Hi all. New member with a brand new Daytona 675. I became a member just to respond to this post and wanted to rave about my new bike. Let me first say that I bought the 675 for four reasons:
1. Universal media acclaim for the bike.
2. VERY tractable torque for street use (torquey like a twin, punchy like a four).
3. I got my bike used with 100 miles from a guy who bought it for his wife who was too short for it. Thank god for short women
4. I've got two Triumph dealers in my area.
After I bought it, I have to say it's the most fun I've had on a sportbike. Rain in the forecast? Oh well, guess I'll ride home wet. I'm also trying to ride it as much as possible to break it in for a few upcoming track days.
My only previous sportbike (sport tourer?) was a Honda Superhawk, so I'm definitely partial to twin sports.
I'm 5'9 and just took the bike on a little 110 mile run around the twisties in Portland area, and my wrists weren't sore at all. In fact, I wasn't sore anywhere, but that may be because I stayed on the curvy roads as much as possible. My only previous sportbike was a Honda Superhawk which was known for it's comfortable ergos and the Daytona is more comfortable than that bike was.
I think for me what makes the difference is the seat to bar distance, which is really short on the Daytona (as probably with most middleweights?). It's a lot shorter than the hawk was, and I don't feel as much weight on the hands.
Anyway... I love the bike, it's fun as hell.