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Unread 08-29-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
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I've been wanting a bike for years. I've always liked the Yamahas because of the looks. To me, they looked like a cheaper Ducati with the dual headlights when they came out in 98. Ducati are more like dream bikes to me because I wouldn't want to pay for repairs.

Then comes the Triumph Daytona 675. It has the dual headlights I like and so far I've read only good reviews about it so far. Repairs are supposed to be between the cost of a Kawi and Ducati.

Has anybody had any experience with this bike?


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Unread 08-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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Sorry, no info on the 675, but I was just looking at bikes on Craigslist the other day and noticed a guy selling a 955 on Maui.

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/mau/mcy/816308948.html
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I've been wanting a bike for years. I've always liked the Yamahas because of the looks. To me, they looked like a cheaper Ducati with the dual headlights when they came out in 98. Ducati are more like dream bikes to me because I wouldn't want to pay for repairs.

Then comes the Triumph Daytona 675. It has the dual headlights I like and so far I've read only good reviews about it so far. Repairs are supposed to be between the cost of a Kawi and Ducati.

Has anybody had any experience with this bike?


I also wanted one badly. I had a '02 TT600 which was Triumph's first attempt to a middle weight SS sportbike. I really liked the thing, it handled very nice and it could keep up no problem with other 600's at HRP. The 675 was 2006's bike of the year on a few motorcycle mags, so that should tell you that it's a great bike. Repair wise, when I bought parts for my Triumph they weren't no more expensive than a japanese bike.

Is this your first bike? If it is I would strongly recommend against it. The 675 pretty much behaves like a GSX-R750. Way too much power and torque for a new rider. I'm a strong advocate to start small and move your way up, no shame to ride around a 250. I would first go the the MSF class at LCC, buy me an used ninja 250, ride the hell out of it for 6 months at least and then eventually buy the bike I really want. Don't worry about "wasting" money on a bike you don't want at first, a ninja 250 is a bike you can easily sell for the same price you bought it for, and they're easy to sell as well. Plus you can't put a price tag to what you can learn in such bike, it can literally save your life in the long run because you will be a more skilled rider once you make the jump on a 600 class su per sport.

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Unread 08-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #4
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My co-worker bought one. He seems to really like it...

Idk about bikes so ill be quiet after that :P
 
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hot bike!!!
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looks like a yamaha sexed up a ducati.
very sexy.

i want either a r6 or in my dreams a ducati 848
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you need another $2k to get it to handle - the rear shock is garbage, the front needs springs and a revalve.

I'd buy one in a second.

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lately the 675 has become my favorite bike. hear some sound clips of it with a yoshimura exhaust and i almost nut.
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you need another $2k to get it to handle - the rear shock is garbage, the front needs springs and a revalve.

I'd buy one in a second.

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Another thing I heard is that they don't fare too well when crashed. I didn't know that the suspension needed that much work to get them to handle. To my understanding, those had nothing to envy to the Japanese bikes on the handling department.
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it may have it's own quirks to it, but you all we wall love that bike and it's pure sexiness
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I ended up picking up an R6. Maybe I'll try the 675 next time around.
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Kauaiian has one
dunno what trim though
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I ended up picking up an R6. Maybe I'll try the 675 next time around.
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That was the first thing I got. Fo' Sho...

Finished MSF Yesterday, got my licance today. Now got to get a base sticker and I'll be good to go.
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I ended up picking up an R6. Maybe I'll try the 675 next time around.
i read about a track run with all the 600cc bikes like the yamaha,triumph,suzuki and honda. the triumph was first and then the r6. so you did good. these are my 2 favorite bikes
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^ those comparisons are meaningless in the real world. The average joe will not recognize the handling differences of all those bikes, the only thing they can tell is its power delivery. The 600 class is so competitive. That the only thing that should matter to the consumer is the ergonomics and paint schemes.
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^^ i'd have to agree. unless you're a really experienced rider on a track/controlled environment, i would hazard a guess that most will never even approach the limits of the bike's true capabilities.

my friends had plenty of fun back in the day at HRP on ninja 250s, old VRF750/700 interceptors (tanks on wheels), hawks, one of my friends even brought her yamaha thumper (i think it was like a 250 or something) out.

don't think she ever topped 60 mph on the front straight, but she had a blast doing it. the larger/faster bikes at track school just gave her plenty of room, so she didn't have to worry about being a rolling roadblock.
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^ those comparisons are meaningless in the real world. The average joe will not recognize the handling differences of all those bikes, the only thing they can tell is its power delivery. The 600 class is so competitive. That the only thing that should matter to the consumer is the ergonomics and paint schemes.
i know ^_^ but i was just happy about that fact and i got to rub in my friends face because he's a big cbr fan.
man i need to get a job so i can save up for the class and eventually the 675. it would help if my old boss who's on oahu would give me my $1600
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theres this guy at the church i go to with a silver triumph. not sure what model. but its beautiful. he said it was one of three on the island when he got it.
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kind of late to the party but anyways if you are still interested in a daytona 675, here is my 2cents. I had my 675 for about 8 month or so but I LOVE this bike, granted that i only owned two motorcycles total so i can't really compare to others. GREAT sound unique i would say. Aesthetically pretty dam SICK. Power is there so you don't have to worry about that. Seat height is pretty high so a little more stress on your wrists but if you add stomp grips it helps a lot, I'm short at 5'7 but i can still heel it because its a 3 cylinder and the feel of the bike is narrow (good thing for us shorties). Stock pirellis are sticky as gum even though i still have some nice and shiny strips...i'm getting there. One gripe is what zerozero stated earlier is suspension is on the rough side. spring in the rear is intended for a 300+ rider, i know i'm big but i ain't that big. Thats probably the major con about the bike, but you can do mods to improve ride quality. There aren't a lot of aftermarket parts compared to the other japanese sport bikes but theres a good variety of them. triumph675.net is a good forum for all different types of stuff about the bike. Since south seas are the only triumph dealer you are limited to resources other than the internet. But prices for maintenance and all other things i would say are about the norm with any other sportbike, maybe a little more but nothing to major. If you gonna buy new i would mos def opt for a 2009 because of the upgrades they have done...more power...better suspension...better braking with monoblocks...lighter...etc. want mines so i can get an '09?! With all that being said...I wouldn't trade my bike for anything else, its...unique...maybe for an '09! Wish we had a track though, i wouldn't mine sampling some of that...

forgot to add that 1st gear is tricky when i first got her...it has some pull at low rpms and can catch you off guard on slow corners...but rider adjustment is the solution

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thanks for the info.

me and my friend's huband have a wager on who gets it first. but we made a deal that whoever gets it, the other gets to steal it for a day as long as they fill up the tank, dont kill too much tire and dont damage it. i told him i'm still gonna bust a nekkid wheelie down his street lol
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one of these is WAY more fun than any 600 by about 250%


[img]http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/2007_bikes/560%20SMR.jpg[img]


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doh - I did this wrong

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one of these is WAY more fun than any 600 by about 250%





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doh - I did this wrong

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There!

Wow.
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i heard horror stories about people having to constantly fix KTM's. Any truth?
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i heard horror stories about people having to constantly fix KTM's. Any truth?

Mine has been bullet proof - I did just have to buy a chain for it though because I ride it like a lunatic sometimes. Spent 3 days last week speeding around the Big Island with no troubles - took it all the way up to the visitor center on Mauna Kea (it was snowing on top and they wouldn't let us thru)

I think as long as you do the maint you're good to go.

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