrCycle in the World!!! Its like trying to compare a 2Wheeled Italian Made 427 COBRA to a Datsun or Toyota to even ao much as Consider comparing the LAVERDA to the others, which i imcidentally have also Had. Such a PublicParticipation Article like this is actually Beneath MOTORCYCLE CLASSICS to have even suggested. Even a 'NowAdays' MV AGUSTA would be more Comparable to a NowAdays YAMAHA than this so Called comparison. I had the GREATEST 'GrandSport Touring' MV as well. I Love MOTORCYCLE CLASSICS , but they Definately NEED to ReTHINK Thee's Concepts.. Devotamente, giade

10/21/2010 10:16:05 PM

I had a 1980 XS850SG that took me from Hawaii to New Jersey in 1981. Bulletproof and reliable - two words that best described those Yamahas. The shaft drive was pretty new at the time - you had to be careful rolling the throttle off on a curve with sand on the pavement on Oahu, and the gears would "climb" when cranking on the power. But, 20,000 miles and never had to change the valve shims! I would get another in a flash!

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